Dana Jacobson is an American sports journalist and television host born on November 5,1971 in Michigan. She is the recipient of Edward R.Murrow Award (2000) and National Headliner Award (1998). She grew up in her birth place Michigan where she attended Andover High School. Eventually, she enrrolled at Valley High School in West Des Moines and graduated in 1989. She received her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Communications and English from the University of Michigan.
Jacobson made her first television on-air appearance at WPBN/WTOM-TV in Traverse City, Michigan, where she served for two years as a weekend sports anchor, editor, producer and fill-in news anchor. She covered wide range of sporting events which took place in Northern California, reporting on the players profiles of one time professional basketball team, Sacramento Kings.
Furthermore, she covered various professional sports such as NFL, NBA as a weekend sports anchor at ABC"s Sacramento affiliate station KXTV-TV. She also hosted "News10 Red Zone on KXTV." From 1996 to 1998, Jacobson worked as a sports reporter for KXTV's "Monday Night Football Show." Between 2000 and 2002,Jacobson served for KHTK-AM as a host of a weekly two-hour radio program "The NBA Insiders."
She also filled in for Dan Partick on ESPN Radio weekdays, which aired 1 pm-4 pm ET and for Mike Golic on ESPN Radio's "Mike and the Mike in the Morning." Jacobson mad her transition to ESPN in December 2012, as an anchorwoman for ESPNNEWS and sebsequently became an anchor for the 6 pm edition of "SportsCenter."
In March of 2005, she became the host of ESPN2's morning talk show "Cold Pizza," which later was transitioned with the show called "ESPN First Take." Jacokson was also a sideline reporter who covered NBA Sunday night games on ESPN. Jacobson made her final appearance on ESPN's "First Take", on December 30,2011.
Following the termintion of her ESPN contract,Jacobson remained at the ESPN until April 30,2012,appearing on ESPN's "SportsCenter" show. In January 2013, Jacobson moved to CBS Sports Radio to co-host "The Morning Show", alongside Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney. Jacobson once had a controversial moment in her television career.
January 2008, Jacobson who was allegedly intoxicated cursed the Touchdown Jesus, the University of Notre Dame and Jesus for which both ESPN and Jacobson later apologized giving a statement for any offense comments. Jacobson was even suspended by ESPN for a week. The following week, she further apologized on-air for her comments and behavior.