Broadcast Bio: Jason Jackson

JASON JACKSON
TV HOST & COURT SIDE REPORTER


This marks Jason Jackson’s 10th season as television host and courtside reporter for Miami HEAT telecasts on Sun Sports. He also serves as a host for Sun Sports' Emmy award-winning Inside the HEAT series.

Jackson, an eight-time Emmy winner, is a versatile broadcasting veteran of over 23 years. For three seasons (2004-2007), on both 790 the Ticket and 560 WQAM, Jackson hosted the post-game coverage for Miami Dolphins' radio broadcasts. Throughout most of his tenure with the HEAT, Jackson hosted a local radio show, The Jax Show. He also received a writing credit for the three docudramas chronicling the last three HEAT seasons.

From 1995-2002, Jackson was an anchor/reporter at ESPN. He anchored NBA 2Night, NBA Matchup and co-hosted ESPN Radio’s Gameday. Jackson served as host for ESPN’s coverage of the NBA All-Star Game and the NBA Finals from 1997-2002. He was also a regular contributor to SportsCenter, ESPNews and ESPN.com.

Before joining ESPN, Jackson worked at WSVN-TV in Miami as a sports reporter/anchor from 1994-95. Prior to that, he was news director, anchor and a talk show host at WFAL-AM and WBGU-FM in Bowling Green, OH from 1990-94.

Jackson is a 1994 graduate of Bowling Green State University. He was born in Delaware, OH, grew up in Cleveland, OH and later, Cincinnati, OH. Jackson and his wife Shirelle have two boys, Justin and Jordan. They reside in Coconut Grove.