Jay Onrait

PSR 01 Jan,2019

Facts of Jay Onrait

Full Name
Jay Michael Onrait
Birth Name
Jay Michael Onrait
Famous Name
Jay Onrait
Married to
Chobi Liang
Currently Married


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
six digit figure
Sports anchor and Author
Currently Club


Married to
Chobi Liang
Currently Married

Jay Michael Onrait is a famous sportscaster currently working for TSN. Known for his appearance in SportsCentre, Jay Michael Onrait has been working for the show since 2003. Further, he is known for working on projects like Fox Sports Live and The Jay and Dan Podcast, and he also is famous for writing the books Anchorboy and Number Two.

The resident of Canada, Jay Michael Onrait, reportedly earns around in the range of $62,000 as his yearly salary from the network. As of 2022, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of over a six-digit figure. He is currently married to his wife, Chobi Liang, and has two children with her. 

Jay Onrait's Net Worth And Salary as a Sportscaster

Jay is one of the successful sports anchors on TSN. Although his exact net worth has never been revealed, it is estimated to be no less than $1 million.

The median salary for a TSN sports network is $62,000. As one of the popular names of the network, the wages of Onrait are higher than the estimated average wage. As per a 2015 report, he and his colleague Dan makes a salary of more than $300,000 annually. The figure must have gone up as it's been almost a decade since then.

Jay is the show hosterJay works for the TSN as the show host SOURCE: Instagram@jayonrait

Not to mention, Jay Michael Onrait is one of the most popular TSN anchors who has made a successful career as a sports anchorman. As TSN is a popular Sports Network, it is well known for paying a heavy salary to its sportscasters. As Jay Michael Onrait is a regular TSN anchor, he earns a decent wage from the network.

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Jay's Marriage History: His Ex-Wife Dracy & Wife, Chobi Liang

Jay Onrait had a broken marriage earlier, but now he seems to have found his love. The host was previously married to Darcy Mordin in 2002, but the relationship could not sail smoothly, and they soon got divorced.

Jay with his wife Jay Onrait and his wife Chobi SOURCE: Facebook

In October 2013, Jay married Chobi Liang, a former TSN PR. Jay and his girlfriend-turned-wife were reportedly dating long before the wedding. Further, the couple is blessed with two children. Their eldest child was born on May 25, 2015, and the youngest child was reportedly born in recent times. However, it could be only rumored as the name of the child isn't revealed yet.

Jay Claimed that He Suffered from Very Bad Diarrhea: Onrait's Embarrassing Moment

In an incident during a live SportsCenter broadcast in May 2023, Jay Onrait found himself in an awkward situation. On air, he openly admitted to experiencing "severe gastrointestinal distress," leading to widespread attention and discussions among fans and analysts alike. The unanticipated revelation created a stir, diverting attention from the show's original focus.

Check out the clip of Jay Onrait creating an angry intern skit!

Interestingly, before this incident, the spotlight had been on Jason Robertson, an emerging talent for the Dallas Stars. The broadcast had been highlighting Robertson's outstanding abilities and recent exceptional performances. However, the unexpected confession from Onrait took center stage, temporarily eclipsing the discussion of Robertson's accomplishments and turning the broadcast into a topic of curiosity and conversation across various platforms.

Jay Onrait's Early Life and Educational History

Jay Michael Onrait was born on August 29, 1974, in Calgary, Alberta, to Dale Onrait (Father), and the details about his mother are not available in the media yet. He holds Canadian nationality and belongs to the White ethnic group. Further, detailed information about his early childhood and siblings has not surfaced to the public to date.

Talking about his education, the presenter attended the University of Alberta and described the years as "The Lost Years." Later, in 1999, he enrolled at Ryerson University in Toronto and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television.

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Jay Onrait Professional Career

In 1996, Onrait joined TSN as an editorial assistant while attending Ryerson Polytechnic University. He later became sports director for CFSK- TV in Saskatoon and hosted The Big Breakfast on the A-Channel in Winnipeg for two years.

Check out the clip of an interview where Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole discuss their combination!

In 2001, Onrait joined NHL Network as host of the network's flagship show NHL on the Fly and Molson That's Hockey 2. He moved to TSN in 2002 and started co-hosting SportsCenter with Dan O'Toole in 2003.

Onrait started blogging at TSN.ca in 2006, covering the Stanley Cup and the NBA, as well as an all-day NHL trade deadline.

On May 3, 2013, TSN announced that Onrait and his co-anchor Dan O'Toole would leave SportsCenter for broadcasting opportunities on U.S. television, Fox Sports 1. Later, On March 1, 2017, TSN announced that Onrait and Dan O'Toole would return to Canada to host a new show, SC, with Jay and Dan.

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Jay Onrait Facts And Stats

  • Birth Name: Jay Michael Onrait
  • Date Of Birth: August 29, 1974
  • Place Of Birth: Calgary, Alberta
  • Profession: Sports anchor and Author
  • Wife: Chobi Liang
  • Working For: TSN
  • Horoscope: Virgo

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