Dana Jacobson

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Dana Jacobson
Dana Jacobson skydiving with Army Golden Knights 6-30-08.jpg
Dana Jacobson participates in a skydive with the Army Golden Knights at Fort Bragg, NC.
Born (1971-11-05) November 5, 1971 (age 42)
Michigan
Show SportsCenter
Station(s) ESPN
Time slot Various
Country United States
Previous show(s)

Cold Pizza

ESPN First Take

Dana Jacobson (born November 5, 1971) is a sports anchorwoman, most recently with ESPN. She joined the network as an ESPNEWS anchor in December 2002 and soon became a regular anchor on the 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter. In March 2005, she was named co-host of Cold Pizza, and transitioned with the show as it became ESPN First Take. Jacobson provided sideline reporting for ESPN's coverage of NBA Sunday night games. On Monday, December 26, 2011, Jacobson announced that Friday, December 30, 2011, would be her final day on "First Take." She returned to anchoring SportsCenter shortly thereafter. On March 27, 2012, USA Today announced that Jacobson will leave ESPN when her contract expires at the end of April. Monday, April 30, 2012 was her final day at ESPN when she anchored the 6-8 p.m. ET SportsCenter show. Jacobson joined the cast of CBS Sports Radio's The Morning Show on January 2013, co-hosting along with Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney.

Early life[edit]

Jacobson was born and raised in Michigan where she attended Andover High School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Subsequently, she attended and graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, in 1989. Jacobson graduated from the University of Michigan in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications.

Controversy[edit]

At a roast for co-workers Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic in January 2008, an allegedly intoxicated Jacobson, who is Jewish,[1] reportedly cursed the University of Notre Dame, Jesus, and Touchdown Jesus.[2][3] ESPN and Jacobson both released a statement apologizing for any offense given to those offended by the comments.[4] Jacobson was suspended from ESPN for one week. Upon returning from her suspension, she apologized on air for her behavior and comments.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Twitter
  2. ^ Betts, Kyle (February 22, 2008). "Open your eyes people: ESPN is not the real authority on sports". Daily Illini. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  3. ^ Parks, Bob (January 23, 2008). "ESPN: A Classic Do-As-I-Say, Not-As-I-Do". Canada Free Press. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  4. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=3240230&type=story

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