Chris Berman (Christopher James Berman by birth) is a renowned anchor/host associated with ESPN. He is known as Boomer by his nickname. Born in 10th of May 1955 at Greenwich of the United States, his zodiac sign is Taurus. He spent his childhood days in Irvington, New York. Chris is American by nationality and white by ethnicity. He grew up as a Jewish.
Net worth and career
The 62 years old anchor completed his high school from Hackley School, New York and graduated from Brown University with a degree of history in 1977.
He began his career in the hosting field at WNVR-TV as a weekend sports anchor. Then, he joined ESPN and has been working in it till present. For two years he hosted first game shown in ESPN called Broad walk and Baseball's Super bowl of Sports Trivia. He spent 31 years hosting Sunday NFL Countdown and ten years in Monday Night Countdown. He also has been hosting in Sports centre airing at midnight called "Chris Berman's two-minute drill" and evening.
Contract for Berman was supposed to end by his 55th birthday and he had not expected to be working at his 60's. However the channel extended his contract tenure and it expired on 2016. He then has recently signed new contract again.
Being one of the oldest anchors, ESPN undoubtedly pays him a good salary. He makes a net worth of $20 million. His salary is about 5 million dollar. For his marvelous job,
he has also been awarded National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association six times and 3 times the Sportscaster of the Year Award.
Marriage or divorce
Berman was married to Katherine Alexinski in the year 1983. His wife died in a car accident on 9th May 2017 recently. Now he is a widower. He is blessed with two children namely- Meredith and Doug.
Christopher is 6 ft five inches tall with black eyes. He has brown colored hair and is half bald. His age and experience can be predicted from the wrinkle lines on his face.
Wiki and facts
Chris is found to be an active social media user. One can find him on twitter as @ESPNchrisberman with about 2k followers. His information can also be grabbed easily from wikipedia where his early, personal and
career life can be known easily.
Chris Berman being oldest worker for ESPN is also highly appreciated. "The true test is when Chris is on, turn on the TV and open window. You will hear him. The microphone is nothing but a prop" appreciates his fellow co-host Keith Olbermann. ESPN's vice president Norby Williamson also calls him the most important person on the channel. Berman is also famous among sports-lovers with his various catchphrases and players nicknames like calling "back, back" for home run, "whoops" for highlights when the player makes fast moves etc. With nickname "the Swami", he is mostly loved for the puns he inserts on the sports-craze.