Ernie Johnson
Ernie Johnson
Real Name/Full Name Ernest Thorwald Johnson Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ernie Johnson
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 7 August 1956
Age/How Old: 67 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –Ernie Johnson Sr.
Mother –Lois Denhard
Siblings: Unknown
School: Marist School
College: University of Georgia
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Cheryl Johnson [m. 1982]
Kids/Children Name: Carmen Johnson, Maggie Johnson, Allison Johnson, Michael Johnson, Eric Johnson and Ashley Johnson.
Profession: Sportscaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Ernie Johnson is a popular American Sportscaster, and he is one of the biggest names in North America and global sportscasting. He acts as a television voice for one of the United States of America’s most-followed sports leagues, Major League Baseball, which is a part of TBS. He hosts a show known as Inside the NBA. He also covers the NCAA Division I sponsored Men’s Basketball Tournament, which is a part of Turner and CBS.

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Biography and Early Life

Ernie Johnson was born on 7 August 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, located in the United States. His parents named him Ernest Thorwald Johnson, Jr. after birth. He is the son of Ernie Johnson Sr. his father, who played the part of a play-by-play announcer and a former pitcher in major league Baseball, and Lois Denhard, his mother. His family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, after his father’s retired from professional baseball.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ernie Johnson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ernie Johnson’s age is 67 years old as of today’s date 15th April 2024 having been born on 7 August 1956. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


Ernie went to school like any other child. He attended high school at Marist High School, a private catholic school in Brookhaven, Georgia. Later, he joined the University of Georgia after graduating from high school and there, he pursued journalism. He worked as a news and sports director for the radio station WAGQ-FM in Athens, Georgia, while still a student. He graduated from Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ernie Johnson is a married man. He is married to Cheryl Johnson, who is a professional counselor. The couple has two biological children together known as Eric Johnson and Maggie Johnson. Also, they have four more children though they have adopted them, namely, Michael Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Ashley Johnson, and Allison Johnson. They love all their children equally and live a happy family.

Johnson has been undergoing chemotherapy since he was diagnosed with cancer. This has helped him so much. His family has supported him throughout his cancer journey and has helped him overcome it since 2003, and he is still overcoming it.

Is Ernie Johnson Gay?

Johnson is not gay. He is a married man to a professional counselor Cheryl Johnson. Together, they have two biological children and four adopted ones. Also, he has a straightforward sexual orientation which has helped him prove his stand. With his wife, they have no plans of divorcing any day soon. They love each other and the family too.

Professional Career

He began his career while in University. He worked as the news director and sports for a radio show, aired at the station by the name WAGQ-FM located in Athens, Georgia. He did the job for more than a year, but after graduating, he left it. Later, he moved to Macon, still located in Georgia, and started a broadcasting career at the channel WMAZ-TV.

He also worked as a news reporter at another channel known as WSPA-TV and later joined Turner Sports. Due to covering the studio shows for the coverage of NBA games by TNT, he was fondly called “E.J.” The shows includes pregame shows, postgame show, and halftime show inside the NBA. Ernie has been at this stage since the beginning of 1990.

His section of the show has been sponsored by Vitaminwater and Geico and often joined by famous faces of the NBA for his shows which includes, Shaquille O’Neal, Dennis Scott, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley. Also, He hosts Tuesday Fan Night for NBA TV and moderates and hosts NBA TV’s Open Court. They include Johnson, along with six other panelists. Johnson also works as a play-by-play announcer for the PGA tour


Johnson has won a number of awards. He won the Sports Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Sports personality as a Studio again for the category of Best Studio Host. Host. He also won the Emmy award. He dedicated the award to the daughters Stuart Scott. Also, he has a sportscaster for video games, which are NBA Live 98, and from NBA 2K15 to NBA 2K18 as an achievement he made in life.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ernie Johnson in 2024

Ernie Johnson Net Worth
Ernie Johnson Net Worth

As of 2024, Ernie Johnson has a net worth of around $20 million. His net worth is a result of achievements in the field of sports and sportscasting. He also has an annual salary of around $300 thousand, which he gets yearly.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He was diagnosed with cancer, where he has been living by undergoing chemotherapy since 2003.
  • He has a great heart since he has adopted four children more than his own since he only has two children.

He is a never-tiring sports broadcaster. He covers a wide range of sports in the weight-lifting category for TNT at the Summer Olympics. He is very committed, hardworking, and determined to achieve his goals in his work. He has brought a great change in the sports industry. His knowledge of sports is highly respected by many people all over the world.


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