Have you ever thought about what it would be like to watch your favorite teams without any sports analysts and anchors? Well, we think it would be a totally different experience altogether. Sports journalists are the ones who inform us about any news within the sphere of sports – from player trades to a lot of what how on behind-the-scenes. By now, you must have figured out that they make a lot of money, but just how much are they actually paid? You may be shocked once you learn the truth and will probably consider switching careers very soon.
Without a doubt, Chris “Boomer” Berman is one of the most popular people in sports journalism. He has been the anchor of SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979- that’s a seriously long time. He joined the mega-sports corporation just a month after it was started. Between 1985 and 2016, he was the host of the Sunday NFL Countdown. It is no wonder that he won the National Sportscaster of the Year Award in past years. Many actually consider him to have helped ESPN get as big as it is today. The quirky and hilarious sports commenter makes $5 million a year.
Lisa Guerrero is a sports commenter, investigative journalist, and former model. She has worked as a correspondent for the news broadcast Inside Edition for the past 13 years. She played a tremendous part in the Fox Sports Network and hosted Fox Overtime, Fox Extra Innings, and Sports Geniuses in the past. She then relocated ABC as part of its Monday Night Football TV crew for a season before she shifted to Inside Edition. She earns roughly $7 million each year! To top it all off, she also wrote Jewelry For Your Table, a book on table setting.
Sports commentator Jack Buck is the father of Joe Buck, so it’s easy to see where the young man got his talent from. He works for Fox Sports and won many Sports Emmy Awards in recent years for announcing for the MLB and NFL. He was also named the National Sportscaster of the Year on three occasions during the last couple of years. He has been the running commentary announcer for the MLB World Series from 1996. Joe Buck has his own show on Audience Network, which we strongly recommend you watch. He earns $6 million per year!
Mike Tirico works for NBC Sports, however, he is possibly more well known the period he spent as the NFL as a live commenter at ESPN. His ESPN show Monday Night Football was broadcasted from 2006 to 2015. When his contract came to an end 25 years after he started, he chose to move to NBC Sports. He hosted the FIFA World Cup, regardless his opening debut was during the 2016 Open Championship. Additionally, he was also the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics and then took over Dan Patrick in his show. Want to know his yearly salary- it is $3 million!
The former NBA baller and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Charles Barkley is so popular his excellent achievements and capability to get recoils and record-shattering point record. He decided that it was time to retire from the NBA during 2000. Following, he continued along the lines of sports but within the broadcast commentary and analysis spectrum for TNT and NBC. He earned himself an impressive three Emmys for his courtside reporting. Most recently, he signed a deal with Turner Sports. His yearly salary is $1.5 million.
Considered to be one of the is most famous sideline reporters is none other than Suzy Kolber. She first began as a sports anchor for Florida stations WCIX-TV and WPEC-TV. Later on, in 1993, she transferred over to ESPN before switching to Fox Sports for three years. Following this, she went back to ESPN and joined the Monday Night Football team. In addition to hosting Wimbledon and NFL Live, she had previously taken on horseracing commentary in the past. She also hosts NFL32 on ESPN2, a feature show after the Dan Patrick’s show. Her yearly intake is around $3 million.
Dan Patrick has been in the broadcasting business ever since 1979. He managed to make a name for himself during the ‘90s with his ESPN job, which he co-hosted with Keith Olbermann. The duo sarcastically coined “This is SportsCenter” after they were told to plug their show. Apart from this, he also had the self-titled Dan Patrick Show, which aired between 1999 and 2007. But not too long after that he chose to become a free agent, despite the fact he and ESPN ended off on good terms. He then began hosting Football Night in America on NBC Sports not too long after that. He rakes in $5.5 million each year.
