One of the nation’s most prominent sports journalists, Jason Whitlock co-hosts the FS1 original program SPEAK FOR YOURSELF alongside Marcellus Wiley
A START IN SPORTSWRITING AND RADIO
Whitlock has been a sportswriter for 25 years. He was a general-interest sports columnist for the Kansas City Star from 1994 to 2007 after writing for the Bloomington Herald-Times, Charlotte Observer and Ann Arbor News. Whitlock also has written for Playboy Magazine, Vibe Magazine and The Sporting News.
In addition, Whitlock has worked as a radio talk-show host at Kansas City’s WHB and KCSP, broadcasting his own shows, “Jason Whitlock’s Neighborhood” and “The Doghouse.” Whitlock also has guest-hosted Jim Rome’s nationally syndicated radio show “The Jungle.”
BICOASTAL AND BACK AGAIN
Whitlock made his television debut on ESPN in 2000, contributing to the net’s studio shows as well as penning articles for ESPN.com. In 2007, he made the switch to FOX Sports and found near immediate success at the network, becoming the only sportswriter ever to be honored with the National Journalism Award for commentary from The Scripps Howard Foundation in 2008. Five years later, he returned to ESPN to help develop a website intended to cover the convergence of race and sports, before coming back to FOX Sports in 2015 as a columnist and on-air personality. Whitlock now writes for “J.School” and discusses the hottest topics in sports across the desk from Colin Cowherd on SPEAK FOR YOURSELF every weekday.
A native of Indianapolis, Whitlock played football at Ball State University and graduated with a degree in journalism in 1990. He lives in Los Angeles.