• Jessica Chobot is an American writer, actress and on-camera host, best known for starring in the Discovery Channel’s reality mystery series “Expedition X”.
• She grew up in various cities along the East Coast, and is believed to be an only child.
• Jessica has hosted shows for IGN.com, Nerdist.com, and modeled for J!NX.
• She is married to Blair Herter and has one son, Emerson.
• Jessica is 44 years old, and her net worth is estimated to be over $1.5 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseBlair Herter
FactShe has a son named Emerson Roland (born on March 6th, 2013).

Jessica Chobot Wiki Bio

Jessica was born as Jessica Lynn Horn in Buffalo, New York State USA, on 7 July 1977 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s a writer, actress and on-camera host, probably known best for starring in the Discovery Channel’s reality mystery series “Expedition X”; it also stars Josh Gates and Phil Torres, has been airing since 2020, and follows Jessica (paranormal researcher) and Phil (scientist) as they’re investigating extraterrestrial events and mysterious creatures around the world. The show has aired four seasons.

Early life and education

Jessica was raised in various cities along the East Coast, as her family often moved while she was growing up; she hasn’t shared many details concerning her parents, but it’s said that her father was a real estate agent, and that her mother was a lawyer. Because Jessica hasn’t spoken of any siblings, many of her fans believe her to be an only child.

She studied at a local high school, and was interested in many activities during her four years there, however, Jessica was mostly into playing video games, both alone and with her friends, watching anime and reading manga. She was also physically quite active, as she enjoyed spending her time outdoors, playing soccer and volleyball with her friends.

Jessica matriculated in 1995, and although she hasn’t spoken of her further education, some of her fans believe that she attended college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1999.

Jessica’s career

Jessica worked various jobs between 1995 and 2005, but hasn’t shared many details from her life during that period.

In 2005, the video game website Kotaku published a picture of Jessica, featuring her licking a Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP), which went viral on the internet. Since then, Jessica has appeared in many Sony commercials, and has spoken in many interviews about her love for video games and Japanese culture.

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In 2006, she was hired by the website IGN.com and has since been hosting their show “IGN Weekly”. Between 2009 and 2011, she hosted their daily show “IGN Daily Fix”, and went on to contribute to various other websites, including FHM UK and Mania.com.

Jessica could’ve been seen making a guest appearance in the shows “Attack of the Show!” and “Filter”, which air on the pay TV and digital network G4.

She has also modeled for the gamers clothing line J!NX, and in 2006 and 2007, Jessica co-wrote a science fiction script for “Soul Code”, together with the American film producer and director Steven M. Lisberger.

On 4 November 2013, she became the host of the Nerdist.com’s show “Nerdist News”, and in 2015, she interviewed contestants of the game-show “Battlebots”.

Since 12 February 2020, Jessica has been starring in “Expedition X”.

Acting credits

Jessica’s debut TV series role, was her voicing of Blueball in the 2003 episode “The Goddesses’ Reality” of the animated fantasy comedy “Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok”, and she then voiced Girl in the 2004 episode “Futari no Kokage” of the animated comedy series “Kono Minikuku Mo Utsukushii Sekai”.

She portrayed Abbey in the 2011 action fantasy movie “Cross”, written and directed by Patrick Dunham, and which starred Brian Austin Green, Michael Clarke Duncan and Vinnie Jones. It follows Callan who has been given incredible power by Celtic Cross, and is now fighting evil forces in Los Angeles, California.

Jessica voiced Diana Allers in the 2012 video game “Mass Effect 3”, and was then cast to play and voice characters in the 2013 short comedy movie “The Blade Runner Holiday Special”, the 2015 animated action comedy series “Skulls of the Shogun” (voice role), and the 2015 short science fiction movie “Metroid: The Sky Calls”.

Jessica voiced House of Soveriegns Gear in the 2016 video game “Gears of War 4”, and played Daphne in the 2016 episode “Scooby Don’t!” of the comedy mini-series “Team Nerdist”. Between 2015 and 2018, she played various characters in the adventure fantasy comedy series “CelebriD&D”, starring alongside Matthew Mercer and Dan Casey; the series follows celebrities playing the board game “Dungeons & Dragons”.

