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JASON BENETTI

Topics

Baseball
College Sports
Not Taking No for an Answer
Overcoming Adversity
Taking Risks in Hiring
Value of Hard Work

Chicago White Sox & ESPN Play-by-Play Commentator
Only National Broadcaster in US with Cerebral Palsy

Jason Benetti is the TV voice of the Chicago White Sox on NBC Sports Chicago. He also works for ESPN as a play-by-play announcer for college football, college basketball, and Major League Baseball games. Benetti also does play-by-play for ESPN’s MLB Statcast AI coverage of the Wild Card Games and Home Run Derby.

Benetti has had broadcasting jobs with Fox Sports 1, Westwood One, the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals Triple-A affiliate), Time Warner Cable Sports, the BIG EAST Conference, High Point University, IMG College, the Salem Avalanche and DePaul University.

He graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism, economics and psychology. He then went on to earn his J.D. at Wake Forest School of Law in 2011.

Benetti has cerebral palsy, which impacts his balance and ability to walk, but not his on-air work. His high school radio station inspired him to pursue a career in sports.

The Illinois native gives back to his alma mater, as he is involved with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University’s Communication Hope through Assistive Technology camp. He has previously taught sports broadcasting as an adjunct professor at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.

In the news

Jason Benetti: Embrace What Makes You Unique

Jason Benetti discusses how he embraces cerebral palsy as a unique characteristic and how this mindset helped him reach his childhood dream of becoming the lead play-by-play voice of the Chicago White Sox.

White Sox Announcer Jason Benetti Uses Humor To Shed Light On Cerebral Palsy

In the animated video series “Awkward Moments,” Jason Benetti uses humor to shed light on the every day moments facing individuals with disabilities.