As a young boy, Jonathan Harper would be glued to the television watching Ahmad Rashad on “NBA Inside Stuff” and SportsCenter on ESPN memorizing not only the player’s statistical data, but also their biographical information. It was not until he attended Xavier University of Louisiana that Jonathan had the desire to move in front of the camera.
At Xavier, Jonathan was a 2-time all-conference basketball player. He also co-hosted a show on XU-TV that mirrored ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption”.
As a graduate student at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in their master’s program, Jonathan worked as a student reporter for NCC News covering both hard news and sports in the upstate New York area.
Jonathan recently concluded a stint as a multimedia journalist at KSPR in Springfield, Missouri and he is pursing his passion of being a sports reporter.