Sal Marchiano Biography
Sal Marchiano ( Salvatore Joseph Born March 3, 1941) is a former American sportscaster who worked in New York radio and television for
forty-four years. In December 2008 he retired from his position as sports director and anchor for the WPIX Channel 11 News At Ten.
Sal Marchiano Height/ Weight
As a sportscaster, Marchiano is highly conscious about maintaining a balanced diet. He has an average body. However, Sal’s height, weight, and body measurements remain a mystery towards his well-wishers and followers. Moreover, his eye color is brown and his hair color is brown too.
Sal Marchiano Family
The 78 years old former sportscaster, Sal Marchiano is a married man. However, there is no information about who he married and where they married. It seems like he does not want to mix up his personal life into his professional career. However, as per some resources, he has a daughter, Sam Marchiano, graduate of Columbia University and currently works as a sportscaster at Fox Sports and Major League Basketball.com. Moreover, she is documentation and social activist too. However, Sal has not revealed Sam’s birthdate.
Sal Marchiano Education
A graduate of Fordham University, Marchiano began his sportscasting career in 1964, with the audio operation of United Press International and in local radio, mentored by famed New York sportscaster Marty Glickman.
, Marchiano began his sportscasting career in 1964, with the audio operation of United Press International and in local radio, mentored by famed New York sportscaster Marty Glickman. He later worked at CBS News, WCBS-TV, WNBC-TV, ESPN, ABC Sports, ABC Radio Network, WABC-TV, WNEW-FM radio, and the Mutual Radio Network. His TV debut as sports anchor and reporter for Frank Gifford was at WCBS in 1967, working alongside Jim Jensen, Robert Trout, and Reed Collins. Starting in 1971, at WABC-TV, he anchored and reported alongside Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford as well as Roger Grimsby and Bill Beutel.
In 1980, he was an original cast member at ESPN anchoring Sportscenter, hosting the weekly Sports Forum and doing the blow-by-blow of the weekly Top Rank Boxing telecasts. In 1984, he joined WNBC-TV and teamed with Chuck Scarborough, Sue Simmons, Gabe Pressman, Marv Albert, and Len Berman. Sal moved to WPIX TV in 1994 as sports anchor next to Jack Cafferty and Kaity Tong, for the last fourteen years of his more than four decades broadcasting career.
Marchiano covered major events such as the World Series, the Super Bowl, the NBA playoffs, Stanley Cup playoffs, and championship fights. Marchiano hosted ABC’s Wide World of Sports live from the Philippines before THE THRILLA IN MANILA. He interviewed the leading sports personalities of his era including Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Vince Lombardi, Joe Namath, Pete Rozelle, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Ted Williams, and Billie Jean King.
Among his non-sports interviewees were Gene Autrey, Federico Fellini, Paul Newman, and Frank Sinatra. Sal was awarded two Emmys for broadcasting excellence. His memoir is IN MY REARVIEW MIRROR. Marchiano’s daughter Sam Marchiano, a graduate of Columbia University, has been a sportscaster since the mid-1990s with Fox Sports and Major League Baseball.com. She is a documentarian and social activist.
Sal Net Worth
Sal Marchiano’s net worth is estimated to be between $5 Million to $7 Million as of 2019. He collected this hefty sum of money through his forty-four years of sportscasting and anchoring career. However, there is no information about his exact salary and yearly income. As per some resources, the average salary of a sportscaster in America is around $45,000. Likewise, Sal was getting more than the average salary as he was one of the experienced and talented sportscasters. Currently, Marchiano must be living a lavish life along with his family and children.
Sal Marchiano News
Sportscaster Sal Marchiano Files Age Discrimination Suit Against Former WPIX General Manager
By Jerry Barmash|October 14, 2010, Longtime sportscaster Sal Marchiano filed a multimillion-dollar age discrimination lawsuit against the former head of WPIX/Channel 11. Marchiano, who left WPIX in December 2008 when the station decided not to re-sign him, is seeking unspecified damages. The Daily News reports that the figure could hit $10 million.
When Marchiano, 69, originally exited station officials called it a retirement, although the sportscaster said otherwise. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, names Betty Ellen Berlamino, the former general manager of Tribune-owned Channel 11. The station itself was not named.
The article says Marchiano’s legal proceedings took place in large part because of former news director Karen Scott filing her own suit in June. In it, Scott maintains that she was pushed out due to age discrimination.
Scott, according to the Daily News, alleges that the station, led by Berlamino, demoted Marvin Scott and tried to force out Kaity Tong. (This week, WPIX reassigned anchors Tong and Jim Watkins in favor of Jodi Applegate.)
He just ‘doesn’t look good on the air,’ Berlamino allegedly said of Marchiano, according to Scott’s suit.