Chris Berman Net Worth: 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. 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.
Born Christopher James Berman on May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut, 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. A graduate from Hackley School, 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. Berman and his family practice Judaism and live in Cheshire, Connecticut.