Jake Hamilton Biography
Jake Hamilton is an American Emmy Award-winning entertainment reporter, former film critic and documentary producer currently working for Fox 32 in Chicago. She is a reporter for Good Day Chicago weekdays from 4:30 to 10 am. on FOX 32 and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
A former teen film critic for the Houston Chronicle and Houston PBS’s The After Party, he hosts the film review segment Jake’s Take, produced by KRV, the Fox affiliate in Houston.
Jake began his career as a print film critic at the age of 14. In 2002 he wrote for the Houston Chronicles while still attending Seabrook Intermediate School. In his op-ed, Hamilton was criticized for including R-rated movies in his list of “Top 10 Movies of the Year.” After entering Clear Lake High School, he continued to write for the Houston Chronicles until 2006, when he graduated.
In 2006, Jake was 18 years old when he was hired as a film critic for the late-night talk show, The After Party, hosted by Emie Manouse. The series received positive reviews from both critics and fans and was soon nominated for an “Outstanding Entertainment/Variety Program” Emmy Award in its first season. The program spans over 50 episodes and ends on November 15, 2006.
After the collapse of After The Party, Ernie Manouse brought Jake on board to help produce the HoustonPBS documentary, The Last 24. When the documentary aired in August 2007, it received critical acclaim. The documentary earned Hamilton an Emmy nomination in September 2008.
Additionally, in 2008, he began hosting the film review segment Jake’s Takes on KHOU-TV (CBS Houston). In this position, Jake reviewed films covering international film festivals and interviewed celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Will Smith. This program was nominated for “Outstanding Achievement in Cinema” by the Houston Society of Film Critics in 2008 for “bringing celebrity back to Houston.”
In 2009, Jake was nominated for a Lone Star Emmy Award for “Outstanding On-Air Talent” for hosting Jake’s Takes. Additionally, he returned to writing for the Houston Chronicle as one of Houston’s City Brights. Later in October 2009, Hamilton moved Jake’s Takes from CBS affiliate (KHOU-TV) to KRIV (FOX affiliate).
In 2011, Jake received a Lone Star Emmy Award for “Best On-Camera Talent” for hosting Jake’s Takes. In addition, he won the Los Angeles Press Club’s National Entertainment Journalism Award in 2012 for hosting “Jake’s Takes.”
In November 2013, Jake joined WFLD-TV’s (FOX 32 Chicago) Good Day Chicago as a reporter for the morning show.
Jake Hamilton Age
How old is Jake Hamilton? Hamilton is 34 years old from 2022. He it was born on January 18, 1988in Houston, Texas, United States of America. Moreover, he celebrates his own birthday on January 18 of each year.
Jake Hamilton’s wife
Hamilton it is fortunately married to his wife Lauren Deschenes. In 2017, he shared a video of his epic proposal to Lauren in a dark movie theater using the magic of a fake movie trailer.
Jake Hamilton Family
Hamilton has managed to keep his family out of the public eye. Therefore it is not known if he has any siblings nor are his parents’ names available. We promise to keep you posted as soon as information comes to light.
Jake Hamilton Height
Hamilton stands at an average height and build. However, his exact height and weight figures are under investigation.
Jake Hamilton Net Worth
Hamilton has a net value about 3 million dollars. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as a journalist.
Jake Hamilton Salary
Hamilton receives an estimated annual salary ranging from $45,500 – $110,500.