RADIO PLAY-BY-PLAY AND TV HOST
The 2022-23 season will mark Jason Jackson’s 19th season as a member of the HEAT broadcast team and second as the radio play-by-play voice. Additionally, he will continue in his role as television host for Miami HEAT games broadcast on Bally Sports Sun. Jackson, who spent 17 seasons as the HEAT’s television host and courtside reporter, also serves as a host for Bally Sports Sun's Emmy award-winning series Inside the HEAT, as well as many HEAT community, corporate and season ticket member events. Jackson, who was named the 2019 National Association of Black Journalist Sports Task Force Journalist of the Year, hosted the Miami HEAT’s former stand-alone postseason coverage, HEATV On HEAT.com, as well as past preseason coverage from Paris, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Rio De Janeiro and the Bahamas. In addition to his duties with the HEAT, Jackson is a talk show host on SiriusXM’s NBA Radio.
Jackson, a 22-time Emmy winner, is a versatile broadcasting veteran of over 30 years. For three seasons (2005-07), on both 790 the Ticket and 560 WQAM, Jackson hosted the post-game coverage for Miami Dolphins' radio broadcasts. Jackson hosted a local radio show, The Jax Show, on both stations as well.
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 a 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 talk show host at WFAL-AM and WBGU-FM in Bowling Green, OH from 1990-94.
Jackson is the founder and chair of Jax Fam Foundation, which was established in 2016 to support, empower and fundraise for organizations that are positively impacting the health, education and/or social welfare of underrepresented and under-resourced individuals.
Jackson, a 1994 graduate of Bowling Green State University, was born in Delaware, OH, grew up in Cleveland, OH and later, Cincinnati, OH. Jackson and his family reside in Coral Gables.