Most recently, in 2021 Jessica voiced Diana Allers in the video game “Mass Effect: Legendary Edition”.

Love life and marriage

Even though Jessica prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, it’s still widely known that she divorced her first husband in 2006, but chose to keep the surname ‘Chobot’; not a lot is known about her former husband, while it’s believed that he was a professional gamer.

On 18 February 2012, Jessica exchanged vows with the American TV personality Blair Herter, who has been working as the producer and host for the G4 Network since 2007. On 6 March 2013, Jessica gave birth to their son Emerson Roland Herter, but both she and Blair are trying to keep the boy away from the media’s attention, wanting him to be able to lead a normal life.

Jessica hasn’t mentioned any other men (or women) whom she has perhaps been with, so as of March 2022, she’s married to her second husband Blair Herter, and has a son with him.

Hobbies and other interests

Jessica enjoys running her Instagram account, and it’s today followed by more than 200,000 people, while it numbers close to 3,000 pictures uploaded onto it, most of which are related to video games and board games, while others feature Jessica during her everyday life.

Jessica is taking good care of her physical health, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure; she occasionally gives her fans advice on working out and dieting.

She’s a huge lover of animals, with snakes and cats being her favorites.

Jessica’s into travelling and has been all around the world, mostly to attend various gaming events.

She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and her favorite actors and actresses are Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Emma Watson, while a couple of her favorite films include “Avengers: Infinity War”, “Black Widow” and the franchise “Harry Potter”.

Age, height and net worth

Jessica’s age is 44. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 120lbs (60kgs).

As of March 2022, Jessica’s net worth stands at more than $1.5 million.

General Info

Full NameJessica Chobot
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor, Presenter


SpouseBlair Herter
ChildrenEmerson Rolland Herter


TV ShowsBattleBots, X-Play, Proving Ground

Social profile links


1She has a son named Emerson Roland (born on March 6th, 2013).



Gears of War 42016Video GameHouse of Soveriegns Gear (voice)
Metroid: The Sky Calls2015ShortSamus Aran
D&Diesel2015ShortThe Headmistress
Movie Trivia Schmoedown2015TV Series
Skulls of the Shogun2015TV Series
Evolve: Chris Hardwick vs. Team Nerdist2014TV Movie
The Blade Runner Holiday Special2013ShortRachael
Xbox at E32013TV Series
Mass Effect 32012Video GameDiana Allers (voice)
IGN Daily Fix2009TV Series


Daylight2014Video Game


Mass Effect 32012Video Game face model: Diana Allers


H1Z1: Fight for the Crown2017TV Mini-SeriesHerself (2017)
TableTop2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 20th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards2017TV SpecialHerself - Host
Halo 5: Live2016VideoHerself
BattleBots2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Herself
Super Fun Awesome Party Game Time2016TV SeriesHerself
Team Nerdist2015-2016TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Movie3Some2015TV SeriesHerself
Talking MineCraft2015TV MovieHerself - Host
The Playboy Morning Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Nerdist News2013TV SeriesHerself - Host
X-Play Ultimate Buyer's Guide2012TV SeriesHerself
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV SpecialHerself - floor reporter
Top 100 Video Games of All Time2012TV MovieHerself
E3 '12 Live2012TV MovieHerself - Floor Reporter
Attack of the Show!2010-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Rad Jobs
Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling2012TV SeriesHerself
Sand Wars2012TV SeriesHerself
G4's Proving Ground2011TV SeriesHerself - host
The RadNerd Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
E3 '11 Live2011TV SpecialHerself - Floor Reporter
Gamers Heart Japan2011Video documentaryHerself - Host / Writer, IGN
The Jace Hall Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Mass Effect 2: Sci vs. Fi2010TV MovieHerself
GameBreak! IGN's Ultimate Video Game Gift Guide2009TV MovieHerself - Host
The Daily Habit2007-2009TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
Starz Inside: Hollywood Goes Gaming2007TV Movie documentaryHerself

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Attack of the Show!2013TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent

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