Chris Berman Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $18 million

Career/Profession: News Anchor, Talk Show Host, Radio personality

Chris Berman is a well established American Sportscaster who has an estimated net worth of about $18 million. He has a well settled career, which is expanding from last 30 years. He is renowned face of the ESPN and has set an image all over the country. His full name is Christopher James, Chris Berman but people used to call him by his nickname as Boomer. He has worked out for various media channels across the Television such as SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, U.S open golf etc.

Early Life:

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Berman was born on 10th May, 1955 in Greenwich Connecticut. He was born to Corporate Executive Vice President James Keliner Berman and the reporter of the Time magazine Peggy Shevell. He was raised in Irvington, New York and followed Jewish community. In 1970, he completed his schooling from Hackley School and his graduation from Brown University in 1977. He began his career as a broadcaster while he was pursuing his graduation. In 1983, he got married to Katherine, Kathy Alexinski and they together have two children. But in 2013 he got into a shock due to his father’s death.

Started hosting shows during his graduation:

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While he was at Brown University, he hosted and directed a sports show for their campus radio station i.e. WBRU radio. He also got the opportunity to work as a commentator for several games like Basketball, ice hockey, football and baseball. After completing his graduation, he got the chance to host a news show. He also hosted game shows for WERI radio station in Westerly, Rhode Island. The confidence that he had earned is all because of the appreciation and applause that he got from the viewers. After this he also hosted an evening talk show on sports named Calling All Sports for WNVR radio station in Naugatuck, Connecticut.

ESPN Journey:

His journey with ESPN started in 1979. Before working for ESPN, he worked for Hartford’s WVIT-TV as a sports anchor. ESPN was founded a month before he joined the network. He became one of the longest-tenured employees for the ESPN after Bob Ley. In 1988 and 1989 he worked as an eminent host for ESPN’s game show Boardwalk and Baseball’s Super Bowl of Sports Trivia. He has got versatile talent which raised his net worth to such a level. He can perform well as host, anchor and commentator too. He worked as a diversifying role for NFL Countdown, NFL Sundays, Baseball Tonight, SportsCentre etc. He is well known for creating nicknames and various catchphrases for athletes. In his shows he created a character named ‘Swami’. He used to predict about the sports events. The most smacking feature of his career came in 1995 when he chose to remain silent during Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken’s 2, 131 consecutive baseball games. This set a new record for him.

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Appreciation during his ESPN period:

He continued to serve ESPN for about three decades with his talent and capabilities he had. He had been appreciated for his performance in various award functions and won many titles too. He was entitled by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriter Association as the National Sportscaster of the year for six times i.e. In 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 2001.He also won Emmy Awards and CableACE Awards several times.

His styling:

His style was quite different from other sportscaster and it too had got some antique elements in it. He is renowned for his catchphrases and nicknames he used to carry out for athletes. Some of his phrases are ‘He could go all the way’ by Howard Cosell and ‘Back-back-back-back’ came from Red Barber. These phrases were used to show a hit in baseball and are sometimes followed by ‘Gone’. Another example is ‘Whoop!’ that he used to utter to show a miss or some mistake of the player.

Other fields he explored:

He not only worked as a sportscaster but also appeared in The Waterboy in 1998 and The Longest Yard in 2005 which was Adam Sandler’s comedy shows. Here he was seen as the announcer of Football game. His appearance was also seen in Necessary Roughness (1991), Little Big League (1994), Eddie and Kingpin (1996). He also made a guest appearance in video Hootie and the Blowfish in 1995. He made a cameo appearance in Grown Ups2 in 2013. The talent of creating catch phrases took him to the Nutrisystem with Don Shula, Terry Bradshow etc. And he used his trademark phrases to show their weight status. at present he is working in Monday Night Countdown after a successful journey in ESPN.

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Awards and Achievements:

  • National Sportscasters of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001)
  • Sportscasters of the Year by the American Sportscasters Association (1995, 1997, 1998)
  • Cable ACE Award (1987, 1988,1990)
  •  ”TV’s Most Fascinating Stars” from People in 1997.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
  • Received the Pete Rozelle Radio- Television Award in 2010.

 

Assets and Property:

Chris Berman has earned so much by just being an anchor, host and commentator. He lived in Olowalu Maui where many famous personality used to reside. He has big mansion which covers an area of 4,320 sq. ft which includes four bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and scenic views from its balconies. It is a well furnished apartment .

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