Jason Benetti

College Play-by-Play Announcer

Jason Benetti joined ESPN as a play-by-play announcer for college basketball in 2011, and since then has also called college football, baseball and lacrosse games, as well as high school football.

In addition to his ESPN responsibilities, he is a college football and college basketball play-by-play announcer for Westwood One. He has had broadcasting jobs with the Fox Sports 1, Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals Triple-A affiliate), Time Warner Cable Sports, BIG EAST Conference, High Point University, IMG College, Salem Avalanche and DePaul University.

Benetti 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.

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.

 

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