- Full name: Jamie Nell Colby
- Net Worth: $2.5 Million
- Occupation: Journalist, News Anchor
- Birthday: December 21, 1970
- Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, USA
- Birth Sign: Sagittarius
- Marital status: Unmarried
Jamie Colby is an American journalist who currently works for the Fox News network, specializing in the area of business. She hosts the series Strange Inheritance on the Fox Business network, and in the past, she has co-hosted the show America’s News Headquarters with co-anchor Eric Shawn. She is a respected journalist who has reported on a wide variety of important news topics in her career.
Her Start in Life
Jamie Nell Colby was born on December 21, 1970, in the Queens section of New York City. Her father’s name is Marty Colby, but her mother’s name is unknown. She lived in the Forest Hills section of Queens. Colby attended the University of Miami International School of Business, earning her bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. She then went to law school and now holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.
Colby was married to Marc Wallack, but they were divorced in 2011. She has blond hair and brown eyes, and stands at 5’ 7”, having a very slim build. She is available on social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Her net worth is approximately $2.5 million. Her ex-husband, Marc Wallack, is a surgeon at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, and the couple has one son, whom they named Gregory Green Berg.
An Exceptional Career
Colby has worked for both CNN and Fox News. At Fox, she is a national news correspondent and anchor, and while at CNN, she was a popular anchorwoman. She also worked for CBS News, where her programs included one called Up to the Minute. In addition, her capabilities as a lawyer have allowed her to practice law in New York, and she has also worked for WPIX/WB-11, WNYW Fox 5, and WebMD TV. She spent 10 years in private practice.
During her career, Colby has been honored with the Edward R. Murrow National Award in 2002 for her coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attack, the Gracie Allen Award for investigating reporting in 2000, and the Clarion Award, which is given by the Association for Women in Communications. She was also named one of the “Rising New Stars to Watch” by Television Week.
Her Personal Life
When Colby divorced her husband in 2011, it was rumored to be because of extra-marital affairs on her part; however, there is no one who can confirm or deny this rumor, so it shouldn’t be taken at face value. She loves cars and has a large collection of them at her home, and she loves to wear expensive clothes and jewelry.
Colby has been with Fox News since July of 2003, and she has served as both anchor and news correspondent. In addition to New York, she is also able to practice law in the states of California and Florida, as well as the District of Columbia. Her show, Strange Inheritance, covers legacies left behind that are unusual or even quirky.
In addition, Colby is the author of the book Back to Life After a Heart Crisis: A Doctor and His Wife Share Their 8-Step Cardiac Comeback Plan. She wrote the book along with her now ex-husband, and it was published by Penguin Random House. When she first started out in the law, she worked with a Hollywood entertainment firm and began working for Johnny Carson, helping him with his contract renewal at NBC and even his divorce.
In 2010, Colby had a part in the movie One Angry Man, where she played an alternate juror. She has also played herself in a variety of productions, including the TV series Kennedy Life, Trish Regan Primetime, Lou Dobbs Tonight, The Willis Report, Cavuto on Business, Making Money with Charles Payne, Red Eye with Tom Shillue, Sunday Housecall, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Happening Now, America Live, Special Report with Bret Baier, The View, On the Record with Brit Hume, Studio B, Hannity, The Big Story, Fox Magazine, and Extra, most of which are shown on Fox News.
More Interesting Facts
There is more to this brilliant young woman than just her nose for news. She was studying law when she was asked to fill in for a news anchor who was on maternity leave. She accepted the assignment, decided to go into journalism, then went back later and passed the bar exam. She is also a very intelligent woman, attending Miami University while she was only 14 years old, and graduating with her law degree at the age of 22.
She even got a taste of fame when she was much younger, when she was in a commercial with KC and the Sunshine Band. In addition to working with Johnny Carson, she also worked for the comedienne Joan Rivers. She ended up in Miami because that is where her mother moved the family after her parents’ divorce. Miami is where her maternal grandparents lived.
In addition to all of this, while she was still in college, Colby was a debate and speech competitor, and she also used this ability to participate in various political shows, which no doubt helped prepare her for her future career in political reporting.
This and That
Nowadays, Colby is reportedly no longer with the Fox Network, and it is said that they parted amicably and that there were no severe problems that made her leave the station. Fox News has reported that her series, Strange Inheritance, will continue on the network.
Before she made it to Fox News and CNN, Colby was a writer and reporter for several newspapers. She has traveled extensively thanks to her job, and there is no doubt that she has paved the way for future female journalists to succeed in this often-cutthroat field.
Because of Colby’s versatile background and exciting career choice, she has experienced a variety of things during her life. She has eaten alligator meat, driven a forklift and a tractor, ridden a wild bucking horse, and even viewed the world’s largest insect collection. For Colby, these things were all in a day’s work, and regardless of what she does next, her life is likely to continue being an adventure.