Jim Day (host)

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Jim Day
Born Jim Day
Westerville, Ohio
Other names JD, Jimbo, All Day, Day Slays
Sports commentary career
Team(s) Cincinnati Reds
Sports Baseball

Jim Day is an American television sports broadcaster currently affiliated with Fox Sports Ohio and the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. Apart from Reds' broadcasts, he is known for Jim's Day Off, an advertising campaign in which he explores the "must see" attractions in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Early career[edit]

Jim Day began his professional career in 1988.[1]

During this time, he managed to work his way on-air for a network affiliate in a Top 35 market, while still in college. Day spent 7 years working in many roles at WSYX-TV, Channel 6. After spending two years away from television while traveling the country with the American Basketball League, Jimmy returned to television.

He spent five years in Tampa, Florida working for the ABC-affiliate WFTS-TV as the understudy of Ted Koppel. He later went to Ohio to work for Fox Sports Ohio.

He currently resides in Westerville, Ohio along with his wife and their son, Dante.

FSN Ohio[edit]

Jim returned to Ohio in 2000 and has been with Fox Sports Ohio ever since. He currently hosts "Reds Live," the pre-game and post-game shows of the Cincinnati Reds. During the 2011 season, Day filled in as play-by-play announcer for the first time. He also filled in as play-by-play announcer in 2013, 2016, and 2017. Day has also worked for the News Department of Fox Sports and has covered every major sport for the Network. Recently he served as lead host for "FSN Live at the BCS Championship". Day hosted Musketeers Live 2010-2011 for Fox Sports Ohio broadcasts of Xavier Musketeers men's basketball. Prior to that he was the host of Blue Jackets live for Columbus Blue Jackets broadcasts on Fox Sports Ohio. Fox Sports Ohio announced for 2014, Day will work all 145 games as sideline reporter and provide reports for pre- and post-game coverage.[2]


Jim began his post-high school career at Bowling Green State University, and finished his degree at Otterbein College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Day is a native of Westerville, Ohio and a Westerville South High School graduate.


  1. ^ "About". Jim Day. Archived from the original on March 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ "FOX Sports Ohio Announces 145-game Cincinnati Reds Television Schedule for 2014 Season". Retrieved 28 April 2014. 

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