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Jessica Lynn Corbin (born March 29, 1978 in California) is an American television personality and actress. She is best known as a former TechTV personality, where she worked as a segment producer on The Screen Savers, and as a co-anchor on the nightly news program TechLive.
Corbin attended the University of California, Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000. She was a member of the UCLA cross country team from 1996 to 1998. She received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology in June 2000.
Corbin was hired by TechTV in 2001. She started out as a production assistant, but quickly worked her way up in the company eventually becoming an on-air personality. She became lead anchor for the prime-time news program TechLive. While anchoring for TechLive, Jessica made weekly remote appearances on CNN Headline News. She also was a frequent contributor on The Screen Savers as well as the host of Fresh Gear.
On March 25, 2004, Comcast's G4 gaming channel announced a merger with TechTV. This move became hugely controversial among loyal fans of TechTV. Around May 6, G4 announced the termination of 250 employees from the San Francisco office by July 10, 2004, allowing approximately 80 to 100 employees to transition to G4's main office in Los Angeles, California if they agreed to relocate there.
On September 26, 2006, Kevin Rose's Revision3 relaunched with new shows and hosts. Jessica Corbin was one of these new additions, sharing hosting duties with Wil Wheaton and fellow TechTV veteran Hahn Choi. InDigital covered the newest gadgets and electronics, but Revision3 decided to discontinue it. The last episode aired on September 26, 2007, with its twenty-sixth episode.
From September 28, 2007 to January 4, 2008, Corbin co-hosted Tekzilla with Patrick Norton. The show, reminiscent of The Screen Savers, discusses gadgets, tech tips, and do-it-yourself projects. Her most recent guest-appearance on the show was January 18, 2008.
On January 16, 2008, Jessica debuted as the host of the new The Digg Reel podcast playing the top-rated videos submitted on the social news website digg.com. She then moved on to another new Revision3 show, popSiren, along with Sarah Lane. On the July 10, 2008 episode of popSiren, Sarah Lane announced that Jessica had left the Revision3 network.
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- Comcast Fires TechTV Staff
- One More Round at IMDB
- Jessica Corbin's official website
- Jessica Corbin at the Internet Movie Database
- Jessica Corbin at TV.com
- InDigital Official Site at Revision3
- Tekzilla Official Site at Revision3
- The Digg Reel Official Site at Revision3