Another star who is no stranger to TV is the sports commentator, Lisa Salters who has worked for ABC, ESPN, Good Morning America, and WNT in the past She started working for ESPN in March of 2000 as a general assignment reporter and manage to make her way up to be the co-producer of Monday Night Football. She is an NBA sideline reporter as well. She takes care of the sidelines for ESPN and has won numerous awards during the past few years. She was nominated for a Sports Emmy for writing Ray of Hope, a story she wrote in 2008. Here’s a fun fact she used to play college basketball. Lisa Salters earns $2 million each year.
Stephen A. Smith
Stephen A. Smith is a truly bold TV sports personality who works as an ESPN First Take commentator. You may also recognize him from SportsCenter, where he works as an NBA analyst. On top of that, he runs his own SIRIUS XM radio show called The Stephen A. Smith Show and has also written several columns for The Philadelphia Inquirer and ESPN. Smith has actually been working for the former since he played ball at his alma mater, Winston-Salem State University. He makes a nice rounded figure of $10 million a year.
Anthony “Booger” McFarland earned his nickname when he was a mischievous little boy. The name remained throughout his career. During 1999, He was recruited to the Bucks but later joined the Colts. Booger has two Super Bowl rings to his name. Although he has professionally, he now works as an SEC Network sportscaster and football analyst, and not to forget he also guests appears on the ESPN morning show Mike & Mike and covers sidelines for Monday Night Football. Another awesome fact is that he broadcasts from his “Booger Mobile”? Annually, he brings home a nice $7.9 million!
Harold Johnson is a former MLB player who became a sports analyst after he retired from the field. He worked for ESPN and Fox before he started working as a senior analyst for the MLB Network and MLB.com. He has gone on various Fox shows like Diamond Demo, Quick Pitch, and MLB Tonight. He is a co-host of the morning show Hot Stove when the season is over. He has won a Sports Emmy nomination in the past. Don’t you feel jealous now that you know that he makes $7 million in a single year?
Joe Tessitore began his career as a sports anchor at KXAS-TV, an NBC affiliate. He then joined CBS in 1995 and formally became a sports anchor two years later. As for ESPN, he started commentating boxing and remains to be a popular fight broadcaster on Friday Night Fights. He also does college football, which he began doing before joining the Monday Night Football League. Tessitore makes $2.3 million a year!
Sports analyst and podcaster Bill Simons launched his career by working for ESPN before he started covering sports for local papers. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel later took him on as a comedy writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! Simmons went on to thrive in his career as a writer. He was able to secure several gigs at ESPN and HBO. Along with all of this, he is also the mind behind The Ringer and Grantland. Simmons earns a massive $24 million each year. Whoa!!
Football legend Michael Strahan is famous for being one of the best defensive players on the NY Giants. He is still the record holder for the most sacks in a season, a record he obtained during 2001. Strahan is now doing sports analysis and coverage on Good Morning America’s spinoff series – Strahan and Sara. Other than that, he hosts a game show called The $100,000 Pyramid as well. Strahan brings home a massive $17 million a year.
Former pro soccer player and French hunk, Thierry Henry scored 51 goals in 123 games before retiring following the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In 2006, he was the ninth-best soccer player in the world which was all thanks to his time he played with Arsenal. Recently, he is busy coaching soccer and covering the NBA Finals for French TV. Thierry Henry once said that Allen Iverson is his favorite basketball player of all time. He rakes in $5 million yearly.
Retired quarterback Troy Aikman was a frontrunner during the 1989 draft. He was with the Cowboys for twelve seasons, which is the longest succession of any QB the team ever had. In 2000, The Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowl member retired, which he then made his way into broadcasting. He covered five Super Bowls and earned an Emmy nomination for his work. Aikman currently hosts Sporting News Radio and occasionally pops up on the Dunham and Miller Sports Show. He yearly salary of $1 million.
Bob Costas works for the MLB Network, despite spending 38 years before late with NBC Sports. He achieved many Emmy Awards from 1980 through 2018. He has also hosted the Olympics for NBC an entire 11 times from 1992 to 2016. Costas covered numerous sports during his mandate and hosted Football Night In America. His last NBC broadcasting position was the 2018 Belmont Stakes. He now makes $7 million per annum.
