Craig Sager Net Worth
Craig Sager net worth and salary: Craig Sager was an American sportscaster and sideline reporter who had a net worth of $9.5 million. Craig Sager earned his net worth as a sportscaster for TNT and TBS. He also covered sports for both CBS and CNN. Sager was born in Batavia, Illinois, and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in speech. Before working for CBS, he began his broadcast career in 1972 at WXLT in Sarasota, Florida. He joined CNN in 1981 after handling the network's first live remote report from the 1980 baseball playoffs. Sager was the co-anchor of the network's show, CNN Sports Tonight and was honored with a CableAce award in 1985. He also served as the anchor of College Football Scoreboard from 1982-1985. In the 90's he joined Turner sports and worked primarily as a sideline reporter for The NBA on TNT. In addition to basketball he also covered the 1992 Winter Olympics, Nordic skiing, curling, golf, tennis, and amateur sports. He is known for his distinctive clothing style, and commonly wears velvet suits, colorful ties, Nehru jackets, and other bizarre articles of clothing out on the field. He and his wife Stacy, a former NBA Chicago Bulls dancer, have two children, Riley and Ryan. He also has three children from a previous marriage, including his son, Craig, Jr who is a walk-on wide receiver at the University of Georgia. Sager is currently battling acute myeloid leukemia and during the basketball coverage on 4/20/2014, all coaches with games on that day gave "get well" messages to Sager between quarters. His son, Craig Jr. did the sideline interview with San Antonio Spurs Coach, Greg Popovich, between the third and fourth quarters to air a special "get well" message to his father. The NBA on TNT crew also paid a special tribute to Sager by wearing suits similar to his suits from the past. Unfortunately, Craig Sager died on December 15, 2016 at the age of 65.