Cari Champion is an American broadcast journalist and media personality. Cari Champion has worked as an anchor and as a host in different sports channels like the Tennis channel and ESPN. Cari also became an anchor for Sportscentre, the flagship program for the channel ESPN. Recently, in 2018, she became the host of ESPN’s SportsNation with two of her co-hosts Marcellus Willey and LZ Granderson.
- Birthday: June 1975, (age42)
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Black
- Profession: Broadcast journalist
Cari Champion Husband, Family and Personal Life
Cari Champion is single and is not involved in any kind of a relationship. The poised beauty Cari has not married anyone till the date and is living a happy single life.
She was born in June 1975 and was raised in Pasadena, California. She attended University of California, Los Angeles, where she minored in mass-communication and her major subject was English.
Champion was very passionate about writing from her childhood. While in school, she used to write for the school’s newspaper, the Daily Bruin.
- Parents: N/A
- Husband: N/A
- Children: N/A
- Marital Status: single
She was inspired to pursue her career as a journalist by UCLA alumni, including Matea Gold of the Los Angeles Times. She was also attracted to journalism to speak and help break the stereotype of African-American.
Champion once talked about her interest in journalism and explained how she wants to break the predictability of the African-American people.
She said- “I wanted to give people a voice that didn’t have a voice. I’m always fighting for the underdog. I don’t know where I got it from, but I’ve been like that all my life. That’s why I love journalism”.
She graduated from UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) in the year 1998 in her major subject English. Before her graduation, she worked as an intern and earned an internship from the CNN.
Cari Champion Age, Height and Body Measurements
The bold and beautiful diva Cari Champion has awesomely maintained her body measurements. Standing at the tall height of 5 feet and 9 inches, Cari has balanced has weight with her height which has added spark in her looks and made her a poised beauty.
She looks like a model and tends to appear as a composed personality. The elegant beauty Cari is bodacious and carries her very well. No matter what, with her captivating smile and gorgeous face, she tends to look best in camera.
- Height: 5 feet 9inches (175cm)
- Weight: 129 pounds (59 kg)
- Body Measurements: 37-25-37 inches
- Plastic Surgery: N/A
Cari Champion started her professional career from different television stations. Recently from March 12, 2018, Cari is working as a host of ESPN’s SportsNation.
Talking about her career and struggles, once in an interview, Cari said “I was a one-man-band carrying a camera and a tripod and that was God-awful. But I loved it because I wanted to do it. I always wanted to be a reporter”.
- 2007: Champion was fired from WGCL-TV for uttering a foul language on air.
- 2009-2012: She worked on the Tennis Channel.
- 2012-2015: She worked as a host in ESPN2’s debate show ‘First Take’.
- 2015-2018: She became the host on Sportscentre and SportsNation.
Champion started working at an early age, she always dreamt to be a journalist and was hired by Orange County News channel in Santa Ana, California.After quite a while Cari moved to WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2002 and worked there as a reporter.
She started covering stories like devastation created by the hurricane in the states and human interest stories after moving to Florida. While working as a reporter, she got an opportunity to cover tennis players, the very talented William sister. Covering Serena and Venus Williams Story, Cari started growing affinity towards the sport.
After growing much love and interest in Tennis, Cari auditioned for the Tennis Channel’s burgeoning news department. She was one of the three candidates who was selected from a pool of 50 and more candidates.
Till the date, Cari has worked and gained experience from different sports channel. She has worked with ESPN, ESPN2, Tennis Channel, Hollywood411, The insider and the Starz network. Her detailed bio and working history can be found on her Wikipedia and her personal official website.
Cari Champion Salary and Net Worth
The ESPN host, Cari Champion earns $1 million Salary annually. Her net worth is $2 million approximately.
Cari Champion net worth in 2018 is estimated to be a sum of $2 million. Most of her wealth comes from her unique presentation as a broadcast journalist and a sportscaster. She was privileged enough to get a chance to cover the William sisters (Serena and Venus) which further sparked her career and interest in sports.
- Salary: $1 million
- Net Worth: $2 million