Without sports anchors, watching our favorite teams would simply not be the same. They know the inside scoop and tell it as it is. You might not have thought much about it before, but sports anchors actually bring home huge paychecks. Let us find out how much these people are making each year!
Chris “Boomer” Berman has hosted ESPN’s SportsCenter ever since 1979. He joined the crew just a month after its launch. From 1985 until 2016, he was the host of the Sunday NFL Countdown. The National Sportscaster of the Year Awardee has an impressive yearly salary of $5 million.
Lisa Guerrero is a model, investigative journalist, and sportscaster. She has been an Inside Edition correspondent for the last 13 years. She also hosted Fox Extra Innings, Fox Overtime, and Sports Geniuses before. She also joined ABC to be a part of the Monday Night Football TV crew before. She makes $7 million a year. Let us not forget that she also wrote a book called Jewelry For Your Table.
Sportscaster Jack Buck is the dad of Joe Buck, so it clearly runs in the family. He works at Fox Sports and brought home a number of Sports Emmy Awards for his coverage of the NFL and MLB. He has been the National Sportscaster of the Year thrice in the past. We highly recommend his Audience Network show called Undeniable with Joe Buck. He has a yearly salary of $6 million.
Mike Tirico is with NBC Sports but spent a long time as the ESPN play-by-play announcer for the NFL. His old show was called Monday Night Football and was on the air from 2006 to 2015. When the contract expired, he moved to NBC Sports. He was the FIFA World Cup host as well as the 2016 Open Championship host. He hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics as well! Each year, he brings home $3 million.
Charles Barkley is a retired NBA basketball player and an Olympic gold medalist. Best known for his skills on the court, he chose to leave the league in 2000. After this, he started to do sports broadcast analysis and commentary for NBC and TNT. He has 3 Emmys to his name for courtside reporting. He recently signed a contract with Turner Sports. His annual salary is $1.5 million.
Suzy Kolber must be one of the most famous sideline reporters. She began as a sports anchor for WPEC-TV and WCIX-TV, both based in Florida. She joined ESPN in 1993 but later switched to Fox Sports. After this, she went back to ESPN to join the Monday Night Football crew. She has hosted Wimbledon, NFL Live, and horseracing games in the past. The NFL32 has a yearly salary of $3 million.
Dan Patrick has been working in the industry since 1979. He made it big by working at ESPN with Keith Olbermann in the ‘90s. Together, they coined the sarcastic “This is SportsCenter” line when told they had to plug the show more. There was also the Dan Patrick Show, which aired from 1999 to 2007. He became a free agent after this and hosted Football Night in America. He makes $5.5 million a year.
Lisa Salters worked for ESPN, ABC, WNT, and Good Morning America in the past. She played basketball when she was in college and started to work as a general assignment reporter at ESPN in March 2000. She climbed the ladder to be a Monday Night Football coproducer. She is also an NBA sideline reporter. She wrote Ray of Hope in 2008 and got a Sports Emmy nomination for it. Her yearly salary is $2 million.
Stephen A. Smith
Stephen A. Smith is a TV sports personality working as a commentator on ESPN First Take. He is also on SportsCenter as an NBA analyst. He hosts The Stephen A. Smith Show on Sirius XM and wrote columns for both ESPN and The Philadelphia Inquirer. The former Winston-Salem State University baller earns $10 million each year.
Anthony “Booger” McFarland got drafted by the Bucks in 1999 but joined the Colts later on. He won two Super Bowls before he retired. He is now working as a sportscaster and analyst for SEC Network. He also makes guest appearances on Mike & Mike and does sideline reporting for Monday Night Football. We think that it is neat that he announces from the “Booger Mobile.” He makes $7.9 million each year!
Former MLB player Harold Johnson started working as a sports analyst after retiring from the field. He has worked for Fox and ESPN before he worked as the MLB.com and MLB Network senior analyst. You might have seen him on Quick Pitch, MLB Tonight, and Diamond Demo as well. He co-hosts Hot Stove during the off-season and has been nominated for a Sports Emmy before. His annual salary is $7 million.
Joe Tessitore started out as a sports anchor at the NBC affiliate KXAS-TV. In 1995, he hopped on the CBS team and went on to be a sports anchor. At ESPN, he called boxing and continues to be a fight broadcaster for Friday Night Fights. He covers college football as well. His yearly salary is $2.3 million.
