Jay Onrait Biography

( 1974 - )
March 29, 2019
First published on:January 1, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Jay Onrait

Date of Birth: 1974, August 29
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Name Jay Michael Onrait
Birth Place Calgary, Alberta
Famous Name Jay Onrait
Horoscope Virgo
Father Dale
Net Worth six digit figure
Salary $62,000
Show SportsCentre
Coworker Dan O'Toole
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Profession Sports anchor and Author
Currently Working For TSN
University attended University of Alberta
Currently Married yes
Married to Chobi Liang
Children 3

Jay Michael Onrait is a famous sportscaster currently working for TSN. Known for his appearance in SportsCentre, Jay Michael Onrait is working for the show since 2003. Further, he is known for working in different projects like Fox Sports Live, The Jay and Dan Podcast, and 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, and as of 2019, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of over six digit figure.

He is currently married to his wife Chobi Liang and has 2 children with her. 

How much is Jay Onrait's Net worth and Salary?

The Canadian sportscaster/anchor Jay Michael Onrait has an estimated net worth of six digit figure. The reporter receives an annual salary of $62,000 or more from his successful reporting career with TSN, as of 2019. Moreover, TSN reporter receives an added sum of money from his radio and TV guest appearances as a sports pundit too.

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 amount of salary to its sportscasters. As Jay Michael Onrait is a regular TSN anchor, he earns a decent amount of salary from the network.

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More specifically, the median salary for a TSN sports network is 62,000 dollars. And as one of the popular names of the network, the wages of Onrait are higher than the estimated average wage.

Who is Jay Onrait Married to?

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.

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Our 3-year-old is now a BIG SISTER. Swipe to see her reaction. (Over it.)

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In October 2013, Jay married Chobi Liang, a former TSN PR. Jay and his girlfriend turned wife were reported to have been dating long before the wedding. Further, the couple is blessed with 2 children. Their eldest child was born on May 25, 2015, and the youngest child was reportedly born in recent time.

Jay Onrait 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 is not available in the media yet. He holds a Canadian nationality and belongs to the White ethnic group. Further, the detailed information his early childhood and siblings are not surfaced to the public till date.

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TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT EASTERN on TSN! Get behind the wheel of Jay’s 1970 Buick as the boys drive into another season of crime solving fun!

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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.

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 then hosted The Big Breakfast on the A- Channel in Winnipeg for two years.

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

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Had @grittynhl in the studio last night.

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

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

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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