Dana Jacobson is an American sports anchorwoman and journalist.  She is famous for her work on ESPN First Rake (2007), Cold Pizza (2003) and Sports Center (1979). Moreover, Dana Jacobson participates in a skydive with the Army Golden Knights at Fort Bragg, NC.

Dana Jacobson Early Life & Education

Dana Jacobson was born on  November 5, 1971, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA on  November. Growing up in a Jewish family, she had an interest in journalism since her childhood.  In an interview, she admitted that she was sexually abused twice by her family’s babysitter when she was a child.

With her brother during their childhood: Instagram


Dana attended Andover High School and graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, in 1989. Moreover, she attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications in 1993.

Dana Jacobson Career

Dana Jacobson started her career working as a news anchor, editor, and producer at the WPBN/WTOM-TV. She worked there around two years and went to join ABC’s Sacramento affiliate station KXTV-TV. She worked there as an anchor of weekend sports. Likewise, she worked for the Monday Night Football show of the KXTV and also hosted the radio show KHTK-AM from 1996 to 98.

Dana Jacobson during her covering time
Source: For The Win – USA Today

Moreover, Jacobson joined ESPN  in 2002 and became a regular anchor on SportsCenter. Also co-hosted the show Cold Pizza and was the host even as the show transited to ESPN First Take. After her final day on First Take on December 30, 2011, she left ESPN on April 30, 2012.

Dana Jacobson on the ESPN studio
Source: nydailynews.com

Furthermore, Jacobson joined the CBS network in January 2013 and got a chance to join the CBS Sports. She also hosted CBS Sports Radio’s morning show and left the TBD in the AM on 2014 to work full time for the CBS Sports Network.

With her team on the CBS studio: Twitter

Dana Jacobson Personal Life

Dana Jacobson has currently reached 45 years old, and there is no dought that she is followed by many men. Her fans are pretty curious to know about her personal life whether she is married or dating anyone. But Jacobson has not revealed any information regarding her personal life. It seems like she is focusing her career rather than a boyfriend.

Source: Instagram


Besides that, Dana Jacobson was involved in a controversy where she cursed the University of Notre Dame Touchdown Jesus and Jesus in January 2008. Because of her those cursing, she banned for one week by ESPN. Later on, she apologized for her falsely spoken words and said that she regrets saying those harsh words concerning University of Notre Dame Touchdown Jesus.

Dana Jacobson Net Worth

Dana reported on various stories in Northern California, Sacramento Kings, and Jason Williams. Moreover, she covered a wide range of professional sports which involves the NFL and NBA. She has earned two awards of Edward R. Murrow Award (2000) and National Headliner Award.  As of now, her estimated net worth is to be around 600 thousand dollars.