Another retired football coach and current sportscaster, John Madden. He is cherished for his wild NFL commentary. Before his commentary days, he was coaching the Oakland Raiders, won a Super Bowl with them, and was recruited into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. Along with that he fronted and hosted the Madden NFL video games, which he has supported ever since 1998. At one point during his career, he worked for CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox all at once! Madden has mostly been retired since the 2008 NFL season and has written a couple of books. He swoops in $8 million a year.
CBS Sports’ Jim Rome hosts The Jim Rome Show, which ensued Jim Rome is Burning. The most recent one aired on TSN2 and ESPN before he swapped to CBS. He has a Showtime interview show too. Previously, he has hosted for FX and Fox Sports as well. Rome’s radio show reached the 21st most listened to across the United States! How cool is that? This one of the reasons he rakes in a whopping $30 million in one year. Wow!
Kenny Albert is a sports reporter who is working on four different leagues: the MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL. He is actually the only person to have ever done this sort of thing. Albert is also the voice of the Rangers and operates as the live field reporter for MLB. There was once a time when he called all four sports in four days- now that impressive, right? He additionally calls games for collegiate level games for ESPN Plus. He warns a remarkable $500k per annum.
Marv, also known as the “The Voice of Basketball” Albert is the dad of Kenny Albert, which just in itself an awesome fact. He was the voice of the Knicks from 1967 to 2004. Apart from this, he also commentates for various sports such as football, hockey, horseracing tennis, boxing, and college basketball. Marv, has also commented on 8 NBA finals, 8 Super Bowls, and 7 Stanley Cup final games in the past. He covered Wimbledon for TNT and 2 World Series as well. Presently, he continues to host NBA games. You may just recognize his famous “Yes!” He brings home $2 million a year.
Jeff Van Gundy
Former Knicks and Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy nowadays works as an announcer for ESPN. His big move when he left the New York Knicks came as a surprise in 2001 as they were doing pretty well. Following his departure, Jeff went on to join ESPN as a commentator and then broadcaster. At first, he called Spurs games as a guest analyst but soon became a frequent thanks to his much-loved fans. He receives an amazing $16 million a year.
Howard University alumni, Gus Johnson began as a play-by-play analyst for the Big East Network and the Timberwolves. Apart from this, he called CFL games for ESPN and NFL games for CBS. Famous for his fascinating calls and lively catchphrases, he was a great part of CBS from 1998 to 2010. Johnson left the network after a contract disagreement and then joined Fox Sports Network to commentate for college sports. With Fox, he continues to be the live-action announcer for the Bucks. He earns around $500k per year.
Jim Nantz is a sports journalist who has hosted a handful of shows in the past. In addition to NFL, he also covered NCAA D1, the PGA Tour, and the Masters Tournament. The New Orleans native began broadcasting at the University of Houston and started working for CHBS before making the move to KHOU. Jim Nantz then came back to CBS in the ‘80s to cover college basketball, football, and golf. His well-liked attitude has made him very prevalent over the years. The Thursday Night Football host has a $5 million manual salary!
Possibly known as the most famous boxing analyst and judge, Harold Lederman began commentating boxing during the 1967s. He also joined the HBO World Championship Boxing team in 1986, got recruited into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2016, and only withdrew from the show in 2018 after HBO canceled it. Lederman quit judging in 1999 but continues to work as a ringside scorer afterward. “The Lederman Card” was also believed to be more precise than the ring’s scorecard judge. His daughter Julie has followed in his footsteps! Harold Lederman manages to bring home a nice $14.9 million.
The former defensive end for the Raiders departed from the sport during 1993, he was titled Defensive Player of the Year and then was picked for Pro Bowl for the 8th time. Long’s career did finish there since he continued to star in several Hollywood films. He also broadcasts on Fox to cover the NFL! His salary for the year is $16 million.
