Jacobson briefed police on Stebic

Chicago held hostage, Day 4….

Former WMAQ-TV reporter Amy Jacobson briefed Plainfield police on Craig Stebic and did so without telling her bosses, and that’s one of thr reasons why she was terminated from the station, according to Phil Rosenthal in today’s Tribune.

According to the article, she’s had other run-ins with station management, including promising the family of a boy killed in an accident at Midway Airport in December 2005 that she would pool their interview with other stations in the market, but broke it when she decided to hold it as an exclusive.

Meanwhile, the story has garnered some national attention, being discussed on CNN and Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes, where Geraldo Rivera criticized Jacobson’s actions, and called her dismissal “a no-brainer.” (This coming from Mr. Ethics himself.)