Jason Benetti Podcast, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Disability, Eye, Salary, and Net Worth

Jason Benetti Bio | Wiki

Jason Benetti is an American journalist and sportscaster currently working as an alternate play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls basketball and the primary tv play-by-play announcer for Chicago White Sox baseball for NBC Chicago since 2016. In addition, he is mainly contracted with Fox Sports nationally.

Previously, Ben worked for ESPN as a main play-by-play announcer. He joined ESPN in 2011 and covered college basketball until August 2022. Prior to joining ESPN, Jason worked as a broadcaster for Westwood One, Fox Sports 1, Time Warner Cable Sports, The Syracuse Chiefs, BIG EAST Conference, DePaul University, High Point University, and many more.

Jason Benetti Age

He was born on September 9, 1983, in Illinois, in the United States. Jason is 39 years old and celebrates his birthday on September 9 every year.

Jason Benetti Height

He is a man of average stature. Jason’s height is 5 ft 7 in (Approx 1.7 m).

Jason Benetti's Photo
Jason’s Photo

Jason Benetti Family

He was born to his parents Sue Benetti and Rob Benetti in Illinois, in the USA. However, Jason has not disclosed any information to the public in regard to his siblings. Therefore, we cannot tell whether he has any siblings or not.

Jason Benetti Wife | Married | Partner

Despite being a public figure, Jason has managed to keep information regarding his wife and married life away from the public eye. Therefore we can’t really tell whether he is dating, single, or married. However, we will update this as soon as we have clear details concerning his love life.

Jason Benetti Education

He received his high school diploma in 2001 from Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Jason then enrolled at Syracuse University where he graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Economics, and Psychology. He later attended Wake Forest School of Law in 2011 to earn his J.D.

Jason Benetti Eye

He was discovered with the cerebral palsy condition as a toddler. This condition affects his eyes resulting in strabismus which is a condition where the eyes are severely turned making it impossible for both eyes to work together.

Jason Benetti Disability | Walking

He was born 10 weeks earlier and had to be hospitalized for three months. During those three months, Jason developed a respiratory illness while in the intensive care unit that divested his blood of oxygen. When he was a toddler he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and had to go through years of physical therapy as well as surgeries in order to improve his ability to walk. It is believed that his cerebral palsy condition was caused by the respiratory illness he had as a newborn baby in the intensive care unit. In addition, Ben is also a member of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation’s called ‘Just Say Hi’ campaign.

Jason Benetti Contract

In January 2013, the White Sox announced multi-year contracts with Jason Benetti and his fellow announcer Steve Stone. The two will carry on being The White Sox NBC Chicago Tv broadcast team. In addition, Jason’s contract was announced as a multi-year option while Steve’s contract was announced as a multi-year extension. However, information concerning how long their contracts last is currently unknown apart from being a multi-year contract.

Also, in the year 2017, Jason agreed to a multi-year contract to carry on as the primary television play-by-play voice for the Sox. During his first three seasons with the club, Jason split broadcasting duties with Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, the 2020 Ford C. Frick winner. However, there is not much available information in regard to the contract.

Jason Benetti ESPN

He joined ESPN in 2011 serving as a main play-by-play announcer covering college basketball. In addition, he works for Chicago White Sox games as a television play-by-play announcer. Jason is a proud alumnus of Syracuse University where he called lacrosse and also Women’s basketball. Following his graduation from Syracuse University, he joined Wake Forest University where he obtained a law degree. During his time at Wake Forest University, Jason served as the voice of Syracuse Chiefs baseball games, High Point Panthers basketball games, as well as high school football for Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.

In addition, he also interned with Chicago’s sports radio station called WSCR. During his time at ESPN, Jason would call select college basketball games for ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPNU. In addition, he called his first football game for AAC Network in the year 2013. Jason replaced Ken Harrelson beginning with the 2016 baseball season serving as the television play-by-play announcer selects for Chicago White Sox home as well as road games. It was then announced in May 2017 that Jason would take over full-time play-by-play duties in the year 2019 after Harrelson’s retirement.

Moreover, he is also contracted by Fox Sports. Furthermore, Jason also works at Syracuse University with Communication Hope through Assistive Technology commonly referred to as CHAT Camp. Besides that, he has also served as an adjunct professor at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication where he taught sports broadcasting.

Some of Jason’s colleagues at ESPN included:

John Buccigross – Sportscaster

Ashley Brewer – Sports Anchor & Host

Katie George – Sports Anchor

Molly Qerim – Host

Samantha Ponder – Sunday NFL Countdown Host

Kevin Negandhi – Anchor & Host

Ben Baby – NFL Nation Reporter

Jason Benetti Podcast

He has a podcast called Sox Degrees where Jason along with his co-host Len Kasper and fellow White Sox colleague talk with Chicago celebrities as well as figures all over baseball, some with close white Sox ties, and also some six degrees away. In this podcast, no topic is off-limits in this free-flowing talk all over the White Sox universe. The last episode was released on August 1, 2022.

Jason Benetti Hometown

He was born to his parents in Illinois. Jason was brought up a few miles south of Chicago in Homewood, Illinois, where he also did his schooling.

Jason Benetti Salary

He receives quite an impressive amount from working as a play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox. Jason’s average salary is $103,000 annually.

Jason Benetti Net Worth

Having worked in the media industry for quite some time, Jason has managed to secure quite a decent fortune. Jason’s estimated net worth is $2.5 million.

Is Jason Benetti Married

He has not disclosed any information to the public concerning his married life and/or wife. Therefore we can’t clarify whether Jason is single, married, or dating.

Where Did Jason Benetti Go To High School

During his junior high, Jason ran his school’s NCAA tournament pool and later joined the radio broadcasters in high school. He attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School where he received his diploma in 2001.

How Much Money Does Jason Benetti Make

He has been working in the media and sports industry for quite some time. Jason receives quite a fulfillment salary of $103,000 annually for the Chicago White Sox as a play-by-play announcer.

Jason Benetti Twitter