• Dana Jacobson is an American news correspondent and television host at CBS, best known for her work with ‘CBS This Morning Saturday’.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $1 million earned through her successful career.
• She attended the University of Michigan and took a course in English and Communication.
• She began her career as a producer and editor for WPBN and later joined KXTV in Sacramento, CA.
• She also worked for ESPN and CBS Sports, and has been involved in cases of police brutality and racial injustice.
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Who is Dana Jacobson?
Born on November 5, 1971 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA, Dana Jacobson is both a news correspondent and a television host, best known for her work for the CBS news network. She can mainly be seen as one of the hosts of the program “CBS This Morning Saturday”, but is also present in several of the network’s sports broadcasts.
The Wealth of Dana Jacobson
As of mid 2020, Dana Jacobson’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million earned through a successful career as a television personality.
She has also worked with other major networks throughout her career and broadcast for several major sports leagues.
Early life and education
Dana is of Jewish descent; she grew up in Detroit, where she attended Andover High School in Bloomfield Hills, known for its notable arts and sports programs. The school is no longer active, as it merged with Lahser High School to form Bloomfield Hills High School. She did not complete her high school education there, as her family moved to West Des Moines, Iowa, where she attended Valley High School.
After graduating from high school, she returned to her home state and enrolled at the University of Michigan, where she took a course in English and communication. The university is the oldest in the state, operating since 1817, and located in Detroit. Considered one of the top research universities in the US, it offers numerous comprehensive programs, while the university also competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1. Her interest in sports broadened during this time, and after she graduated from 1993 , she soon started looking for work in the media.
Jacobson got her first job in television when she moved to Traverse City, Michigan to work for the station WPBN, which shares its facilities with WTOM. The television network serves the largest territory, and for two years she worked behind the scenes as a producer and editor. She also had opportunities to appear on camera, mainly on weekends to anchor sporting events and news. She was also the go-to option when it came to filling in for news anchors when regulars weren’t available. As part of her job, she covered several Northern California sports teams and did a lot of reporting, profiling many players on the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the Sacramento Kings.
This, of course, helped her move to work more in the area, as after her contract with WPBN, she moved to KXTV, an ABC subsidiary that operates in the Sacramento area. Aside from her work with the Kings, she has also been the anchor for several games in the National Football League (NFL), American Football’s premier sports league, which is widely followed in the country. She hosted Monday night NFL games, as part of “Monday Night Football”, a position she held for nearly three years. While working with the station, she also did news work, including hosting the “News10 Red Zone” program.
ESPN and path to CBS
In 2000, Dana was hired by radio station KHTK, an AM station also based in Sacramento, California. She continued her contributions to NBA programming in the station, hosting episodes of the show “The NBA Insiders,” which covered the latest NBA news, events, and other matters related to the Kings. As she built up her tenure, she was eventually offered a job with a major sports network.
She joined the team of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN), one of the most recognized sports channels in the world.
She became part of the radio division, worked most weekdays for ESPN Radio in 2005, often filled in for Dan Patrick, and also occasionally co-hosted the show “Mike and Mike in the Morning”, standing in for Mike Golic – the sports radio talk show aired for most of the first two decades of the 2000s. They often discuss the previous day’s biggest sports topics, as well as upcoming events.
Following her contract with ESPN and ESPN Radio, Jacobson joined the crew of CBS Sports, the sports division of the much larger television and radio network CBS, with coverage of most major sports leagues and college games. They also cover the Professional Golf Association Tour (PGA).
Her contract with the company led her to become a regular contributor to the “NFL Today” program, a pre-game program featuring news from around the NFL and analysis of the day’s games, including interviews with athletes and sports personnel. The show was previously a partnership with the NFL Network – the main sponsor is Amazon Prime.
Aside from “NFL Today”, she also became the host of “We Need to Talk” which led her to work more with the main CBS news network as she became a co-host for the program “CBS This Morning Saturday”. She remains a constant presence within the network and thanks to her achievements, she was inducted into the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation in 2018. She also received the Edward R. Murrow Award and the National Headliner Award.
Dana is single and hasn’t been very open about past or current romantic endeavours. She has a pet dog that keeps her company at home. She spends a lot of time at home due to the restrictions in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus, although she is still regularly in the studio. In 2012, she revealed that she had been a victim of sexual abuse as a child, although she did not give too many details about it because it was difficult to write about it publicly. In recent months, she has become more involved in cases of police brutality, racial injustice and the like, especially in terms of their impact on the professional sports world.
|First and last name
|Actor, sports anchor
|Andover High School, University of Michigan
|Graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English and Communications in 1993.
|Replaced Kit Hoover and Thea Andrews as hosts of the ESPN2 morning show, Cold Pizza (2003), in February 2005.
|The time we hold
|Short script supervisor
|CBS this morning
|Self – guest co-host
|Political Nation with Al Sharpton
|Bellator MMA live
|Documentary about the TV series
|Herself – ESPN Hostess
|ESPN first recording
|Herself – Host / Herself – Co-host
|Himself – ESPN
|Herself – Co-host (2005-)