FOX Sports announces hiring of popular ESPN announcer as No. 2 college football voice
FOX Sports will have a new No. 2 team calling college football games behind Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt this fall.
The network on Thursday announced that it had hired Jason Benetti, an employee of ESPN for over a decade. He will be the replacement for Joe Davis, who is now FOX’s lead MLB announcer, beside Brock Huard.
“I am simply ecstatic to join FOX Sports,” Benetti said in a press release. “The company has a reputation for first-class live sports coverage and first-class people behind that coverage. I’m honored to be a part of that team.”
Benetti is currently the television voice of the Chicago White Sox on NBC Sports Chicago, a role he will retain. He also calls Sunday afternoon MLB games on Peacock, NBC’s streaming platform, but will depart following the 2022 season.
He was with ESPN since 2011, where he called college football, college basketball, and MLB games, among other sports. He also called baseball games for NBC during the network’s coverage of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
News of Benetti’s hiring by FOX was first reported by Action Network’s Brett McMurphy on Sunday.
— Jason Benetti (@jasonbenetti) July 28, 2022