Who is Jason Whitlock?
Jason Lee Whitlock is a famous American professional sports journalist, columnist, and podcaster. Whitlock hosts a show for the conservative media company Blaze Media called Fearless with Jason Whitlock. He is a former columnist at The Kansas City Star, AOL Sports, Foxsports.com, and ESPN. Jason was a radio personality for WHB and KCSP sports stations in the Kansas City area. He played Division I college football at Ball State as an offensive lineman.
Jason Whitlock Career
His first job was serving part-time for The Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana. Whitlock’s first full-time job was as a reporter for The Charlotte Observer. Following almost one year there, he joined The Ann Arbor News in 1992 and spent 2 years covering the University of Michigan.
Kansas City Star
He was hired by The Kansas City Star in 1994. In 1998, he was suspended for heckling fans at a Kansas City Chiefs game. The Scripps Howard Foundation awarded Whitlock its National Journalism Award for commentary on March 7, 2008. He was the first sportswriter to earn the award and $10,000 prize. The Kansas City Star revealed his exit from the paper on August 16, 2010.
In 2002, he began writing columns for ESPN.com’s Page 2. He had guest-hosted several ESPN TV shows, such as Jim Rome Is Burning, and Pardon the Interruption. Whitlock was a regular fill-in host on The Jim Rome Show on Premiere Radio Networks and also appeared regularly on ESPN’s The Sports Reporters.
Leaving ESPN for AOL Sports
In 2006, he revealed the exit of his online column from ESPN.com’s Page 2 in favor of AOL Sports, but initially expected to continue his TV work for ESPN. However, following the announcement, he was interviewed by the sports blog The Big Lead and disparaged 2 of his ESPN colleagues. He then disappeared from all ESPN television work. Whitlock soon revealed to The Kansas City Star readers in September 2006, that he was sacked altogether from ESPN as a result of his remarks. His first AOL Sports column was published on September 29, 2006.
How old is Jason Whitlock?
Jason Lee Whitlock was born on April 27, 1967, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., and is aged 55 years as of 2022. He shares his birthday with famous people including Fernanda Villalobos, Froy Gutierrez, Patrick Stump, Jenna Coleman, Cory Booker, Casey Kasem, Rande Gerber, Sheena Easton, Martha Hunt, and Dan Mullen, among others.
Jason Whitlock Family
Who are Jason Whitlock’s parents?
Jason Lee Whitlock was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to James Whitlock and Joyce Whitlock, where he was brought up. Not much is known about his parents to the media as he has kept the information very private.
Does Jason Whitlock have siblings?
Whitlock was born as the second born in the family of his parents. He has one older sibling, brother James Whitlock II.
Jason Whitlock Education
Whitlock attended Ball State University, where he played college football as an offensive lineman, before graduating with a B.A., in 1990.
Jason Whitlock Partner
Whitlock is currently single and not married, living as a bachelor to date. He is focused on his career and has not been linked to any relationships to date.
Jason Whitlock Kids
Whitlock does not have any children of his own to date as he is currently single and unmarried and has not been in any relationships in the past.
Jason Whitlock Height
Whitlock has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body. He has a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.93 m) and a weight of 174 lbs (79 kg).
His first Fox Sports on MSN column was published on August 16, 2007. In the middle of the Knicks’ 92-85 win against the Los Angeles Lakers, with Jeremy Lin scoring a career-high 38 points on February 10, 2012, he posted on Twitter saying that ”some lucky lady in NYC is gonna feel a couple of inches of pain tonight.” Silvie Kim wrote in Hyphen that Jason ”reinforced the insipid and insidious ‘small Asian penis’ stereotype. The Asian American Journalists Association demanded an apology. Whitlock then said ”I debased a feel-good sports moment. For that, I’m truly sorry.”
Return to ESPN
He initially expected to be an integral part of the launching of the Fox Sports 1 sports television channel in August 2013. However, he came to feel that television work would come at the cost of his writing. Therefore, after meeting with ESPN President Jon Skipper, e opted to exit Fox Sports and accept Skipper’s offer to return to ESPN. Whitlock’s new website ‘The Undefeated.com’ was planned to launch on ESPN.com sometime in the summer of 2015. Following over a year and a half of delays, ESPN revealed that he would no longer serve as the editor-in-chief for ‘The Undefeated’, replaced on an interim basis by Leon Carter, the editorial director for the site. His employment at ESPN ended in October 2015.
Return to Fox
In 2016, he started a new show airing on Fox Sports 1, Speak for Yourself with Cowherd and Whitlock. Cowherd was replaced by former Buffalo Bills defensive end Marcellus Wiley in 2018, and the show was rebranded as Speak for Yourself with Whitlock and Wiley. It was then revealed on June 1, 2020, that Fox would not renew his deal after the 2 sides couldn’t come to an agreement.
Whitlock officially partnered with Clay Travis at OutKick in June 2020. In January 2021, Clay revealed Jason’s departure. His immediate response was a tweet ”Do not believe anything written or said about me unless I say it. All else is Fake News.” After a month, Whitlock gave an interview to Front Office Sports in which he stated, in part, ”It was a bad business deal, a byproduct of my failure to properly vet my business partners.”
He then joined Blaze Media and started a new show, Fearless with Jason Whitlock in June 2021. In an interview with Tucker Carlson, he said that ”a lot of what the left supports is Satanic”.
Jason has also been published in Playboy, Vibe, and The Sporting News. In the June 2008 issue of Playboy, Whitlock wrote a 5,000-word column questioning America’s incarceration and drug war policies. Playboy headlined the column ”The Black KKK”, which provoked him into writing 2 columns, one in the Kansas City Star and another on Foxsports.com, criticizing Playboy editorial director Chris Napolitano for the misleading and inflammatory headline.
Jason Whitlock’s Net Worth
American sports journalist, columnist, and podcaster Whitlock works for Blaze Media as a host of the show Fearless with Jason Whitlock. He has been active from the early 1990s to the present and has a net worth of $10 million as of 2023.