After two seasons with The Insider, Chris Jacobs begins his second season as correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
As correspondent, Jacobs has interviewed many of Hollywood's top stars and newsmakers, including Angelina Jolie, Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Katherine Heigl, Charlie Sheen, Bobby Brown and Roger Ebert. Jacobs covered some the entertainment industry's biggest news events, including the Mel Gibson extortion scandal, Lindsay Lohan's probation violation trial and subsequent jail sentence, the Tiger Woods affair scandal, as well as the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, the Emmys and the ESPY awards.
In addition, Jacobs traveled the country reporting on various adventure and personal-interest stories, including swimming with sharks in the Bahamas, storm chasing in Memphis and visiting an elephant sanctuary in Florida. As ET Correspondent he also traveled to London to cover the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Additionally, in April 2011, Jacobs traveled to Rio De Janeiro to cover the premiere of Fast Five, the fifth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise. Jacobs has appeared as an entertainment expert on such prestigious news programs as Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show and Nancy Grace.
Prior to joining Entertainment Tonight, Jacobs served as Host for five seasons on Discovery Communications popular automotive makeover show, Overhaulin'.
Born and raised in Chicago, Jacobs graduated from Whittier College with a degree in English. He then attended Western State University College of Law and passed the California State Bar Exam in 1995.
He has numerous television credits, including roles in The X-Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Touched by an Angel and Two and a Half Men. He has also been seen in several feature-length films, theatre and commercial projects.
Currently in its 31st season, Entertainment Tonight is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution and is taped in Studio City, Calif. Linda Bell Blue is executive producer. Nancy O'Dell and Mark Steines are co-hosts. Chris Jacobs is correspondent. Samantha Harris is correspondent. Leonard Maltin is film historian/correspondent.
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