Chris Berman
Chris Berman
Real Name/Full Name Christopher James Berman
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Chris Berman
Birth Place: Greenwich, Connecticut
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 10thMay, 1955
Age/How Old: 68 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 195 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father– Keliner Berman
Mother – Peggy Shevell
Siblings: Andy Berman (brother)
School: Camp Winnebago Fayette , Hackley School
College: Brown University
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Widower
Girlfriend: N.A.
Wife/Spouse Name: Katherine Alexinski (died in 2017)
Kids/Children Name: Meredith Berman , Douglas Berman
Profession: American Sportscaster
Net Worth: $35 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Christopher Berman a.k.a BOOMER … if you are a sports freak, he is a very familiar name to you. This sportscaster is the anchor of ‘SportsCenter’ on ESPN back from 1979. Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown are some of the many programmes hosted by him on ESPN and ABC Sports. Chris’s role is considered very instrumental in establishing the popularity of ESPN in its initial years.

Well, how well do you know about Chris Berman? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Chris Berman’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Chris Berman to date.

Biography and Early Life

On 10th May 1955, a sportscaster with quirky demeanour and catchphrases was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. His parents James Kleiner Berman (father) was a corporate executive vice president, and Peggy Shevell (mother) was a reporter-researcher at Time magazine. His family is of Jewish ethnicity and was raised in that atmosphere only.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Chris Berman in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Chris Berman’s age is 68 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 10 May 1955. Though, he is 6′ 5″ in feet and inches and 195 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


Chris got his initial schooling from Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine. Afterwards, he went to Hackley School in 1970. He earned his higher education from Brown University in history. He was also the sports director of the school’s radio station WBRU during his student life.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Chris married Katherine ‘Kathy’ Alexinski in 1983. But, unfortunately, she died in a tragic car accident in which she was driving drunk and also killed the other driver. Chris also has two children from her.

Is Chris Berman Gay?

NO … as per the sources searched for this Article there was nothing conforming onto this. Also, it should be noted that he was happily married to Kathy until she died. So, not only the claim stands nullified, but also it will be unethical to talk upon it.

Professional Career

Hartford’s WWVIT-TV was the sports show, where Chris’s career first started as an anchor. He then joined ESPN in 1979, which was founded just one year back from then. From there on, he spent more than 31 years as the host of Sunday NFL Countdown and more than ten years as the host of Monday Night Countdown, two top-rated shows of the channel.

He was also the host of evening SportsCenter during every NFL Season. Other than this, Chris sometimes appeared at Sports Center for ‘Chris Berman’s two minute drill’. Other shows hosted by him are ESPN’s first game show, Boardwalk and Baseball’s Super Bowl of Sports Trivia. By 1993, he had become the most recognizable and the leader of the ESPN team.

Afterwards, he kept on hosting Monday Night Football and live coverage of Three Super Bowls for ABC Sports. He personally is a big fan of ‘Hartford Whalers’ and ‘Buffalo Bills’ and often hums their theme song and gives acknowledging statements on air. His contract was supposed to be ended by 2010, but ESPN extended it for an undisclosed period of time.

It eventually ended in 2016, after which Chris signed a new contract with a reduced schedule, without much shows to host, but remaining at ESPN. Chris has also appeared as himself only in many moves like ‘The Waterboy’ (1998) and ‘Necessary Roughness’ (1991). He also had a cameo in ‘Hootie and the Blowfish’ video for single ‘Only Wanna Be With You’ and ‘Grown Ups 2’. Other than this he has appeared in many commercials along with his catchphrases.


Being the face of ESPN for so long is a huge task, and for doing that Chris Berman has received many awards and recognitions. He has won ‘National Sportscaster of the Year’ 6 times, ‘Best Cable Broadcaster’ 3 times and ‘Sportscaster of the Year – Studio Host’ 4 times. Apart from the mainstream awards he has also won some other awards like ‘TV’s Most Fascinating Stars’ and ‘Reds Bagnell Award’ . He also received an honorary degree from Brown University and was inducted in Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009 by Ralph Wilson.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chris Berman in 2024

Chris Berman Net Worth
Chris Berman Net Worth

Chris has been the face of ESPN for over 35 years and has hosted quite a many pivotal shows of the channel. He has been earning a decent salary throughout and now at this stage his net worth stands at $35 million as of 2024.

Chris Berman … a man who needs no introduction amongst the sports lovers, just his voice is enough. He started with ESPN when both he as well as the channel were new, and now today they both are recognised worldwide. He has been the host of most defining shows of the channel, though he doesn’t host them now but is still associated with the channel. He had a painful tragedy when he lost his wife but was showered love from everywhere. At the end, we would also like to thank him for his service and wish him all the best for his future endeavours.


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