Walter Skippy

Walter Skippy was a Channel 1, Action News field reporter in Dick Tracy’s city, making an appearance in a the 2003 Hard Case Harry storyline.  While Tracy was engaged in a shootout in the streets following a robbery, Skippy showed up to ge the scoop, to bad for Walter the story never made it to the station.


Local Chicago residents might realize, Walter Skippy was actually an homage to Walter “Skippy” Jacobson, a long time news anchor in Chicago (retired in 2006) and one time bat boy for the Cubs back in 1952.

Walter Jacobson Wiki Page

Interview with Jacobson

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