John Anderson (sportscaster) Biography
John Anderson(Sportscaster) is a sports journalist from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and a host of the ESPN TV program SportsCenter from June 1999. Since Brian Kenny’s departure to the MLB Network, he mostly appears on the 11pm-1am edition with John Buccigross and Kenny Mayne. He also co-hosted the TV series Wipeout.
From (2008 to 2014) he and John Henson hosted Wipeout, a reality game show on ABC.
He is also an avid fan of Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Milwaukee Brewers, and usually voices some measure of support for them when handling their highlights. He was also awarded the Bill Teegins Oklahoma Sportscaster of the year award in January 2012
John Anderson (sportscaster) Age
John Anderson is a sports journalist from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and a host of the ESPN TV program SportsCenter since June 1999. He was born on May 13. 1965 in Green Bay, WI. Thus he is 53 years old as of 2018. On 13th may 2019 he will celebrate his’s 54th birthday.
John Anderson (sportscaster) Family
He was brought up by his widowed mother. Who moved his family from Mason City, Iowa, to Green Bay after a neighbor had moved there to take a job at the Green Bay Sears. And he’s always felt that if not for that store, he may have. He grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and developed a reputation for rooting on his favorite Milwaukee and Wisconsin teams during shows. He holds American nationality and belongs to the White ethnic group. All details about her mother, father and Siblings will be updated soon.
John Anderson (sportscaster) Wife
He married a former Fast Breakers cheerleader, Tamara Anderson, and they have two children namely: Collin Thomas Anderson(Son) and Katherine Anderson(Daughter). Thomas has 4 years old while Katherine has 2 1/2 years old. Together with her wife started the Anderson Family Charitable Foundation to help supply underprivileged youth with backpacks, schools supplies, and food.John Anderson (sportscaster) Image
John Anderson (sportscaster) Education
Anderson graduated from Green Bay Southwest High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Anderson has a journalism degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. He is active within the MU Alumni Association and can often be seen at Missouri Tigers sporting events. Anderson was the Grand Marshal at Missouri’s 2002 homecoming football game, in which Missouri beat the University of Kansas. He was the Graduation Speaker at the School of Journalism’s December 2007 graduation ceremony.
One of the reasons Anderson decided to attend Missouri was so that he could compete as a high jumper on the track and field team. As a student, Anderson worked at KOMU-TV, but any work on the sports desk was voluntary. After graduating, he spent time in Tulsa, Oklahoma, working for KTUL-TV and KOTV-TV, and he also worked in Phoenix at KPHO-TV before joining ESPN.
John Anderson (sportscaster) Net Worth
John Anderson has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2019. He is an American sportscaster. He competed in the NYC Marathon as Captain of Team Tillman in honor of raising money for the Pat Tillman Foundation.
He started working as a volunteer sportscaster for the college station, KOMU-TV. This led to jobs with KTUL-TV and KOTV-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since there, he relocated to Phoenix, Arizona to work for KPHO-TV. He was subsequently hired by ESPN-TV. He has been working as a host for ESPN SportsCenter since 1999. In addition to his work for ESPN, he also serves as a sportscaster for the MLB Network and co-hosts the reality show, “Wipeout” on ABC. He received the Bill Teegins Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year Award in 2012. As of 2019, he lives in Southington, Connecticut.
John Anderson (sportscaster) Salary
As of 2019, the reporter receives an annual salary of $2.5 million dollars from his successful reporting career with ESPN while Stephen A. Smith is one of the highest paid sportscasters of the network. In particular, the ESPN network pays its employees an average annual salary of $85,000. He lives a standard life with the money he earned from his career.
Anderson, a native of Green Bay, Wis., won the Outstanding Sports Feature Reporting Award, presented by the Oklahoma Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, in 1994 and 1995; in 1997, he received the Associated Press Television Award in Arizona for outstanding performance in broadcast journalism. In 2003, he co-wrote a book with golfer Chi Chi Rodriquez, Chi Chi’s Golf Games You Gotta Play, which teaches players how to play better golf and have fun while playing. In the fall of 2009,
John Anderson(sportscaster) Facts
- Member of the men’s track team as a high jumper while at the University of Missouri, serving as the team’s captain during his senior season.
