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Bomani Jones

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Bomani Jones
Birth name Bomani Jones
Born (1980-08-26) August 26, 1980 (age 34)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Show Highly Questionable; The Evening Jones, Around the Horn, The Right Time with Bomani Jones
Style Sports radio
Country American
Website http://www.bomanijones.com/

Bomani Jones (born August 26, 1980) is an American sports journalist who is currently employed by ESPN. He is the co-host of Highly Questionable with Dan Le Batard, which airs daily on ESPN, and is also an occasional panelist on Around the Horn. Jones also hosts The Right Time with Bomani Jones, which airs four nights a week at 9:00 pm Eastern on ESPN Radio, and the podcast The Evening Jones.[1] He has also written for SB Nation, Salon and Page 2 at ESPN.com.[2] His sister is award-winning novelist Tayari Jones.[3]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Jones graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He followed that up with a master’s in politics, economics and business from Claremont Graduate University and a master’s in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[4]

Career[edit]

In January 2010, Jones launched his radio show, The Morning Jones, which was hosted out of Durham, North Carolina.[5] The show ended on August 30, 2011.[6] Bomani currently hosts his own internet show,The Evening Jones every Monday.

Bomani & Jones debuted on SB Nation's YouTube channel. New episodes run every Monday and Thursday.

On May 9, 2013 it was reported that Jones had signed a new four-year contract with ESPN. [7][8]

As of October 30, 2014, Jones has 104 wins in 373 appearances on ESPN's Around the Horn.

Beginning in September 2013, Jones appears regularly on Dan Le Batard's ESPN2 show, Dan Le Batard Is Highly Questionable, where he discusses major sports stories with Le Batard. Around the same time, he began guest hosting on the The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz radio show on The Ticket Miami on Wednesdays.

In January of 2014, Jones won three consecutive Around the Horn episodes in which he appeared.[citation needed]

On March 30, 2015, The Right Time With Bomani Jones debuted on ESPN Radio.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Bomani. "The Evening Jones". http://www.theeveningjones.com. Old Soul Productions. 
  2. ^ "Bomani Jones About". 
  3. ^ "Houston, Part III". 
  4. ^ "Can you believe I’ve been writing for 13 years? | Media Personality". Bomani Jones. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ Jones, Bomani. "Tuesday will be the final episode of The Morning Jones". 
  7. ^ "Bomani Jones signs new deal with ESPN". SBNation.com. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  8. ^ Cain, Brooke (2013-05-25). "Local sports talk personality makes the move to ESPN | Television". NewsObserver.com. Retrieved 2013-07-29.