Sports talk personality Bomani Jones is already pretty well known to many sports fans – especially locals – but he’s about to get a lot more familiar to a lot more people.
Jones, who lived in Durham until this month, has been a presence on local and syndicated sports radio programs for the past seven years. He started making frequent guest appearances on ESPN shows such as “Outside the Lines” and “Around the Horn” in 2010. Recently, Jones signed a four-year contract with ESPN that gives him a regular presence on ESPN’s TV, radio and online outlets. He immediately relocated to Miami for his daily (Monday-Friday) appearances on ESPN2’s “Highly Questionable” program.
Jones, an Atlanta native who got one of his two master’s degrees at UNC-Chapel Hill, talked to us recently from Miami about how he got started in radio and TV, and what his new gig entails. Here is an edited and abbreviated version of that conversation.