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      Jason Whitlock

      Jason Whitlock

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      Birthday: Apr 27, 1967

      Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

      Born on April 27, 1967, in Indianapolis, Jason Whitlock began his journey to a career in journalism but not before he dabbled with life as a football player. After becoming an all-state offensive lineman at Warren Central High School in Warren Township in the eastern part of Indianapolis, Whitlock attended Ball State University on a football scholarship and lettered two years as an offensive lineman before receiving his degree in journalism in 1990. He quickly earned a part-time position at The Herald Times in Bloomington, Ind., but left for a better opportunity and full-time job as a reporter for The Charlotte Observer. After working there for about a year and gaining valuable experience, he joined the Ann Arbor News in 1992 and spent the next two years covering the University of Michigan. In 1994, Whitlock was hired by the Kansas City Star, and on March 7, 2008, the Scripps Howard Foundation awarded him its National Journalism Award for commentary. He was the first sportswriter to win the award and the $10,000 prize. A few years after winning the award, the Kansas City Star announced Whitlock's departure from the paper. Throughout his time at the paper, he was able to submit work to other notable businesses, including Vibe, Playboy, ESPN, and The Sporting News. Whitlock's presence on WHB and KCSP in the Kansas City area led to a job co-hosting the daily sports TV show "Speak for Yourself" alongside Colin Cowherd on FoxSports 1. He has also appeared on ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" and "Rome is Burning."