Mark Jones (sportscaster) Biography
Mark Jones, this name is familiar to the people who watch college football and NBA games in ESPN and ESPN on ABC. Born on November 16, 1961, in Toronto, Canada, Jones has been working in ESPN/ABC since 1990. He had worked for TSN in Canada before he started his career in ESPN. Jones has also been able to give his identification as a writer.
Talking about his education, Mark Jones did bachelors of arts in economics from Toronto-based York University in 1985. During his days in York, he joined Basketball team and also received prestigious award Bryden Award “Redefine the possible” for his leadership skills and success. John had played basketball representing Canada in International competition before he became an American citizen. He is currently residing in Miami with his wife and three children.
Mark Jones began his career from the TV show NBA Today. Usually, he had a unique way of ending show which made him popular among youth. As the studio lights went off, he used to shoot an imaginary basketball into the air. He debuted for ESPN in 1990 has been working for ESPN since then. Jones worked as a sports desk anchor for Toronto Blue Jays Magazine show. Jones, along with Jon Barry and Bill Walton host play-by-play on NBA games. Currently, he hosts the network’s pregame show KIA NBA Shootaround. He is concerned about the issues in the NBA, he invites Walton and Stephen A. Smith for debates in his show. Teaming up with Rod Gilmore, analyst, he hosts play-by-play on ESPN’s college football on Saturday night primetime game on ESPN2. He does play-by-play commentary for NBA finals, men’s and women’s college basketball and WNBA telecasts.
“The team won’t be with me, so I’ll just go look at it as an individual tournament just like the ones I play in over the summer.”
Born in Toronto as the son of Jamaican immigrants, Mark Jones has got citizenship of two countries, Canada and United states. Jones played basketball from varsity team while he was in York University and represented Canada in various international tournaments. Mark Jones has one elder brother, Paul Jones, who has also broadcasted a number of NBA games. Many people are concerned about the sexual orientation of celebrities. There are no any rumors about Jones being gay or bisexual so most probably he is straight. Mark Jones, who mostly appeared on a TV show in a suit, seems to have maintained his body physique well. He might have been the affair in past but there are no any reports about it. Although Mark tied his wedding knot in November 2013, there is no any information about his wife and children. Mark Jones has more than 23k followers on Twitter, where most of them are NBA lovers. Mark Jones has been working as a sport reporter for decades so he might have made good money out of it but he has not revealed his earning in any online media.