Chicago's NBC affiliate station severed ties with reporter Amy Jacobson after its crosstown rival, the CBS station, caught Jacobson with her tan lines showing. CBS showed video of Jacobson in a bikini top attending a pool party at the home of Craig Stebic, the husband of missing Lisa Stebic. Jacobson has been covering the story.
Her children were also caught on video at the party; the anchor said she was on the way to take them swimming when she ran into Stebic's sister, who suggested she come to the house to discuss the case. While Jacobson admits to a lapse a judgment, she said she did it to advance the story, and that the video was misleading. "If a tape didn't exist," she told the Chicago Sun-Times, "I know I would still have my job."