Born in 17 May 1959 James William Nantz III famed as Jim Nantz is America born sports news reporter. He already has served his channel with his work in broadcast of various tourneys like National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, PGA and National Basketball Association. He currently works with CBS network which he joined in the year 2004. He was born in North Carolina but was brought up in Louisiana and in New Jersey. He went to Marlboro High School where he was co-captain of his basketball team. He also excelled golf and was number one player as well as co-captain of the golf team. He was affiliated with Bamm Hollow Country Club. After his high school he went to University of Houston. He while studying broadcasting played golf under Houston Cougars men’s golf team. He played alongside PGA pros Fred Couples and Blaine McCallister. He in his university days got chance experience to know about sports telecast as he did some assignment with CBS Radio Network.
Let us talk about his professional career, he soon after his graduation work with KSL TV as host and sports news reporter. In 1985 he was affiliated with CBS as studio anchor of college football and basketball games. He during those times even reported about PGA Tour and NFL Games. Before hosting PGA tourneys he also worked as game announcer on Sunday Night Football show. He since 1991 to till date has been accompanied by various guests on his show which talks and broadcast wide range of games. He then 1998 to 2003 worked as host of CBS show The NFL Today later in 2004 he was appointed as The NFL play announcer. He teamed up with Phil Simms to deliver his work. He also has worked as backup anchor of the show NFL Today while the regular host Greg Gumbel was out of other assignments. In 2007 he alongside Curt Gowdy, Kevin Harlan and Dick Enberg got chance to host his first Super Bowl game. He in the same year announced Super Bowl XLI and NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship games. He became one of the newscasters of CBS who announced Super Bowl, NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game and host the PGA Master at a time. Apart from media he also has presented himself in various TV shows and in movies. He acted in the movie Tin Cup in 1996. He has made appearances in TV shows like Arliss, Yes, Dear, Criminal Minds and in How I Met Your Mother. He even has given his voice in 1998 movie Scrapple. In 2013 he was seen in ad of Papa John’s Pizza alongside Peyton Manning and founder of pizza company John Schnatter. Then 2009 he also works as invitee commentator of final round of The Open Championship for BBC Network. He till date has earned the net worth of 15 million with the help of his annual salary of 5 Million dollar per annum.
Knowing his personal life, Jim Nantz was married to wife Anna-Lorraine Carlsen Nantz. But this couple got divorced after 26 years of married life. They used to live in Connecticut with their one child Caroline. But Court ordered him to pay his former wife $ 916,000 per year to support her and her child. In 2012 he got married with his girlfriend Courtney Richards. This private marriage was held in Pebble Beach, California. Reportedly he was in affair with his girlfriend cum wife prior his divorce with his first wife. Standing with the height of 6 feet 3 inch he looks good on screen or off screen.
In 2008, he released his debut book Always By My Side- A Father’s Grace and a Sports Journey Unlike Any Other. He in 2009 teamed with Peter Deutsch to commence his own wine brand. The wine namely The Calling hit the market in 2012.
He is recipient of various awards till date. He has won Emmy Awards for two times, National Sportscaster of the years for five times, Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. He in 2001 received Honorary Doctorate degree from University of Houston. Jim also is one of the youngest receivers of Curt Gowdy Award. He even is the winner of Ambassador Award of Excellence due to his work in community.
To know more about him we can read his biography found in wiki. He is also active in his social networking site and is found if searched.