Management took very quick action after word spread about television reporter Amy Jacobson’s visit to a pool party at the home of a man whose estranged wife has been missing since April. A video shot by a competing station, showed her in a swimming suit inside Craig Stebic’s home.
Just hours after she was fired, she told Robert Feder of the Chicago Sun-Times that she was devastated: “I thought they would suspend me and then support me. I can’t believe they did this after all I’d done for them. They know why I was there. There was never any challenge as to my motivation or intent,” she said.
Channel 5’s president and general manager said it was “a complicated issue” and “a close, tough call” to sever ties with the reporter, who had been at the station more than 10 years.