Jason Whitlock

Published on
Full Name Jason Whitlock
Age 53 Years Old
Nick Name Jason
Gender Male
Birth Date April 27th, 1967
Birth Place Indianapolis

View All

About Jason Whitlock

Jason Whitlock is a renowned sports journalist as well as a former columnist at the Kansas City Star, AOL Sports, and Foxsports.com. Moreover, he has also worked as a sportswriter for ESPN from the year 2002 till the year 2006. He has also played Division I college football at Ball State University as an offensive lineman. As an actor, he has featured in movies such as "Pardon the Interruption" in the year 2001, "Rome Is Burning" in the year 2003, and "Speak for Yourself" in the year 2016. At present, he is a co-host alongside Clay Travis on the show 'OutKick the Coverage'. He is also present in social media with the followers of more than 415k in his Twitter account.

Recent in the news, Jason Whitlock says Katie Nolan and Maria Taylor are 'Privileged'. Jason Whitlock joins Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis to open up about his ongoing feud with ESPN hosts Maria Taylor and Katie Nolan, as the three have been intertwined in a barrage of tweets this week that have touched on polarizing subjects the likes of sexism and privilege in the sports media.

Everything You Should Know About Katie Nolan

Jason Whitlock vs Katie Nolan Fued

Source: @crossingbroad

Jason Whitlock is famous for being an American sports journalist. Additionally, he is best known for being a sportswriter for Outkick the Coverage and a former columnist at the Kansas City Star, AOL Sports, and Foxsports.com.

On 27th April 1967, Jason Whitlock was born with the birth name/real name of Jason Lee Whitlock. Her place of birth is in Indianapolis, Indiana, the USA. He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is American-White. Taurus is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. Her race is White. As of 2020, he celebrated his 53rd birthday. He was born to his parents; James "Jimmy" Whitlock (father) and Joyce Whitlock (mother). He also has a sibling; a brother named James Whitlock II. As per his education, he went to attend Warren Central High School in Warren Township where he played football as the offensive lineman. After that, he went to attend Ball State University and he was graduated with a degree in journalism in the year 1990. 

Jason Whitlock stands tall at the height of 6 ft 2 in. His hair color is black and he has got a pair of brown eyes. He has got a large body build with a charming smile attracting a lot of people towards him. He has got a healthy body as of today. 

Jason Whitlock's Journalism Career

  • Jason Whitlock initially began his career by working part-time for The Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana.
  • After that, his very first full-time job was a reporter for "The Charlotte Obsrves". 
  • After a year, he joined the Ann Arbor News in the year 1992 where he spent two years covering the University of Michigan.
  • He was later hired by The Kansas City Star in the year 1994. 
  • After four years, he was suspended for heckling fans at a Kansas City Chiefs game.
  • The Scripps Howard Foundation awarded Whitlock its National Journalism Award for commentary on 7th March 2008. 
  • He was the first sportswriter to win the award and $10,000 prize.
  • On 16th August 2010, the Kansas City Star announced Whitlock's departure from that paper. 
  • He then started writing columns for ESPN.com's Page 2. 
  • Later, he guest-hosted several ESPN TV shows, including "Jim Rome Is Burning", and "Pardon the Interruption". 
  • He was a regular fill-in host on "The Jim Rome Show" on Premiere Radio Networks. 
  • He then appeared regularly on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters Outside the Lines".
  • He later announced the departure of his online column from ESPN.com's Page 2 in favor of AOL Sports, but initially expected to continue his television work for ESPN.
  • After the announcement, he was interviewed by sports blog The Big Lead and disparaged two of his ESPN colleagues. 
  • He then labeled Mike Lupica "an insecure, mean-spirited busybody", and called Robert "Scoop" Jackson a "clown", saying that "the publishing of Jackson's fake ghetto posturing is an insult to black intelligence." Jackson, like Whitlock, is African-American. 
  • He disappeared from all ESPN television work and soon announced to "The Kansas City Star" readers in September 2006 that he was fired altogether from ESPN as a result of his remarks; he wrote that the company doesn't tolerate criticism and acted as they saw fit.
  • His first AOL Sports column was published on 29th September 2006.
  • On 16th August 2017, his first Fox Sports on MSN column was published. 
  • On 10th February 2012, in the middle of the Knicks' 92-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, with Jeremy Lin scoring a career-high 38 points, he posted on Twitter, stating that "some lucky lady in NYC is gonna feel a couple  inches of pain tonight."
  • After meeting with ESPN President John Skipper, he decided to leave Fox Sports and accept Skipper's offer to return to ESPN.
  • His new website 'The Undefeated.com' was scheduled to launch on ESPN.com sometime in the summer of 2015. 
  • After over a year and a half of delays, ESPN announced that he would no longer serve as the editor in chief for 'The Undefeated', replaced on an interim basis by Leon Carter, the editorial director for the site.
  • In October 2015, his employment at ESPN ended, and began a new show airing on Fox Sports 1, Speak for Yourself with Cowherd and Whitlock in the year 2016. 
  • On 1st June 2020, it was announced that Fox would not renew his contract after the two sides couldn't come to an agreement.
  • As of today, he is a co-host alongside Clay Travis on the show 'OutKick the Coverage'.

Beside this, 

  • Jason Whitlock has also been published in Vibe, Playboy, and The Sporting News. 
  • In the June 2008 issue of Playboy, he wrote a 5,000-word column questioning America's incarceration and drug-war policies. 
  • Playboy headlined the column "The Black KKK", which provoked Whitlock into writing two columns, one in the Kansas City Star and another on Foxsports.com, criticizing Playboy editorial director Chris Napolitano for the misleading and inflammatory headline.

Jason Whitlock, a famous sports journalist

Source: @youtube

Jason Whitlock's Personal Life

Jason Whitlock is not married yet and he is still to get married. He believes that marriage is a distraction and that being single makes him more focused and determined in his career. At present, he is focusing on his career rather than being a relationship or making a girlfriend. He is enjoying his single life happily without any kind of disturbance. He can be seen with ladies but there is no exact proof that he is having a serious relationship with them or not. As he is a non-believer of marriage, fans of Jason's assumed that he might be gay as he also supports gay participation in sports and the LGBT community. Whereas, the exact information has not been revealed yet. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Jason Whitlock's Net Worth and Salary

Jason Whitlock is a famous American sports journalist who has an estimated net worth of around $10 million as of 2020. At present, the salary of Jason is $2 Million as per sources whereas he was receiving an annual salary of $700,000 from his successful reporting career with Fox Sports 1 as of 2019. Back in his career contract, he signed a contract with FOX in the year 2010, which paid him $2.1 million for three years. In the year 2012, he sold his dream home in South Overland Park, where he stayed for nearly a decade. As of today, he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings. His major source of wealth comes from a journalist career and he is satisfied with his earnings.