Jim Lampley Biography
Jim Lampley (James Clifford Lampley) is an American sportscaster, news anchor, film producer, and restaurant owner. Lampley has covered a record 14 Olympic Games on U.S. television, most recently the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
Jim Lampley’s nationality is American and he belongs to White ethnicity. His birth sign is Aries and he belongs to Native American descent. Lampley’s father left him at the age of five and his mother immersed him in sports. In 1971, Lampley attended the University of North Carolina where he studied English. Lampley completed a Master in Mass Communications in 1974 from the University of North Carolina.
Jim Lampley Age
Jim was born on April 8, 1949, in Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States. He is 70 years old as of 2019.
Jim Lampley Net Worth
Jim has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He acquired that net worth as a popular sportscaster and anchor. He is most well known as a sportscaster for HBO Boxing and as an anchor at many Olympic games. Aside from broadcasting, he also blogs on Huffington Post blog site of Arianna Huffington. Jim owns the movie production company, Crystal Springs Production, which produced movies such as Welcome to Hollywood.
Jim Lampley Salary
His salary’s information is under review. Being successful in his career Lampley has maintained a celebrity image throughout the world.
Jim Lampley Wife
Lampley was married to Bree Walker, the first on-air American television network news anchor with ectrodactyly 1990-1999. She worked as a news anchor and reporter in San Diego, New York City, and Los Angeles. Lampley divorced Bree and married Debra, live in San Diego, California. They have three daughters, one son, two step-daughters, one step-son and five grandchildren. Lampley is the former owner of two restaurants in Utah, both of which were named the Lakota Restaurant and Bar. Lampley runs a production company which operates under a first-look deal with HBO.
The Fight Game With Jim Lampley
From the biggest upset in heavyweight championship history (Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas in 1990), to the stirring trilogies between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe and Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward, to the remarkable triumph of 45-year-old George Foreman over Michael Moorer in 1994, to the long-awaited showdown between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson in 2002, to the prolific confrontation between Oscar de la Hoya and Floyd Mayweather in 2007, Jim Lampley has been ringside for a host of unforgettable scenes in the modern history of the sweet science.
While compiling an incomparable dossier in boxing, calling the lion’s share of the sport’s most significant events for more than a quarter century, the four-time Sports Emmy® Award-winner has been assigned to more Olympics telecasts than any other American broadcaster and covered every major sports event in the culture through the course of his extensive career.
Lampley has also founded Atticus Entertainment, which collaborated in 2012 with renowned filmmaker Peter Berg on the critically-acclaimed prime time HBO series ON FREDDIE ROACH. Lampley serves as host of his own boxing studio program THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY, which launched in 2012. In December of 2014, he was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame and was enshrined in June of 2015.
Jim Lampley News
HBO covered boxing for over 40 years, with Lampley an integral part of the coverage. Lampley’s sullen tones were a mainstay of the network until HBO bowed out with one final program in December. With the likes of Showtime, ESPN, DAZN, and FOX now spearheading live events, Lampley is rumored to be considering a move once his contract expires. The man himself was unsure when asked in an interview but doesn’t seem ready to jump ship just yet.
“Right now I don’t have an on-camera involvement. There’s no more ‘The Fight Game with Jim Lampley’,” he told Sirius XM Boxing Radio. “I thought it was a great show and I loved building it and producing it. But if we’re not going to have live boxing telecasts on the air, there’s not much reason for the Fight Game with Jim Lampley.” “At the moment, I don’t know when you’ll see me again. You’ll see my credit … on HBO. If at some point we come up with some other reason for Jim Lampley to be on television, you’ll see that. But I don’t have a need for that.
“I have a need to continue working at HBO and exploring my relationship with the greatest television network in the world. I am perfectly happy to do that as a producer at this stage of my life.”
Jim Lampley Mma
Where Jim Lampley Goes Wrong with His Stance in the MMA vs. Boxing Debate
Lampley enjoys by far the sharpest mind and quickest wit I’ve encountered. He’s probably the smartest person in boxing. Heck, he might be the smartest person in anything. But even smart people like Lampley are prone to saying dumb things from time to time, and such was the case recently when Lampley spoke about boxing and MMA to Bill Simmons on the famed sportswriter’s podcast (h/t MMA Fighting).
There’s no doubt boxing enjoys great historical relevance. It’s an asset used time and time again in the sport as a marketing tool. When Canelo Alvarez defeated James Kirkland last year in Houston, no sooner than they started peeling Kirkland from the canvas did various people involved with promoting the fight start shouting things at ringside like this generation’s Hagler-Hearns!
Regardless, MMA can’t rely on such a long and fruitful history. It doesn’t seem to really matter. The sport has captured the hearts and minds of the under-30 crowd. Whether it was clever marketing, pure luck or just the fights themselves, UFC President Dana White’s once fledgling promotional venture has done well enough in the short term to set itself up for a long and bountiful future.