Jason La Canfora


Jason La Canfora joined CBS Sports as the “NFL Insider” for the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com in May 2012.


La Canfora joins James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Phil Simms and Nate Burleson on THE NFL TODAY. He began his role as “NFL Insider” for CBSSports.com in July 2012, joining an already experienced staff of writers covering the NFL including Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan.


Before joining CBS Sports, La Canfora worked for the NFL Network and NFL.com as an NFL Insider from 2009-12. He appeared on NFL Total Access, NFL GameDay Morning, NFL GameDay Final and Thursday Night Kickoff. La Canfora also contributed significantly across the NFL’s digital properties including NFL.com.


La Canfora spent six years as a Redskins beat writer during his 10-year stint with The Washington Post. He also contributed to NHL, MLB, Olympic and World Cup coverage. During that time, La Canfora’s blog on Washingtonpost.com became one of the most frequented by readers looking for an inside scoop on the Redskins.


In addition to his print and online experience, La Canfora’s broadcast experience includes the NFL Network, as well as appearing on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a panelist, analyst and co-host for over a year.


Prior to The Washington Post, La Canfora reported for the Detroit Free Press covering the Detroit Red Wings and their back-to-back Stanley Cup championship wins in 1997 and 1998. His accolades include a 2004 Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Breaking News honorable mention; 1998 APSE Game Story third place finish; and a 1997 APSE News Story fifth place finish.


La Canfora graduated magna cum laude with degrees in print journalism and policy studies from Syracuse University in 1996. Born April 14, 1974 in Baltimore, Md, La Canfora and his wife, Lauren, and three children reside in Towson, Md.


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