Jessica Chobot Biography
Jessica Chobot (born Jessica Lynn Horn) is a television host, writer, paranormal researcher, podcaster, and actress. She hosts Expedition X on the Discovery channel and has hosted multiple pop-culture-themed news programs for over a decade. In addition, the on-camera host previously worked as a presenter of the IGN Daily Fix.
Moreover, since 2013, Chobot was the primary host of Nerdist News and Nerdist News Talks Back for Nerdist Industries. However, on August 5, 2019, Chobot left Nerdist. Currently, she stars in a shoe called Expedition X.
Jessica Chobot Age|Birthday
Chobot was born on July 7, 1977. Therefore, she is 44 years old as of 2022 and celebrates her birthday on the 7th of July every year.
Jessica Chobot Height|Weight
Chobot’s height is 5 feet 6 inches (approximately 168 centimeters). Moreover, she weighs 65 kilograms.
Jessica Chobot Family
Chobot was born in Buffalo, New York, the United States to her parents. Moreover, she was raised in Melbourne. The celebrity game show host’s nationality is American. However, Jessica has not disclosed her parent’s identities or if she has any siblings.
Jessica Chobot Husband
The actress was divorced from a previous marriage in 2006 but kept the surname Chobot.
In addition, the actress became engaged to G4tv’s Blair Herter on August 21, 2011. Moreover, on February 18, 2012, they got married. Additionally, the couple had their first child, a son named Emerson Rolland Herter on March 6, 2013.
Jessica Chobot Education
Chobot’s family moved from town to town frequently during her youth. Before entering high school, the celebrity game show host lived in several places on the East Coast and the Midwest.
Jessica Chobot Career
The PSP photo
In 2005, the television star gained exposure when Kotaku published a photo of her licking a Sony PSP. Moreover, she appeared in Sony-branded advertising and the photo has been widely parodied since. Furthermore, supplementing Chobot’s love of video games is an obsession with Japanese culture, especially anime and manga.
In 2006, the paranormal researcher was hired full-time by IGN.com to take over hosting responsibilities for the network’s IGN Weekly show. The host’s segments included stand-up introductions as well as ‘woman-on-the-street’ pieces. Moreover, she hosted a daily show titled IGN Daily Fix starting in 2009 and ending in 2011. Furthermore, Chobot contributes columns, features, and reviews and runs a blog on IGN.
She is a former contributor to FHM UK, Mania.com, and has made multiple appearances on G4’s Filter and Attack of the Show! Chobot also hosted a videogame preview segment for Fuel TV, The Daily Habit, and co-hosts Lifeskool TV’s Gamer’s Dojo. In addition, the podcaster also contributes as a weekly guest on Maxim Radio. Here, Chobot answers questions for an hour each Monday.
Moreover, together with Ryan Dunn, she starred in Proving Ground, a program whose airing cycle was disrupted by Dunn’s death in an automotive crash on June 20, 2011.
Commercials and modeling
The game show host has appeared in commercials for ADV’s Anime Network On Demand cable station. Chobot lent her likeness to Symbiote Studios Toy Company for two limited-edition anime-style sculptures. Furthermore, Jessica has modeled for the J!NX female games clothing line. Moreover, the television host co-wrote a sci-fi script with writer/director/creator of Tron, Steven Lisberger, for Soul Code in 2006-2007.
Furthermore, Chobot’s current contributions include an anime-style collectible figurine in development with Symbiote Studios, a representative of the J!NX.com women’s apparel line. Additionally, the model is also writing the ‘Ask Jess, Dammit!” blog for Maxim.
Chobot was named the 88th most desirable woman of 2008 by AskMen magazine and the 14th hottest woman of business in 2009 by Business Pundit. In addition, she hosts a weekly show featured on Inside Xbox called IGN Strategize. Moreover, in 2011, she placed at #57 in the 2011 AskMen’s Top 99 Women poll.
Furthermore, she voiced news reporter Diana Allers. In addition, Chobot hosted a preview of the game Mass Effect 3 for G4 in January 2012.
Chobot began her work as the main host of Nerdist News on November 4, 2013. The new show focused on nerdy pop culture updates iring 5 days a week on Nerdist.com. Moreover, she served as the writer for Daylight, a survival horror video game by Zombie Studios.
In addition, on June 26, 2014, she launched her own podcast dedicated to the weird and supernatural titled Bizarre States. Moreover, she co-hosts the show with fellow Nerdist Industries employee Andrew Browser and features occasional guests.
Furthermore, in 2015, she was the contestant interviewer on the revived sixth series of robotic combat game show Battlebots. In addition, she acted as Samus Aran for the movie Metroid: The Sky Calls. Additionally, Chobot played the role along with another actress named America Young.
On August 5, 2019, the actress announced on Twitter that she was leaving Nerdist after six years. She now stars in Expedition X which premiered on February 12, 2020, on the Discovery Channel.
Jessica Chobot’s Net Worth
Chobot’s net worth ranges between $1 million and $5 million.