Dana Jacobson has showed resilience in her career as a sportscaster, transitioning from television to radio while remaining a trusted female anchor in a male-dominated field. Jacobson graduated from the University of Michigan in 1993 and began working her way up the ladder as a weekend sports anchor, producer, and editor at WPBN/WTOM-TV in Traverse City, Michigan. From 1996–1998 she reported for KXTV’s Monday Night Football, ABC’s Sacramento affiliate, then became their weekend sports anchor. It was during this time that she won a National Headliner Award in 1998 and an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2000 for her coverage. In 2002 she began working for ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor, and from 2005–2011 served as co-host of ESPN First Take (originally called Cold Pizza). In 2012 she left ESPN to co-host a CBS radio show, TBD in the AM, offering sports commentary in the same timeslot as several of her former ESPN colleagues. As of 2015, she works for CBS Sports, is a regular contributor to the radio show NFL Today, and hosts CBS’s We Need to Talk.
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