Now she hopes her lawsuit against Channel 2—the rival station that turned that visit into a sensational news story—will win her a measure of redemption. Jacobson behind the apartment where she now lives. C hicago was stewing that Friday, overtaken by humid weather and a heat index in the 90s. The juicy chatter involved a hot tub or a pool party, perhaps sex, possibly an affair—it all depended on who was talking. Even for a rumor, it was shocking—not least of all to Jacobson, the striking and successful NBC-5 reporter. Stebic, after all, was the estranged husband of a missing woman—a hot news story Jacobson had chased in recent weeks.
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Lisa remains missing. Her husband has been under a cloud of suspicion ever since, having been named a person of interest in her disappearance. And Jacobson, who brought her two little kids to swim in Stebic's pool, was fired. She also claimed CBS implied she was having an affair with Stebic when the station aired the footage of her at a Stebic family pool party in the summer of A state appeals court recently ruled against Jacobson. In the ruling, Justice Thomas Hoffman, writing on behalf of the three-judge panel, stated :.
Reporter's pool visit results in departure
A television reporter left her job Tuesday after a video surfaced showing her in a swimsuit at the home of a man whose wife disappeared two months ago — a story she had been assigned to cover. Jacobson's two young children and a bare-chested Stebic are also shown in the video, shot Friday. Jacobson's attorney, Kathleen Zellner, told the Tribune she was concerned the media would distort the contents of the tape.
When they learn that her children were with her, it gets even more strange. The story is interesting because it touches on a lot of issues: business rivalry, professional courtesy, ethical journalism, whether ends justify the means, foresight in issues of personal conduct, good parenting, dressing for success, sexism and gender bias. Many find it appalling that she would bring her children into a scene of a missing person investigation that more and more looks like it might become a murder investigation … and that she would expose her children to someone who could eventually become a murder suspect. The experts say that an ethics line was crossed becoming friends with sources or subjects in such an important case. Many believe there is a lot more to this story.