Jason Ross Jr.
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Jason Ross Jr. is a play-by-play announcer for the Big Ten Network, ESPN, Fox Sports, and Westwood One. He is also one of the voices of the Chicago Sky of the WNBA and co-hosts a show around the Sky... More
Jason Ross Jr. is a play-by-play announcer for the Big Ten Network, ESPN, Fox Sports, and Westwood One. He is also one of the voices of the Chicago Sky of the WNBA and co-hosts a show around the Sky on Marquee Network. In addition, he narrates a Pickleball show produced by Intersport that airs on CBS Sports Network.
A versatile broadcaster, Jason has experience calling various sports including college football, basketball, hockey, baseball/softball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming and diving, and track and field.
In January of 2022, Jason made history by becoming the first Black television play-by-play announcer in Chicago Blackhawks history. He was also on the call for two historic broadcasts including the most watched women’s basketball game in Big Ten Network history (a top 25 matchup between Ohio State and Iowa) and the largest comeback in WNBA history when the Chicago Sky beat the Las Vegas Aces after being down by 28 points.
In addition to his play-by-play duties, Jason is a writer, reporter and producer, and a co-founder of a Detroit-based sports media company called Motor City Roundup. He previously worked with Sports Illustrated, United Shore Professional Baseball League, Detroit Free Press, Detroit City FC, and 106.7 WLLZ.
While earning a BA in media communication from Lawrence Technological University, Jason was named one of the inaugural recipients of the national Black Play-by-Play Broadcaster Scholarship Fund.
Jason’s path as a sports broadcaster began in Detroit with a family enamored by sports. Iconic voices describing sporting events on the radio and concisely captioning pictures on television were the soundtrack to Ross’ childhood. A love for broadcasting that developed at a young age translated into a passion throughout his teen and college years and has now grown into a profession.Less