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.