Jay Crawford

Jay Crawford

About Jay Crawford

Jason 'Jay' Crawford (born July 4, 1965) is an American sports journalist who is currently employed by ESPN. As of July 9, 2012, Crawford anchors the live 12-3 PM edition of SportsCenter with Chris McKendry. Prior to that, Crawford spent nine years hosting ESPN's morning show Cold Pizza and its successor ESPN First Take, as well at Cold Pizza{'}s spinoff series 1st and 10 until its 2011 cancellation. Born in Sandusky, Ohio, Crawford graduated from Perkins High School in Sandusky, Ohio in 1983. He went on to graduate from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor degree in Radio, Television, and Film in 1987. Prior to joining ESPN he was the local sports director for WFTS-TV in Tampa, FL from 1998 to 2003.