Chris Berman

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth May 10, 1955 (age 58)
Nationality American
Profession Sports Caster
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Spouse Kathy Berman (Wife)
Married on 1983
Children(s) Two child(Kids)
Net Worth(s) $18 million
Name on Birth Christopher James "Chris" Berman (Real Name)
Divorce Not Yet
Height 1.95 m
Weight 83 kg (approx)
Religion Jewish
Eye Color Black, Brown
Hair Color Gray Brown
Twitter @FauxChrisBerman
Age N/A

Chris Berman is an American sportscaster, known for 1998 NFL Draft (1998), 1997 NFL Draft (1997) and The Greatest Game Ever Played (2008).


Chris Berman was born on May 10, 1955 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA as Christopher James Berman.


Berman grew up in Irvington, New York. During his childhood, he went to Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine.

School College

In 1970, he attended the Hackley School and Brown University from which he graduated in 1977 with a degree in history.

Father, Mother

Berman is the son of Peggy Shevell, who worked as a reporter-researcher for Time magazine, and James Keliner Berman, a corporate executive vice president. On September 22nd, 2013, Chris's father, James, passed away.

Children Kids

Chris Berman and his wife have two children. The two children are Meredith, born in 1986, and Douglas, born in 1987.

Career Life and Jobs

In his three decade long career as a sportscaster, Berman has anchored SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, US Open golf, the Stanley Cup Finals, as well as other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports. Widely known by his nickname Boomer, he is also known for creating nicknames for athletes and for coining signature catchphrases.

Berman started his broadcasting career while attending Brown University. There he served as the sports director for the campus radio station, WBRU Radio and commentator for the school's basketball, football, ice hockey and baseball games. Right after his graduation, he had the chance to host a news talk show and covered football and basketball games for WERI radio in Westerly, Rhode Island. Next, he hosted an early evening sports talk show, Calling All Sports for WNVR radio in Naugatuck, Connecticut. Both tenures came as a preparation for his next job at ESPN. Berman joined the network back in October 1979, a month after the sports cable channel debuted. He first had served as a regular anchor on SportsCenter for the first 11 years, while since 1980, Berman has hosted the network's coverage of the NFL Draft. Starting in 1987, he also hosted pregame and postgame highlight shows during the NFL season. It was in 1996 that he joined ABC Sports as the halftime host on Monday Night Football. What's more, Chris Berman serves as the chief play-by-play announcer for ESPN's Wednesday baseball telecasts. He has announced hockey and golf too.

Wife, Marriage and Divorce

Berman married Katherine "Kathy" Alexinski in 1983.

Shirtless and pictures

His pictures are widely found in various websites and his admirers often search for his pictures.

Height, weight and age

He measures significantly tall with a height of six feet and four and a half inches. It equals 195 centimeters. He also has a balanced weight.

Nationality, Ethnicity, religion

He is an American by nationality and he is from white ethnicity. He follows Judaism.

Net Worth, Salary and income

Chris Berman is an American sportscaster who has a net worth of $18 million. Chris Berman has been a sportscaster for 30 years and is considered the face of ESPN.

Award and Achievement

He has won the National Sportscaster of the Year Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association six times and the Sportscaster of the Year Award from the American Sportscasters Association three times, among other honors.

Quotes, Gossip and Rumor News

He is well known for his various catch-phrases and player nicknames. His rendition of "He could...go...all...the...way!" is adopted from Howard Cosell, while another of his famous calls, "Back-back-back-back" comes from Red Barber. He is most known for the use of puns to make nicknames for certain players. Another of his catchphrases "Whoop!" is uttered during highlights when a player makes a quick move or causes someone to miss or make a mistake.

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