Daryl Johnston was one marvelous fullback in the NFL. He was selected during the second round after he proved himself to recruiters during his time at Syracuse. Johnston continued to win 3 Super Bowls together with the Cowboys. Unfortunately, he had to end his career short after sustaining a neck injury in 1999. He later began to cover football and currently appears on Fox Sports on the regular. ‘The Moose’ makes $3 million per annum.
Verne Lundquist has been commentating on games for almost 50 years! Can you actually believe that? He has pretty much worked for almost all the big networks out there. Landquist made a name for himself as a result of his brilliant and bold annotations. You may also recognize him from the film Happy Gilmore. Many people may even say that his appearance in the comedy predicted his reaction to the PGA Masters Tournament in 2019. He makes roughly $1.5 million every year.
Undoubtedly, most NCAA fans consider him to be the best college basketball analysts of the past decade. Bill Raftery first worked for CBS, called Big East games for Fox Sports, and came back to CBS to work on March Madness. He has earned himself many compliments in his field, which involves a Sports Emmy and a National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s Hall of Fame induction. Raftery rakes in $2 million a year!
Most popular for commenting Game 6 of the NBA Finals in 2013, Ian Eagle covers a lot of sports on national TV. He has been calling NBA games for TNT for the past several years, but he also calls NCAA games for CBS. He jumpstarted his career by working for SportChannel before he eventually joined Fox. Eagle fastened his status in the industry by becoming the live-action analyst for Jets games. He receives $1 million a year.
Surely all you football fans will remember the former Chargers and Patriots safety, Rodney Harrison. He was chosen for the Pro Bowl twice and won two Super Bowls. In 2008, he withdrew from the sport after experiencing a muscle tear. Following that, he began to commentate on Sunday Night Football on NBC. He still holds the record for making 30 interceptions and 30 sacks! His annual salary currently stands at $11.5 million.
Michael Kay is a sports commentary with more than three decades of experience under his belt. He first began covering NBA games but quickly became popular as the announcer for the New York Yankees. Kay is presently a huge part of the franchise! In early 2019, rumors circulated saying that he got vocal chord surgery. We hope he has made a speedy recovery. The veteran sports journalist earns $3 million yearly.
Former star center for the 49ers during the ‘70s and ‘80s, Randy Cross chose to quit after his 3rd Super Bowl win during 1988. Not long after did he go on into sports announcing and initially worked for CBS Sports before joining NBC in the ‘90s. Cros moved back to CBS in the end and currently brings home approximately $1 million a year.
English native sports journalist, Mark Chapman joined the BBC and in due course climbed the ladder of success. He initially worked his from doing small roles in radio shows to a co-host on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption. He remains working on the BBC programs – The NFL Show and NFL This Week. Chapman is also a published author, and makes roughly a million bucks a year!
Perhaps, NFL fans recognize his name as he was once the head coach of the Buccaneers. After playing for the Steelers and 49ers, Tom Dungy began coaching and then continued on to commentating. He presently works for the NBC Sports shows Football Night in America and Sunday Night Football. Dungy’s annual salary stands at an incredible $10 million.
This face and name are somewhat instantly recognizable by all ESPN viewers. Chris Fowler was on College GameDay for more than two decades and still is the host of the ESPN Classic show called SportsCentury. He is very popular for commentating college football but has also covered soccer, horse racing, and tennis in previous years. Currently, Fowler works on ABC’s Saturday Night Football and brings home $7 million a year.
NCAA supported mainly know about Kirk Herbstreit by his strong and intellectual coverage of college-level football. He played ball for Ohio State, which surely helps in his current career. And fun fact, he actually met his wife, who in those days was a cheerleader. At the moment he is a sports anchor for ESPN’s College GameDay. Herbstreit is also a frequent contributor to the ABC for college basketball. The Emmy-nominated sports journalist earns $4 million a year.
For those of you who see yourself as a heavy sports fan, you just have to know who Curt Menefee is, right? This commentator has been with Fox from the beginning of his excellent career. Menefee began working for the European outlet, then continued to do baseball coverage, and currently covers NFL for the network. Additionally, he also worked on UFC coverage for Fox until the show shifted ownership to ESPN. On an average year, he earns roughly $3 million.
