Longtime broadcaster Walter Jacobson selling on N. Cleveland

Medium 9d0c7db365c84b4dfe39e8637c76d0db Longtime Chicago journalist Walter Jacobson has listed for sale his five bedroom, 3.5-bath at 2142 N. Cleveland Ave. in Lincoln Park for the asking price of $2.2 million.

The 3,399-square-foot home was built in 1896.

Mary MacDiarmid of Prudential Preferred Properties is the listing agent for the home.

Jacobson, 71, is an award-winning former broadcast journalist who spent 13 years with WFLD Fox News in Chicago. He was the principal anchor for the station's 9 p.m. newscast from his first days with the station in 1993 until 2004, and hosted a Sunday morning public-affairs talk show for his final two years with the network. He retired in 2006.

Prior to joining WFLD, he was an award-winning journalist with WBBM-TV in Chicago, where he worked from 1973 until 1993 and earned 10 consecutive Chicago Emmy Awards from 1974-83. He is arguably best known for his 1991 in-depth story on the homeless crisis in Chicago, for which he donned a fake beard and spent 48 hours visiting various Chicago neighborhoods.

He also worked in the Chicago bureau of United Press International and with the Chicago American. He is originally from Chicago, and earned his bachelor's in political science from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa and a master's in journalism from Columbia University.

There were 845 home sales in Lincoln Park in 2008, with a median sales price of $425,000.
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