Jason Benetti Biography
Jason Benetti is an American sportscaster currently working as a play-by-play commentator for ESPN. He joined the team in 2011. Since 2016, he has also served as the Chicago White Sox’s television play-by-play announcer and the Chicago Bulls’ alternate play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports Chicago.
Since 2011, he has called college football, lacrosse games, and baseball, as well as high school football, Major League Baseball, the NFL, and college football and MLB on ESPN Radio. Benetti is also the play-by-play commentator for MLB Statcast AI’s Wild Card and Home Run Derby coverage on ESPN.
In addition to his ESPN obligations, Jason has worked as a broadcaster for Fox Sports 1, the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals Triple-A affiliate), Westwood One, Time Warner Cable Sports, High Point University, IMG College, BIG EAST Conference, Salem Avalanche, and DePaul University.
Regarding his schooling, Benetti earned bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism, economics, and psychology from Syracuse University in 2005. In 2011, he received his J.D. from Wake Forest School of Law.
Benetti suffers from cerebral palsy, which affects his balance and ability to walk but not his on-air performance.
Moreover, the Illinois native gives back to his alma mater by participating in the Burton Blatt Institute’s Communication Hope with Assistive Technology camp at Syracuse University. He formerly worked as an adjunct professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, where he taught sports broadcasting.
Jason Benetti Age
How old is Jason Benetti? Benetti is 38 years old as of 2021. He was born on September 9, 1983, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America. In addition, Jason celebrates his birthday on the 9th of September every year, and his zodiac sign is Virgo.
Moreover, his nationality is American and he belongs to the white ethnicity.
Jason Benetti Family
Benetti is the son of Sue Benetti (mother) and Rob Benetti (father). It is not known if he has siblings. Jason was born ten weeks early and spent three months in the hospital. During his three months in the hospital, he suffered from a respiratory disease that depleted his blood of oxygen.
It is believed that this is what caused Jason’s cerebral palsy, which was detected when he was a toddler. To enhance his walking skills, he underwent years of physical treatment and two surgeries.
Moreover, Benetti oversaw his school’s NCAA tournament pool in junior high, and as a 2001 alumnus of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Illinois, he worked as a frequent disc jockey and play-by-play commentator for Vikings sports coverage on WHFH (88.5).
Similarly, because of his cerebral disability, Jason was unable to play tuba during marching band season. Not wishing to leave him out, the band director requested him to be the halftime announcer for their marching events.
Jason enrolled at Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in the mid-2000s, where he called lacrosse and women’s basketball. After graduating, Benetti also attended Wake Forest University School of Law, where he got a Juris Doctor degree.
Jason Benetti Wife
Is Jason Benetti married? Benetti has managed to keep his marital status under wraps. It is also not known if he has children. We promise to keep you posted once the information becomes publicly available.
Jason Benetti Height
Benetti stands approximately at a height is 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.7 m) with a moderate weight. In addition, he has brown hair color and brown eyes.
Jason Benetti Salary
As a commentator for ESPN, Benetti receives an average annual salary of between $45,800 and $110,500.
Jason Benetti Net Worth
How much is Jason Benetti worth? Benetti has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. His fortune stems mainly from his career as a sportscaster.