Jason Kurtz joins the team as Senior Director of Media Relations and Client Management after spending more than two decades as a member of the media. Most recently, Kurtz worked in CNN’s New York offices, covering breaking news, leading social accounts, and collaborating with anchors and reporters as a member of the network’s digital operation. In over 10 years with CNN, Kurtz cites news events such as the Trump presidency, the war in Ukraine, the search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, and the Covid-19 pandemic among the most fascinating stories he worked on.
A lifelong sports fan, Kurtz’s career began in Syracuse, New York, following four years studying at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. After graduating cum laude with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, he turned an internship at the local CBS station into a part-time role as a sports producer and editor. Roughly two years later, Kurtz moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, for his first full-time on-air role as a member of the local NBC affiliate’s sports department. Two years after that, he relocated to Florida and its beautiful sunshine where Kurtz became the sports director for the ABC affiliate in Fort Myers.
The bright lights of New York City followed as Kurtz jumped to CBS College Sports, covering college football and March Madness as a producer while also finding his way back in front of the camera anchoring baseball highlights at mlb.com.
Kurtz lives in the suburbs with his wife Erin, his 10-year-old son Oscar, and his poorly behaved — but incredibly cute — rescue dog, Scout. Erin is a leading communications professional at a national telecommunication company, while Oscar is a leading catcher for a competitive Texas travel baseball team.