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Years with ESPN Group


SportsCenters launched as original anchor


News shows hosted


Web articles written


Tennis Grand Slams as host/reporter


FIFA tournaments covered


SportsCenter Conversations


Countries worked in

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November 2001: Joins ESPN STAR Sports as host of Sportsline after leaving CNN's World Sport

Traveling from ESS's Singapore studios, Jason made the first of many press and work trips to India in April 2002. His love of Indian food and tea created almost as many headlines as his CNN and BBC pedigree.

Read Article: Sport Star

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May 2002: Hosts first (in-vision) SportsCenter Asia

STUDIO SHOT: Until 2002, SportsCenter Asia was a voice-over only show, full of sound-on-tape packages, in a similar style to the original international SportsCenter that originated from the TWI production house in London. The first in-vision SportsCenter Asia in May 2002 had Jason as its single anchor.

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August 2003: Co-Host and Commentator, U.S. Open tennis, New York

NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Jason had been penciled in to co-host Wimbledon until he had to fill in as a cricket host on the 2003 NatWest Series in June. Instead he was sent to the 2003 U.S. Open in August and September, working alongside former Asian number-one Vijay Amritraj at Flushing Meadows.

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October 2003: Hosts first (English) SportsCenter India

PLAIN ENGLISH: After almost two years hosting Sportsline on STAR Sports, Jason moved to senior anchor of SportsCenter India when the two programmess switched languages in October 2003. Many of the early shows were India cricket specials featuring former England opener Geoffrey Boycott as a studio expert.

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December 2003: SportsCenter Asia wins Best Sports Programme, Asian TV Awards, Sportsline gets Commendation

AWARD-WINNER: Nineteen months after becoming an 'in-vision' show, SportsCenter Asia was named Best Sports Programme at the Asian TV Awards in December 2003. On the awards' night in Singapore, Jason also served as a stage host, presenting an award to his former employer, CNN.

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August 2004: Co-Host and Commentator, U.S. Open tennis, New York

VIVA VILAS: Hosting the U.S. Open for the second successive year with Vijay Amritraj, Jason met 4-time Grand Slam singles champion Guillermo Vilas at Flushing Meadows in September 2004 during the coverage on STAR Sports across Asia.

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November 2004: Hosts first SportsCenter Week-in-Review

NEW DUTIES: Already hosting SportsCenter Asia and SportsCenter India, Jason launched SportsCenter Week-in-Review - taped late every Friday night - in November 2004, with a more relaxed and reflective feel.

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March 2005: Judge on Dream Job 1-hour 'live' final

DREAM TEAM: From 40,000 original contestants to one winner - Anand Narasimham - Jason, along with fellow judge Wasim Akram and host, Harsha Bhogle, appeared in the heats and then the one-hour final of the talent search show, "Dream Job: Harsha Ki Khoj", broadcast 'live' on ESPN across India.

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July 2005: Leaves SportsCenter India as it becomes a Hindi-language show

JASON WILL BE MISSED: Jason stepped aside when SportsCenter India switched from an English-language to a Hindi-show, initially hosted by cricket legend Wasim Akram in July 2005. A couple of years later, amid falling ratings and revenue, it returned to an English programme, albeit with a reduced profile in the competitive India market.

Read Article: Jason Dasey Will Be Missed

Read Article: Sportscenter India without Jason Dasey is like Coffee without Sugar-Bad!!

Read Article: The Degeneration of ESPN-Star

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December 2005: SportsCenter Asia earns Commendation for Best News Programme, Asian TV Awards

BIG NEWS: Competing against global news channels like BBC and CNN, SportsCenter Asia probably never stood a realistic chance of winning 'Best News Programme' but with Colette Wong and Jason as regular hosts, it did pick up a Commendation in the category at the 2005 Asian TV Awards.

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February 2006: SportsCenter Asia changes to twice-nightly format, 7.30pm and 10pm

DOUBLE DOSE: Moving from its familiar 8pm timeslot, SportsCenter Asia switched to a twice-nightly format in February 2006 with Jason as its senior anchor, meaning two 'live' shows at 7.30pm and 10pm, a routine that continues today.

Read Article: ESPN Star Sports Changes With Time

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June-July 2006: On-site host and reporter, 2006 FIFA World Cup, Germany

WORLD CUP: As well as serving as a reporter for SportsCenter at 10 of the 12 host cities, Jason was also a 'live' reporter/host for the ESPN coverage in India of Germany 2006 plus a website contributor. This photo was taken in Stuttgart during the Croatia v Australia group match in June.

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December 2006: Reporter/Anchor for launch of SportsCenter Pacific Rim

AUSSIE ADVENTURE: Sydney-born Jason was one of the original hosts of SportsCenter Pacific Rim, aimed at the Australian market. This promo shoot was at the Sydney Olympic stadium in December 2006, ahead of the January 2007 launch.

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January 2007: Reporter, Australian Open tennis, Melbourne

COLD HARD CASH: SportsCenter Pacific Rim was launched in January 2007 during the Australian Open where Jason did 'live' reports from Melbourne Park. He also interviewed 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash and worked with reporter Tiffany Cherry.

