Dana Jacobson

Dana Jacobson joined CBS Sports Network in 2013 as a studio host for CBS Sports Network’s INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL and INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL. She also serves as a panelist on WE NEED TO TALK, the first ever all-female sports show that debuted on CBS Sports Network in Fall 2014.


Prior to joining CBS Sports, Jacobson served as an anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter. She went on to anchor and host ESPN First Take (originally known as Cold Pizza), Outside the Lines, and College Football Live. She also served as sideline reporter for ESPN’s Sunday Night NBA showcase game, as well as ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games, hosting the event’s nightly wrap up show: XCenter.  


Jacobson began her television career as an assignment editor at the CBS affiliate in her hometown of Detroit, Mich. She turned her focus to on-air reporting and anchoring in Traverse City, Mich. and Sacramento, Calif. where she was honored with National Headliner and Regional Edward R Murrow Awards for sports reporting.


Additionally, Jacobson serves as an adjunct professor at New York University, teaching a sports franchises course for the Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management. Jacobson is a graduate of the University of Michigan.