She’s back… and she didn’t even have to be banished to Rockford, Peoria, or Cheyenne, Wyo. to find work… Call it a career reboot…
Amy Jacobson was hired Friday by Citadel Broadcasting’s WLS-AM to join Roe Conn’s top-rated afternoon show as a sidekick, beginning in May.
As you recall (or probably sick of hearing about), Jacobson was fired by her previous employer (WMAQ-TV) after she appeared on a tape shot by rival WBBM-TV at Craig Stebic’s house wearing a bikini top and a towel around her waist in 2007. Stebic has been a suspect in the disappearance of his wife, Lisa Stebic.
Since then, Jacobson has lost her house and her husband left. She filed a lawsuit against CBS Corp. for damages related to the videotape. Since then, management at the Chicago chapter of The Church of Tisch has changed with GM Joe Ahern and news director Carol Fowler both being shown the door.
Jacobson has been working very hard to get her career back on track. She had been filling in on numerous Chicago radio stations in the last few months, including WLS and WIND-AM. Apparently, the fill-in gigs have paid off.
With the new gig at WLS, let’s hope Amy Jacobson can put all this ugliness behind her. And it just proves with some persistence, you can get your foot back in the door.