American sportscaster Ernest Thorwald Johnson professionally known as Ernie Johnson was born on 7th August 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is the son of Ernie Johnson Sr., a former Major League Baseball pitcher and Braves play-by-play announcer. According to Ernie Johnson wiki available on many sources, he attended his schooling from the private Marist School nearby Brookhaven, Georgia. He began his career in the year 1977, while he was studying at the University of Georgia where he completed his bachelor’s degree majoring in journalism, summa cum laude. As of today, he is a sportscaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports.
Career and Net worth : How much is Ernie Johnson net worth?
In 1977, he started his career as the news and sports director for the radio station WAGQ FM in Athens, Georgia. After completing his graduation degree, he began his career in broadcasting at WMAZ TV in Macon, Georgia in 1979. He worked there until 1981 as a news anchor. Then he went to Spartanburg, South Carolina and became a news reporter at WSPA TV. In 1982, he went back to Georgia and began serving as a general assignment news reporter at WSB TV in Atlanta. Next year in 1983, he was promoted as the station’s weekend sports anchor and reporter and worked in the station till 1989. Later, he joined Turner Sports. From the year 1993 to 1996, he called Atlanta Braves baseball games for SportSouth, now called as FSN South with his father. In addition to it, he is the play by play announcer for TNT’s PGA Tour coverage. At TBS network, he served as the studio host for their coverage of college football. In 2002, he was the co-winner of the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality and Studio Host with Bob Costas of NBC and HBO. From the year 2007 to 2009, he worked as the studio host for TBS coverage of Major League Baseball. In 2010, he moved into a play by play role for the network and worked as the lead broadcaster for TBs playoff coverage. He also broadcasted 40 Atlanta Braves games on sister channel Peachtree TV. According to various sources of 2017, Ernie Johnson net worth is calculated to be approximately 1.5 million dollars. His name is listed in one of the richest journalist in the industry. Ernie Johnson salary is estimated around 300 million dollars per year which is really a jaw dropping amount.
Personal life : Who is Ernie Johnson wife?
Talking about his marital status, he is a committed man. He got married with Cheryl Johnson in the year 1982. Ernie Johnson wife is a licensed professional counselor and the family lives in Braselton, Georgia with their six children altogether. Among them two are biological children, Ernie Johnson son Eric and one daughter Maggie, and four adopted children who are a son Michael who is adopted from Romania, daughter Carmen, adopted from Paraguay and daughters Ashley and Allison adopted domestically through foster care.