- Held broadcasting jobs in Tulsa and Phoenix before anchoring at ESPN.
- Was honored with the Outstanding Sports Feature Reporting Award from the Oklahoma Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 1994 and ’95.
- Received the Associated Press Television Award for outstanding performance in broadcast journalism in 1997, while in Arizona.
- Cowrote Chi Chi’s Golf Games You Gotta Play with golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez in 2003.
- Established a yearly ESPN internship for Missouri students.
Where Did John Anderson Go Wkyc
Former ‘Today’ show producer sees WKYC as mini-30 Rock
Those watching WKYC-TV’s morning news might have noticed a change at the anchor desk Oct. 22 with the addition of sports reporter Dave Chudowsky in place of John Anderson. Responsible for that change is former Orange resident Adam Miller, who returned to WKYC-TV Oct. 8 after a decade at NBC’s “Today” show with the goal of producing quality broadcast television through audience connection.
“I’m coming from 30 Rock and I’m going to the Rock and Roll capital of the world,” he said, referring to NBC’s headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. He was hired for the newly created role of director of content and thought it was time to leave the “Today” show as a senior producer as he sees Cleveland experiencing a rebirth.
“It’s a time where the city clearly is undergoing a resurgence, so I couldn’t think of a better time to return to (what) I truly think of is the greatest city,” said Miller, 32. He added his family is still in the Cleveland area and he wanted to raise his two daughters in Moreland Hills near family. He’s a fifth-generation congregant of The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood.
He will join Denise Polverine, director of digital and regional digital director, and Jon Adkins, who was promoted to director of news content, to round out WKYC’s content leadership team. Both Polverine and Adkins report to Miller, who oversees the vision, hiring and strategy for all editorial coverage and the distribution of news across all content platforms like the website, app, broadcast and social media profiles.
He first saw the impact stories have on a community over a decade ago while in college when he worked at an NBC affiliate station in Topeka, Kan. It was around Yom Hashoah that he produced a story of a Holocaust survivor in the area. As a grandchild of Holocaust survivors himself, he said it was moving to tell the story to a market that might not have been as familiar with Holocaust survivors.
More than two weeks after taking the position in Cleveland, he’s looking at the “puzzle” that is Channel 3. There are different aspects and talent he sees in the newsroom and he wants to rearrange the pieces to create a new picture, which audiences are already seeing.
While accuracy is always first when reporting a story, Miller wants the news to show personality. In a world where consumers can get news notifications without unlocking their phone, he said he needs to provide a reason for them to go to WKYC and he thinks personality can be that reason.
It’s no secret, Miller loves morning news shows and he wants audiences to love it, too. That’s why tackling the morning show was first on his list to rearrange. During the summer, the station was highlighting different areas throughout Cleveland. Now that the cold is coming in, he wants the focus to be on the station’s studio A.
“I guess you could say I’m looking at Channel 3 as a mini 30 Rock,” he said. “I was most excited to dive into the morning show here first because I just saw so much promise and opportunity. The thing about mornings is that viewers crave that audience connection and I think it’s a human connection. I think it’s important for morning shows to still deliver news first and foremost but also to be human and connect with each other as an ensemble and a family waking up with you in your own home.”
Next on his plate is WKYC’s 70th anniversary, which is Oct. 31, but he doesn’t plan to limit the celebration to one day. Instead, he’s using the whole month of November to celebrate WKYC’s history with a few cameos from past WKYC members among other celebratory segments.
WKYC is no stranger to Miller. When he entered Orange High School in Pepper Pike, he was determined to work on the “Today” show. During his senior year when he needed to find a place to shadow for a month for his senior project, an opportunity presented itself to shadow a producer at the station. Being a wide-eyed, ready-to-go 18 years old and seeing how the station presented stories along with engaging the community, he said he caught the news bug instantly. That bug took him to the “Today” show and now brought him back home to WYKC. Adopted from Jewish News.