Jarrett Payton Biography
Jarrett Payton is a radio host, businessman, philanthropist, motivational speaker, and former NFL, and CFL running back. Currently, he works as a fill-in sports anchor for WGN’s Morning Show and also co-hosts WGN Radio’s The Beat program. In addition, he most recently became a co-host of the “Jarrett, Harry, and Spike” radio show on Chicago’s former radio station The Game 87.7FM. Payton joined this station in May 2015.
Jarrett Payton Age
Payton was born on December 26, 1980, in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He is hence, 42 years old as of 2022.
Jarrett Payton Height
Payton stands at a moderate height and weight. His height is 1.7m, and his weight is 72 kg.
Jarrett Payton Family
Payton was born and brought up in Chicago, he is the son of Walter Payton, who is the former professional NFL running back. He is actually a Chicago native and his father is Walter Payton, a Super Bowl-winning running back.
Jarrett Payton Wife
Payton is happily married to Trisha George. The two tied the knot on March 4, 2009, in Florida. Their day of the wedding was intentionally planned on this date so as to coincide with Walter Payton’s famous #34 with the Bears. After church vows, they went for a reception at Soldier Field in Chicago on March 7. They have two children together Jaden and Madison.
Jarrett Payton Career
Payton graduated from the University of Miami. Afterward, he started his career as an anchor and Radio and TV host. He has played football for various teams winning in most of them, no wonder his passion for Sports reporting.
Payton partners with Chicago-based Argus Brewery, he is actually actively involved in the production, promotion, and sales of his own beer: Jarrett Payton’s All-American Wheat Ale. His inspiration to create his own beer came from earlier memories of his father’s appreciation for craft beer. Argus Brewery is owned by a father-and-son duo. Payton, relying on an extremely close relationship he had with his famous father, appreciated the similarities of the successful duo and saw an opportunity to carry out his father’s dream amongst an important father-son bond. Further, his beer, which went into production in 2012, is the second best-selling item from Argus Brewery.
Along with honoring his father’s legacy of making a difference in the community, he enjoys connecting with children, serving as a role model, and stressing the importance of sports, education, and character. He and his wife Trisha are the co-founders of The Jarrett Payton Foundation.
The foundation is committed to positively impacting the lives of children and adolescents by creating and providing programs that present them with a wide variety of opportunities specifically designed to develop their leadership skills and enrich their lives. Payton also dedicates time to The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation which is dedicated to taking an active role in helping those less fortunate to find stability while providing positive opportunities needed to live their lives with dignity and pride.
Jarrett Payton Salary
Payton’s salary is about $98,000 annually.
Jarrett Payton’s Net Worth
Payton’s estimated net worth is $2.1 million. His primary income is his job as a reporter at CLTV.
Social Media Accounts
Payton is active on social media and he posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. He has over 2000 followers on Instagram, about 1500 on Facebook, and around 2300 on Twitter.