- Full Name John Jastremsk
- Occupation Media Personality & Show Host
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Staten Island, New York, USA
- Birth Date May 15, 1988
- Age 35 Years, 4 Months
John Jastremski | BiographyHost of Podcast 'New York, New York'
Jastremski joined New York City's iconic sports radio station WFAN in August 2011 after winning WFAN's 'Fantasy Phenom' contest. He was one of 50 among 1,000 applicants to be chosen to do a segment on 'Mike Francesa Show.' After winning the contest, he received a year-long contract with the station and then began to show his talent on the air. He was given a twice-a-week 1-3 a.m. show in his initial contract. He worked part-time overnight and filled in on holidays and weekends.
John Jastremski is an American sportscaster who currently hosts the New York, New York podcast on The Ringer and Spotify.
Who is John Jastremski?
John Jastremski is a media personality born on 15 May 1988 in Staten Island, New York. He graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2010 from Syracuse University, where he hosted sports shows at radio stations WJPZ and WAER.
While studying at Syracuse, he also interned at Sirius Satellite Radio and WFAN Sports Radio.
Jastremski began his professional broadcasting career as a sports writer at Patch.com in February 2011. He worked there for a year, covering high school sports and assisting with the radio broadcasts of high school contests across the Jersey Shore.
He then worked as a sports talk show host on CBS Sports Radio from February 2013 to August 2016. After that, he started serving as a contributor at SYN.
The sportscaster also worked at WFAN for nearly a decade. He then launched his podcast show the New York, New York, in April 2021.
Jastremski joined New York City's iconic sports radio station WFAN in August 2011 after winning WFAN's 'Fantasy Phenom' contest. He was one of 50 among 1,000 applicants to be chosen to do a segment on Mike Francesa Show.
After winning the contest, he received a year-long contract with the station and then began to show his talent on the air. He was given a twice-a-week 1-3 a.m. show in his initial contract. He worked part-time overnight and filled in on holidays and weekends.
Jastremski eventually landed his talk show called JJ After Dark, where he talked about sports news and New York sports. His show quickly gained popularity and was moved to a better spot earlier in the evenings. He earned a loyal fan base through his popular show.
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"I learned how to create my own brand and build what my voice was going to be. I learned how to interact with callers, how to piggyback off of thoughts, how to plan out what each show will be," Jastremski said in a 2021 interview with The Daily Orange.
Jastremski made headlines in December 2019 when he told the FAN management that he won't play 'second fiddle' for a midday show. And he doesn't want any part of a three-person team with Maggie Gray and Bart Scott.
In March 2021, The New York Post reported that Jastremski would leave WFAN to work for Bill Simmons and his media upstart, The Ringer.
The sources told The Post that The Ringer founder, Simmons, reached out to Jastremski in December 2020, leading to a deal of doing three to four podcasts a week on Spotify.
Shortly after that, Jastremski left WFAN on 2 April 2021 to join The Ringer.
Jastremski launched his New York, New York podcast on 4 April 2021 on The Ringer and Spotify. He gives his quick, blunt reactions to big stories of New York sports and also invites guests. In addition to that, he has also invited notable New York personalities, including Francesa, Jeff Van Gundy, and Peter King.
After working for The Ringer, Jastremski also appeared on numerous other Ringer-sponsored podcasts.
Jastremski got engaged with Caitlyn Sanchez on 13 December 2020. He shared the news through an Instagram post, sharing a few pictures with her, showing their engagement ring on her finger.
As of February 2022, his Instagram posts suggest that Sanchez is still his fiancee and hasn't become his wife. Furthermore, Jastremski frequently features his fiancee and family on his Instagram posts.