Born in the year 1971, 5th November, in Bloomfield Hills situated in Michigan in the United States of America, Dana Jacobson spent most of the better days of her early life in Michigan. The particulars of her early life are not disclosed and there is also no details of his parents. The facts regarding her personal life are also not available to the public and the details and names of her siblings are also not disclosed. The only detail which is available about her sibling is that her brother is in the army who has served in Afghanistan.

She was a student of the Andover High School which is situated in her hometown, Bloomfield Hills in Michigan, United States of America. After her graduation from the Andover High School, she enrolled herself in the Valley High School which is situated in the West Des Moines in Iowa, United States of America and graduated in the year 1989 from there. After her high school days were over, she decided to complete her further education from the University of Michigan where the major selected by her was English and Communications. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in her major in the year 1993 from her college.

Although, it is not known how she got interested in the field of journalism or what inspired her to become an anchor, but she began pursuing her career in this field as soon as she graduated from college. After her graduation from University of Michigan in the year 1993, she got recruited at the WPBN/ WTOM TV. She held the position of a producer as well as an editor at this network.

She was also sometimes made to work as a sports anchor during the weekends and sometimes she worked as a temporary anchor of some other shows. She worked there for almost two years, but left her job in favor of joining KXTV-TV and here she got the opportunity of reporting several big championships such as National Basketball Association and National Football League. She joined KXTV in the year 1998 but left this job also in four years. Prior to quitting her job, she got the opportunity of hosting the show News10 Red Zone and was also the reporter who covered the news for the Monday Night Football show.

Along with all this work, she also hosted a show on the KHTK-AM radio network in the year 2000. She started working at ESPN in the year 2002 and got the opportunity of being the anchor of the show ESPN First Take. After working at ESPN for ten long years, she left the network in the year 2012 and went on to join CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network. At CBS, she is known for anchoring the show We Need To Talk. Dana seems like one of those celebrities who like to keep their personal life out of the eyes of the public, therefore there is not much detail available about her boyfriend or relationships. Her net worth and salary are not known.