CBS hired her in 1974 to provide commentary for various televised sports events. During the CBS National Football League telecast of a game on October 13, 1974, she became the first female NFL announcer, brought in as a commentator alongside Don Criqui and Irv Cross.
During the 1980s, Chastain began turning her attention toward politics. She hosted a radio program, What Washington Doesn't Want You to Know, as well as served on a number of boards and commissions. She now lives in California, and writes for conservative-leaning online publications such as WorldNetDaily, and has written several books about politics.
She is married to her husband, John.
- People: And Now Reporting from the Locker Room Is—What?—Jane Chastain. November 25, 1974.
- Village Voice: A Woman’s Place. January 16, 2001.
- Jane Chastain official biography.
- WorldNetDaily: Jane Chastain archive.