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Phoenix Fire Department Assistant Chief Shelly Jamison

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Shelly Leah Jamison aka Shelly Jamison (born July 10, 1962) is a former television news reporter from Phoenix, Arizona, who appeared as a Playboy magazine cover model and the sideline reporter on the 1989-1990 souped-up roller derby TV series RollerGames.

Shelly Jamison in the poster of Playboy magazine

Jamison majored in broadcast journalism at Arizona State University. She worked as a news producer, reporter and occasional anchor on KTSP-TV in Phoenix, until she appeared clothed on the cover and nude inside the July 1989 issue of Playboy magazine. 

Shelly Jamison in the poster of Playboy magazine

In the accompanying article, she predicted that she would most likely be fired from her job at KTSP-TV (CBS 10 and now KSAZ-TV FOX 10). She rationalized that her pay for the appearance (over US$100,000) was more than five years' pay at the station: she did leave her job at the station after the magazine appearance.

Shelly Jamison wearing an orange dress with monitors at the back

She was hired as a sideline reporter for RollerGames in May 1989, after producers David Sams and Michael Miller saw her picture in a USA Today story about the controversial Playboy appearance.

Shelly Jamison wearing her firefighter uniform

Since 1998, Jamison has been a firefighter in various capacities, currently serving at the rank of Captain and position of Battalion Chief of the Phoenix Fire Department.


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