Jonathan covers both news and sports in a career that has spanned television, radio, writing, digital and documentary film. Prior to joining ABC13, he was a digital anchor and breaking news reporter at KKTV Channel 11 News in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he headed up the digital 'Breaking News Center.'
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Jonathan grew up in the culture of sports and storytelling in the Deep South. He attended Trinity University in San Antonio, where he thrived as an English major and excelled at eating tacos. He got his masters degree in broadcast and digital journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Three weeks later he started as a sports reporter on FOX 40 (WDBD) in his hometown.
Jonathan was a long-time sports talk host on the ESPN Radio affiliate in Jackson, and has been published as a writer in outlets such as Golf Magazine and the New York Daily News. He has been a regular studio host and play-by-play announcer for the NFHS Network covering the Mississippi high school football championships -- Jonathan's favorite gig! In 2007 as the announcer for Trinity University, he called the famous "Mississippi Miracle" play, a 15-lateral game-winning touchdown that was nominated for an ESPY award and named Time Magazine's No.1 sports moment of the year.
In 2016, Jonathan and his brother Henry founded their own media and film company, Bash Brothers Media, where they produced a host of successful shows, digital features and a regionally-televised documentary series. Working with his brother was a great reward, and a great challenge!
Jonathan is an avid golfer and singer. On fall weekends you can find him cheering on his beloved New Orleans Saints and Mississippi State Bulldogs. (Can you guess who his dog Dakota is named after?) He is forever in search of the next great trip and the next great meal.
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