Jeff Hogan Says Goodbye

It is with much regret that FOX Sports Ohio announces long-time Blue Jackets broadcaster Jeff Hogan will not be returning to cover the Jackets this season for the network.

After co-hosting the Blue Jackets pre-game show on FOX Sports Ohio and covering the team since its inception, Hogan will be leaving the network to take on greater responsibilities with WBNS-TV Channel 10, the CBS affiliate in Columbus.

“I want to thank my employer, WBNS, for their understanding and cooperation in allowing me to participate in what has been a joint venture with FOX Sports Ohio for many years,” stated Hogan. “I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to work alongside many professionals with FOX Sports Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. It has been a career highlight to be part of a broadcast team and professional franchise since its infancy. I wish nothing but the best for both.”

Hogan holds the distinction of being the first Blue Jackets host for FOX Sports Ohio anchoring programs about the team nearly a year before the Jackets played their first game. The first show he hosted for FOX Sports Ohio was called Blue Jackets Beat which debuted in October of 1999.

Although the network is disappointed in the loss of Hogan, FOX Sports Ohio is pleased to announce Ray Crawford will assume Hogan’s role as co-host of Blue Jackets Live pre-game edition. For more information, click here!