• Dana Jacobson was born on November 5th 1971 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
• She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communications in 199•
• She began her career as a journalist working as a fill-in news anchor and weekend sports anchor for WPBN/WTOM-TV network in Traverse City, Michigan.
• In October 2018, Dana was inducted into the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation Hall of Fame.
• Dana is married to Sean Grande, the Boston Celtics’ play-by-play announcer and they married in September 2019 in New York. She has an estimated net worth of over $1 million.

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FactReplaced Kit Hoover and Thea Andrews as hostess of the ESPN2 morning show, Cold Pizza (2003), in February 2005.

Who is Dana Jacobson (CBS)? Wiki Bio

Dana Jacobson was born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA, on 5 November 1971 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds American nationality. Dana is a host and a reporter, best known for hosting the “CBS This Morning: Saturday” show.

Early life and education

Dana was raised in a Jewish family in Bloomfield Hills – her mother is a housewife while her father is a retired salesman, and she has a brother who served in the US forces in Afghanistan.

In one of her interviews, Dana stated how she was sexually abused twice by the family’s babysitter while she was still a child.  Dana attended Andover High School in her hometown, before switching to Valley High School in West Des Moines in Iowa – upon matriculation, she enrolled at the University of Michigan, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communications in 1993. While there, she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Career as a journalist

As soon as she obtained her degree, Dana began working at the WPBN/WTOM-TV network in Traverse City, Michigan – she spent two years with them working as their fill-in news anchor, and a weekend sports anchor. She soon moved to Northern California where she reported on the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team’s players such as Mike Bobby, Jason Williams, and Chris Webber among others.

She started taking a greater interest in sports, and covered the National Football League (NFL) and National Basketball Association (NBA) for the KXTV-TV for which she worked as a weekend sports anchor – she was later promoted to host their “News10 Red Zone” TV slot. In 1996, she began hosting “Monday Night Football”, and stayed its host until 1998 before switching to KHTK – in 2000, she became the host of “The NBA Insiders” which is a weekly two-hour radio show and hosted it until 2002.

She joined ESPN Radio in 2005, and worked as a fill-in host for Dan Patrick who had his own radio show which aired weekdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time – she was also filling-in for Mike Golic in his own show “Mike and Mike in the Morning”.

Dana has been working for the CBS network for more than four years now, as she joined them in 2015, and is working for their CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network divisions – she can often be seen contributing to the “NFL Today” show, and is also the host of “We Need To Talk”.

Dana Jacobson

In October 2018, Dana was honored by the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation, being inducted into their Hall of Fame.

Love life and husband

While she was hosting CBS’s morning show on 11 October 2018, the show’s host Gayle King went on to announce that Dana was engaged – it was later revealed on the 98.5 radio in Boston called “The Sports Hub” that Dana was engaged to Sean Grande, who is the Boston Celtic’s play-by-play announcer. The two married on 28 September 2019 in New York.

Sean David Grande was born in the US on 11 December 1971 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds American nationality. Sean is a TV and radio sportscaster, best known for being the voice of the Boston Celtics professional basketball team. His career was launched in 1991 when he joined the WEEI commercial sports radio station, and from 1995 to 1998 worked as their sports director. He has, over the course of years, worked for Minnesota Lynx from 1999 to 2001, and Connecticut Sun from 2006 to 2007 – he’s also covered MFS Pro Tennis, Providence Bruins hockey, as well as Major League Soccer.

Hobbies and other interests

Dana grew up being interested in journalism and sports as well – while at high school, she participated at several sports with football and soccer being her favorites. She grew fond of travelling once she became a reporter, and has been to many states in the USA as well as some European countries – her dream travel destinations are Paris, France and London. England.

Dana is a fan of the film industry, and her favorite actor and actress are Mel Gibson and Anne Hathaway – some of the movies she enjoys watching the most are “Braveheart” and “One Day”. She likes listening to music, and is keen on going to parties with her colleagues – Dana enjoys drinking, with wine being her favorite drink. She is a lover of animals, and has a pet dog and a cat who are seemingly getting along great.

Rumors and controversy

Dana has allegedly cursed the University of Notre Dame and Touchdown Jesus at a private roast organized for her and her co-workers in January 2008 – the ESPN network suspended her for a week, and after she returned, Dana apologized to all who were offended by the roast comments on-air. It’s believed that she had a couple of drinks before speaking.

Appearance and net worth

Dana is 48 years old. She has long black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs) – her net worth is over $1 million, while Sean’s net worth is over $1 million as well, as of late-2019.

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General Info

Full NameDana Jacobson
Height1.8 m
ProfessionActor, Sports Anchor
EducationAndover High School, University of Michigan


TV ShowsFirst Take

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1Graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English and communications in 1993.
2Replaced Kit Hoover and Thea Andrews as hostess of the ESPN2 morning show, Cold Pizza (2003), in February 2005.



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