Jamie Colby is a multi-faceted lady who apart from her soaring career as a journalist holds a law degree as well as an accounting degree from the University of Miami. However, we can say that it was her passion for reporting that made her choose that line of career irrespective of the degrees she had in other fields. She started working for Fox News Channel officially in 2003 but became very popular several years later in 2015, as the anchor of the network’s popular documentary series, Strange Inheritance.
This piece covers all the details concerning the reporter’s career and the reason she left Fox News in 2019. We will also have a sneak peek into Jamie Colby’s failed marriages and her current relationship.
An Overview Of Jamie Colby’s Life
Her Journey To Becoming A Reporter
Colby has a track record of being a hard worker and diligent in her pursuits. No wonder she was able to bag a degree in Accounting from the business school of the University of Miami and later proceeded to the same varsity’s law school to earn a Juris Doctor degree. She initially started out as a legal practitioner and she worked for a private firm under the tutelage of the renowned American lawyer, Henry Bushkin who has represented Hollywood celebrities like Johnny Carson and Joan Rivers.
With a thriving legal career, it beats the mind why Jamie had to abandon it for journalism. Well, this transition took place when she moved down to New York City but could not practice immediately as the state had to process her documents and that lingered for about six months. So during the time Colby was waiting for her license to practice, her friend who was also a lawyer asked whether she could cover for a legal broadcaster at NBC that was on leave. Jamie gladly accepted the offer as she was thrilled with the fact that she will be on TV talking to people about legal matters and eventually, she fell in love with the job.
By the time her legal license was handed to her, Jamie had already made up her mind to pursue a career in journalism. She even got jobs at local New York TV stations like WNYW-TV and WPIX-TV. She later became a correspondent at CBS and CNN. However, it was when she started working at FOX news in 2003 that she became quite popular which was due to the fact that she served as both a local and international correspondent for the station. Jamie Colby’s notable news coverage at the station include the havoc caused by natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, Tsunami aftermath in Asian countries like Sri Lanka and India as well as the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Making use of her knowledge in legal matters, the vibrant journalist covered the entire trail of Martha Stewart who was charged with insider trading as well as the Kobe Bryant’s sexual allegations. Colby is also notable for covering the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States and she was given a National Edward R. Murrow Award in recognition of her effort.
Why Did The Reporter Leave Fox News?
In February 2019, it was announced that Jamie Colby will no longer be working for Fox News. The network issued an official statement via one of its representatives in which Colby was thanked for her tremendous contributions during her stay with the media house. However, there was no mention of a conflict between the reporter and the news house rather, it is believed that her departure was on amicable terms.
The Reasons Jamie Colby’s Marriages Crashed
Jamie Colby may have a very successful career but the same cannot be said about her love life. Her first attempt at being married dates back to when she was in her 20s but to date, the identity of the man she married that period remains unknown and so also is the reason for her separation from this mystery man. However, Jamie has a son from this union and he goes by the name Gregory Green Berg.
The reporter later got hitched with the popular surgeon, Dr. Marc Wallace and though there is no information about how their relationship started, it is known that they remained married for a couple of years but in 2011, they filed for divorce. This separation came as a surprise to the public as many thought Colby and the surgeon were perfect together. The pair even co-authored the popular medical book “Back to Life After a Heart Crisis: A Doctor and His Wife Share Their 8-Step Cardiac Comeback Plan” in which they narrated their experiences when Marc battled with a heart disease. Some people have however pointed to the fact that their 20-year age gap could be the reason for the divorce.