Nancy Platt Jacoby
Nancy Jacoby is the Executive Producer of Are We There Yet? a prime time series for Discovery's Travel Channel. She is also an adjunct journalism professor in the graduate division at USC's Annenberg School and is the CEO of Nancy Jacoby Productions. Jacoby is a journalist, director, writer and producer. She executive produces and directs pilots, series, shows and broadcasts for various network, syndicated and cable outlets. From 2003--2005 Jacoby traveled throughout America shooting "Stories from the Heartland," for the Travel Channel. Read more... and Legends with Matt Lauer. She developed, commissioned and supervised over one hundred primetime documentary hours in that time. An Emmy winning producer, Jacoby joined MSNBC in 2000 as creator and Executive Producer of HomePage, a daily 3-hour live news, talk and information program. HomePage introduced NBC News' rising young star, Ashleigh Banfield, who was recruited by Jacoby as lead anchor. HomePage was so successful on MSNBC that a daily live hour of the program also aired on the NBC Television Network in 2000. Jacoby has more than 20 years of journalism experience in print and broadcast news and is considered a versatile leader in the media. She's received acclaim for her writing, directing, reporting and producing. She began her broadcast career with KCBS-TV News in Los Angeles. Among other duties, she served as Assistant News Director, Executive Producer of all news broadcasts and Executive Producer of investigative reporting. In 1984, she Executive Produced KCBS' coverage of the Democratic and Republican Conventions and the L.A. Olympics. Jacoby joined CBS News in 1986 as West Coast producer of The CBS Morning News. She later moved to ABC to create a West Coast Bureau for Good Morning America and serve as its first bureau chief. Jacoby has written feature and cover stories for magazines including: Elle, Los Angeles, Lears and Glamour. In addition to Jacoby's news experience, she has been involved with a wide variety of entertainment ventures including feature films, movies of the week, entertainment and reality-based programming. At CBS, Jacoby wrote, produced and directed three specials that served as pilots for the hit primetime series, Rescue 911 (1989). She went on to produce the first two seasons, as well as direct many of the segments and programs. Later, Jacoby was the producer of ABC's daytime drama, Port Charles (1997), and the first supervising producer of Access Hollywood. She wrote and directed a two-hour syndicated reality special, Fatal Passions, hosted by Patty Duke. This show generated 15,000 viewer response calls. In addition, Jacoby was Co-Producer of the CBS docudrama, The Charles Stuart Story, and consulting producer for the CBS reality series, True Detectives. In 1991 she formed Nancy Jacoby Productions, which develops and produces non-fiction, talk, documentary and reality-based programming, and was exclusively associated with ABC Productions until 1994. Jacoby has been involved in the development, startup and production of several talk and information series for syndication and cable. In 1998 & 1999 she created and executive produced Travel Daily (1998) for Discovery's Travel Channel and before that helped start-up and run CBS's syndicated _"Day and Date" (1995)_ . In addition to an Emmy, Jacoby has won a Peoples' Choice Award, three Golden Mike Awards from the Los Angeles Radio & Television News Association, numerous L.A. Press Club Awards, a California Associated Press Statewide Award for Best Documentary, a Los Angeles Trial Lawyers National Award for legal coverage, and a Silver Award from the Houston Film Festival. Jacoby was a finalist in the Film and TV Festival of New York, as well as the Women in Film Awards. She was a recent winner of Best Daytime Drama in the Media Access Awards.