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John Canzano Biography, Age, Height, Married, Children, Career, Net Worth

John Canzano Biography

John Canzano is an American sports columnist, radio talk show host on Portland’s 102.9-FM and 750 AM “The Game”. The show is also syndicated in Eugene, Ore. and Klamath Falls, Ore. He is also the lead sports columnist at The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon and a sports commentator on KGW-TV, Portland’s NBC affiliate. He hosts a daily radio show called “The Bald-Faced Truth.”

John Canzano Age, Height And Body Measurements

The radio host celebrates his birthday on 28 November, every year. Because his year of birth is confined, his age remains a mystery. And his full bad head gives the freedom to speculate on his undisclosed age.

He was born in Medford, Oregon while he grew up in Gilroy, California. His father was a baseball player who, as per him was the greatest right-handed hitter.

For his educational part, he attended Gilroy High School and later in 1995 he graduated from California State University, Chico with a B.A in English.

His height and body measurements are also still under review.

John Canzano Early Life And Education

Canzano was born in Medford, Oregon. He grew up in Gilroy, Calif. and graduated from Gilroy High School. He graduated from California State University, Chico, in 1995 with a B.A. in English. While at Chico State, he played baseball.

John Canzano personal Life

In July 2010, Canzano married Anna Song, weekend anchor for Portland television station KOIN. He and his wife have three daughters: Dakota, Graziana and Sojourner.

John Canzano Married, Wife, And Children

John Canzano’s Blissful Life With Wife & Children

Canzano shares his married life with Anna Song Canzano, aged 42, an American broadcast journalist who works at KOIN-Television. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in July 2010.

The couple enjoys their conjugal life to the fullest and does not hesitate to share their moments with their followers on social media.

In July 2017, John and his wife celebrated their 7th marriage anniversary and marking the occasion, Anna shared the picture of the couple on her Twitter, stating that it is always an adventure with him and she could not get better life-mate than him.

John Canzano

Similarly, John, on the occasion of the Valentines day 2018, shared the couple’s wedding picture to wish her on the lover’s day. He regarded his wife as an anchor to their family who is also his muse and adventure companion.

Talking about their children, the couple currently parents three daughters. The couple shares two daughters together, Graziana, who was born on 7th June 2014; Sojourner, who was born on 12 May 2016; and Dakota, whose birth date remains confined.

Besides his wife, John loves spending his quality time with his daughters as well. On recent, he went on a trip to Hawaii with his family and shared an image on his Instagram where the family can be spotted posing on the Hawaii beach.

John Canzano Career

In his career, Canzano has worked at six daily newspapers including The San Jose Mercury News and The Fresno Bee. He covered University of Notre Dame football and Indiana University basketball as the beat writer during the tenure of coach Bob Knight.

John is a former national Major League Baseball writer and national NFL writer at the San Jose Mercury News as well. He has also covered five Olympic Games.

Canzano was hired as lead sports columnist at The Oregonian in 2002. He also appears on KGW-TV, where he offers commentary and analysis on sports. Canzano also hosts a radio show called “The Bald-Faced Truth” on Portland’s 750 AM “The Game” and 102.9-FM.

The radio show airs weekdays from 12-3 p.m. in the Portland metro area. The show is also syndicated in Eugene, Ore. on Fox Sports Eugene (95.7-FM and 1050-AM) and in Klamath Falls, Ore. on KLAD (93.3-FM and 960-AM).

He worked as the NFL and Major League Baseball columnist at the San Jose Mercury News and is a member of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

He holds a Baseball Hall of Fame Vote and is a voter for the Heisman Trophy. Canzano’s work has also appeared in GQ magazine and The Sporting News.

John Canzano Awards And Honors


Canzano is an 11-time Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) award, winner. He’s won APSE awards in four different writing categories (column, investigative reporting, enterprise, and projects), with his most recent awards coming in 2018 in the investigative category and in 2016 and 2017 for column writing.

In 2008, Canzano was voted America’s No. 1 sports columnist among large-circulation newspapers by the APSE. In 2006 and 2007, Canzano finished second in the same category, both times to Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times.

Society of Professional Journalists

In 2010 and again in 2015, the Society of Professional Journalists named Canzano the National Sports Columnist of the Year.

National Headliner Award

Canzano was recognized by The Press Club of Atlantic City as national sportswriter of the year in 2004, 2010 and 2014. Canzano’s investigative work and reporting about Brenda Tracy, the survivor of an alleged gang-raped by four college football players, was recognized as the best sports writing in 2014 with a first place in the National Headliner Awards.

Best of the West

In 2013, Canzano won first place in Special Topic Column Writing in the Best of the West contest for his portfolio of columns that included a column on a soldier who died in action in Afghanistan and Canzano’s own experience coaching a girl’s fourth-grade volleyball team with a player who has Down Syndrome.

Associated Press News Executives Council

In 2002, Canzano was named the nation’s top investigative sports writer by the Associated Press News Executives Council for his enterprise piece on Carlos Rodriguez, a 21-year-old Dominican basketball star who was masquerading as a 17-year-old high school basketball player.

National Sports Media Association

Canzano is a five-time Oregon Sportswriter of the Year winner (2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014) as named by the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). In 2016, the NSMA named Canzano the “Broadcaster of the Year” for the state of Oregon.

John Canzano The Bald Faced Truth Foundation

In 2009, Canzano co-founded The Bald Faced Truth Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funding extracurricular activities for children.

John Canzano Net Worth

His net worth is still under review.


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