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Roy Firestone Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Roy Firestone was born on 8 December 1953, in Miami Beach, Florida USA, and is a journalist and sports commentator, best known from appearing in numerous television shows and on radio, working on various sports programs. He has been part of the telecasts of “Sunday Night Football”, but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Roy Firestone? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $1.5 million, mostly earned through success in sports journalism. He’s also made guest appearances in sitcoms and cartoons such as “The Simpsons” and “Married… with Children”. As he continues his endeavors it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Roy Firestone Net Worth $1.5 million
Roy attended Miami Beach High School, and after matriculating, went to the University of Miami. After graduating, he started his career as a reporter and sports anchor for WTVJ, briefly working there, and then moving to Los Angeles to work for KCBS-TV as a sports anchor, where he stayed from 1977 to 1985. Around this time, he was the host of the ESPN interview program “SportsLook”, which was later renamed to “Up Close”. In 1987, he served as the color commentator during the first season of the “Sunday Night Football” telecasts.
Thanks to Firestone’s work, more opportunities opened up for him, and his net worth increased significantly. He made appearances in “Nightline”, “Larry King Live”, and “The Late Show with David Letterman”. He also became involved with numerous corporate clients such as Toyota, Nike and Chevron. In 1988, he voiced the cartoon character Egghead in the film “Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters”, later making an appearance in the film “Jerry Maguire”. He also starred in an episode of “Married… with Children”, and then appeared in an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond”.
He also voiced for an episode of “The Simpsons”.
Roy is the host of “Face to Face with Roy Firestone” and “Time Out with Roy Firestone”, and frequently appears as a guest on “Good Day LA” which airs in Los Angeles as part of KTTV. As he continues taking in these endeavors, his net worth also continues to increase.
Over the course of his career, Roy has won seven Emmy Awards and seven CableACE Awards. He’s also been noted by other journalism personalities as one of the best interviewers in the world.
For his personal life, he was married to actress Midon Kawamura from 1987 until 2005. it is known that Roy is a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Orioles and even served as a spring training batboy for the team during his teenage years. He spoke during the unveiling of Brooks Robinson’s statue at the ballpark in 2012. He’s also been criticized numerous times especially during his interview with OJ Simpson in 1992, as he sided with Simpson during the interview, and expressed his annoyance at press reports portraying Simpson as “the bad guy”. He downplayed the criminal charges and then asserted that both parties were guilty. The criticism held on for a long time, and even made it into the documentary “OJ: Made In America”.