- TV Host & Courtside Reporter
This marks Jason Jackson’s 16th season as television host and courtside reporter for Miami HEAT telecasts on FOX Sports Sun. He also serves as a host for FOX 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, hosts the Miami HEAT’s 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 20-time Emmy winner, is a versatile broadcasting veteran of over 29 years. For three seasons (2004-07), on both 790 the Ticket and 560 WQAM, Jackson hosted the post-game coverage for Miami Dolphins' radio broadcasts. Jackson has 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.