Let’s talk about NFL coaches, and how this guy really stands out. Jimmy Johnson brought the Cowboys to Super Bowl victory in both 1989 and 1993! He also leads the Dolphins in the ‘90s. Currently, Johnson is a co-host of Fox NFL Sunday. And surely all his fans remember his stint on Season 21 of Survivor. Apart from that, he also appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy film called The Waterboy. Believe it or not but Mr. Johnson really makes $40 million each year.
Dan Marino is possibly one of must be the most legendary and treasured quarterbacks in all of history. The Dolphins star was a first-round pick during the 1983 recruitment process. A year later, he went on to be the MVP of the NFL. He claimed victory to just about all awards in the league before he retired in 2000. Following this, he attempted to take on NASCAR, Hollywood, and TV. You may remember him co-hosting The NFL Today for a short period. He earns a remarkable $35 million a year!
Dick Stockton is a veteran sports journalist who has made many appearances on just about every major sports network. In the beginning, he covered figure skating and MLB during the ‘60s before he moved over to commentate the NFL for Fox. later, Stockton worked for TNT and TBS too. He is better known as a live-action announcer for Fox Sports. Do you want to know what his salary is -a quarter of million bucks each year!
For those who are unaware, Patrick Cash had one of the finest careers in the history of men’s tennis. This Australian-born athlete won Wimbledon in 1987 and earned a number of global championships. Cash has since retired from the sport, but he does make some frequent appearances on CNN to cover Open Court. Additionally, he is also the color commentator of the BBC. Patrick Cash earns a salary of roughly a million bucks per year.
It has been a considerable amount of time since Peter Gammons first covered baseball. He started big in the field when he first commentated on the Red Sox for The Boston Globe. Later on, he appointed by Sports Illustrated to handle a sports column. But, Gammon’s true moment of glory was his long stretch on ESPN’s SportsCenter as a regular benefactor to the MLB coverage. A the moment the star is in his 70s, and continues to work and earns around $250,000 per annum.
At one point in time, Jim Wych was synonymous with pro pocket billiards. Throughout the first year of his career, he contended at the Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship. However, he has since retired from playing, but he commentates on pro snooker and billiards for multiple international affiliates. A lot of his coverage can be found on Sky Sports. His yearly salary is estimated at $200,000.
Thom Brennaman is one of the most terrific MLB sports journalists. He possibly inherited his expertise and passion from his father, analyst Marty Brennaman. Presently, he works for several networks and even occasionally commentators in football coverage for Fox and basketball live-action commentary for CBS. Video game fans might also remember his voice from All-Star Baseball 2004 as well as other games. Tom Brennaman’s annual salary is roughly 2 million.
Dottie Pepper is a professional golfer with one of the biggest names in golf. Ultimately, she has more than a dozen LPGA Tour victories to her name. This New York native also works as a golf analyst for CBS. At first, she conducted the ESPN coverage of the PGA and LPGA. But subsequently, she then joined CBS in 2015 to take over from David Feherty. Dottie Pepper earns around $6 million each year.
Bonnie Bernstein was the very first female sports analyst during the weekday run of the local NBC station in Reno. This helped her get a bunch of appearances on Sunday NFL Countdown, SportsCenter, and The NFL Today. She found a lot of success when she called NCAA games and hosted the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship. She continues to make insightful sports analysis for almost every major network. She brings home around $1 million each year. Don’t you think this is impressive?
Billy Ray Brown
When it comes to golfing icos=nss, Billy Ray Brown is certainly the best of the best. The PGA Tour essential won 3 Tour events before he had to end his career due to a wrist injury. Billy Ray Brown made sports commentary look effortless after this. He appeared on ABC as an on-course journalist and later joined the Golf Channel to cover the PGA. He brings home about $2 million each year!