Bill Simons is a podcaster and sports analyst who began to work for ESPN and went on to cover sports for the papers. Jimmy Kimmel later brought him aboard the writers’ room at Jimmy Kimmel Live! He had a great writing career and worked at HBO and ESPN often. Apart from these, he also created Grantland and The Ringer. He brings home $24 million a year.
Michael Strahan is famous for his time on the New York Giants. He holds the record for the most sacks in one season. He is now doing sports coverage and analysis on Strahan and Sara. Apart from that, he is also the host of the game show The $100,000 Pyramid. His annual salary is $17 million.
Thierry Henry had 51 goals in 123 games before his retirement. In 2006, he was ranked the ninth-best soccer player on the planet! The former Arsenal player is busy covering the NBA finals and coaching soccer. He once said that his favorite basketball player is Allen Iverson. He brings home $5 million a year.
Bob Costas is with the MLB Network but worked at NBC Sports for 38 years. The Emmy awardee hosted the Olympics for NBC 11 times in the past. He also covered different sports and was a host on Football night in America. The 2018 Belmont Stakes was his last gig with NBC. He makes $7 million each year.
This retired football coach is now working as a sportscaster. Best known for his entertaining NFL commentary, he coached the Oakland Raiders and brought home a Super Bowl. He was even inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. He hosted and fronted the Madden NFL video games ever since 1998. He once worked at ABC, Fox, NBC, and CBS all at the same time. He earns $8 million each year.
Jim Rome of CBS Sports hosts The Jim Rome Show and Jim Rome is Burning. He used to work at ESPN and TSN2 before switching to CBS. His Showtime interview show was also great. He used to work for Fox Sports and FX. His radio show is the 21st most listened to in the US. His annual salary is $30 million.
Kenny Albert covers the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. Isn’t that amazing? He is also the voice for the Rangers and does play-by-play field reporting for MLB. He once called all four sports in a span of four days. Crazy! He does college level game calling for ESPN Plus as well. His yearly salary is $500k.
Marv Albert is the father of Kenny Albert. The Voice of Basketball, as he is sometimes called, was the voice for the Knicks for nearly four decades. He also calls hockey, boxing, football, horseracing tennis, and college basketball. He also covered Super Bowls, NBA finals, and Stanley Cups multiple times in the past. At the moment, he is still hosting NBA Games. He earns $2 million each year.
Jeff Van Gundy
Jeff Van Gundy used to coach the Rockets and Knicks but now commentates for ESPN. He left the Knicks in 2001, which came as a big surprise to all. He joined ESPN as a commentator and broadcaster. He was a guest analyst for the Spurs who became a regular. He makes $16 million each year.
Gus Johnson graduated from Howard University and got his start as a play-by-play analyst for the Timberwolves and the Big East Network. He also covered CFL and NFL games for ESPN and CBS. He was with CBS from 1998 until 2010. The colorful commentator later joined Fox Sports Network to cover college sports. He is the play-by-play announcer for the Bucks now and brings home $500k each year.
Jim Nantz has hosted different shows in the past. Apart from NFL, he covered the PGA Tour, the Masters Tournament, and NCAA D1 as well. The University of Houston graduated started to work for CHBS before he switched to KHOU. He joined CBS in the ‘80s and covered football, golf, and college basketball. The popular Thursday Night Football host has a yearly salary of $5 million.
Harold Lederman was a famous boxing judge and analyst. He started covering the sport in 1967 and hopped aboard the HBO World Championship Boxing team in 1986. In 2016, he was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. In 1999, he stopped judging and became a ringside scorer instead. “The Lederman Card” was often considered better than that of the scorecard judge. He makes $14.9 million a year.
Howie Long used to be the defensive end for the Raiders. He quit in 1993 after getting dubbed the Defensive Player of the Year. What did he do next? Well, he actually starred in several Hollywood movies! Aside from that, he also covers the NFL for Fox. Each year, he brings home $16 million.
Daryl Johnson was a great fullback during his time on the NFL. The Syracuse alumnus won 3 Super Bowls with the Cowboys. However, he had to stop playing after a neck injury in 1999. He also started covering football and makes regular appearances on Fox Sports. The Moose earns a yearly salary of $3 million.
For nearly five decades, Verne Lundquist has been calling games. He has worked with nearly all the major networks. Aside from being a fun commentator, he also starred in Happy Gilmore. It seemed like a foreshadowing of his reaction to the 2019 PGA Masters Tournament! He earns $1.5 million a year.
