Ernie Johnson Jr Biography
Ernie Johnson Jr. real name Ernest Thorwald Johnson Jr. is a sportscaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports born August 7, 1956. Johnson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is currently the lead voice on TBS for Major League Baseball, hosts for TNT inside the NBA, and contributes to the joint coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Turner and CBS Basketball Tournament. His father was Johnson Sr., a baseball pitcher from the Major League, and play-by-play announcer from Atlanta Braves.
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Johnson is the son of Ernie Johnson and Lois Denhard. Details of his siblings are not known.
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Ernie Johnson Wife
Johnson and his wife, Cheryl, a licensed professional counselor, live in Braselton, Georgia with two biological children.
Ernie Johnson Jr. Net Worth | Ernie Johnson Jr Salary
Johnson has a net worth of $1.5 million dollars and annual salary of $300 thousand.
Ernie Johnson Career
Johnson’s career began in 1977 when he was still a student at the University of Georgia when he took up a job as the news and sports director for the WAGQ-FM radio station in Athens, Georgia. He held that job until 1978, when he graduated with a B.A. from Georgia. Summa cum laude in journalism. Johnson began his broadcasting career at WMAZ-TV in Macon, Georgia, in 1979. Until 1981, when he moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina to work as a news reporter at WSPA-TV, he worked there as a news anchor.
Johnson moved back to Georgia in 1982, this time taking a job as a general assignment news reporter at WSB-TV in Atlanta. In 1983, he became the weekend sports anchor and reporter at the station. He held those jobs until he left to join Turner Sports in 1989. Johnson called Atlanta Braves baseball games for SportSouth (now Fox Sports South) with his father, Johnson Sr, from 1993 to 1996.
Ernie Johnson Jr Book
Johnson has written utwo books, In April 2017, he released
- The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary
- How Eight Gentleman Thieves Orchestrated the Largest Jewel Heist in History
Ernie Johnson Jr Unscripted
Johnson was a long time in the game. He is a tireless perfectionist when it comes to preparing and delivering his commentary with one of the most recognized voices in sports broadcasting. Yet he knows that from those unscripted moments you never anticipated, some of the greatest triumphs of sports— and the greatest rewards of life— come. The three-time Sports Emmy Award winner and popular host of TNT’s Inside the NBA provides a remarkably candid look at his life on and off the screen in this heartfelt, gripping autobiography.
From his relationship with his sportscaster father to his own rise to the top of sports broadcasting, from fighting cancer to raising six children with his wife, Cheryl, including a child of special needs adopted from Romania, Ernie has learned from his father’s important lessons and passed them on to his own children. This is the untold story that Ernie lived after turning off the lights and stopping the rolling cameras. Sports fans, cancer survivors, fathers and sons, adoptive parents, those whose lives were touched by a person with special needs, whoever loves stories about gracefully handling the surprises of life Unscripted is for all of these.
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Known as “E.J.”, Johnson works as the studio host for NBA coverage by TNT, including pregame and half-time shows, and the famous postgame studio of the network shows that airs within the NBA after each NBA doubleheader. Since 1990, he has hosted the show. Ernie presents “E.J.’s Neat-O Stat of the Night” at the end of each broadcast, which has become a popular part of the show but is sponsored by no one, hence the sign that says “Your logo here.” This changed in May 2007 when vitaminwater entered the segment as a sponsor, replaced by the 2008 Viera television line from Panasonic. His segments have been sponsored by Intel Centrino and most recently by Suzuki for the season 2005–2006.
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Ernie Johnson Jr Health
Johnson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2003, but continued his work until he began treatment in June 2006. TNT’s coverage of the British Open and PGA Championship, the last two major golf tournaments in 2006, Johnson missed because of his cancer. On October 31, 2006, Johnson returned to the NBA Inside and continued his chemotherapy treatments. On 1 October 2018, Johnson announced that after being diagnosed with blood clots in both legs, he would not be part of the 2018 MLB postseason on TBS, affecting his ability to travel.