Who is Jon Heyman?
Jon Heyman was born on 7 February 1961, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, and is a sports writer and insider, best known for his work with the MLB Network. He primarily writes about professional baseball covering Major League Baseball (MLB), serving as an insider for WFAN Radio, and also writing for the FanRag Sports network.
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The Riches of Jon Heyman
How rich is Jon Heyman? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $8.3 million, earned through a successful career as a sports writer and insider. He’s been working in the field of professional baseball since the 1980s, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Very little is known about Jon’s family, childhood, and his path towards becoming a professional sportswriter. While he was born in Santa Fe, his family moved to Cedarhurst, New York when he was young, which was when he developed a strong passion for baseball, watching popular baseball teams in the area such as the New York Yankees.
He attended Lawrence High School in New York which is one of the Lawrence public high schools, and after matriculating, enrolled at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism which is one of the top journalism schools in the US. According to statistics, the alumni from this school include 38 Pulitzer Prize laureates and various national correspondents for major networks. After completing his degree in 1983, he lived for a brief time in Southern California, writing for the publication called “Daily Breeze”, eventually transitioning to sports writing, and moving to Moline, Illinois to work as a sports writer with “The Daily Dispatch”.
Rise to Fame
Eventually, Heyman settled at working with “Newsday”, which is a daily newspaper serving the New York metropolitan Area, and considered one of the highest in the US in terms of weekday circulation. For the next 16 years, he would serve as the beat writer for the New York Yankees, one of the two major league clubs in New York City, and considered one of the most successful sports clubs in the world, having won 18 division titles and 27 World Series championships. Several of their players and managers have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig.
In 1999, Heyman also became a baseball columnist for “The Sporting News”, a US weekly magazine and the most dominant publication when it came to covering baseball. While originally a print publication, it now exists only in digital form. In 2006 he joined “Sports Illustrated”, a magazine read by almost 25 million people weekly. He also wrote a baseball notes column, and reported on baseball news year round in a column called “The Daily Scoop” for SI.com.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 17, 2018
While Jon’s work appeared mostly during baseball season and a few times during the offseason, he frequently wrote another column called “Inside Baseball”. In 2009, he joined the newly launched MLB Network as one of their first baseball insiders; the sports channel is primarily dedicated to and owned by Major League Baseball. Since his foray unto television, he’s appeared in numerous television programs as well as being heard on radio programs. He’s appeared as a guest in “Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith”, “Mike’d Up”, “Jim Rome is Burning”, “Mike and the Mad Dog”, and “The Michael Kay Show”.
In 2011 he announced that he would be leaving “Sports Illustrated” so that he could start working for CBS Sports, also covering baseball, and spent the next five years working with the channel, until announcing that he was leaving the network. People were unsure at first as to where he was heading, but a few months later, it was confirmed that he joined the FanRag Sports network as an MLB insider. He also began working with Today’s Knuckleball as a senior writer.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Heyman is married though he hasn’t revealed a lot of information about his wife or their marriage, except admitting that his wife helps him with his career such as managing his social media accounts. He often consults with his wife when it comes to games and they both have a passion for sports, particularly baseball. However, he has managed to keep a lot of details about his personal life away from the media, although mentioning that he has a daughter who is also very active and interested in sports.
Similar to numerous sports writers, he is highly active online through accounts on major social media websites; he has a Twitter account on which he updates followers on recent baseball news while also providing his own opinions and insight, and promoting some other writers he’s worked with. He also has a Facebook page which functions in the same capacity as his Twitter account. He does do a few longer posts while also posting photos related to the news he brings out through Facebook, which is focused on baseball, and posts no other content unlike his Twitter account.