For some basketball fans, you may recognize Dick Vitale as a college and NBA coach from previous years. He worked for Rutgers and then Detroit Pistons in the last number of years. Vitale can now be regularly seen on ESPN, where he mainly commentators basketball. He also had a supporting role in The Naked Gun. Dick Vitale’s yearly salary is $16 million. Impressive!
The former UCLA Bruins player from the ‘70s, Bill Walton then later joined the NBA and won an MVP Award and two titles. Unfortunately he was no longer able to play due to a foot injury. Following that in 1987, he retired from the court and then became a broadcaster. Since then he has worked for ESPN and Pac-12 in recent years. His annual salary is $5 million.
Back in the day, Norman “Boomer” Esiason was a famous NFL Quater Back. By the end of his career, this talented athlete had brilliant stats. Following that, he actually worked as a color analyst for CBS and ABC. You may also recognize him from Boomer and Gio. Esiason brings home approximately $1 million every year.
The former QB football player made his way into broadcasting. Dan Fouts was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1993. Currently He is now a CBS color analyst doing ball-by-ball calls for the NFL. Fouts also used tot commentate games for Westwood One as well. His annual salary is $750k.
Jerry Glanville has been involved in numerous sports. This former NASCAR driver and owner acted as the head coach of the Oilers and Falcons. He departed from NFL to coach a team in the NCAA but consequently joined HBO and Fox to host Inside the NFL and NFL Today. Yearly takes home about $170k.
This retired NFL player was with the Cardinals but now Ahmad Rashad is most famous for being a sports commenter. He has been with the ABC and NBC before and also hosted NBA Inside Hot Stuff for quite some time. Rashad rakes in an average yearly salary of $500k.
Here we another favorite soccer star that transitioned from the pitch to providing expert sports advice. He is considered to be one of the best defenders in English football, Gary Neville played for Manchester United as well as the English national team before calling it a career in 2011. Currently, fans can catch him as a member of the SkySports booth. His annual salary is approximately $2.5 million.
For any enthusiastic sports, they will definitely tell you just how much they enjoy the Mike & Mike radio show. The show is essential over at ESPN and has been for more than 15 years. Golic, along with Mike Greenburg, delivers much-needed energy to everyone’s mornings with their show. The former NFL player also works as an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2‘s coverage of college and NFL football. You know when you hear or see Golic talking sports, it will no doubt be a good time. He brings home an average of $5 million per year.
Formerly known as the Monday Night Football analyst at ESPN but currently works as the Oakland Raiders head coach. Jon Gruden became famous for being the youngest NFL coach to have a Super Bowl win. His annual salary is $6.5 million.
Kevin Harlan is the child of Bob Harlan, the Packers exec. At the moment he covers NFL and NCAA games for CBS. Besides that he also does play-by-play commentating for the NBA on TNT. Kevin Harlan is the lead commentator for Monday Night Football as well. The 2017 National Sportscaster of the Year has an annual salary of $400k.
For sure you all must be familiar with this retired NBA player. The former Pacers baller is outstanding at three-point goals but currently works as an NBA commentator for his old team on TNT. Reggie Miller got inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame during 2012. He has been earning $250k each year.
Samantha Ponder was once a sideline reporter but has now become one of ESPN’s most familiar talents. The sports commenter is one of the highest-paid women in sports media, as a result of her canny football reporting. Samantha is presently the host of ESPN‘s Sunday NFL Countdown, which is one of the network’s most-watched pieces. Prior to that, she worked as a host and reporter for ESPN‘s college football. Ponder has done coverage for basketball as well, which assisted in developing her portfolio. She brings home an amazing $4.9 million.
Ron Jaworski pretty much got famous as an NFL QB. Following that, he went into broadcasting. His claim moment of glory was working as a full-time commentator for WIP. Jaworski was part of the Monday Night Football lineup at ESPN and has published books as well. His salary per annum is $3 million.
This ESPN sports commenter commenced his broadcasting career 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. McDonough is famous for calling the MLB for CBS and takes home $80,000 a year.
