From a young age, it was very glaring that Jamie Colby was no ordinary child and this was as a result of her high level of intelligence and brilliance. This eventually resulted in her being admitted into the university at an age when most, if not all of her mates, were just getting into high school. Today, she has proven to be an invaluable asset to America, having worked in various walks of life as an attorney, real estate broker, mortgage broker, accountant, and currently, a journalist, and succeeded in all.
The incredibly versatile bundle of beauty and brains currently works for Fox News Channel (FNC) as a news correspondent and anchor. She is the host of the reality television docu-series, Strange Inheritance, which airs on Fox Business Network and also a former co-host of America’s News Headquarters alongside Eric Shawn on Sunday mornings.
Jamie Colby Biography
Born as Jamie Nell Colby on the 21st of December, 1970, in Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States, the broadcast journalist is the daughter of Marty Colby, a TV executive and a homemaker mom whose name is not known. She has an older brother, Jonathan T. Colby, who is a legal practitioner, precisely a Dade County circuit court judge in Miami, Florida.
Jamie Colby was just 12 years old when her parent’s marriage ended in a divorce. Afterward, she and her brother moved with their mother to Miami where she raised them. Jamie’s flair for working hard and being productive was evident at a very young age. As a child, she featured in KC & The Sunshine Band commercial and also took a job at Burger King.
Because of her outstanding intelligence, Jamie Colby, at age 14, earned a spot in the University of Miami International School of Business from where she graduated with a degree in accounting. Moving forward, she got into the University of Miami School of Law and finished in 1993, at the age of 22, with a Juris Doctor degree.
Sequel to her graduation, Jamie landed a job in the law firm of Henry Bushkin and got to work for some Hollywood stars like Joan Rivers and Johnny Carson. She was in private practice for a decade and eventually became a law professor before she left the scene. Her decision to step away from a profession in which she had prospered for years was not automatic. This was how it happened…
The young law professor had relocated to New York and was required to wait for six months for the state bar to approve her application to practice there. Within the waiting period, a friend of hers who represented broadcasters asked her if she could fill in for a client of his on maternity leave, who did legal and consumer reporting at the local NBC stations.
Happy to share what she had learned in her years of practicing law with viewers who could not all be able to afford her hourly fee, Jamie Colby jumped at the offer. Although she eventually got the license to practice in New York, Florida, the District of Columbia and California, she made up her mind to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.
She lucked into a gig at Long Island’s Channel 55 and for two years, Jamie Colby toiled there, producing two news packages every day, anchoring the 11 p.m. newscast, and sweeping the floors because there was nobody else to do it.
From Channel 55, she worked as a correspondent on the syndicated magazine show Extra and also worked in CBS News Network as a fill-in Anchor for the national overnight news program, “Up To The Minute“. Jamie also served as a reporter for the Weekend edition of the CBS Evening News and CBS Newspath.
After spending three years at CBS, from 1999 – 2002, the smart lady moved over to the New York bureau of CNN where she was also a reporter from 2002 – 2003. In 2003, she was invited for two job interviews with Roger Ailes and that was how she began working at Fox News Channel on July 2003 as a news anchor/attorney.
In January 2015, Jamie Colby became the host of the series, Strange Inheritance, a treasure-hunt series which debuted on Fox Business on January 26th, 2015 at 9pm ET.
Her Achievements In Fox
Since she joined Fox News Channel, Jamie Colby has reported on a host of significant local and international news stories such as the after effect of Hurricane Sandy and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Also in 2004, she covered the South-East Asia tsunami from India and Sri Lanka the Columbia Space Shuttle investigation from the NASA Headquarters in Houston, Texas.
In her capacity as a licensed attorney, Jamie covered the insider trading trial and prison release of Martha Stewart, the sexual assault trial of Kobe Bryant, a basketball star, as well as the trials of Casey Anthony, Jodi Arias, and George Zimmerman.
She also secured an exclusive interview with popular American singer/songwriter, Madonna, on the first children’s book she wrote titled “The English Rose” and with the 21st United States Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, in his one and only interview on sequestration. Additionally, prior to the presidential election held in 2012, Jamie Colby also had an exclusive interview with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Net Worth and Salary of The News Anchor
Jamie Colby has been working in the media for over a decade now and has become bigger and better over the years. In her days of little beginning, she earned $50 daily for two years while working at Channel 55 but that has changed since she joined Fox News Channel. According to various online sources, she earns an annual salary of $1 million and has an estimated net worth of about $2.5 million.