Ernie Johnson Jr. Biography

Born in 7 August 1956, Ernest Johnson Jr. is Sports newscaster of American nationality. He currently works for Tuner Sports Network which delivers the sports news on TNT, TBS and CBS Sports Channel. He after completing his high education degree from Marist School went to University of Georgia. Although there is no any information about his parents and childhood he might was raised in middle class family.

 

Knowing his proficient career, he started his career when he was in his university. In 1977 he was appointed as News and Sports Director of radio station WAGQ-FM in Georgia. After working for a year he left the job as he completed his graduation with B.A. major in Journalism. In 1979 he started to work as news presenter of WMAZ-TV. After working for 2 year he in 1981 went to South Carolina to work for WSPA-TV as news correspondent. In 1982 upon arriving at Georgia he started as news reporter of WSB-TV. After a year he was appointed as weekend sports host and reporter of the channel. After working for 7 years he left the show to work for Turner Sports. He in 1993 was appointed as Atlanta Braves baseball game announcer for FSN South channel alongside his Father Ernie Johnson, Sr. His father was MLB Pitcher and even the game announcer of the Atlanta Braves Baseball. He for the Turner Network work as On-air anchor of NBA shows. He even hosts pregame and postgame talk show which features various stars. He is accompanied by Prior NBA players Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. He sometimes is accompanied by guests like Chris Webber, Grant Hill etc. In 2012 season he teamed up with Anfernee Hardaway and Dennis Scott as regular host Smith and Barkley had some other assignments. Apart from NBA he also works as game announcer of PGA Tour for Turner Network. He is college football game announcer of TBS network which is affiliated with Turner Network.  In 2002 he together with Bob Costas was given Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality. In 2006 he again took home his second Emmy award and this time he broke the winning momentum of Bob Costas. In 2007 he teamed up with Cal Ripken, Jr. to host Major League Baseball for TBS channel. He also has worked as presenter of TBS pregame coverage, studio host of TNT for FIFA World Cup, studio host of TNT for The Championships at Wimbledon. Ernie has worked a reporter and host for several Olympics games. He even works as studio host of CBS and Tuner Sports of NCAA tourneys. This media personality has earned the net worth of 1.5 Million with the help of his annual salary of 300,000 per annum.

 

Focusing on his personal life, Ernie Johnson Jr. is married to his wife Cheryl. They currently have six children. Two of them Eric and Maggie are of his wife and four of the children were adopted by them. He is living happy life with his husband so there is no chance of getting divorce till date. This truly devoted Christian is working with various charity organizations. He works with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action and Samaritan’s Feet. The Samaritan Feet has mission of putting shoes on the feet of 10 million children.

 

This media personality supports Atlanta Braves Baseball team in which his father once played as Pitcher. He at the age of 57 is still active in his work which is very appreciable aspect of him. Once he was diagnosed with cancer. Due to his illness he missed the reporting of Major Golf Tourneys. After completing his treatment he returned back to his previous schedules. Standing with the height of 6 feet 4 inch he is continuously delivering the work of significance. He has not left any flaw in his work and has completed his work with responsibility. 

 

To know more about this media personality we can login to his personal website as well as we can find about him in various information sites. His biography can be easily read in information sites and in wiki. As he is active in social networking sites he is active in twitter. His fans can follow him in twitter to be in touch with him. 

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