Jason Clinkscales is a freelance sportswriter, based in his hometown of New York City. You're going to have a hard time holding his locale against him while reading the bio.
Since 2005, he has been a staff sportswriter for the African-American weekly newspaper, the New York Beacon. Though primarily a reporter for the New York Giants of the National Football League (evidenced by the now-famous video above), Jason adds words for Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. Since starting his writing career in March 2005, he has covered various events in the area along with both of the city's baseball teams, all three metro NBA/WNBA basketball teams (Knicks, Nets and Liberty) and football teams (Jets and Giants).
He is also the co-host of The Exchange on BlogTalkRadio with long-time friend and college radio partner, Sumit Dasgupta. Since its inception in late April 2011, The Exchange has been the show where sports analysis, business and culture find a home through a blend of special guests, themed shows, and relatively level-headed insights.
In 2012, Jason joined the collective that is The Sports Fan Journal, where he discusses a myriad of sports topics from All-Star balloting to the a blueprint for the Nets' move to Brooklyn. For two years, he was a major contributor to the sports culture-focused Norman Einstein's Magazine; having discussed a range of topics from minority hockey fans to rise and fall (and redemption) of Tiger Woods through the Nike brand. He also added insights to the discourse site, The Perpetual Post. He has covered boxing and the 2007 NFL Draft for the website affiliated with Sports NY Style, a public access program based in New York.
Jason lives in his hometown of New York City; raised in The Bronx and Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. He is a graduate of Babson College (Class of 2004; B.Sci, Business Management, Marketing) and Metropolitan College of New York (MBA Class of 2011; Media Management).
His start in sports media and internet media as a whole came during his time at Babson as he was a part of Babson College Radio, the first web-based college radio station in the world. At BCR, he served as Program Manager, General Manager and co-hosted a sports/music talk show called "I Dunno, But..." in all four years with Dasgupta.