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With more then 10 years of live television experience and 6 regional Emmy Awards to his name, John Weisbarth brings his high energy and award winning style to every project he touches. Whether it’s hosting Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football Live online, or at the helm of the San Diego Padres pre and postgame shows…a position he held for an even decade, it’s easy to see that John’s sports background is considerable. However to call him just a sportscaster is a bit of a misnomer…John is an entertainer.
Quick witted and affable, John is not afraid to laugh at himself, and his ability to connect with people is one of his greatest assets. An athletic Southern California native, he splits his time between the water and the playing field. An avid surfer and soccer player John prides himself on his ability to do anything he puts his mind to…athletically or otherwise.
“The greatest compliment someone could pay me would be to call me a Renaissance Man,” he says. “I love the idea of being a Jack of all Trades.”
And it’s not just lip service.
As host and co-creator of the web-series “Quick Fix”, John shows off his versatility by helping homeowners “take back their home” with simple weekend handyman projects. In his Emmy nominated segment “Anything You Can Do”, he teams up with athletes of all shapes and sizes to learn first hand the ins and outs of their particular craft.
Whether it’s ice skating with Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen, skippering Dennis Connor’s “Stars and Stripes” across San Diego Bay, or fixing a leaking toilet…John is right at home.
John was born in Jacksonville, FL but has made his home in Southern California since the ripe old age of three…which technically means he is not a native, but it’s close enough. Growing up in Coronado, CA John embraced the active So Cal lifestyle, playing soccer and baseball competitively, and everything else for fun.
When John was 12 years old he starred in the full-length feature film “The Treasure”, along side nobody you’ve ever heard of. In fact, the film was never released in the theaters and went straight to video, though it is reportedly huge in Luxemburg.
In high school John was a 4-year letter winner in soccer and was named to the California State Olympic Development soccer team during his Junior year. That success and level of training helped him to be the first guy cut from UCSB’s open soccer tryouts 2 years later.
With his dreams of eking out a living as a professional soccer player dashed, John turned to radio. It was during his time as Sports Director at the campus radio station, KCSB 91.9 FM, that John decided if he couldn’t play sports professionally, maybe he could talk about them for a living.
Married in 2008, John, his wife Megan and son Jake make their home in San Diego.