About Amy Jacobson
Amy Jacobson spent a decade covering Chicago news and politics for WMAQ-TV NBC 5, including the White Sox World Series run in 2005 and the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. As one of the most distinguished and well-respected reporters in the market, Amy covered several local stories that were picked up by the NBC network. She has been a featured reporter on the Today Show four times.
Prior to joining NBC5, Jacobson was a general assignment reporter at the Fox Affiliate WJBK-TV in Detroit, Mich. She 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 spent time at KOLD-TV in Tucson, Ariz., where she was a morning anchor/producer, general assignment reporter and photographer/editor.
Jacobson started her career in journalism in 1992 at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, Minn., as a morning anchor/producer and general assignment reporter. Jacobson held an internship during college at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
In 2008, Amy joined WLS-AM as a contributor to both the Roe Conn Show and the Mancow & Cassidy Show.
A native of Mt. Prospect, Jacobson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting and film. She has two young children.