Jon Gross is an accomplished and versatile sports broadcaster, with a proven track record of success both on and off the microphone.
Gross is currently the director of the UNCP Sports Network, serving as the play-by-play voice of UNC Pembroke athletics. In that role, he calls football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, wrestling, and soccer.
A 2019 graduate of Penn State University, Gross spent his four years in Happy Valley developing his on-air craft. On television, Gross called games for Big Ten Network+ and Centre County Access Television Network. On the radio, Gross announced seven different sports on Penn State’s CommRadio, where he also served as a sports director. He called the 2017 Rose Bowl, 2018 Senior Bowl, 2017 Legends Classic, and 2017 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championships for the station.
Previously, Gross was the 2017 radio play-by-play voice of the seven-time national champion 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.
During the summers of 2018 and 2019, he served as the Director of Broadcasting for the Saugerties Stallions of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. In that role, Gross called all 50 games per season via web stream (home games) and audio-only (road games). He was also selected to call both the 2018 and 2019 PGCBL All-Star Game. After taking the team’s broadcast operations to new heights, Gross was named 2018 and 2019 Saugerties Stallions Intern of the Year.
Gross also has experience in local television. He has served as a sports intern at both WCBS-TV and WTAJ-TV. He also creates 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.