During 1960, Paul Maguire was a top favorite for the LA Chargers. He had an amazing broadcasting career and called for NCAA and CFL games in the past. In 1986, he joined NBC and got paired with Marv Albert frequently. Maguire also worked for Empire Spots and HDNet. His annual salary is $300k.
Erin Andrew is possibly one of the most successful women in sports media. She initially began at ESPN in 2004 after working as a freelance reporter. She covers various sports such as hockey, basketball, baseball, but she’s most famous for her NFL coverage. At the moment, Andrews is the lead sideline reporter for Fox NFL. and has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and does so in astonishing fashion. If any aspiring analysts need someone to learn from, Erin Andrews is the one to turn to! She makes a yearly salary of $2 million.
Believe it or not but Rebecca Lobo actually once played for the New York Liberty, but eventually retired during 2003. Currently she is now rather working as a basketball analyst. She got inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017. Her main station is ESPN and calls college games and WNBA for the channel. Lobo’s annual salary is $60k.
Clark Kellogg is an initial Pacers baller and Vice-President of player relations. Once he retired because of 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. He brings home about $400k.
Most people will mainly recognize Bayless from his time as an analyst for ESPN‘s First Take. He along with Stephen A. Smith would have numerous battles with their words, but that ultimately came to an end. During 2016, Bayless thought it was time to move on and he found himself on Fox Sports. Bayless has given the sports world a unique perspective, and that’s why he gets the big bucks. Yearly, he brings home $6 million.
Here’s a fun fact, Sam Rosen was always a fan of Mel Allen as well as the Yankees. He worked for MSG as the Rangers’ play-by-play commentator but now covers the NFL for Fox. Rosen’s annual income is $300k.
Doris Burke was the first woman announcer for the New York Knicks. At the moment she commentates and analyzes NBA games for ESPN and ABC. Fun fact, she played college basketball for the Friars, brought home the Curt Gowdy Media Award, and got an induction into the Basketball of Fame. Doris Burke rakes in $1 million a year.
Cassidy Hubbarth may not be so familiar to many people as shes actually one of the newer faces in the world of sports analytics, however, she’s already doing a spectacular job. She worked as a host and reporter for the Big Ten Network and dedicated a lot of effort until she won a Southeast Emmy for her work with SEC Gridiron Live. That was prior to her getting on board with ESPN, where she began doing bigger broadcasts. These include NBA Tonight, First Take, Sportscenter, and many more. Hubbarth earns an annual salary of $200 000.
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude is a Stanford graduate who started began gaining recognition during the Golden State Warriors’ 2014-15 championship year. Following graduation, she worked for Tesla Motors for sometime before heading into the sports world for good. She’s since worked with TNT and PAC-12 Network. During Rosalyn’s time at Stanford, she was an excellent player, she was even good enough of a player to make the Nigerian National team too! Rosalyn Gold-Onwude brings home an average of $78 000 a year.
Journalist, Steve Levy is a journalist who has been with ESPN since 1993. He hosts SportsCenter and the late-night program. Besides that, he covered college football numerous times in the past. Along with that Levy covers Wednesday Night Baseball games from time to time as well. Levy earns an average of $700k each year.
Eleanor Oldroyd graduated from Cambridge and currently works for BBC radio. The sports reporter did commercial before becoming a sports producer. Oldroyd made an appearance on Newsbeat and then later moved to BBC Sport. She is nicknamed “First Lady” and is famous for Fighting Talk. Every year, Eleanor brings home approximately $200k.
Most people are bound to recognize Holly Rowe as shes one of the more renowned faces of ESPN. Holly Rowe has been doing her job wonderfully since 1998. For the past few decades, she’s covered several postseason bowl games, regular-season games, and has done loads of play-by-play broadcasting. Her niche is college football, but occasionally also covers men’s and women’s college basketball, the Running of the Bulls, and track & field. She earns a yearly salary of $800 000.