Jon Heyman
Born (1961-02-07) February 7, 1961 (age 61)
Alma materNorthwestern University
B.A., Journalism

Jon Heyman is a baseball columnist for the New York Post, an insider for MLB Network, a baseball insider for WFAN Radio in New York, and co-host with Joel Sherman of the baseball podcast The Show.

Early years

Heyman was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and grew up in Cedarhurst, New York. He had his bar mitzvah at Temple Sinai in Lawrence, New York in 1974[1] and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1979. He graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1983. He lived in Southern California in the 1980s writing for the Daily Breeze.

Professional career

Heyman began his professional career as a sports writer with The Daily Dispatch in Moline, Illinois.

Heyman spent 16 years at Newsday, where he served as the New York Yankees beat writer, baseball columnist and general sports columnist. In 1999 and 2000 Heyman was a baseball columnist for The Sporting News.

Heyman joined Sports Illustrated in July 2006. Heyman usually reported on baseball news year-round and wrote a baseball notes column called The Daily Scoop for, which appeared most weekdays during the baseball season and twice a week during the offseason. Heyman also frequently wrote the "Inside Baseball" column in the magazine.

In 2009, Heyman joined the newly launched MLB Network as a baseball insider.

Heyman has also appeared on numerous radio and TV programs, including Mike and the Mad Dog, The Michael Kay Show, Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith, Mike'd Up and Jim Rome is Burning.

In December 2011, it was announced that Heyman would be leaving Sports Illustrated to cover baseball for CBS Sports, following the 2011 MLB Winter Meetings. [2]

In January 2016, it was announced that Heyman was leaving CBS.

In June 2016, Heyman joined the FanRag Sports network as an MLB insider and senior writer for Today's Knuckleball.

In April 2022, Heyman joined the New York Post as a baseball columnist. He and fellow New York Post baseball columnist Joel Sherman soon after launched their podcast The Show.


  1. ^ Heyman, Jon [@JonHeyman] (January 26, 2017). "Little disappointed, nobody's mentioned it's the 43rd anniversary of my bar mitzvah. Jan. 26, 1974 temple Sinai, lawrence ny" (Tweet). Archived from the original on May 27, 2020. Retrieved May 9, 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Jon Heyman is Leaving Sports Illustrated for CBS Sports". 3 December 2011.