NCAA fans probably think that Bill Raftery is one of the best college basketball analysts ever! He worked for CBS and Fox Sports in the past. He has brought home a number of awards and accolades over the years. His yearly salary stands at $2 million.
Ian Eagle is most famous for his coverage of Game 6 during the 2013 NBA Finals. He covers many sports on national TV. Aside from NBA games, he calls NCAA games as well. He started his career with SportsChannel and later joined Fox. The Jets play-by-play analyst makes $1 million a year.
Football fans probably remember Rodney Harrison from his days with the Patriots and Chargers. Rodney Harrison quit after he got a muscle tear in 2008. After this, he started announcing for Sunday Night Football on NBC. He makes $11.5 million a year.
Michael Kay has three decades of sportscasting experience to his name. He began by covering NBA games but earned more fame as the New York Yankees. In early 2019, there were reports that he had to get vocal chord surgery. We hope that he is now feeling better! His annual salary is $3 million.
Randy Cross was once the 49ers center. In 1988, he quit the sport after getting his 3rd win at the Super Bowl. He got into sports announcing after this and worked for CBS Sports and NBC. He is now working with CBS once more and earns a yearly salary of $1 million.
Mark Chapman first did bit roles in radio shows on the BBC and went on to co-host Pardon the Interruption on ESPN. He still works on NFL This Week and The NFL Show for the BBC. He is a published author as well. You might be surprised to hear that he earns a million bucks each year.
NFL fans will recognize this name. After all, he used to be the head coach for the Buccaneers. After he played for the 49ers and Steelers, he began to coach and then got into sportscasting. He is on Football Night in America as well as Sunday Night Football. He has a yearly salary of $10 million.
Chris Fowler will be familiar to you if you watch ESPN. He worked on College GameDay and still hosts SportsCentury. He is most famous for his college football coverage but also does horse racing, tennis, and soccer. He is currently hosting Saturday Night Football on ABC. His yearly salary is $7 million.
NCAA fans know Kirk Herbstreit for his smart college football coverage. He used to play for Ohio State too! He now works as a College GameDay sports anchor for ESPN and regularly contributes to the ABC. He makes $4 million each year.
Any sports fan will know this Fox commentator. Curt Menefee started by working at the European outlet and started covering baseball. He now does NFL coverage too. He once covered the UFC for Fox but the show later went to ESPN. He makes a yearly salary of $3 million.
Jimmy Johnson helped the Cowboys win at the Super Bowl in 1989 and 1993. He once headed the Dolphins as well but now co-hosts Fox NFL Sunday. Did you know that he was on Survivor and The Waterboy as well? The talented man makes a yearly salary of $40 million.
Dan Marino is one of the greatest quarterbacks we have ever seen. The Dolphins star has a lot of football awards before his retirement in 2000. After that, he dipped his toes into Hollywood, TV, and NASCAR. You might remember that he co-hosted The NFL Today for a bit. His yearly salary is $35 million.
Dick Stockton is a sportscaster who has worked with most major sports networks. He initially did MLB and figure skating in the ‘60s before he started covering the NFL for Fox. He went on to work for TBS and TNT too. He is most famous for his play-by-play coverage. He brings home $1 million each year.
Patrick Cash is one of the best tennis players in history. The Austrian-born Wimbledon champion has since quit playing, but he does cover Open Court for CNN. He is also the BBC color commentator. It is believed that he makes a million dollars every year.
Peter Gammons started to cover baseball a long time ago. He made it big with his Red Sox coverage for the Boston Globe. Sports Illustrated later hired him to run a sports column. However, what made him a true star was his MLB coverage on SportsCenter. He is still working to this day and earns $250k a year.
Once, Jim Wych was the name you think of when it comes to pro pocket billiards. Now retired, he covers billiards and snooker for a bunch of affiliates. The Sky Sports commentator makes $200k each year.
Thom Brennaman is one of the best MLB sportscasters who must have gotten it from his father, Marty Brennaman. He now works for several networks and covers football and basketball for Fox and CBS. He was also a voice actor for All-Star Baseball 2004. He makes a yearly salary of $2 million.
This pro golfer has over a dozen LPGA Tour wins under her felt. The New York native now works as a CBS golf analyst. At the start, she helmed the ESPN coverage of the LPGA and PGA. She later replaced David Feherty of CBS in 2015. Dottie Pepper earns about $6 million every year.
