What Happened To Jason Benetti? His Age, Wife, Family & Facts

Published Date: 23 Jan, 2021 Updated date: 23 Jan, 2021 By Daniel Roffer

The physical obstruction did not stop Jason Benetti from being one of the prominent sportscasters in the city. The talented media personality is actively involved in broadcasting work, which he wanted to avoid when he was a kid.

Jason Benetti is an American sportscaster currently working at ESPN. He now serves as a play-by-play announcer for Chicago White Sox games.

Jason Benetti Wiki; Age, Parents, Education

Jason Benetti was born on 9 September 1983 and his age 37 now. His parents Rob Benetti and Sue Benetti raised him in Homewood, a village in Chicago, Illinois. He is the only child in the family.


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Benetti attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School and graduated at age 18 in 2001. He then went to Syracuse University and graduated with bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism, economics, and psychology in 2005.

Moreover, he earned his J.D. at Wake Forest School of Law in 2011.

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What Happened To Jason Benetti?

Jason Benetti was born 10 weeks prematurely in the University of Chicago Hospital. He was hospitalized for three months and during that time, he had a respiratory illness.

Moreover, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a toddler. He underwent different surgeries including eye surgery, heel cord surgery, and hamstring surgery to improve his ability to walk

Benetti is now involved with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, dedicated to transforming lives for people with cerebral palsy.

His Career; ESPN

Earlier, he worked as an intern for Chicago’s sports radio station WSCR (670 AM). He had broadcasting jobs with Fox Sports 1, Time Warner Cable Sports, BIG EAST Conference, High Point University, IMG College, Salem Avalanche, and DePaul University.

In 2011, he joined ESPN as a play-by-play commentator for college basketball. Afterward, he called college football, baseball, and lacrosse games, high school football, and Major League Baseball.

He now serves as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s MLB Statcast AI coverage of the Wild Card and Home Run Derby.

Is Jason Benetti Married Now?

The 36-year-old has been a source of inspiration for people with physical disabilities. But on the personal side, he prefers to keep his relationship status away from the media.

Jason has not revealed his marital status or girlfriend in public. It looks like he is currently unmarried and focused on his broadcasting career.

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Some Interesting Facts About Jason Benetti

  • Jason received the NSMA Sports Media award for being the Sportscaster of the Year for Illinois in January 2021.
  • He served as an adjunct professor of sports broadcasting at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.
  • He is now involved with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University’s Communication Hope through Assistive Technology camp.
  • His childhood idol was the veteran broadcaster Ken Harrelson aka “The Hawk.”
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