Jim Jackson (sportscaster)

For other people with the name Jim Jackson, see James Jackson (disambiguation).
Jim Jackson
Born (1963-03-23) March 23, 1963
Utica, New York

Sports commentary career

Team(s) Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies
Genre(s) Flyers TV play-by-play
Phillies radio pre-game host
Phillies radio post-game host
Phillies radio play-by-play
Sports Ice hockey, Baseball

Jim Jackson (born March 23, 1963) is an American professional sportscaster. He currently serves as the TV play-by-play announcer for the Philadelphia Flyers and pre-game and post-game radio host for the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition, Jackson has also picked up radio play-by-play broadcasting duties for the 4th and 5th innings of Phillies home games.

Philadelphia Flyers

Jackson, an Upstate New York native, started his professional career broadcasting for the Utica Devils after graduating from Syracuse University. In 1993, he became the radio play-by-play broadcaster for the Philadelphia Flyers, replacing Gene Hart, who had gone back onto television. Two seasons later, Jackson was promoted to the television side where he remains to this day. He has been the play-by-play voice of the Flyers on television for 21 seasons, now covering the games on Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network with Keith Jones, Chris Therien, and Bill Clement.

Philadelphia Phillies and other experience

Beginning in 2007, Jackson took on pre-game and post-game host duties for Philadelphia Phillies radio broadcasts, occasionally providing play-by-play if another member of the broadcast crew was absent. In 2010, his role was expanded to include play-by-play during the fourth and fifth innings of all regular season home games that did not conflict with his Flyers schedule. He has previous baseball experience as radio play-by-play voice of the Utica Blue Sox of the New York–Penn League from 1986 to 1993 and of the Eastern League's Trenton Thunder in 2005. He has also called college football, basketball, and lacrosse during his broadcasting tenure.

Personal life

Jackson has two children, Deanna, born 1997, and Johnny, born 2000. He lives in Gloucester Township, New Jersey.[1]


  1. Broadcasters, Philadelphia Phillies. Accessed July 20, 2011. "Jim was born on March 23, 1963, and is a 1985 graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism. He resides in Gloucester Township, N.J., with his wife Bernadette, daughter Deanna, and son Johnny."
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