Chris Berman

Sportscaster, Journalist (1955)
Sun Aug 23 2020
By   Manish Khanal

If you are used to watching SportsCenter on ESPN then, Chris Berman must not be a new name. Chris is a well-known American Sportscaster. He has been working with ESPN since 1979. He has won several awards for his contribution.

Chris Berman was born as a Christopher James Berman on May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut. Chris is the son of Peggy Shevell and her husband, James Kleiner Berman. His father worked as a corporate executive vice president, and his mother was a reporter-researcher for Time magazine. Berman graduated from Brown University in 1977 with a degree in history.

Relationship Status of Chris Berman

Berman had to go through many ups and downs in his late-life in his married life. Chris is living a good life along with his children. He is single as of 2020. 

Katherine Berman husband
Image: Katherine along with her children and her husband 
Source: Getty Images

Chris spends most of his time reporting and appearing in various shows, sports podcasters, and journalists. Chris was married to Katherine Alexinski for more than four decades. The love birds tied their wedding knot in 1983. 

They had been dating for sometime before tying their wedding knot. Nothing much about their first meeting is shared with the public. The couple was blessed with two children, Meredith and Doug, from this marriage. 

Death of His Wife, Katherine

Yes, It is a matter of fact, Chris's wife, Katherine, is no more with us. Katherine passed away on May 10, 2017. Katherine Berman was driving drunk when she crashed into the back of another vehicle, killing the other driver.

Katherine Berman wife death
Image: Katherine passed away in 2017 due to a car accident 
Source: New York Times

As per sources, The two-car accident that occurred at about 2:15 p.m. EDT on Route 64 in the western Connecticut town of Woodbury. According to the Berman family, the news of her death shook the ESPN community and drew "an outpouring of love and sympathy" from around the sports world.

Berman was pronounced dead at the scene, and Bertulis died at Waterbury Hospital. Berman's death was attributed to traumatic injuries and drowning after her car went down an embankment, overturned and ended up in an area of water.

Net Worth and Salary 

Chris Berman has an estimated net worth of more than $20 Million. He credits most of his net worth to his four decades-long careers as a journalist and a sports podcaster. Clay Travis is another famous Sports Journalist with a net worth of more than $5 Million

Chris Berman net worth
Image: Chris at the ESPN Commentary
Source: ESPN News

As per sources, Berman's salary is $5 million per year. A lot for someone who began on the ground floor of a startup network. Berman's net worth will continue to grow as long as he keeps working at ESPN, semi-retired, or otherwise. Chris Berman serves as the chief play-by-play announcer for ESPN's Wednesday baseball telecasts. 

Chris has won several awards for working in the American Sports Journalism industry. He has won the National Sportscaster of the Year Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association six times and the Sportscaster of the Year Award from the American Sportscasters Association three times, among other honors. Chris received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 24, 2010

Check Out More Diversifying Things About Celebrities' Personal Life & Career Highlights At Married Celeb!!!

More Biography