Craig Sager was one of the greatest ever sports reporter of all time that does come from sports media. He was a natural entertainer and famous for his unconventional choices of clothing. Now let’s have a quick look about net worth, Career and achievements of Craig Sager in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Craig Graham Sager Sr. was born in the year 1951 on 29th June. His place of birth is in Batavia, Illinois, the U.S. He did graduate from Northwestern University, Evanston. He qualified and earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech. He was a member of an organization called Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He passed away on December 15, 2016, due to acute myeloid leukemia.
Sager get married to Lisa Gabel in 1980, but due to some reason, they divorced in 2002. They got one son from his first marriage named Craig Jr., who also worked as a sideline reporter during the absence of his father in 2014. In 2001 he again married to Stacy Strebel and survived with her till the death. They had been blessed with four children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Sager began his career professionally as a reporter for WXTL. In the mid- 1970s Sager’s career took a new turn towards success as a sports reporter when he covered the Kansas City Royal in Spring training at terry park for WINK-TV. He became popular after this sports reporting. Then he joined KMBC channel in 1978, where he broadcast Kansas city Royal Spring Training and Kansas City Chiefs preseason game.
Sager made his first live report by CNN from the 1980 basketball playoffs, and after that, he became the co-anchor CNN Sports Tonight show. He was hired by NBC Sports in 1999 and coverage National League Championship and World Series. He also covered the 1990 FIFA World Cup, 1992 Winter Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Sager was typically known as a sideline reporter and televised for the NBA on TNT, for which he received his first Sports Emmy Award nomination in 2012. On 13 July 2016 he was Jimmy V Perseverance award Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards show for battling cancer. He was instated in the Sports Broadcasting Hall Of Fame two days before his death on 13 December 2016. Sager Awarded with his first Sports Emmy Award for outstanding sports personality and sports reporter in 2017. It was announced that Sager was the 2017 recipient of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award. Since 2017 a replica of Sager’s Coat was worn while accepting the Jimmy V Perseverance Award.
Networth & Earnings
Being a successful host, anchor and a sideline reporter for TNT, TBC, NBC, ESPN, and other Channel, Sager has earned so much respect and lots of money. His estimated total net worth is $10 million.
Craig Graham Sager is a revolution in Sports news industry. He posted wherever the network needed him. He achieved lots of success through his dedication and hard work. He was a way better person than a worker. People remind him of his lovingness and bravery personality. The courage he showed in his lifetime is unmatchable.