Jay Glazer
Glazer at Celebrity Fight Night in 2019
Jason Glazer

(1969-12-26) December 26, 1969 (age 54)
Alma materPace University
Occupation(s)Sports journalist, sports broadcaster

Jason Charles "Jay" Glazer (born December 26, 1969) is a television personality and sports reporter. Since 2004, he has worked as a National Football League (NFL) insider for Fox Sports' NFL pregame studio show, FOX NFL Sunday, on which he reports exclusives, late-breaking updates, injury news, and other reports. The whole cast and their show were inducted into the TV Hall of Fame in 2019.

He was also part of FOX's Thursday Night Football television coverage.[1] Glazer has been on multiple TV shows, including guest starring on all five seasons on HBO's Ballers and The League on FX. Glazer trains NFL players in mixed martial arts during the off-season.[2][3]

In January 2018, it was announced that Glazer had joined Paramount Network and Bellator MMA to be part of their broadcast team after serving as host for the UFC for the previous five years. He was the first host of an MMA show in America when he hosted the Pride Fighting Championships in 2005.[4][5]


In 2014, Glazer opened the Unbreakable Performance Center in West Hollywood with former Chicago Bears' all-pro linebacker, Brian Urlacher, and U.S. Women's Volleyball Captain, Lindsey Berg.[6] The gym has become the home to many elite athletes, actors, musicians, and business people. Clientele have included Demi Lovato, Odell Beckham Jr., Chuck Liddell, Michael Strahan, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Pratt, and Sylvester Stallone.[7]

Glazer and Nate Boyer in 2015 launched a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity named MVP (Merging Vets & Players[8]), which works to match up former combat veterans and former professional athletes in order to help each other through the transition into their new lives away from the battlefields and playing fields.[9]

Glazer also trains NFL players in mixed martial arts during the off-season with over 1,000 athletes having utilized his training program and been coached under his system.[10]

In 2015, he hosted the season finale of Wicked Tuna for National Geographic.[11]

Glazer was raised in Manalapan Township, New Jersey[12] where he attended Manalapan High School.[13] He went to college at Pace University, graduating with a degree in mass media.[14] He then began his writing career as a columnist at the New York Post.[15]

Personal life

Glazer is Jewish and has a son.[16]

Acting appearances


  1. ^ "Jay Glazer".
  2. ^ Sandomir, Richard. "Fox's Glazer Straddles Jobs as N.F.L. Reporter and Trainer", The New York Times, May 28, 2010. Accessed July 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jay Glazer MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog.com. 1969-12-26. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  4. ^ "Bellator MMA Adds Jay Glazer To Broadcast Team". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  5. ^ "Jay Glazer joins UFC competitor Bellator, but will keep his NFL role at Fox". Awful Announcing. 2018-01-16. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  6. ^ "Brian Urlacher -- Opens Hollywood Baller Gym ... For Badass Athletes Only!".
  7. ^ "What It's Like Working Out with Pop Stars, Actors and Athletes". The Hollywood Reporter. 6 June 2017.
  8. ^ https://vetsandplayers.org/. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "This Gym is Bringing NFL Players and Military Veterans Together for the Workout of Their Lives". 5 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Step into Jay Glazer's Gym". 23 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Jay Glazer". IMDb.
  12. ^ Best, Neil. "Glazer's been crafty as Fox to become the top insider", Newsday, October 4, 2008. Accessed July 5, 2018. "Glazer grew up in Manalapan, N.J., and attended Pace University while working as a stand-up comic and bartender."
  13. ^ "NFL insider Jay Glazer on mental health, new book, ‘Jersey attitude,’ Giants and more - Q&A", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, January 19, 2022. Accessed November 26, 2022. "[Q] What was life like growing up? [A] I grew up on the Jersey Shore, I went to Manalapan High."
  14. ^ "Jay Glazer". Fox Sports. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  15. ^ Neil, Best. "Glazer's been crafty as Fox to become the top insider". Newsday.com. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  16. ^ Magary, Drew (January 28, 2014). "The Jay Glazer Outtakes: More Stories from the Most-Connected Man in Football". GQ. Retrieved September 29, 2019.