Bonnie Bernstein was the first female sports analyst on the weekday run of the NBC Reno station. It helped her get gigs on SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, and The NFL Today. She had much success with her coverage of the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship. Her yearly salary is $1 million.
Billy Ray Brown
Billy Ray Brown is a golfing legend! He won 3 PGA Tour events before he quit after sustaining a wrist injury. It was a natural transition for him to go into sports commentary. He was an on-course journalist for the ABC and covered the PGA for the Golf Channel. His yearly salary is around $2 million.
Basketball fans will remember Dick Vitale since he was an NBA and college coach. He worked for the Pistons and Rutgers in the past. He is now an ESPN regular and primarily does basketball coverage. He made a cameo in The Naked Gun as well. He makes an impressive yearly salary of $16 million.
Teddy Atlas trained to be a boxer but an injury put a stop to that. He started to train and mentor Michael Moorer instead! Years after this, he began to call fights for ESPN. He has received many awards for it and even went on to cover the Olympics for NBC. He makes an annual salary of about $2 million.
Kenny Smith used to be a point guard with the Kings, Hawks, Rockets, Pistons, Magic, and Nuggets. After The Jet retired, he joined Charles Barkley and Shaq on Inside the NBA. He is still doing commentary for NCAA men’s basketball. He makes a yearly salary of $16 million.
Fran Charles got his start as a journalist on the Ohio sports beat. He got an anchoring job in Boston and caught the attention of HBO. He was hired to be a blow-by-blow boxing announcer! He later covered the PGA, NBA, and LMB for USA Network, NBC, and MLB Network. His yearly salary is $1.2 million.
Brad Nessler is one of the most famous sports commentators out there. He used to be a radio analyst and covered the games of the Dolphins, Vikings, and Falcons before getting a deal with CBS Sports. After this, he did NCAA and NBA coverage. He was a regular on Monday Night Football by the mid 2000s. Even though he now works with CBS, he was with the NFL Network very briefly. He makes $1.5 million a year.
Jim Rosenthal has also covered a great deal of pro sports. Soccer fans will know that he is the lead MUTV commentator for the World Cup. He initially tried to get into sports journalism and worked on Hockey Scene and Snooker Scene in the past. He also did boxing coverage for ITV. He earns $1 million a year.
Chuck Harmon retired from baseball in the late ‘50s. Apart from that, he went on to be one of the first black coaches in the NBA. He died in 2019, but he will never be forgotten! He brings home $1 million each year.
John Anderson started hosting SportsCenter in 1999 but later joined MLB Network. However, he remained a co-host to Kenny Mayne and John Buccigross. He was also the Wipeout host. Oh, he is also very passionate about supporting the University of Missouri, his alma mater. He earns $2.5 million a year.
Bob Ley is best known for his ESPN stint. He hopped aboard the crew only 3 days after the network was opened. He did small jobs before getting his role. He served as the main host for FIFA and UEFA games. Apart from that, he hosted NCAA events and Outside the Lines as well. His yearly salary is $2 million.
Linda Cohn of SportsCenter grew up watching sports and even played goalie in high school. She has kept playing when she went to SUNY Oswego too. She got hired by ESPN in 1992. She made it big with her curiously correct predictions for the NCAA. Each year, she brings home $3 million.
Bill Macatee started out at KLTV-TV. He started to work at NBC Sports in 1982 and covered events such as Rose Bowl, Super Bowl, and Wimbledon. He also hosted Sunday Today and NBC News at Sunrise. He also became a tower announcer and NFL play-by-play announcer. He makes $3.5 million each year.
James “J.B.” Brown got his start by covering the games of the Bullets during the ‘80s. A few years later, he joined CBS to be an NBA analyst. He moved from one channel to the next and stayed with the NFL Network and CBS for a while. He now hosts The NFL Today, The Jim Brown Show, and Thursday Night Football. He makes a yearly salary of $10 million.
Pat O’Brien is best known for his time with CBS. After that, he moved on to Access Hollywood and then The Insider. He has written two books before this. Aside from his coverage of the Final Four, Super Bowl, World Series, and NBA Finals, he also hosted the Olympics multiple times. He earns $3 million each year.
Tiffany Cherry is one of the most famous Sky News Australia sports anchors. She covered the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and even presented the Astra Awards. She started at the Seven Network Footy Program and later joined Prime News. After moving to Australia, she started working at Network Ten until she made it to Sky News Australia. She earns $500k each year.
