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Jessica Chobot | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Jessica Lynn Horn
  • Occupation On-camera Host, Writer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Buffalo City, New York, USA
  • Birth Date Jul 07, 1977
  • Age 44 Years, 3 Months
Co-host of Discovery Channel's Paranormal Show ‘Expedition X’

Jessica Chobot | Biography

Former On-camera Presenter of IGN, G4TV, & Nerdist.com

Jessica Chobot was the on-camera presenter of IGN, G4TV, and Nerdist.com. She was on the front lines when IGN launched their efficacious campaigns such as The Daily Fix with IGN.com, IGN Strategize with IGN.com and Xbox Live, and IGN Game Breaks for FOX Television, among others. She also hosted events and collected coverage from Xbox players all over the world.


Jessica Chobot is the co-host of the Discovery paranormal show ‘Expedition X.’ She was also the on-camera presenter of IGN, G4TV, and Nerdist.com.

Who Is Jessica Chobot?

Jessica Chobot is an American on-camera presenter and writer. She gained prominence after posting a ‘PSP Licking’ picture on the Kotaku website during the mid-2000. Before that, she was a fine arts graduate who played many video games.

Subsequently, she was interviewed by the IGN and G4 at an E3 event. She also worked as a freelance writer briefly, and in 2006 she landed a job as an on-camera host at the IGN in California. She first started by conducting on-air web coverages, followed by that she produced segments and important event covering. In addition, she was the official presenter of IGN at its video gaming campaigns, including The Daily Fix with IGN.com, IGN Strategize with IGN.com and Xbox Live, and IGN Game Breaks for FOX Television, among others.

After that, in 2011, she joined the G4TV and co-hosted the Proving Ground with Ryan Dunn. Eventually, she joined Nerdist.com as the host of Mothership and the Nerdist News Talks Back in 2014. Further, she also co-hosted the podcast, Bizarre States with Andrew Bowser from 2014 to 2019.

Most recently, in 2021, Chobot launched a paranormal show, Expedition X, on the Discovery channel.

How Old Is Jessica Chobot?

Jessica Chobot was born Jessica Lynn Horn on 7 July 1977 in Buffalo City, New York. She grew up and later settled in Novi, Oakland City of Michigan State. She attained her college degree in fine arts, hoping to become a painter. However, after she got married upon graduating college, she took her partner’s name, Chobot, and did not change it in the future.

Career

Before joining IGN, Chobot was studying for a graduate program to get an art teacher certification. However, while in the middle of her course, Michigan state updated its teacher qualification, which backed her certification process by nearly eight years. That made a dent in her life plans and took a toll on her mental health. So, to recover, she took a trip to Japan where she realized having a passion for video games, having played video games from a young age. She eventually decided to enter the gaming industry.

When Chobot returned to America, she began selling games over the internet on weekdays and took upon modeling gigs on weekends for extra cash. Then, on one of her shoots, she unboxed her pre-ordered PSP with the crew. And while admiring her new-fangled gadget, she seductively licked it, and the photographer captured the moment.

Later, when she got the picture, she forwarded it on the video gaming and blogging site, Kotaku. She believed it would be her ’15 minutes of fame’ and launch her career in the industry.

Career at IGN

Few weeks after the Kotaku post, Chobot attended the E3, a video gaming trade event. There, the attendees recognized her, and she was the center of attention. In addition, she was interviewed by the G4 Outlet and IGN on her viral picture and her video gaming choices. A year into the event, she worked as a freelance writer for IGN and other short-lived websites like Red Assed Baboon. Soon after, IGN offered her a full-time position as a review writer of mobile games. But she rejected the offer, thinking mobile games would not be a good option for her future.

Regretting her decision, she called up the IGN again, but the position was already full. Nevertheless, after some time, IGN came to her in another post. It was of an on-camera presenter for their new video team in California. Chobot took the job and made it to California in 2006. She was first assigned to an in-studio position while gradually she began conducting on-air web, followed by production and important event covering.

She was on the front lines when IGN launched their efficacious campaigns such as The Daily Fix with IGN.com, IGN Strategize with IGN.com and Xbox Live, and IGN Game Breaks for FOX Television, among others. She also hosted events and collected coverage from Xbox players all over the world.

Alongside, Chobot wrote for the FHM UK, Mania.com, MAXIM print, and other online gaming websites. While she was also interviewed by the ABC World News, EXTRA!, FOX News Live, CBS News for her expert capacity in the flourishing gaming industry.

Career After IGN

In 2011, Chobot left IGN and briefly worked for the G4TV. She co-hosted the Proving Ground show of the network with Ryan Dunn. She also hosted the show Sand Wars on the Travel Channel. In addition, Chobot was the field correspondent for the network’s events, such as Attack of the Shows and X-Play.

Then, in 2014, she joined Nerdist.com as the host of Mothership and the Nerdist News Talks Back. She also co-hosted the Nerdist’s podcast, Bizarre States, with Andrew Bowser from 2014 to 2019. Further, Chobot appeared as a judge on the ABC BattleBots for season 1 and season 2. In addition, she continued freelancing and co-wrote the Comic series ‘Firebrand.’ She also freelanced presenting for many shows, such as the Hulu broadcasted ESL’s Player vs Player.

Then, in 2021, Chobot launched a paranormal show, Expedition X, on the Discovery channel. Along with co-host Josh Gates and scientist Phil Torres, she explores paranormal experiences, mythical creatures, and strange events with other oddities on the show.

First Husband

Chobot met her first husband at the real estate company while working as a secretary after college. They got married and settled in Michigan. Then, her first husband was a real estate agent, and she was preparing for a teacher’s certificate after being unable to pursue her passion for painting.

Chobot recalled the marriage as a patch she put in upon knowing she would not become a painter. She said, “I knew even then that I was making the wrong choice.” Eventually, they grew apart, and after having a fall down with her certificate preparation, she went into depression. 

Subsequently, when she received the IGN offer to California, she gave her husband two options. Chobot quoted the request, “I told my husband he had two options. I could stay here and, no matter what, we’re definitely getting a divorce. Or I can try to move out to California, see if I can make something of it, and see if I miss you. And if I miss you, then obviously something’s still there and we can talk about you coming out here and living in California with me.” Chobot’s husband agreed; however, four months into California, she filed for divorce.

Second Husband & Child

Later, in one of the G4 events, she met her second husband, Blair Herter, a presenter of G4TV. He proposed to her with a Wonder Woman-inspired ring, and they got married in 2012. A year later, she gave birth to their son Emerson Rolland Herter.

Did You Know?

  • Jessica Chobot is very fond of tattoos and has many tattoos on her body.

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