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Chris Mortensen was born on the 7th November 1951, in Torrance, California, USA, and is a journalist best known as a sports analyst working for ESPN’s series “Sunday NFL Countdown”, “SportsCenter”, “Monday Night Countdown”, as well as on ESPN Radio and its website ESPN.com. His career has been active since 1969.
Have you ever wondered how rich Chris Mortensen is, as of early 2016? It has been estimated from sources that the overall size of Chris’ net worth is $6 million, with the main source of this amount of money being his involvement in the entertainment industry as a sports journalist and analyst. Additional to this, he has also written a book, which represents another source of his wealth.
Chris Mortensen Net Worth $6 Million
Chris Mortensen went to North Torrance High School, after which he became a student at El Camino College. Upon graduation, he joined the US Army during the Vietnam War, serving for two years and receiving an honorable discharge.
Mortensen`s career began before the end of the 1960s, finding job at the Daily Breeze newspaper in Torrance, for which he worked until the 1980s. In 1983, he joined the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, with a main focus on investigative journalism. Chris also covered Atlanta-based sports teams, such as the Atlanta Braves from 1983 until 1985, then the Atlanta Falcons through 1985-1986 season, which led to him receiving the George Polk Award, becoming the second ever sportswriter to receive it, besides Red Smith.
He left the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 1989, and joined the National Sports Daily, under editor Frank Deford. Thanks to his previous accomplishments as a reporter, Mortensen was approached by ESPN in 1991, and in no time became one of the best NFL analysts for the aforementioned Network. He started building his career at ESPN, and with his progress, his net worth rose immensely. He is a regular contributor to the shows such as “NFL Insiders”, “Sunday NFL Countdown”, “SportsCenter”, “Monday Night Countdown”, “NFL Live”, and many others. Furthermore, he serves as the analyst for ESPN`s coverage of the NFL Draft, which has also added to his net worth.
Chris has also published a book, entitled “Playing for Keeps: How One Man Kept the Mob from Sinking Its Hooks into Pro Football” (1991), the sales of which have added a lot to the size of his net worth.
Thanks to his successful career as a journalist, Mortensen has received several awards, including the National Headliner Award in 1978, and nominations for two Pulitzer Prizes. He has also won over 15 different journalistic awards.
When it comes to his personal life, Chris Mortensen has been married to Micki Mortensen for over 30 years. The couple has a son, Alex, who is a former NFL player. In January of 2015, Chris announced that he had been diagnosed with throat cancer, which has rendered him unable to work. In free time, he is active on his Twitter account, on which he has over two million followers.
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|Modern Marvels||1997-2000||TV Series documentary producer - 2 episodes|
|Biography||1999-2000||TV Series documentary producer - 2 episodes|
|The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling||1999||TV Movie documentary producer|
|Intimate Portrait||1998||TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode|
|Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War||1998||TV Series documentary producer - 6 episodes|
|Unsung||2009-2012||TV Series documentary producer - 7 episodes|
|SportsCentury: The Century's Greatest Athletes||2002||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Modern Marvels||1997-2000||TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes|
|Biography||1999-2000||TV Series documentary 2 episodes|
|Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War||TV Series documentary 1 episode written by - 5 episodes, 1998|
|ESPN Outside the Lines Primetime||1992||TV Series 1 episode|
|Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged||2011||Documentary|
|The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling||1999||TV Movie documentary|
|The American Dream Contest||1990||TV Movie|
|Independent Lens||2011||TV Series documentary advisor - 1 episode|
|The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling||1999||TV Movie documentary title sequence|
|Monday Night Countdown||1993||TV Series|
|Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged||2011||Documentary additional photography|
|Marwencol||2010||Documentary cut watcher|
|Mike & Mike||2011-2016||TV Series||Himself - ESPN Senior NFL Insider / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Senior ESPN NFL Insider / ...|
|ABC World News Tonight with David Muir||2013||TV Series||Himself - ESPN Senior NFL Analyst|
|2007 NFL Draft||2007||TV Special||Himself|
|The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...||2005-2007||TV Series||Himself|
|ESPN Outside the Lines||2007||TV Series||Himself - Reporter|
|Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|Minister of Defense: The Reggie White Story||2006||Video documentary||Himself|
|ESPN 25: Who's #1?||2005-2006||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2000-2005||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|2001 NFL Draft||2001||TV Series||Himself - Analyst|
|2000 NFL Draft||2000||TV Special||Himself - Analyst|
|1999 NFL Draft||1999||TV Movie||Himself - Analyst|
|1995 NFL Draft||1995||TV Movie||Himself - Analyst|
|1993 NFL Draft||1993||TV Movie||Himself - Analyst|
|1992 NFL Draft||1992||TV Movie||Himself - Color Commentator|
|1991 NFL Draft||1991||TV Special||Himself - Studio Analyst|
|30 for 30||2016||TV Series documentary||Himself - Reporter|
|Mike & Mike||2014-2015||TV Series||Himself - ESPN Senior NFL Insider / Himself - Senior NFL Insider|
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|1993||CableACE||CableACE Awards||Sports Information Special||ESPN Outside the Lines (1990)||· Steve Anderson (executive producer)|
· Steven M. Bornstein (executive producer)
· John A. Walsh (executive producer)
· Dan Steir (producer)
· Barry Sacks (coordinating producer)
· Debra Ward (director)
· Julie Anderson (writer)
· Bob Ley (writer)
· Kelly Naqi (writer)
· Jimmy Roberts (writer)
· Erik Rozentals (writer)
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