This pro-wrestling commentator and advisor is also a talent relations exec. The colorful man covered WWE, WCW, and NWA. He was the voice of the Attitude Era! He also got inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007. Did you know that he has a beef jerky and BBQ sauce line too? He makes $1 million a year.
Jonathan Coachman is a pro wrestling star who works as a WWE pre-match host. He is an interviewer and sports analyst. Of course, he was the Raw GM as well. His big break was for SmackDown and Raw, which happened before he covered Wrestlemania for SportsCenter. His yearly salary is $500k!
Hannah Storm got her name from her past DJ stints on hard rock stations. She now hosts Face to Face. She also became the first female CNN Sports Tonight host. After hosting MMLB Preview, she left CNN and moved to NBC to cover the MLB. She was a WNBA play-by-play announcer before she moved to CBS. It looks like she found her home in SportsCenter, however. Her yearly salary is $130k.
Michael Cole is a pro wrestling commentator who did CBS radio coverage as well. He once reported on a number of important news before he became a WWE host. He did promo voice-overs before becoming a LiveWire host. He also hosted Raw and Smackdown in the past. Every year, he brings home $500k.
Scott Van Pelt
Scott Van Pelt is a sportscaster and talk show host who got his start as a Golf Channel anchor from 1995 to 2000. After that, he moved to ESPN. He previously had a show with Mike Tirico, although it got canceled and gave him his own spot. He is also a college football host. His yearly salary is $1.5 million.
Dick Enberg was a huge personality for ESPN, NBC, and CBS. He did a play-by-play coverage of many sports for TV and radio. His “Oh, my!” and “Touch ‘em all” became his catchphrases. He also hosted the Tournament of Roses Parade in the past. His yearly salary is $6 million.
Whit Watson works for the Golf Channel, but he was once employed by Sun Sports and Fox Sports. He hosted RPM 2Night, SportsCenter, NBA 2night, and ESPNWEWS as well. He previously hosted and did commentary for Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Rays. Every year, he makes $3.5 million.
Tom Hammond is one of the best-known NBC Sports reporters. He covers Thoroughbred Racing and Notre Dame Football as well. Previously, he covered NFL games. We are not surprised to hear that he called track-and-field and speed skating for the Olympics too. His yearly salary is $2.9 million.
Eleanor Oldroyd graduated from Cambridge and works for BBC radio. The sportscaster did commercial before becoming a sports producer. She appeared on Newsbeat and later moved to BBC Sport. She is dubbed “First Lady” and known for Fighting Talk. Each year, she makes $200k.
Ernie Johnson, Jr.
Ernie Johnson of Turner Sports and CBS Sports is called the “Voice of the MLB.” He is the host and lead TV voice of the program. He also works on Inside the NBA and covers NCAA games for CBS and Turner. He is the son of Ernie Johnson Sr. Every year, he brings home $300k.
Jason Dasey is a CNN and BBC host who was the original ESPN India and Asia anchor. He was the Vice-President of a Malaysian network in the past and runs his company, Cockatoo Media. He started out as a BBC journalist and became a senior sports anchor later on. His yearly salary is $1 million.
Steve Levy is a journalist who has been with ESPN since 1993. He hosts SportsCenter and the late-night program. Aside from this, he covered college football multiple times in the past. He covers Wednesday Night Baseball games every now and then too. He brings home $700k each year.
Michael “Doc” Emrick is an NHL sportscaster. The NBCSN NHL and NBC lead announcer even brought home the Lester Patrick Award before. He has also been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He started when WHLS radio got him to do play-by-play reporting and PR. His yearly salary is $300k.
Skip Bayless made it big as a First Take host. He recently debuted his show, Skip & Shannon: Undisputed. Miami Herald got him to write sports features, which caught the eyes of The Wall Street Journal. He also worked on The Sports Reporters and NFL Prime Mondays. His yearly salary is $6.25 million.
Colin Cowherd hosts The Herd with Colin Cowherd but got his start by doing radio on ESPN. He covers baseball and the NBA, among others. His accurate predictions are always impressive. The awarded TV pundit makes $6 million every year.
Mike Francesca is popular when it comes to radio sports commentary. He launched his career in CBS and found a home in WFAN. He is known for hosting The NFL Now, Mike’d Up, and Mike’s On: Francesca on the FAN. His yearly salary stands at $3 million.
