Jac Collinsworth is a very talented sports reporter with ESPN. Jac comes from a family of prominent sportsmen as his father and brother were excellent sportsmen during their prime. Jac’s interest in sports started at a very tender age when he began hosting, creating, and producing sports-related videos when he was still rather young.
Jac Collinsworth Biography
Jac Collinsworth was born in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, the USA around the early 1990s. His mother (Holly Bankemper) who is a lawyer and his father (Cris Collinsworth) a retired professional football player raised Jac alongside his four siblings in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. His parents were very active in society when their children were growing up.
He attended Highland High School, Kentucky, and played football actively during his stay there. Unfortunately for him, he had a terrible back injury which put a stop to his budding professional football career.
Jac Collinsworth took a course ‘Introduction to Filmmaking’ as a freshman and fell in love with broadcasting. He practiced as a cameraman, editor, switchboard operator, and teleprompter operator before he began producing content. With his injury, Jac fell back to his other love and took advantage of his school’s broadcast facilities. He soon began to create videos and fiddled with editing them.
Upon graduation, he gained admission into Notre Dame University, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Film, Television, and Theatre. The same year he graduated, he started working with ESPN. He joined the network as a features reporter, offering unique stories about players and their profiles. He contributes on NFL Live and co-hosts a College Sports Nation on Sirius XM 84.
It’s easy to assume that Jac got the ESPN offer on a platter of gold due to his father’s connection but when one considers the wealth of experience the young sportscaster has garnered at his young age then it becomes clear that he might have reached this destination propelled by his personal steam to succeed at what he does. As he offered in an interview, Seth Markman a senior producer saw some of his clips and invited him to ESPN for a chat.
While in college, Jac Collinsworth hosted and produced a weekly ND digital live series. The series focused on the fighting Irish football team. Jac also filed weekly player features for Brian Kelly’s (head coach) television show- “Inside Notre Dame Football” for three years.
He interviews athletes on his weekly podcast which got featured on ‘Showtime’. Jac worked as an assistant sideline producer for NBC broadcasts of Notre Dame Football between 2013-2016. He covered Notre Dame Pro Day for NFL Network in 2016 and 2017. He worked as a sideline reporter for NBC in the Notre Dame Blue-Gold spring football game between 2016-2017.
One of Jac’s major achievements in his career is that he became the first social media correspondent to cover an Olympic; he covered the Summer Games of 2016 for NBC. He also interviewed athletes and featured as a part of Ryan Seacrest Olympic Late Night Team.
He soaked up every possible knowledge and nuance he could lay his hands on while in college. Jac Collinsworth co-hosted a radio show on Sirius XM 84 called “The Student Section” and all this contributed to his success as a sportscaster.
More Interesting Facts About The TV Personality
1. Jac has been in a long time relationship with Nicole De Francisco. There are rumors that the duo are already married but Jac has refused to confirm or dispel the rumor. He is a very affectionate lover and continues to share pictures of their trips and outings on his social media pages.
2. His main aim and motivation for his career in broadcasting is to create content that young people will love and be able to relate to as he believes young people interact and consumes content differently.
3. Jac Collinsworth comes from a family that is deep-rooted in their love for sports, either actively playing or broadcasting it. His father (Cris) is a retired wide receiver with the NFL between 1981-1988. His brother Austin played for Notre Dame for five seasons before retiring due to an injury. His sister Ashley was active in track and field during her stay in Harvard. His other sister Kate works for “GolfNow” as a Business Marketing Manager. Their parents are proud of all their achievements.
4. Jac is internet savvy and takes advantage of social media. Although he is careful not to overshare especially details about his personal life. He shares enough to keep his follower’s interest piqued. He is active on Twitter and Instagram with 11.6k and 4.7k respectively.