Jarrett Payton Bio, WGN, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Jarrett Payton?

Jarrett Payton is an American journalist of African descent who is working for WGN-TV as a sports reporter and host of CLTV’s Sports Feed. He joined the station in May 2015.  

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Jarrett Payton Date of Birth / Age

Payton was born on December 26th, 1980. He will be 42 years old as of December 2022.

Jarrett Payton Height

Payton stands at a height of approximately 6 feet and 0 inches tall.

Jarrett Payton Parents and Siblings

Payton was born and raised in Chicago. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. Even so, his father is named Walter Payton. His father served as an American football running back.

Additionally, he played in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears. Moreover, he is a nine-time Pro Bowl nominee. Further, he was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.

Also, he was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Walter exchanged vows with his wife, Connie Norwood in 1976. The couple had two kids Payton and Brittney. After an 18-year-long relationship in 1994, Walter surprisingly served Norwood divorce papers for joint custody. Despite living together for most of his life, the divorce was never made official.

In February 1999, he made public that he had rare liver disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis that may have led to his cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Unfortunately, On November 1, 1999, passed away from complications that arose from the disease. In his final months, he served as an endorser for organ transplants and was featured in numerous commercials to encourage others to donate organs.

Even though, his illness was too far advanced for transplantation to have been a tenable option. Else, his sister was born on March 26th,1985. She is 37 years old as of 2022. His mom celebrates her birthday on July 22nd. Also, Payton seems to have a close relationship with his mom as he regularly posts her on his Instagram account. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Jarrett Payton Spouse(Wife)

Payton exchanged vows with his wife, Trisha on March 4th, 2009 in Florida. As of 2022, the couple celebrated their 18th anniversary together. They have two kids together; a son and a daughter. Trisha celebrates her birthday on October 4th. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.

Jarrett Payton Kids / Children

Payton has a son and a daughter with his wife, Jaden and Madison Jordan. Jaden was born on March 24th, 2012, and is 10 years old as of 2022. Madison was born on April 11th, 2016, and is 6 years old as of 2022. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Jarrett Payton Education

After completing his high school education at St. Viator High School, Payton went on to attend the

Jarrett Payton Career

Payton works for WGN as a sports reporter and host of CLTV’s Sports Feed. He joined the station in May 2015. Further, he serves as co-host on the weekend sports radio program, The Beat on WGN Radio-AM Sundays at 3 pm. Previously, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the NFL Tennessee Titans. Also, he played for the Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts in the CFL(Canadian Football League).

Plus, he played for the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League. Further, he served as a host on his own internet radio program dubbed the Jarrett Payton Show on ChicagolandSportsRadio.com. Additionally, he served ESPN as an ESPNU Saturday “SportsNation” Announcer. Furthermore, he serves as a volunteer at Walter & Connie Payton Foundation since 1995. Moreover, he is the founder and president of the Jarrett Payton Foundation.


Payton works with WGN where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Dina Bair
  2. Robin Baumgarten
  3. Tahman Bradley
  4. Ben Bradley
  5. Ray Cortopassi
  6. Lourdes Duarte
  7. Demetrius Ivory
  8. Mike Janssen
  9. Lauren Jiggetts
  10. Sarah Jindra
  11. Morgan Kolkmeyer
  12. Paul Konrad
  13. Sean Lewis

How Much Does Jarrett Payton Earn?

Payton approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Jarrett Payton Worth?

As a reporter, Payton has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

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