Lisa Stebic mysteriously vanished, without of trace on April 30, 2007. It should be noted, Lisa was going through a divorce from her estranged husband, Craig Stebic.
One gutsy reporter, Amy Jacobson, did the unthinkable. She investigated the case, her way.
Amy used her skills to get close to the Stebic family. This included Lisa's relatives and the "person of interest" Craig Stebic.
In July of 2007, Reporter Amy Jacobson had an opportunity to come out to the Stebic's House. Craig Stebic and Lisa's sister in- law's children along with a few other relatives would also be at the home.
It was an innocent afternoon by the pool. For Amy Jacobson, it was a perfect opportunity to "get the story" and gain more personal insight into the suspect Craig Stebic.
All Amy Jacobson cared about was finding the truth about Lisa Stebic.
Many, do not agree. A camera crew that day from another news station was in the same neighborhood conducting interviews on the case. They "stumbled", when they stumbled upon Amy Jacobson in her bathing suit inside the Stebic's home.
Within days, after the airing by the other news network of the video, Amy Jacobson lost her job.
In my opinion, she lost her job, because she was doing her job.
Today, a lawsuit was filed seeking damages from the news station who chopped up the video of Amy, that cost her a job she truly loved. The lawsuit claims the news station portrayed her as an adulteress and a disreputable reporter.
All this hoopla because a reporter was doing her job, shifted the attention away from the "person of interest" in the case, Craig Stebic.
Where does it say in the "ethics of reporting" one must adhere to certain restrictions when covering a story on your own personal time?
Amy Jacobson went above and beyond. Her only fault was to seek truth and justice!
Video coverage: http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/Lisa.Stebic.Craig.2.338140.html