Jason Whitlock Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Blaze Media

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Jason Whitlock Biography

Jason Lee Whitlock is an American sports journalist,  podcaster, and columnist. Whitlock hosts a program for the media company Blaze Media, where he hosts the show Fearless with Jason Whitlock. He is a former columnist at the Kansas City Star, AOL Sports, Foxsports.com, and ESPN.

Jason Whitlock Age

Jason Whitlock was born in  Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States on 27th April 1967.  He is 55 years old as of 2022.

Jason Whitlock Height

Whitlock stands at a moderate height of 6 feet 3 inches.

Jason Whitlock Family

Whitlock was born in the United States to his caring parents. His parents names are; Joyce Whitlock (mother), and James Whitlock (father). Whitlock has a brother named James Whitlock II.

Jason Whitlock Wife

Whitlock is so secreative when it comes to personal matters. Hence he has not disclosed much about his love life.

Jason Whitlock Son

Whitlock has not urterred any detail on whether he has any kids.

Jason Whitlock Education

Whitlock attended Warren Central High School in Warren Township. He later attended Ball State University on a football scholarship and played as an offensive lineman. Whitlock graduated with a degree in journalism from there in 1990. 

Jason Whitlock Salary

Whitlock receives an average height of $354,043 according to the Blaze Media host salary.

Jason Whitlock Net Worth

Whitlock earns an estimated net worth of $10 million US dollars.

Jason Whitlock Career

His first job was working part-time for The Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana. Whitlock’s first full-time job was as a reporter for The Charlotte Observer. He joined The Ann Arbor News in 1992 and spent two years covering the University of Michigan after approximately one year there.

Kansas City Star

In 1994, Whitlock was hired by The Kansas City Star.  In 1998,  was suspended for heckling fans at a Kansas City Chiefs game. The Scripps Howard Foundation awarded Whitlock its National Journalism Award for commentary on March 7, 2008. On August 16, 2010 The Kansas City Star announced Whitlock’s departure from that paper

Blaze Media

Whitlock joined Blaze Media and started a new show, Fearless with Jason Whitlock in June 2021.

Return to Fox

Whitlock began a new show airing on Fox Sports 1, Speak for Yourself with Cowherd and Whitlock in 2016. In 2018, Cowherd was replaced by former Buffalo Bills defensive end Marcellus Wiley. And the show was rebranded as Speak for Yourself with Whitlock and Wiley.

It was announced that Fox would not renew Whitlock’s contract after the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement on June 1, 2020.

Return to ESPN

In August 2013, Whitlock was originally expected to be an integral part of the launching.  Of the Fox Sports 1 sports television channel but then came to feel. That television work would come at the expense of his writing.

He decided to leave Fox Sports and accept Skipper’s offer to return to ESPN therefore, upon meeting with ESPN President John Skipper.  Sometime in the summer of 2015, Whitlock’s new website ‘The Undefeated. com’ was scheduled to launch on ESPN.com. 

ESPN announced that Whitlock 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 after over a year and a half of delays. His employment at ESPN ended in October 2015.

Fox Sports

On  August 16, 2007, Whitlock’s first Fox Sports on MSN column was published. In the middle of the Knicks’ 92–85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, with Jeremy Lin scoring. Acareer-high 38 points, Whitlock posted on Twitter, stating that “some lucky lady. In NYC is gonna feel a couple inches of pain tonight”  on February 10, 2012.

Leaving ESPN for AOL Sports

Whitlock 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 in 2006. After the announcement, Whitlock was interviewed by sports blog The Big Lead. 

And disparaged two of his ESPN colleagues however. He 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.”

 He, like Whitlock, is African-American. Whitlock then disappeared from all ESPN television work. Whitlock 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. On September 29, 2006, Whitlock’s first AOL Sports column was published.


Whitlock started writing columns for ESPN.com’s Page 2 in 2002. He had guest-hosted several ESPN TV shows, including Jim Rome Is Burning, and Pardon the Interruption. Whitlock was a regular fill-in host on The Jim Rome Show on Premiere Radio Networks. He also appeared regularly on ESPN’s The Sports Reporters.

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