Tony Kornheiser
Tony Kornheiser
Real Name/Full Name Anthony Irwin Kornheiser
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Tony Kornheiser
Birth Place: Lynbrook, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 13 July 1948
Age/How Old: 75 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Grey
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Ira Kornheiser
Mother – Estelle Rosenthal
Siblings:  N/A
School: George W. Hewlett High School
College: Binghamton University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Karril Kornheiser (m.1973-present)
Kids/Children Name: Michael Kornheiser, Elizabeth Kornheiser
Profession: Columnist, former sportswriter and American TV sports talk show host
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Tony is a well-known American television sports talk show, columnist and former sportswriter. He has been widely known for his work from 1979 to 2001 when he was a writer for The Washington Post. He is also known as the host of the radio show and podcast called The Tony Kornheiser Show and since 2001. Currently, he is a co-host of a sports debate show by the name of Pardon the Interruption on ESPN.

Well, how well do you know about Tony Kornheiser? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Tony Kornheiser’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 Tony Kornheiser to date.

Biography and Early Life

He was born Anthony Irwin Kornheiser in Lynbrook, New York, U.S. He is the son of Ira Kornheiser, a dress cutter who unfortunately passed away in 2000, and Estelle Kornheiser, who died before Tony’s father in 1978. Tony had no other siblings he was the only child to his parents. He grew up and raised in New York. At a young age he used to camp at Keeyumah in Pennsylvania during the summertime.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Tony Kornheiser in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Tony Kornheiser’s age is 75 years old as of today’s date 25th June 2024 having been born on 13 July 1948. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


He went to school at the George W Hewlett High School where he was the sports editor of the school newspaper. He later enrolled at Carpur College that is currently called Binghamton University and he graduated with a degree in English. In 1970, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. After completing his college education, Tony worked with children with disabilities for a short while.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Tony Kornheiser With Wife Karril Kornheiser
Tony Kornheiser With Wife Karril Kornheiser

Tony married Karril Kornheiser in 1973 and they were blessed with two kids; a daughter Elizabeth Kornheiser and a son by the name of Michael Kornheiser. Tony was diagnosed with skin cancer but reported to be receiving treatment.

Is Tony Kornheiser Gay?

Tony is straight. He is a married man with two kids which means he has a beautiful marriage that is happy. Tony has never been rumored to be gay or bisexual all his life. Even his past relationships are not revealed he hasn’t been said to be gay at any cost.

Professional Career

Kornheiser alongside Pete Wysocki, a famous redskinbacker who was a local hero made appearances on a local weekly Washington Redskins TV show that was hosted in Champion, a local Washington D.C Bar/restaurant during the NFL football season on Washington’s Channel 50. He began working on ESPN’s The Sports reporters in 1988, and sometimes he guests hosted the show in the absence Dick Schaap, the host.

He was a panelist during the NFL off-season on Full court press that was on WRC TV in Washington hosted by George Michael. The show ended in 2008. On the redskins Report on WRC, Tony made several appearances and also on ESPN productions like Who’s Number One and Sports Number One.

Tony has a sports TV show called Pardon the Interruption on several Tv channels like BT Sport ESPN, XM, Sirius satellite radio services, and TSN. The show airs on weekdays to which the podcast can be downloaded. Together with Michael Wilbon who is the co-host the duo discusses and argues on the show about sports top stories and other stuff.

On the radio and on full-court press, Tony together with Wilbon in a live segment while mirroring the real discussions of The Washington Post newsrooms revealed the idea behind PTI. In 2010 and 2019, the show won the sports Emmy Award under the category of best Daily outstanding studio show.

For one year, from 2004 to 2005 a sitcom was aired on CBS, which was based on Kornheiser titled Listen Up, featuring Jason Alexander as Tony Kleiman. The story basically came from Kornheiser’s column that attributed to the style of his humorous view of his family lived in a section of the Washington Post. He appeared as a bar patron in the episode of 2015 Americans. He joined a new ownership group for Chad, a bar and restaurant that were located in the friendship area of Washington D.C. His associates were Alan Bubes, DC businessman and socialite, Gary Williams, former Maryland basketball coach and Maury Povich.


Tony won the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Daily Studio show for a role he played in pardon the interruption. He was the winner of the National Press Club Fourth Estate Award alongside Michael Wilbon in 2017. He was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and the Washington, D.C. Sports Hall of Fame.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Tony Kornheiser in 2024

Tony Kornheiser Net Worth
Tony Kornheiser Net Worth

As of 2024, Tony has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He has earned his fortune from his several media fields like being a former sportswriter, American talk show host as well as a columnist. He has earned an estimated $4 million annual salary in sports shows and magazines

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has a fear of flying
  • He regularly goes to bed early
  • He was honored with an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters
  • Tony has published books like The Baby Chase, and Pumping Irony: Working Out the Angst of a Lifetime.

Tony is a multi-talented man. He has taken the sports media field onto another level where he has been able to spark the media all around. More of it he has been an advisory help through his discussions and podcasts. Tony has proven that a career has no limits as long as you determined and willing to take the risk.


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