Amy Jacobson Biography
Amy Jacobson is a Chicago broadcaster who lost her job as part of a scandal involving a rival Chicago TV station’s news cameras capturing footage of Jacobson clad in a two piece bathing suit with her children at the home of the husband of a missing woman. She was a general assignment reporter for WMAQ-TV, the NBC television affiliate in Chicago, from 1996 to 2007.
Amy Jacobson Education
Jacobson attended John Hersey High School where she graduated in 1987. She then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and film in 1991. She was the Sigma Chi sweetheart in 1989.
Amy Jacobson Career
Before joining WMAQ-TV, she worked at WJBK-TV in Detroit. She also worked at the ABC Affiliate KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, where duties included general assignment reporter, assignment editor and substitute producer/anchor.
Jacobson also worked at KOLD-TV in Tucson, Ariz., where she was a morning anchor/producer, general assignment reporter and photographer/editor.
In 992, she started working at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, Minnesota as a morning anchor/producer and general assignment reporter. Jacobson started out with an internship at KGAN-TV based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Amy Jacobson Photo
She has also appeared on the Today show four times.
Amy Jacobson After WMAQ-TV
After leaving WMAQ-TV, Jacobson made frequent guest appearances on “Livin’ Large with Geoff Pinkus” on WIND (AM) and worked as a traffic and news reporter for WLS (AM) from 2008 to 2010, beginning on the Roe Conn Show, and then moving to The Mancow and Cassidy show. On March 24, 2010, she became co-host with Big John Howell on WIND (AM).
The season 18 episode of Law & Order entitled “Submission,” which aired on March 12, 2008, creatively borrowed from events pertaining to the Jacobson story.
Amy Jacobson Stebic Controversy
On July 6, 2007, a videotape of Amy Jacobson (was on YouTube, but later removed), clad in a two piece bathing suit, and her children at the home of Craig Stebic, husband of Lisa Stebic, a missing woman, was made public by WBBM-TV, the local CBS affiliate. Amy had been covering the story of Lisa Stebic’s unexplained disappearance.
On July 10, 2007, she and WMAQ-TV negotiated her exit, following an investigation by the station.
On July 7, 2008, the Chicago Sun-Times reported “On Monday, Jacobson filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against CBS-owned WBBM-TV-Channel 2 for airing the tape of her at the home of Craig Stebic, the southwest suburban Plainfield man whose estranged wife, Lisa, has been missing since April 2007.”
On July 5, 2013, that lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice after the court ruled Jacobson failed to show CBS fabricated unfavorable content about her, the judge finding that the critical comments and other material in the CBS piece were “constitutionally protected expressions of opinion,” or based on facts. Jacobson’s attorney indicated that she will appeal the dismissal of the lawsuit.
Amy Jacobson Age
Jacobson was born on 11 November 1969 in Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States. She is 49 years old as of 2018.
Amy Jacobson Husband
Jacobson got married to her husband, Jaime Anglada, in 2002. In November 2008, her husband filed for divorce following the lawsuit filed against WBBM-TV. Their divorce was finalized in 2009. They have two children together.
Amy Jacobson Salary | Amy Jacobson Net Worth
Having worked as a reporter for WMAQ-TV, the NBC television affiliate in Chicago, there is no doubt that Jacobson made a good fortune. However her estimated net worth she has is not yet disclosed.