American sports commentator and writer Jay Mariotti, who is currently works as the Sports Director and a columnist at The San Francisco Examiner, has earned an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. Born in June 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mariotti attended Ohio University where he achieved degree in journalism. He started off his professional sportswriting career at The Detroit and was widely recognized for being a columnist for 17 years at the Chicago Sun-Times and for being a regular panelist on the ESPN sports talk television series Around the Horn for eight years. In 1985, he became one of the youngest sports columnists in the country at The Cincinnati Post. Later, he moved to work for The Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post before working at The National Sports Day in New York. Marioti was arrested on August 21, 2010 for felony charges regarding stalking, domestic violence and assault on his ex-girlfriend and on September 13 in the same year, Los Angeles city prosecutors charged him with seven misdemeanors in connection with the domestic disturbance. Then he was sentenced to five-year probation. Mariotti was released from ESPN thanks to his legal issues and he then rolled out the internet print and broadcast venture The Mariotti Show on MariottiShow.com in 2013 in a distribution deal with Genesis Communications.