Ernie Johnson Jr Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

How rich is Ernie Johnson Jr?

Ernie Johnson Jr net worth is
$1.5 Million

Ernest Thornwald Johnson Jr's salary (annual):
$300,000

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Ernie Johnson Jr Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Ernest Thornwald Johnson Jr. was born on 7 August 1956, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, and is a sportscaster, best known for his work with Turner Sports and CBS Sports, especially as the lead television voice for Major League Baseball on TBS, and as the host of “Inside the NBA” for TNT, but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Ernie Johnson Jr.? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $1.5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in broadcasting; he reportedly earns $300,000 per year thanks to his numerous shows. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Ernie Johnson Jr Net Worth $1.5 million

Ernie attended the University of Georgia, and during his time there, took a job as the news director for the radio station WAGQ-FM which he held the job for a year, and would then graduate with a degree in journalism as summa cum laude. In 1979, he started broadcasting at WMAZ-TV, becoming a news anchor for two years. He then moved to South Carolina to work as a reporter for WSPA-TV, but in 1982 he moved back to Georgia and took a job at Atlanta’s WSB-TV as a news reporter, also becoming the station’s weekend reporter and sports anchor. In 1989 he joined Turner Sports, and subsequently covered Atlanta Braves baseball games in 1993 to 1996 as part of SportSouth (FSN South).

Johnson then found popularity becoming a studio host for the coverage of the NBA as part of TNT. His net worth started increasing significantly, as he covered halftime, pregame, and postgame shows.

He hosted “Inside the NBA” from the 1990s and has been part of the show ever since. He also has a popular segment at the end of the broadcast entitled “E.J.’s Neat-O Stat of the Night” which has been sponsored by numerous companies, being joined by a lot of former NBA stars for his shows too – he’s hosted shows with Shaquille O’Neal, Grant Hill, Penny Hardaway, and Kenny Smith, as well as hosting “Tuesday Fan Night” which is part of NBA TV.

Aside from his coverage of the NBA, he is also the play-by-play announcer for TNT’s coverage of the PGA Tour. He has covered college football too, and in 2002 was awarded a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host, which he won again in 2006.

In 2007, he started covering Major League Baseball. Other sports he’s covered in past broadcasts include Wimbledon, National Football League (NFL) coverage, the Goodwill Games, Winter Olympics, and the FIFA World Cup. He was also part of the now-defunct talk show entitled “Listen Up!”, and covered the 2000 Summer Olympics. He is also a sportscaster of the NBA video games “NBA 2K15”, “NBA 2K16”, and “NBA 2K17”. So his net worth continues rising.

For his personal life, it is known that Ernie is married to professional counselor Cheryl, and they have six children, four of whom are adopted. He is a Christian and works regularly with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and Samaritan’s Feet. He is also an Atlanta Braves fan. In 2003, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and started treatment three years later. He returned to work in the same year while continuing his treatments.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 7, 1956
Birth place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height:1.85 m
Profession:Sportscaster
Education:University of Georgia
Nationality:American
Spouse:Cheryl Johnson
Children:Michael Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Maggie Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Eric Johnson, Allison Johnson
Parents:Ernie Johnson, Lois Denhard
TV shows:Major League Baseball on TBS, Braves TBS Baseball
Books:Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary
twitter.com/turnersportsej
imdb.com/name/nm1008723/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Johnson


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2003.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2007EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2002EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio HostTied with Bob Costas

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2012EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2011EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2010EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2009EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2008EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2004EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2003EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Survivor's Remorse2014TV SeriesErnie Johnson
NBA 2kTV2014Video shortErnie Johnson

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Open Court2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
A Tribute to David Levy: Newhouse Mirror Awards2016DocumentaryHimself
2016 NBA All-Star Game2016TV MovieHimself
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The NBA on TNT2015TV SeriesHimself - Studio Host
Mike & Mike2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - TNT Sports / Himself - Telephone Interviewee
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2014TV SeriesHimself - Host, NBA on TNT (segment "Basketball Bedlam")
NBA Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony2014TV MovieHimself
Occupy Ball Street2012ShortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 National League Championship Series2009TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Pregame Host
NBA Gametime2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
2008 American League Championship Series2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Pregame Host
Infanity2008TV Series documentaryHimself
2007 National League Championship Series2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Pregame Host
Inside MLB2007TV SeriesHimself
MLB on TBS2007TV SeriesHimself
The Year of the Yao2004DocumentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2003TV Series documentaryHimself
2003 NBA All-Star Game2003TV SpecialHimself - Studio Host
Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson2002TV SeriesCo-Host
Arli$$1997TV SeriesHimself
The 1994 Winter Olympics on TNT1994TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Announcer
The 1992 Winter Olympics on TNT1992TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Inside the NBA1988TV SeriesHost
Braves TBS Baseball1973TV SeriesHimself - Host (as Ernie Johnson Jr.)
1957 World Series1957TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Milwaukee Braves Pitcher

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - TNT Sports

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