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Jason La Canfora
La Canfora in 2021
Born (1974-04-14) April 14, 1974 (age 49)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation(s)Sports reporter
Football commentator
Podcast host
Health advocate
SpouseLauren

Jason La Canfora (born April 14, 1974) is an American sportswriter, radio host, television sports analyst and health advocate.

Career

Television

La Canfora joined NFL Network and NFL.com before the 2009 season and served as an NFL insider and reporter until 2012. La Canfora appeared on NFL Total Access, NFL GameDay Morning, NFL GameDay Final, and Thursday Night Kickoff. He also contributed stories and blogs to NFL.com. He replaced Adam Schefter, who left for ESPN.[1] Before joining NFL Network, he worked ten years for The Washington Post and covered the Washington Redskins for six years. Prior to the Post, he was the Detroit Red Wings beat writer for the Detroit Free Press.

On June 1, 2012, La Canfora announced via Twitter that he would be leaving NFL Network on July 1, 2012, after his contract expires for CBS Sports, replacing Charley Casserly on The NFL Today pregame show on Sundays. He currently co-hosts Inside Access with Jason La Canfora and Ken Weinman on WJZ-FM.

He joined MASN as a contributor to the game telecasts and pre- and postgame shows of the Baltimore Orioles in June of 2023.[2]

Podcast

La Canfora co-hosted the B-More Opinionated podcast with Jerry Coleman. It "is a hyper-local production that aims to connect with not just sports fans in the Baltimore area, but also people of all walks of life ..."[3] The podcast went on hiatus beginning in April 2019. It was announced via the podcast's Twitter page on May 27, 2019, that the show would cease production, and the accompanying website (bmoshow.com) was shut down.[4]

Personal life

La Canfora currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife Lauren and three children. La Canfora was an avid Boston Red Sox fan from 2004 to 2013; he is now a Baltimore Orioles fan. La Canfora has been open about his struggles with binge eating; as spoken about on his afternoon radio show. La Canfora has partnered with local health agencies regarding gout prevention; and the importance of regular rheumatology appointments.

References

  1. ^ Jason La Canfora joins NFL Network and NFL.com
  2. ^ "MASN adds three new broadcasters to its air," Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), Friday, June 30, 2023. Retrieved June 30, 2023.
  3. ^ About Us, bmoshow.com
  4. ^ Opinionated, BMore (2019-05-27). "Pod is dead but spirit lives on. Join @JasonLaCanfora, Rocco, Uncle Tim (@tkathens) and more on annual O's minor league road trip June 12 @FrederickKeys 13 @BowieBaysox 14-15 @NorfolkTides 16 @shorebirds. Perhaps special appearance by @wareh0use @sportswcoleman @JBabsSportsChic". @BMOShowPod. Retrieved 2019-05-28.