Jon Gross is an accomplished and versatile sports broadcaster, with a proven track record of success both on and off the microphone. Gross currently freelances in North and South Carolina, calling games at schools including Wake Forest, Winthrop, and Davidson. He was also the voice of the 2021 Conference Carolinas Men's and Women's Soccer Championships.
In May of 2021, Gross wrapped up a two-year stint as the director of the UNCP Sports Network, serving as the play-by-play voice of UNC Pembroke athletics. In that role, he called football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, wrestling, and soccer.
Gross is entering his fourth summer as the Director of Broadcasting for the Saugerties Stallions of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. After taking the team’s broadcast operations to new heights, Gross was named 2018 and 2019 Saugerties Stallions Intern of the Year.
Previously, Gross was the 2017 radio play-by-play voice of the Penn State women’s volleyball team for Penn State Athletics. He broadcasted all home and away matches, including the team’s run to the Final Four. In November of 2018, Gross served as the broadcast/media assistant at the 2018 Gulf Coast Showcase. In that role, he performed, play-by-play, color commentary, and sideline reporting for all 32 games of the tournament.
Gross also has experience in local television, interning in the sports departments of WCBS-TV and WTAJ-TV. He also created content for NittanySports Huddle, a Penn State-centered production company founded by former Penn State stars and NFL players Blair Thomas and Quintus McDonald.
Outside of broadcasting, Gross was named 2017 Zeta Beta Tau Chapter President of the Year for his work as the leader of the fraternity’s Alpha Psi chapter at Penn State.
Gross received degrees in broadcast journalism and international politics, with a certificate from the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, from Penn State.