Ernie Johnson Jr. Salary: Know About His Net Worth, Wife and Family

Ernie Johnson Jr. earns an annual salary of $300 thousand and has a net worth of $1.5 million. Ernie Johnson Jr. is an Emmy winning television personality and a sportscaster. He is the sports anchor for Turner Sports and CBS.

Currently, he has associated with  NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament  and also a lead television voice for the Major League Baseball on TBS, hosts Inside the NBA for TNT

Quick Info:

  • Birthday: August 7, 1956 (age 61 years)
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Sportscaster

Ernie Johnson Jr Family and Personal Life

Ernie Johnson Jr. married his wife Cheryl Johnson, a bank teller and currently has six children. Two of them Eric and Maggie are biological with his wife and four of the children were adopted by them.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he is the son of Ernie Johnson Sr. His father was also renowned as a Major League Baseball pitcher and longtime play-by-play and color commentator.

Quick Info:

  • Parents: Ernie Johnson Sr. and Lois Denhard
  • Wife: Cheryl Johnson (m. 1982)
  • Children: Michael Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Maggie Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Eric Johnson, Allison Johnson
  • Marital Status: Married

Ernie Johnson Jr. married his wife Cheryl in the year 1982. The couple met when Cheryl was a bank teller and he was in his struggling days. His wife was so dedicated to serving mankind and thought of visiting Romania to find orphan children.

There she found a three-year-old boy who has a permanent host disorder. He suffered from severe muscular dystrophy. Without giving a second thought on the consequences, she adopted the child and his giving him proper care since then.

Their friends and family call them a saint and talking about the adoption, Ernie once said; “Every child has the right to a home. Any time I can, I speak to the benefit of adoptions for both parents and children, I never hesitate. At the same time, it wouldn’t be an honest portrayal if people thought I was preaching something that was all blue skies.”

Ernie Johnson Jr Height and Weight

Ernie Johnson Jr. stance tall at the height of 6 feet, Ernie has well maintained his body weight.

The 61-years-old handsome has the potential to attract people, be it by his looks or his gestures. Like his anchoring skill, his persona also has a texture which prepossesses everyone. 

Quick Info:

  • Height: 6 feet inch (1.85m)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Body measurements: N/A
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A

Ernie Johnson Jr.- Turner Sports and CBS Sports

Ernie Johnson Jr. started his career during his University years. In 1977 he was appointed as News and Sports Director of radio station WAGQ-FM in Georgia.

After working there for a year he left the job as he completed his graduation with B.A. major in Journalism. Then in 1979 he started to work as news presenter of WMAZ-TV and worked there for 2 years. In 1981, he moved to South Carolina to work for WSPA-TV as a news correspondent.

Career Timeline:

  • 1993: He was appointed as Atlanta Braves baseball game announcer for FSN South channel alongside his Father.
  • 2002: He was given Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality.
  • 2006: He again took home his second Emmy award and this time he broke the winning momentum of Bob Costas.
  • 2007: He teamed up with Cal Ripken, Jr. to host Major League Baseball for TBS channel.

In 1982 upon arriving at Georgia he started as a 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. His father Ernie Johnson, Sr. was an MLB Pitcher and even the game announcer of the Atlanta Braves Baseball. He for the Turner Network worked as an 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, and sometimes he is accompanied by guests like Chris Webber, Grant Hill etc.

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. Not only as a game announcer and a reporter, he has earned a name as an author too. Till this date, he has written and published many books. He has written seven books till the date including

  • Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary, Adventures of Billy Green
  • Anoka Hennepin Probability and Statistics
  • Angel of Mercy: Destiny of the Divas
  • Caribbean Primary Math Level 1A Pupil Book
  • Unscripted: How Eight Gentleman Thieves Orchestrated the Largest Jewel Heist in History
  • Destiny of the Divas

Turner Sports and CBS Sports Net Worth and Salary

How much is Ernie Johnson Jr. worth? Ernie Johnson Jr has a net worth of $1.5 million dollars and an annual salary of $300 thousand.

As a leading and experienced sportscaster, Ernie has accumulated a good amount of fortune. Ernie Johnson Jr. is an American journalist and a sportscaster. He holds a million dollar fortune.

He has a tremendous contribution to the field of sports anchoring and journalism, which has helped him earn both name and fortune. He as an individual has amassed a handful of riches.

Quick Info:

  • Net Worth: $1.5 million 
  • Salary: $300 thousand

Not only a sportscaster, Earnie has earned his name as an author too. He has published his heart out through his book.

His book gives everyone a lesson he has gained from his life and circumstances. The royalty from his book also helps him add some coinage in his fortune.

Furthermore, information about Ernie Johnson Jr. can be found on the wiki and his personal website. He is also active on his social media and is seen updating his Twitter account frequently.