Dana Jacobson (born November 5, 1971) is a sports anchorwoman, most recently with ESPN. She joined the network as an ESPNEWS anchor in December 2002 and soon became a regular anchor on the 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter. In March 2005, she was named co-host of Cold Pizza, and transitioned with the show as it became ESPN First Take. Jacobson provided sideline reporting for ESPN's coverage of NBA Sunday night games. On Monday, December 26, 2011, Jacobson announced that Friday, December 30, 2011, would be her final day on "First Take." She returned to anchoring SportsCenter shortly thereafter. On March 27, 2012, USA Today announced that Jacobson will leave ESPN when her contract expires at the end of April. Monday, April 30, 2012 was her final day at ESPN when she anchored the 6-8 p.m. ET SportsCenter show. Jacobson will join the cast of CBS Sports Radio's unnamed morning show in January 2013, co-hosting along with Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney.