Jessob Reisbeck From The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker: Wife, Net Worth, Age & Instagram of the Reporter!

Jan 13, 2023 @ 7:06 GMT-0500
Jessob Reisbeck From The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker: Wife, Net Worth, Age & Instagram of the Reporter!

Jessob Reisbeck from Netflix's The Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker is an American news anchor and journalist who currently works at CBS 58 WDJT in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has two sons from his first wife. According to his Instagram  (@jessob_reisbeck), he does not seem to be still married to her as he is currently in a relationship with a new girl named Lindsay Magyar. Additionally, Jessob Reisbeck has yet to reveal his net worth

The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker, a new true crime documentary was released on Netflix on Jan 10, 2023. It tells the story of a troubled Canadian hitchhiker who became famous, albeit briefly, thanks to a viral meme in 2013. Kai Lawrence (née Caleb Lawrence McGillvary) became an overnight sensation after giving a rambling TV interview that was streamed millions of times in just a few weeks. However, things took a tragic turn after his internet fame, and he was convicted of murder in 2019.

If Kai Lawrence hadn't ended up in prison for murder, his story might have gone the way of most viral sensations. Kai claims he was acting in self-defense when he was arrested two months after his fateful interview with Reisbeck. He is currently incarcerated at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton for 57 years.

It is every news reporter's dream to be the first to break a story. Having nearly exclusive access to one of the most viral public figures is not far behind. Jessob Reisbeck was able to realize his dreams, thanks to Kai, and he did everything he could to assist the hitchhiker.

The reporter is featured in the Netflix series reminiscing about his meetings with Kai and discussing events that occurred after the latter's fame. Naturally, this has piqued the interest of many people in Jessob Reisbeck's current whereabouts. Let's look into it together, shall we?

Previously, we touched on Jett McBride.

Jessob Reisbeck From the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker: He Is a 40-Year-Old American News Anchor and Journalist Who Initially Discovered the Whereabouts of Kai Lawrence!

Jessob Reisbeck (@jessob_reisbeck) is an American news anchor and journalist who was born on July 22, 1982, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. He currently works at CBS 58 WDJT in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He primarily appears on Channel 58's 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts, as well as WMLW on Channel 49 with Natalie Shepherd (@natalieshepherd). Jessob even spent five years at WITI before joining CBS.

Jessob also has two sons, Jensen and Jase with his former wife, Jackie. Even though there's no information about the couple's divorce, we're certain that they are not together anymore as Jessob seems to be in a happy relationship with his current partner, Lindsay Magyar, as seen on Instagram.

Jessob Reisbeck, 40, attended Arizona State University after graduating from Irvine High School in 2000. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Communication from Cronkite School in 2004. In August 2004, Jessob began working as a Sports Anchor/Reporter for WAOW-TV, covering the news in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Jessob joined WSTM-TV in April 2006 as a Sports Anchor/Reporter, where he remained until February 2009. The reporter began working as an Anchor/Reporter for KMPH-TV in March 2009, focusing on sports and news. In February 2013, while working for KMPH in Fresno, California, he was asked to cover a car accident. Jessob first met Kai Lawrence, AKA Caleb McGillivary, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker hailed as a hero for saving a woman from Jett McBride.

Jessob Reisbeck's interview with Kai was nothing short of fascinating. When the hitchhiker refused to speak to any other reporter, the reporter realized the true scope of the interview. Despite the fact that KMPH only shared about a minute and a half of the interview video, Jessob and cameraperson Terry Woods decided to upload it to YouTube. The interview received thousands of views in a single night, far exceeding their expectations, and Kai became an internet sensation.

As Kai's fame grew, he was approached by a number of people in the entertainment industry. People like Lisa Samsky wanted the hitchhiker to be the face of a new reality TV show, whereas Jimmy Kimmel wanted him to appear on his show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Nonetheless, Jessob Reisbeck appeared to be the only person who could communicate with the now-famous Kai, as the hitchhiker had provided him with his email address, which the reporter immediately used to contact the latest internet sensation.

Although, Jessob Reisbeck decided to keep his cool and contacted those who wanted to work with Kai and convinced him to appear on television once more. As the hitchhiker became increasingly popular, the reporter remained in contact with him in hopes of helping him navigate the new world of opportunities that had opened before him.

Needless to say, the murder charge levied against Kai surrounding the death of Joseph Galfy shook the reporter. It made him wonder if he had told the world a story that was not what it seemed like. On the other hand, his net worth is yet to be revealed.

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