Jarrett Payton Joins WGN Sports Team

By Aneya Fernando 

jarrett-paytonJarrett Payton, the former pro running back and son of the late Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton, has joined Chicago CW affiliate WGN as a sports reporter.

Chicago media writer Robert Feder reports that in addition to reporting for the station, Payton will also host a live sports talk show, which will air Sunday through Thursday on CLTV. He’ll also continue to host The Beat, the weekend sports talk show on WGN AM.

“After a career in football, Jarrett has transitioned into a radio and television personality,” said Jennifer Lyons, news director of WGN and CLTV. “And as Chicago’s Very Own local sports station, Jarrett’s knowledge and enthusiasm for sports will be the perfect addition to our sports department.”


Payton begins his new hosting duties in early June.