Jay Crawford Bio | Wiki
Jay Crawford (Jason Crawford) is an American journalist currently working for WKYC, 3News in Cleveland, Ohio as an anchor. He joined the TV station in 2019 and currently serves as the face of the Lunch Break show that airs at noon.
Prior to joining WKYC, Jay hosted the Little league World Series, anchored ESPN’s SportsCenter, and was also a guest host on NFL Live. His career journey kicked off at WYMT-TV in Hazard, Kentucky, where he served as a sports director.
Jay Crawford Age
He was born on July 4, 1965, in Sandusky, Ohio, in the United States. Jay is 58 years old and celebrates his birthday on July 4 every year.
Jay Crawford Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Jay stands at a height of 5 ft 9 in (Approx 1.75 m).
Jay Crawford Family
He was born to his parents in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. Jay is of American nationality and was born with different colored eyes. However, he has not disclosed much concerning his parents and siblings to the public eye.
Jay Crawford Wife
He is married to his beloved wife Tracy Crawford. The pair tied the knot on December 26, 1987, and have been living a blissful married life. Jay and his wife share two children, one son, and one daughter. On November 19, 2019, Tracy joined the #3LunchBreak crew where she showed them how to make her delicious holiday dish of sweet potato souffle. Jay currently resides in Chagrin Falls along with his wife. However, there is not much available information regarding how the couple met.
Jay Crawford Daughter
His daughter Kirstyn Crawford who is also a journalist working as an anchor and producer for Good Morning America was engaged to Joe Toohey in 2016. They are currently husband and wife and are blessed with a baby girl. Joe is a journalist working as a co-anchor for FOX 8 News anchoring the 7 p.m newscast. Jay shares a strong bond with his daughter and has been seen on various occasions posting his daughter as well as messages involving her on his Twitter account.
Jay Crawford Son
Corey Crawford, Jay’s son is a former Big Ten Long-jump Champion at Rutgers who missed slightly making the 2016 Rio Games but was giving his all for Tokyo and hopeful of his chances at making Team USA. However, things did not go as expected since the Olympic Games in Tokyo were officially put off due to the global coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
As a result, his career is now finished since long-jump athletes do not have the same huge incomes as people participating in other major sports. Corey thought that the decision was unavoidable although the news was devastating as he put 10 years of his life into realizing his Olympic desires. However, Jay wanted to support his son during his difficult times and encouraged him to focus on the things that he has rather than fret about the things that he doesn’t.
Jay Crawford Education
He attended Perkins High School in Sandusky, Ohio, where he completed his high school education in 1983. Jay later enrolled at Bowling Green State University where he graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television, and Film.
Jay Crawford WKYC | Cleveland
He joined WKYC, 3News in 2019 working as an anchor. In addition, he also hosts the Lunch Break show at noon. Before joining WKYC, Jay anchored ESPN’s SportsCenter, hosted the Little League World Series, and was also a guest host on NFL Live. He received his bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television, and Film in 1987 from Green State University. Jay’s career journey in broadcasting began at WYMT-TV in Hazard, Kentucky where he worked as the Sports Director and later moved to WTIC-TV in Hartford, Connecticut to serve as a Weekend Sports Anchor.
He then returned to Ohio to work at WBNS-TV in Columbus. In addition, he also helped launch Wall to Wall Sports, which is a 30-minute sports show that is still aired up to date. He went on to work at WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida as a sports director. While there, Jay obtained numerous awards for best sportscast, outstanding sports operation, and also best sports special. He joined ESPN in 2003 where he launched his famous show called Cold Pizza which later became ESPN’s First Take in 2007.
In a span of five years, Jay was on the SportsCenter division to host the midday program until 2017. Over the years of working, he has attained certain professional achievements including winning three Society of Professional Journalists Best Sports Program Awards, and four regional Emmy Awards, for the Best Sportscaster Award from the Kentucky Associated Press. In addition, Jay has also contributed time to the Special Olympics as well as being a host for Children’s Miracle Network. He joined forces with 3News’ Chief Meteorologist, Betsy Kling in 2020, for a new 5 p.m. show called What’s New.
Some of Jay’s colleagues at WKYC include:
Alexa Lee – On-Air Host
Matt Wintz – Meteorologist
Lynna Lai – Anchor
Danielle Serino – Investigative Reporter & Anchor
Sara Shookman – Anchor
Jay Crawford ESPN | First Take
Jay joined ESPN in 2003 serving as a SportsCenter anchor. He also helped in launching a morning show called “Cold Pizza” that later became ESPN First Take in the year 2007. After five years, Jay was on the SportsCenter division to host the midday program until 2017. He left the station on May 28, 2019, and was headed to Cleveland, Ohio to work for WKYC-TV where he currently serves as an anchor and host.
Jay Crawford Eyes
Drawing from most of his photos, it is quite evident that Jay has two different colored eyes. On July 13, 2016, he posted on Twitter that he had just found out it was two different color Eye Day. However, he has not shared much concerning his eyes.
Jay Crawford Baseball
He played Minor League Baseball. Jay pitched for several different teams and his last outing was a two-inning no-hitter. He considered that a pretty good to end his baseball career.
Jay Crawford Salary
He makes quite an enormous amount from working at WKYC as an anchor and tv host. Jay’s average salary is $155,000 per year.
Jay Crawford Net Worth
Having worked in the media industry since 1987, Jay has been able to secure a decent fortune. Jay’s estimated net worth is $2 million.
Is Jay Crawford Married
He is a married man. Jay tied the knot with his better half Tracy Crawford on December 26, 1987, and is still very much in love with her. They are blessed with two children who are all grown up, one son, and one daughter named Kirstyn Crawford and Cory Crawford.
How Much Is Jay Worth
He has worked in the media industry since 1987. Over the years, Jay has managed to accumulate a net worth of $2 million.
Where Is Jay Crawford Now
He has been working at WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio serving as an anchor and tv host for Lunch Break at noon since joining in 2019. Before that, Jay worked at ESPN where he was a SportsCenter anchor.
Where Does Jay Crawford Live
Jay currently lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in the United States along with his wife. However, due to security reasons, his exact location is still under the radar.