Jason Benetti Biography – American sportscaster, Jason Benetti was born on September 9, 1983, in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America.
|Date of Birth:||September 9, 1983|
|Net Worth:||$1 million – $5 million|
Jason Benetti Nationality
Benetti was born at the University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. He is an American.
Jason Benetti Age
Benetti was born on September 9, 1983, hence he is currently 40 years of age as of 2023.
Jason Benetti’s Height and Weight
Benetti stands at a height of 5ft 7 inches and has moderate weight according to sources.
Jason Benetti’s Family and Siblings
Benetti was born to Sue Benetti and Rob Benetti. We have no details about his siblings.
Jason Benetti’s Educational Background
Bentti attended the Homewood-Flossmoor High School and graduated in 2001. He furthered at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and graduated in 2005 with bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism, economics and psychology. He also studied at Wake Forest University School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctor degree in 2011.
Jason Benetti Career
Benetti worked as the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel’s voice of high school sports, Syracuse Chiefs baseball games, and High Point Panthers basketball games while he was in law school.
In addition, he had positions with the Big East Conference, Fox Sports 1, Westwood One, IMG College, Salem Avalanche, and DePaul University.
Benetti was an intern at WSCR, a sports radio station in Chicago. Despite his early inclination for radio-only broadcasting, Benetti entered ESPN in 2011 and began his broadcasting career in television.
After calling a few college basketball games for the ESPN3 streaming service, Benetti would call ESPN2 and ESPNU. Benetti called his first football game for the American Athletic Conference package that ESPN syndicated in 2013.
Due to the 2020 Major League Baseball season being postponed due to COVID-19, Benetti signed a multi-year deal with ESPN in 2020 and called KBO League games remotely for the network during that year.
Benetti took over as the play-by-play announcer for some Chicago White Sox home and away games on television starting with the 2016 season, replacing the recently retiring Hall of Fame broadcaster Ken Harrelson. Benetti would be paired with Steve Stone in this role.
The White Sox declared in May 2017 that Benetti would assume full-time play-by-play duties in 2019 following Harrelson’s retirement. Benetti was announced as the Detroit Tigers’ next play-by-play announcer on television in November 2023.
Benetti was chosen in 2021 to provide play-by-play commentary for NBC’s baseball coverage at the Summer Olympics in 2020.
According to reports on April 26, 2022, Benetti would lead play-by-play for Peacock for the new MLB Sunday Leadoff games produced by NBC Sports. He will be accompanied by rotating commentators who will represent the teams in each game.
Benetti relocated to Fox Sports in August 2022, where he will do play-by-play for the network’s coverage of Major League Baseball, college football, and basketball. He kept on calling games for NBC Sports Chicago even after the relocation.
Benetti would work his first NFL games on Fox in weeks 17 and 18 of 2022, providing play-by-play for the Arizona Cardinals against the Atlanta Falcons to open the season, and then filling in for Brandon Gaudin, who replaced Wayne Larrivee on the Green Bay Packers radio network, in week 18 when the Panthers played the New Orleans Saints.
Benetti works at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, where he oversees the CHAT (“Communication Hope through Assistive Technology”) Camp.
He was an adjunct professor of sports broadcasting at Syracuse’s Newhouse School. He participates in the “Just Say Hi” campaign run by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Jason Benetti Wife
As of the time of filing this report, Benetti is believed to be unmarried.
Jason Benetti Children
As of the time of filing this report, we have no details about Benetti’s children, as to whether he has any or not.
Jason Benetti Religion
We have no information about Benetti’s religious affiliation.
Jason Benetti’s Net Worth
Benetti has a net worth estimated to be from about $1 million to $5 million as of 2023.