Born and raised in the south suburbs of Seattle, Washington, I was born the day Mt. St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. A graduate of such prestigious institutions like Meeker Junior High and Kent-Meridian High School (Go Royals), I studied at the University of Washington from 1998 to 2002, getting a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in English. I played cards in Vegas for a year after college, went to Gonzaga Law School and promptly dropped out when I started having daily panic attacks. After bouncing around for a couple years I found a passion in announcing horse races. I called races at different tracks across America from 2006 to 2016 and got back into it in 2019. I’ve announced races at Portland Meadows, River Downs, Louisiana Downs, and Colonial Downs. I’ve filled in announcing at Monmouth Park, Gulfstream Park West, Hastings, Century Downs, and my beloved home town track Emerald Downs. I’m currently the announcer at Tampa Bay Downs, Colonial Downs and Grants Pass Downs.
Since January of 2016 I’ve hosted a daily racing podcast called the Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast. It can be found wherever you find podcasts and also here: edge.twinspires.com
My first novel, SOUTHBOUND, was released March 31, 2014 from Pandamoon Publishing.