Perhaps the most respected voice in the world of sports broadcasting, Jim Rome is the leading opinion-maker of his generation. As host of the nation’s premiere sports radio talk show, Rome is known for his aggressive, informed, rapid-fire dialogue. Jim has established himself as the top choice of athletes and fans when it is time to know what is going on beyond the scoreboard.
For more than 15 years, Jim Rome has hosted a nationally syndicated radio program, The Jim Rome Show, a.k.a. The Jungle, reaching millions of listeners nationwide. His show on ESPN, Rome Is Burning, signed off in January 2012 after airing for six years. Rome previously served as host of the popular program The Last Word with Jim Rome, broadcast nightly on Fox Sports Net, for five years. Prior to that, he spent a two-year stint hosting ESPN2's Talk2, a nightly one-hour interview show. Rome began his radio career at KTMS, Santa Barbara as the “5 dollar-an-hour” traffic reporter and covered UC Santa Barbara's sports. He left KTMS for San Diego's all-sports station, XTRA Sports 690 where he created The Jim Rome Show. The show was first syndicated in 1996.
Rome graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1987, with a degree in Communications. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Janet and their two children.