Chris Berman is a sportscaster from the USA who has been active in his career for over four decades. He is best known as the anchor of ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’. He has also hosted many other shows like ‘Monday Night Countdown’, ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’, ‘U.S. Open’ golf, and ‘Stanley Cup Finals’. He has received several awards and has worked for several television channels. Now let’s have a closer look about the net worth of Chris Berman in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Christopher James Berman was born in May 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is the son of James Kleiner Berman and Peggy Shevell Berman. His mother used to work for the Time magazine, and his father was a vice president in a corporate executive. He was raised in Irvington, New York as a Jewish.
During his childhood, Berman visited Fayette, Maine’s Camp Winnebago. He went to Hackley School for his high school degree and later received his bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University. During that time, he served as the sports director of WBRU, which was the radio station of the school.
In 1983, Chris Berman got married to Katherine “Kathy” Alexinski. They have two children named Meredith Berman and Douglas Berman. On May 2017, his wife died in a traffic collision. She died on his birthday.
Career, Award & Nominations
Chris Berman started his career by joining WVIT-TV in Hartford as a sports anchor. In 1979, he joined ESPN and became the anchor of ‘SportsCenter’. Since 1990, he continues to appear occasionally on the show. In 1985, he became the host of ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’. He hosted it till 2016. He has also served as the host of ‘NFL Draft’ from 1985 till 2016. He became the nightly show host of ‘U.S. Open’ from 1986 to 2014. He has been the host of ‘NFL Primetime’ since 1987.
He has received the National Sportscaster of the Year on six different occasions. In 2001, he received the Reds Bagnell Award from the Maxwell Football Club. Berman has also served as the host of ‘ESPN Sunday Night Football’. He is currently appearing on ‘MLB on ESPN’ since 1990. From 1986 to 2016, he appeared on ‘Home Run Derby’. In addition to this, he has also served as the host of ‘Baseball Tonight’ and ‘Monday Night Countdown’. In 2010, he received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Berman has also received several other awards like CableACE Award, Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, and Sportscaster of the Year Award. He was the co-host of ‘NHL on ABC’ and ‘NHL on ESPN’ in 2003 and 2004. He has also served as the play-by-play of ‘ESPN Monday Night Football’ from 2012 to 2016. Since 2017, he has been a panelist of ‘Monday Night Countdown’. In addition to this, Berman has also been Pro Football Hall of Fame induction’s Master of Ceremonies since 1999.
Net Worth & Earnings
What could be the net worth of a sportscaster who has been active in his career for over four decades? He has hosted several sports show and has also received numerous awards. He has got a net worth of over $23 million from his career as a sportscaster. He has also appeared in movies like ‘The Waterboy’, ‘The Longest Yard’, ‘The Program’, ‘Necessary Roughness’, ‘Kingpin’, ‘Eddie’, ‘Hootie and the Blowfish’, ‘Grown Ups 2’, and ‘Little Big League’. He has also appeared in a commercial for Nutrisystem.
Chris Berman is a very successful sportscaster. He is known for his amazing catchphrases. He also gives various player nicknames and is a very popular name in the world of sports. He has worked for several sports channel and has got many fans.