Jake Hamilton Biography
Jake Hamilton is an American Emmy-Winning Entertainment Reporter for FOX 32 Chicago. He is a reporter for Good Day Chicago weekdays from 4:30 to 10 a.m.
Jake Hamilton Age
Hamilton is 33 years old as of 2021. He was born on January 18, 1988, in Houston, Texas, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 18th January every year.
Jake Hamilton Height
Hamilton stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall.
Jake Hamilton Family
Hamilton has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Hamilton has any siblings.
Jake Hamilton Wife
Hamilton is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Jake Hamilton Net Worth
Hamilton has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a reporter.
Jake Hamilton Salary
Hamilton earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Jake Hamilton Career
He started his film critic career at the age of 14 by writing multiple letters to the Houston Chronicle, all describing why he would be perfect for the position. In April 2002, he was awarded the position. On May 9, 2002, his first review of the summer blockbuster “Spider-Man” was published.
As his reputation became more reputable, Hamilton was allowed to branch out into Top Ten Lists, Oscar Coverage, and even the subject of publicity contests. While working with the Houston Chronicle, a publicity contest quickly formed into the popular “Win A Date With Jake Hamilton” contest (modeled after the film, Win A Date With Tad Hamilton).
Jake would continue to write hundreds of reviews throughout the next four years before leaving the Chronicle in May 2006 upon graduating from Clear Lake High School.
After leaving the Chronicle, Jake started searching for an even bigger outlet television. This led Jake to audition for the late-night Houston PBS talk show, “The After Party” with Emmy-winning host, Ernie Manouse. In September 2006, he was awarded the position and began his career in television. Alongside Variety film critic, Joe Leydon, Jake participated in weekly chats about the latest cinematic offerings for the quirky, late-night talk show before “The After Party” was finally canceled in January 2007.
Having developed a close relationship with Manouse while working on “The After Party,” Jake was brought on as a producer for the HoustonPBS documentary, “The Last 24,” which was met with critical praise when it aired in August 2007.
In March 2008, KHOU-TV contacted Jake about appearing as a guest on their morning talk show, Great Day Houston. Met with a warm reception by the studio and audiences alike, Jake was awarded his own segment, “Jake’s Takes,” where he now continues to cover film and interview actors and actresses on a weekly basis.
In October 2010, he moved onward and upward, bringing “Jake’s Takes” to FOX TV in Houston, where he won an Emmy for “Best On-Air Talent.” Sitting across from the likes of Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, and George Clooney, Jake became a staple of Hollywood reporting and even became the subject of controversy himself when he entered into an interview battle with Samuel L. Jackson, which went viral around the world.
In November 2013, he made the giant move to Chicago, bringing “Jake’s Takes” to the great team at “Good Day Chicago,” for FOX-TV (WFLD-TV).
Jake Hamilton FOX 32
Jake Hamilton is currently working at FOX 32 where he works alongside other famous FOX 32 anchors and reporters including;
- Scott Schneider
- Taylor Gleason
- Joanie Lum
- Dane Placko
- Mark Strehl
- Bill Zwecker
- Anthony Ponce
- Corey McPherrin
- Roseanne Tellez
- Sylvia Perez
- Anita Padilla
- Terrence Lee
- Brittney Payton
- Elizabeth Matthews
- Kaitlin Cody
- Brittany Garzillo
- Dawn Hasbrouck
- Tia Ewing
- Natalie Bomke
- Bill Bellis
- Michelle Alegria
- Mike Caplan
- Lou Canellis
Jake Hamilton Social Media Platforms
Hamilton is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 16k followers on Twitter, over 9k followers on Instagram, and over 144k followers on Facebook.