Amy Jacobson made the media rounds today telling her side of the story, first to Robert Feder of the Chicago Sun-Times, who broke the story yesterday, and then went to WGN-AM, and talked with Spike O’Dell.
Jacobson defended her actions, and criticized WBBM-TV for the way they edited the video that someone sent in to the station, to make it seem like she was having an affair with Craig Stebic. She called WBBM’s tactics “a cheap shot.”
Jacobson did apologize (sort of), saying she made “a terrible mistake.” She is evaluating legal actions.
Some are comparing this to the lapse of ethical judgment former WBBM-TV reporter (and former Access: Hollywood co-host) Giselle Fernandez made in 1988 at WBBM when she covered drug dealer John Cappas surrender, in which between the interview and his surrender to federal agents, she went on a boat with him and brought him pizza.
Russ Ewing she wasn’t.
Here’s the memo that was sent to staffers at WMAQ-TV yesterday about Jacobson’s release.