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Jamie Colby

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Jamie Colby
OccupationTelevision news anchor and correspondent
EmployerFox Entertainment Group
Spouse(s)Marc Wallack (div. c. 2011)

Jamie Nell Colby is an American national news correspondent and anchor for Fox News Channel (FNC). She is host of the series, Strange Inheritance, on Fox Business Network and was formerly co-host of America's News Headquarters with Eric Shawn on Sunday mornings.


Colby has worked for Fox News since July 2003 as National News Correspondent and Anchor. Prior to joining FOX News Channel, Colby was a correspondent for CNN and served as an anchor and reporter for CBS News including fill-in anchor for CBS's Up to the Minute. She was also an anchor for WPIX/WB-11 New York, a reporter at WNYW FOX 5 New York, and a correspondent/co-anchor on FOX News' WebMD TV. Colby is an attorney admitted to practice law in New York, California, Florida and the District of Columbia.[1]

She has received such honors as the Edward R. Murrow National Award in 2002 for her coverage of the September 11 attacks; the Gracie Award for investigative reporting in 2000, and the Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications. She was also named Television Week's "Rising News Star To Watch".[1] Aside from her journalism career, Colby, an attorney, served in private practice for 10 years. Her law practice began with a Hollywood entertainment firm that assigned her to The Tonight Show. At 22, she worked for Johnny Carson during his contract renewal with NBC and also his divorce.[2][3]

Since January 2015, Colby has served as host and reporter on the Fox Business show, Strange Inheritance, which covers quirky or unexpected legacies left behind by friends or family.[4]


Attending the University of Miami's International School of Business, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law at age 22.[1][2][5]

Colby authored Back to Life After a Heart Crisis: A Doctor and His Wife Share Their 8-Step Cardiac Comeback Plan (ISBN 9781583334195) with her ex-husband Marc Wallack, the Chief of Surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Jamie Colby". Fox News. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b UoM Alumni Digest Fall 2006
  3. ^ "Fast Facts: Johnny Carson". Fox News. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  4. ^ "How She Did It: Jamie Colby, From Accomplished Attorney to Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist". Forbes. January 26, 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Full Class Roster". University of Miami School of Law. Archived from the original on 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  6. ^ "Fox's Jamie Colby and Husband Come 'Back to Life'". Fox News. Retrieved 31 August 2015.

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