Jon Paul Morosi
Born (1982-05-17) May 17, 1982 (age 39)
EducationGarber High School, Essexville, Michigan
Harvard University[2]
OccupationSportswriter
Reporter
TitleSports commentator
Spouse(s)Alexis Morosi[3]

Jon Paul Morosi (born May 17, 1982) is an American sportswriter and reporter. Since 2016 he is an on-air personality with MLB Network, including the flagship studio show MLB Tonight. Morosi is also a columnist for MLB.com, as well as an on-air reporter for both FOX Sports and FS1. In addition, he regularly appears on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM and FOX Sports Radio. In addition to his Major League Baseball duties, Morosi is a reporter for NHL Network.[4]

Early life

Jon Paul Morosi was born in Marquette, Michigan, and attended Garber High School in Essexville, Michigan, where he was a three-sport athlete and co-editor of the student newspaper.[3][5] After high school he attended Harvard University, earning a degree in environmental science and public policy. While at Harvard he played four years of junior varsity baseball and covered men's hockey for the Harvard Crimson.[1]

Journalism career

Prior to joining MLB Network, Morosi was a columnist and national baseball writer for FOXSports.com, beginning in 2009. He was hired in part due to incumbent FOX Sports baseball writer Ken Rosenthal's recommendation, whom he met four years earlier at the 2005 MLB general managers' meeting.[6]

Previously, Morosi was a beat writer for the Detroit Free Press, covering the Tigers from 2006 to 2009. Morosi came to the Free Press after serving as a backup beat writer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer during the Seattle Mariners' 2005 season.[6] He also spent time at the Boston Globe and Houston Chronicle, among others.[6]

Morosi has a passion for international baseball and the World Baseball Classic in particular. MLB Network, the exclusive rights-holder to the WBC, devoted segments in 2017 to what it termed "J.P. Morosi's International Pastime."[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Jon Paul Morosi". Fox Sports. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Rogers, Dave (June 1, 2018). "Garber to Harvard Jon Paul Morosi Now Big League Sportscaster". MyBayCity.com. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Thompson, Lee (February 27, 2011). "Essexville's Jon Paul Morosi living big-league dream as national baseball writer for FOXsports.com". MLive. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Jon Morosi". Major League Baseball. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Burgos, Adrian. "La Vida Voices: Jon Paul Morosi". lavidabaseball.com. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Taylor, Shold. "SMG Profile: Jon Morosi". Shold Media Group. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Putterman, Alex (March 6, 2017). "You don't love the World Baseball Classic as much as Jon Morosi, but he hopes you'll watch anyway". awfulannouncing.com. Retrieved May 23, 2019.