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Jessica Chobot
Jessica Chobot
(born Jessica Lynn Horn; July 7, 1977) is an American on-camera host and writer.[1] She has hosted the IGN
IGN
shows IGN Strategize and Weekly Wood, which also runs on Xbox Live; she previously worked as presenter of the IGN
IGN
Daily Fix. Since 2013 she is the host of Nerdist News and Nerdist News Talks Back for Nerdist Industries. In 2014 she launched her own podcast titled Bizarre States.

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1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] Jessica Chobot
Jessica Chobot
was born on July 7, 1977 in Buffalo, New York. Her family moved from town to town frequently during her youth. Before entering high school, Chobot lived in several places on the East Coast and the Midwest.[2] Career[edit] Chobot gained exposure when Kotaku
Kotaku
published a photo of her licking a Sony PSP
Sony PSP
online in 2005.[3] The photo has been widely parodied since,[4] even appearing on Sony-branded advertising.[5] Supplementing her love of video games is an obsession with Japanese culture, especially anime and manga. In 2006, Chobot was hired full-time by IGN.com to take over hosting responsibilities for the network's IGN
IGN
Weekly show which is still running. Her segments included stand-up introductions as well as "woman-on-the-street" pieces. Starting in 2009 and ending in 2011, Chobot hosted a daily show titled " IGN
IGN
Daily Fix"; the first episode aired March 23, 2009. In addition, she contributes columns, features and reviews and runs a blog on IGN. Chobot is also a former contributor to FHM
FHM
UK, Mania.com, and has made multiple appearances on G4's "Filter" and "Attack of the Show!". She has also hosted a videogame preview segment for Fuel TV's, "The Daily Habit", and co-hosts on Lifeskool TV's, "Gamer's Dojo". She also contributes as a weekly guest on Maxim Radio, where she answers caller questions for an hour each Monday.[citation needed] Chobot and Ryan Dunn
Ryan Dunn
starred in Proving Ground, a program whose airing cycle was disrupted by Dunn's death in an automotive crash on June 20, 2011 after the end of production; the program was pulled from airing for a month before returning to finish its run beginning on July 19, 2011. Chobot has appeared on commercials for ADV's Anime
Anime
Network On Demand cable station, and lent her likeness to Symbiote Studios Toy Company for two limited-edition anime-style sculptures. In addition, she has modeled for the J!NX female gamers clothing line. In 2006-2007, she co-wrote a sci-fi script with writer/director/creator of Tron, Steven Lisberger, for Soul Code.[6] Current collaborations include an anime-style collectible figurine in development with Symbiote Studios, a representative of JiNX.com women's apparel line. Chobot is also writing the "Ask Jess, Dammit!" blog for Maxim.[7] She was named the 88th most desirable woman of 2008 by AskMen magazine[8] and 14th hottest woman of business 2009 by Business Pundit.[9] Chobot also hosts a weekly show featured on Inside Xbox called IGN
IGN
strategize. In 2011 Chobot placed at #57 in the 2011 Askmen's Top 99 Women poll.[10] She voiced news reporter Diana Allers in Mass Effect 3, a character modelled in her likeness; Forbes
Forbes
contributor Erik Kain described this as a "grotesque instance" of journalists being too close to publishers, pointing out that "Chobot had previewed the game on G4TV and written that she was a huge fan of BioWare", though both Chobot and IGN
IGN
made it known that she would not review the game in any official capacity.[11] On November 4, 2013 Chobot began work as the main host of Nerdist News,[12] a news show focusing on nerdy pop culture updates airing 5 days a week on Nerdist.com.[13] Chobot is the writer for Daylight, a survival horror video game by Zombie Studios.[3] The game launched on April 29, 2014 On June 26, 2014 Chobot launched her own podcast dedicated to the weird and supernatural titled Bizarre States. The show is co-hosted by fellow Nerdist Industries's employee Andrew Bowser
Andrew Bowser
and features occasional guests.[14] In 2015 Chobot acted as one of the judges on the revived sixth series of robotic combat game show Battlebots, and she acted as Samus Aran for the movie Metroid: The Sky Calls, which was produced by a studio named Rainfall. She played the role along with another actress named America Young.[15] Personal life[edit] Chobot was born Jessica Lynn Horn on July 7, 1977 and grew up in Novi, Michigan.[3] She was divorced from a previous marriage in 2006 but kept the surname.[3] On August 21, 2011 Chobot became engaged to G4tv's Blair Herter
Blair Herter
and they married on February 18, 2012. They had their first child on March 6, 2013.[16][17] References[edit]

^ Chobot, Jessica [@JessicaChobot] (October 26, 2012). "Not a writer for IGN
IGN
or reviewer for G4. I'm a host/entertainer" (Tweet). Retrieved October 27, 2012 – via Twitter.  ^ "Jessica Chobot". Askmen.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012.  ^ a b c d Hall, Charlie (September 13, 2013). "Jessica Chobot: Stepping Into Daylight". Polygon.  ^ Amini, Tina. "Step Aside, Jessica Chobot
Jessica Chobot
Licking A PSP. There's A New Scandalous Picture, And It Involves The Wii U". Kotaku. Retrieved July 6, 2014.  ^ Chobot, Jessica. "Biography". Symbioteststudios.com. Archived from the original on July 25, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.  ^ Diane, Garrett (September 4, 2007). " Steven Lisberger to direct 'Code'". Variety. Retrieved May 15, 2009.  ^ Chobot, Jessica. "Ask Jess, Dammit!". Maxim.com. Archived from the original on January 10, 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2009.  ^ "Top 99 women, 2008 Edition". AskMen. Archived from the original on March 13, 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2009.  ^ "25 Hottest Women of Business". Business Pundit. January 1, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.  ^ " Jessica Chobot
Jessica Chobot
- Top 99 Women". AskMen. Archived from the original on January 22, 2012. Retrieved November 1, 2012.  ^ Kain, Eric (October 26, 2012). "All The Pretty Doritos: How Video Game Journalism Went Off The Rails". Forbes. Retrieved November 1, 2012.  ^ Walton, Brian (November 5, 2013). "Watch the Premiere of Nerdist News with Jessica Chobot!". Nerdist.  ^ "Nerdist News". Nerdist.com.  ^ "Bizarre States Podcast". Nerdist.  ^ RainfallFilms (November 2, 2015). "Metroid: The Sky Calls // a Rainfall Films Intergalactic Odyssey". YouTube.  ^ Johnson, Ed (August 23, 2011). "G4/IGN's Herter and Chobot get engaged with geek style". Zimbio.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2011.  ^ Prat, Vanessa (August 26, 2011). "Gaming Host Proposes With Wonder Woman Inspired Ring". Since1910.com. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 

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