Jason Whitlock is widely known for his journalism and epic uses of words over sensitive sports topics in his day to day articles. This has made him one of the most controversial sports journalists today.
Whitlock currently works for Fox Sports 1. He co-hosts the daily show Speak For Yourself with the fellow journalist Colin Cowherd. In today's section, we'll reveal the net worth of this outspoken personality, including details of his career and achievements.
How Much Is Jason Whitlock's Net Worth?
Jason Whitlock has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He makes most of his income through his career as a sports journalist. His annual salary is reported to be $2 million.
CAPTION: Jason Whitlock has an estimated net worth of $10 million SOURCE: Barstool Sports
Back in 2010, Whitlock signed a contract with FOX that paid him a whopping $2.1 million over three years. The reports suggested Whitlock's previous salary was in the range of $150,000 - $200,000. The new annual salary of $700,000 was quite a bump for him.
In 2012, Jason sold his dream home, the bachelor pad in South Overland Park, where he stayed for almost a decade. The home was reportedly on sale for two years.
Whitlock was initially asking for $260,000. By the time the house was sold, he had faced the market realities as the asking price was down to $225,000. It sold for $208,000 deducting real estate commission.
Jason Whitlock's Career And Achievements
After completing his graduation, Jason Whitlock began working for The Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana, albeit only as a part-time contributor. He then joined The Charlotte Observer as a reporter, which helped him gain lots of experience.
CAPTION: American sports broadcaster and journalist Jason Whitlock SOURCE: Fox Sports
Whitlock remained a part of the team for a year. He then joined the Ann Arbor News (AAN) for the next 2 years. AAN is responsible for covering the sports activities at Michigan University.
In 1994, Jason joined The Kansas City Star and worked for the newspaper until 2010. During the time, he won several awards, most notably the National Journalism Award for commentary on the 7th March 2008.
Jason subsequently received new opportunities working for the Kansas City Star. In 2002, he joined ESPN.com’s Page 2 as a columnist, before moving to ESPN TV. There, he guest-hosted shows like Jim Rome Is Burning, and Pardon the Interruption.
Furthermore, Whitlock served as a contributor to The Sports Reporters Outside the Lines. After spending four years in ESPN, Jason left the company and became a part of AOL Sports. His first column was published on the 29th September 2006 and since then he has served as one of the main contributors.
Moving forward, Jason joined Fox Sports in 2007. Six years later in 2013, Jason rejoined his former colleagues at ESPN. However, after merely two years ESPN terminated his contract.
Besides major sports groups, Jason has also worked for Vibe and The Sporting News. Moreover, he has hosted a morning-drive talk show Jason Whitlock Neighborhood on Sports Radio 810 WHB.
Jason Whitlock: Quick Facts
- Born on 27th April 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- His birth sign is Taurus.
- His parents are James Jimmy Whitlock and Joyce Whitlock.
- He stands at 6 feet 2 inches tall.
- He went to Warren Central High School in Warren Township.
- He attended Ball State University on a football scholarship and played as an offensive lineman, graduating with a degree in journalism in 1990.
- He is an American sports broadcaster and journalist widely recognized for his work on Fox Sports 1's Speak For Yourself.
- He performed as a writer for ESPN and a regular columnist for AOL Sports.
- After graduation, he worked as a reporter for The Charlotte Observer.
- He wrote a 5,000-word essay which got featured in Playboy magazine in 2008.
- He made racial comments during the game between Knicks and L.A. Lakers on 10th February 2012 for which he received public criticism and subsequently apologized.