Al Michaels was with ABC for three decades before he switched to NBC. He now does NFL play-by-play commentary. He has also called events such as the Olympics and the World Series. His annual salary is $6 million.
Walt “Clyde” Frazier is a former NBA player who now does broadcasting. In the ‘70s, he led the Knicks to two championships. He is now their commentator for the MSG Network. He lives in Harlem and operates a Puma sneaker line. His yearly salary? It is $4.5 million.
Dan Le Batard
Dan Le Batard made it big with his sports coverage for the Miami Herald. He also went on ESPN Radio to offer NBA analysis. Aside from that, he appeared on ESPN and headlined Highly Questionable. He earns $3.5 million every year.
Joe Theismann of the NFL player was the Redskins QB for 12 seasons. He spent two decades with ESPN and was on the Sunday Night Football show with Mike Patrick. Now, he works for Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network. He earns an annual salary of $1 million.
Kevin Calabro was the voice of the SuperSonics until the team disbanded. He has since called NBA and college football games. He does play-by-play coverage of Trailblazers games for ESPN. Aside from that, he calls Pac-12 Network game and worked with Westwood One Sports. He has a yearly salary of $200k.
Phil Sims was with the New York Giants for fifteen years! The former NFL MVP now works as a color commentator for ESPN, CBS, and NBC. He was once an analyst for ESPN and NBC before moving to CBS. He makes $3 million each year.
Doris Burke was the first woman caller for the New York Knicks. She now announces and analyzes NBA games for ESPN and ABC. She played college basketball for the Friars, brought home the Curt Gowdy Media Award, and got an induction into the Basketball of Fame. She makes $1 million a year.
Shannon Sharpe was an NFL tight end before he started announcing. The former player for the Ravens and Broncos hosted Skip & Shannon before. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame and replaced Deion Sanders as the caller for CBS. The former NFL Today commentator makes $5 million a year.
Jim Durham, with 32 years at the network under his belt, was the Voice of ESPN Radio. He was once the play-by-play announcer and worked at WJBC. Apart from basketball, he also called for White Sox in the MLB. He makes $200k a year.
Ryan Ruocco is an ESPN TV and radio broadcaster. He does NBA and WNBA play-by-play calls and is now the lead broadcaster for the Yankees and Nets. He also works for DAZN, UNINTERRUPTED, and YES Network. He previously had a show with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN. His yearly salary is $2 million.
Mike Fratello used to be a pro basketball coach before going into broadcasting. He is in the top 20 head coaches in the NBA for most wins. He once played ball at Montclair as well. These days, he is busy calling games for NBA TV and TNT. He makes $300k each year.
Sam Rosen was always a fan of Mel Allen and the Yankees. He also liked hockey. He worked for MSG as the Rangers’ play-by-play announcer. He now covers the NFL for Fox. His yearly salary is $300k.
Mike Gorman is a multi-awarded broadcaster who used to serve in the Navy. He became the WPRI sports director and served as the voice of the University of Rhode Island. He now does play-by-play coverage for the Celtics on NBC Sports but used to work in ESPN. He earns $500k a year.
Tony Romo is famous for his time in the NFL. He quit pro football after suffering a back injury. He was a commentator for CBS after his sports career. He became a lead color analyst for the NFL telecast on the net worth. Thanks to his fame and talent, he now makes $4 million each year.
Tom Heinsohn played for and coached the Boston Celtics. After he quit, he decided to become a broadcaster for them on CBS. He was inducted into the Celtics Hall of Fame not once but twice. Interestingly, he also helped form the NBA Players Association. He has a yearly salary of $500k.
Mike Patrick worked at ESPN for more than 30 years. He was once the play-by-play commentator on Monday Night Football and called NCAA games in the past. He joined Sunday Night Football on ESPN in 1982. Before becoming the ESPN lead announcer, he also called for ABC. His yearly salary is $6.5 million.
Clark Kellogg is a former Pacers baller and Vice-President of player relations. After retiring due to chronic knee problems, he did sports analysis for ESPN. He has won many awards in the past, including Coach Wooden’s Keys to Life Award. His yearly salary is $400k.
Brent “Woody” Musburger was with CBS for a while and previously worked on The NFL Today. He is known for coining “March Madness” to describe the games of NCAA D1. He covered many events for ABC, CBS, and ESPN as well. His yearly salary is $4 million.
