2010 has been the year of Bomani Jones.

The host of The Morning Jones on The Score Sirius Channel 98, Jones exploded on the national scene in January and hasn’t looked back since.

When he’s not hosting his radio show (7-10AM EST), the suave Jones is likely debating the hated Skip Bayless on ESPN First Take or getting complemented for his smooth radio voice by Around the Horn host Tony Reali.

And before you think Jones is just your average sports radio host, think again. The 30-year-old Texas native graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He followed that up with a master’s in politics, economics and business from Claremont Graduate University and a master’s in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jones chatted with SportsNewser about his professional success during the past year and how his academic background helps his radio career.

SportsNewser: If I said a year ago that you would be hosting a national radio show, debating Skip Bayless on First Take and taking on your peers on Around The Horn, what would your response be? Read more