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March 2007: Original host of Soccernet SportsCenter

NOTHING BUT NET: Soccernet SportsCenter is a daily video update on the popular global football website. Jason was its original host in March 2007 and began writing as a weekly columnist in June 2007.

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May 2007: Co-Hosts first SportsCenter Atlantic

SPORTSCENTER #14: In May 2007, Jason co-hosted the first edition of SportsCenter Atlantic, primarily aimed at Africa and the Middle East. It was the fourth SportsCenter - out of 14 global editions - that he's launched as original anchor.

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July 2007: Reporter, Asian Cup football, Bangkok

ASIAN AIM: Having covered the previous year's World Cup, Jason wasn't going to miss the chance of following his beloved Socceroos at the 2007 Asian Cup in Thailand. In July, he watched Australia beat Thailand 4-0 in Bangkok, reporting for SportsCenters Pacific Rim and Atlantic while writing for ESPN Soccernet.

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July-November 2007: Hosts both SportsCenter Pacific Rim and SportsCenter Atlantic

DOUBLE THE FUN: For five months between July and November 2007, Jason was asked to host both SportsCenter Pacific Rim and SportsCenter Atlantic because of low staff levels at ESPN International. It meant switching from Aussie Rules football to South African Rugby with a one-hour break!

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April 2008: Reporter, Masters Golf, Augusta

MASTERS MISSION: A trip to Augusta National to cover the Masters meant a busy few days in April 2008. As well as providing reports and analysis with 2-time U.S. Open champion Andy North, Jason did daily updates for ESPN.com and interviewed newly-crowned champion Trevor Immelman, of South Africa.

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April 2008: Original co-host of Cricinfo SportsCenter

CHIRPING CRICKET: Roughly a year after the launch of Soccernet SportsCenter, Jason was on the anchor desk when daily video update Cricinfo SportsCenter went 'live' on the world's number-one cricket website in April 2008. Jason was also the only anchor to become a regular writer for Cricinfo.

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May 2008: Co-hosts Champions League 1-hour news special

EUROPEAN EVENT: On two consecutive years - in 2007 and 2008 - Jason hosted a UEFA Champions League Final news special. In May 2008, he and co-anchor Georgie Bingham, presented a one-hour program for Manchester United's victory over Chelsea, part of which was also shown on ESPNews across the U.S.

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June 2008: Reporter, French Open tennis, Paris

RAFA CHAT: Jason secured one-on-one interviews with both singles champions at the 2008 French Open in Paris in June. Rafael Nadal's victory was his fourth straight at Roland Garros.

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September 2008: Reporter, U.S. Open tennis, New York

FED EXPRESS: Roger Federer bounced back from a difficult year to win his 13th Grand Slam title at the 2008 U.S. Open. Federer's exclusive interview with Jason in September was aired on domestic SportsCenter as well as several international editions.

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October 2008: Interviewer/Producer, 'Best of SportsCenter Conversation' (Two 30 min shows)

PICTURE PERFECT: Between 2007 and 2009, Jason conducted more than 20 ESPN SportsCenter Conversations - in-depth interviews with sports legends. This February 2008 meeting with former Olympic gymnastics champion Nadia Comaneci featured in a two-part special that Jason hosted and produced in October 2008.

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November 2008: Reporter, Bledisloe Cup rugby, Hong Kong (start of Asia reporting role)

ASIA AGAIN: Having completed his 2-year contract at ESPN headquarters in Connecticut, Jason took up a freelance role back in Asia. On the day of his arrival in Hong Kong on November 1st 2008, Jason reported for the international editions of SportsCenter on the historic Rugby game between New Zealand and Australia.

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March 2009: Interviewer, Golf Focus 'Up Close' (30 minute interview programme with Major champions on ESPN STAR Sports)

UP CLOSE: Jason's first interviews back in Asia included stars of tennis, cricket, rugby and golf. His in-depth chats with four golfing champions - including two-time Major champion Bernhard Langer - were turned into SportsCenter Conversations for SportsCenter Pacific Rim and Atlantic - and turned into an interview special - 'Golf Focus - Up Close' on ESPN STAR Sports in March 2009.

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May 2009: Reporter, Asian Football Confederation Congress, Kuala Lumpur (for ESPN Soccernet)

AFC CONGRESS: The 2009 Asian Football Confederation was one of the most interesting in years as AFC President Mohamed bin Hammam faced a challenge to his power. Jason provided previews, reports and podcasts for ESPN Soccernet in May 2009 in his role as columnist for Asia and Australian football.

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July 2009: Reporter, Greg Norman & Chris Evert interviews, Shenzhen, China (for ESPN Pacific Rim)

SNAGGING THE SHARK AND CHRISSIE: If interviewing ex-former world number one golfer Greg Norman was already a big thrill, it got even better for Jason when his wife Chris Evert - an 18-time Grand Slam singles tennis champion - agreed to sit down with her new husband for an exclusive chat for ESPN at Mission Hills Golf Club in China on July 1st, ahead of the 2008 British Open.