Jarrett Payton joined WGN in May 2015, and is a sports reporter and anchor for WGN TV News as well as co-host of GN Sports, a daily 30 minute sports show on WGN.
He also co-hosts the weekend sports radio program ‘The Beat’ on WGN Radio-AM, Sundays at 3 pm, while also hosting his own internet radio show named the ‘Jarrett Payton Show’ on ChicagolandSportsRadio.com.
He is a Chicago native and the son of Super Bowl-winning Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton. Jarrett played for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, as well as the Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts in the CFL. He also played for the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League.
Jarrett is also an alum of the University of Miami.