In May 2015, Jarrett Payton joined the WGN News as sports reporter and host of CLTV’s Sports Feed.

He also where he co-hosts the weekend sports radio program The Beat on WGN Radio-AM Sundays at 3 pm. Jarrett is a former NFL running back. He has hosted his own internet radio show named the Jarrett Payton Show on ChicagolandSportsRadio.com.
Jarrett attended the University of Miami.

He is a Chicago native and the son of Super Bowl-winning running back Walter Payton. Jarrett played for the NFL 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.


Recent Articles
  • When Walter Payton raced up ‘the hill,’ this friend would be right behind him

    Listen to this episode of Savoring Sweetness: The Walter Payton Podcast in the player above. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Kevin Kelly was in the middle of a late-night workout when he saw Walter Payton approaching. Afraid he had bothered the man Bears fans worshiped, Kelly readied himself to leave at a moments notice. Much to his surprise, Payton not only wanted him to stay, he asked if he’d be up for […]

  • At last, the Bears-Packers 2019 season opener has arrived

    CHICAGO – The Bears’ 2019 campaign begins just short of nine months since the 2018 season ended, but for Kyle Long it seemed more like nine minutes. “The ball hits the goalpost, you snap your fingers, and you’re here, honestly,” said the offensive lineman, referring to Cody Parkey’s missed 43-yard field goal that ended the Bears’ season in a Wild Card game loss to the Eagles. “It was really quick.” Some might disagree. The wait for the start of the […]

  • ‘Our family is truly honored’: Jarrett Payton reflects on newly unveiled Walter Payton statue

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears honored two of their legends Tuesday with new statues at Soldier Field. Statues for Walter Payton and George Halas now have a permanent home outside the stadium. The Payton family was on hand for the ceremony and Jarret Payton expressed how much the statue means to him. “Our family is truly honored,” he said. “to the park district, to the city of Chicago, the Chicago Bears, the McCaskey Family for giving us this opportunity to […]

  • WATCH ON-DEMAND: ‘Savoring Sweetness: The Life & Times of Walter Payton’

    Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV premiered “Savoring Sweetness: The Life & Times of Walter Payton” on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. On this 20th anniversary of his passing, WGN-TV looked back at one of the greatest running backs, Chicago Bears and men of all time through the eyes of his teammates, family and friends. To honor Payton’s legacy, his son Jarrett sat down with Jim McMahon, Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael, Gary Fencik, Barry Sanders and others to put his prowess and passion […]

  • Behind the scenes of Super Bowl Weekend: Jarrett Payton gives us a glimpse

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Our own Jarrett Payton is in Minnesota this weekend for Super Bowl festivities including the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Jarrett, along with his family, have been tweeting, ‘gramming and snapchatting their way through Minneapolis. We’ve collected a few of his most memorable moments so far. View this post on Instagram #Reporting live from the #superbowl. @mallofamerica #SBLII #minnesota #instagood #smile #lol @wgnnews outfit by @marcyswerdlow from @jhilburnco A post shared by Jarrett Payton (@paytonsun) […]

  • Kevin Fishbain looks forward to what’s left for the Bears in 2017 on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – It didn’t happen, and that probably means it won’t. Not with four weeks to go, and not with the last real chance to let him go already past. Keeping with their tradition, the Bears didn’t make any major coaching moves after their latest bad loss to the 49ers on Sunday afternoon. They won the turnover battle, didn’t allow a touchdown, got a punt return score, and still managed to lose the game. Oh, and the kicker they released […]

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