Rebecca Lobo once played for the New York Liberty but retired in 2003. She is now working as a basketball analyst instead. She got inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017. Her primary station is ESPN. She calls college games and WNBA for the channel. Her yearly salary is $60k.
In 1960, Paul Maguire was a top pick by the LA Chargers. He had an awesome broadcasting career as well. He called for NCAA and CFL games in the past. In 1986, he entered NBC and got paired with Marv Albert on the regular. He also worked for Empire Spots and HDNet. His yearly salary is $300k.
Known as “The Voice of the Suns,” Al McCoy was a local KJFJ host before he broadcasted for the Suns. You will often hear him say “Wham Bam Slam!”, “Whammo!”, “Shazam!”, “Oh Brother!”, and “Heartbreak Hotel!” He also likes to come up with nicknames for players. His yearly salary is $200k.
Bill Maas played tackle for the Chiefs and Packers. Right now, he is a commentator at Fox Sports and a studio anchor for NFL Games. We are glad to hear that he has since fixed his issues with the law. His yearly salary rests at $100k.
This ESPN sportscaster got his start by working at Enterprise Radio Network. Sean McDonough also did play-by-play announcing for the Chiefs and covered Ivy League football for PBS. He also worked with CBS, ESPN, and NBC. He is known for calling the MLB for CBS. This announcer makes $80,000 a year.
Ron Jaworski made it big as an NFL QB. After that, he went into broadcasting. His claim to fame in this field was working as a full-time commentator for WIP. He was part of the Monday Night Football lineup at ESPN as well. He has published books as well. His yearly salary is $3 million.
We are sure that you are familiar with this retired NBA player. The former Pacers baller is amazing at three-point goals but now works as an NBA commentator for his old team on TNT. He got inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. He has been making $250k each year.
Kevin Harlan is the child of Bob Harlan, the Packers exec. He now covers NFL and NCAA games for CBS. Apart from that, he also does play-by-play announcing for the NBA on TNT. He is the lead announcer for Monday Night Football too. The 2017 National Sportscaster of the Year has a yearly salary of $400k.
Bill Packer has 30 days as a color commentator for college football under his belt. He is known for his colorful commentary and outspokenness. Apparently, he paid a psychic to help figure out the location of the weapon during the OJ Simpson trial. Each year, he brings home $500k.
Jon Gruden used to be a Monday Night Football analyst at ESPN and now works as the Oakland Raiders head coach. He became known for being the youngest NFL coach to have a Super Bowl win. His yearly salary is $6.5 million.
Ahmad Rashad is a retired NFL player who was with the Cardinals. He is now a famous sportscaster. He has been with the ABC and NBC before but also hosted NBA Inside Hot Stuff for a long time. His annual salary is $500k.
Jerry Glanville has been involved in many sports. This former NASCAR driver and owner served as the head coach of the Oilers and Falcons. He left NFL to coach a team in the NCAA but later joined HBO and Fox to host Inside the NFL and NFL Today. Each year, he rakes in $170k.
Bill “The Schonz” Schonely is known for his play-by-play calls for the Trail Blazers. He did radio gigs in Seattle and Louisiana before this. He has covered MLB, NHL, NCAA, and more. He also called for the SuperSonics until its disbandment. The man who coined “have a knuckle sandwich” makes $200k a year.
This former football player also made his way to broadcasting. The former Chargers QB got his induction into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1993. He is now a CBS color analyst doing play-by-play calls for the NFL. He previously called games for Westwood One too. His yearly salary is $750k.
Bill Walton was a player for the UCLA Bruins in the ‘70s. He later joined the NBA and won an MVP Award and 2 titles. Sadly, he quit thanks to foot injuries. In 1987, he retired from the court and became a broadcaster instead. He has worked for ESPN and Pac-12 in the past. His yearly salary is $5 million.
Norman “Boomer” Esiason used to be a famous NFL QB. The talented sportsman had great stats by the end of his career. After that, he worked as a color analyst for CBS as well as ABC. He also had a show known as Boomer and Gio. He makes $1 million each year.
Retired QB Troy Aikman was the number one pick at the 1989 draft. The Cowboys player retired in 2000 and started a broadcasting career. He covered 5 Super Bowls and got nominated for an Emmy. He is now the host of Sporting News Radio and works on the Dunham and Miller Sports Show. He brings home $1 million each year.