Chris Connelly

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Journalist (1956)
Thu Aug 06 2020
By   Chhanya

Chris Connelly is an American sport and entertainment reporter. He currently severs as a correspondent at ESPN and contributor to its E:60 news magazine. Besides, he is also the interim editor-in-chief of Grantland.com, replacing Bill Simmons. Apart, Chris is also a contributor to ABC News' Good Morning America, 20/20, and Nightline. Previously, Chris worked at MTV for fourteen years. On the other hand, Connelly is four times Sports Emmy and eight times Edward R. Murrow Awards winner. 

The ESPN's sports correspondent, Chris Connelly was born on November 30, 1956, in New York City, New York,  United States of America. However, his parents'  information and names are unknown. Moreover, Connelly grew up and raised with her sister, Mary Connelly. Chris is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Similarly, his educational detail is still missing. But, he is an alumnus of Amherst College.

Relationship Status: Wife & Past Affairs

Well, Chris, 63, is a married man. He is currently living a blissful and happy life with her wife, Vivian Holtzman Connelly. The couple walked down to the aisle and tied the knot on December 20, 2001. Moreover, the duo has been together for over 18 years and still shares a strong bond between them.

Chris Connelly is enjoying a happy married life
Chris Connelly is enjoying a happy married life. Image Source: The Wrap

Nevertheless, there is no doubt of their separation and divorce until now. Apart, Chris shares three lovely children from his long marital life with his wife. But, Connelly hasn't shared information related to his children yet to the public and media. 

Connelly with her co-anchor from ABC 20/20.
Connelly with her co-anchor from ABC 20/20. Image Source: Facebook @ABC 20/20

On the other hand, before walking down to aisle with Vivian, Chris has had an encounter with Cynthia Plaster Caster in 2000. However, there is no further detail on their relationship life. As of now, Connelly is just enjoying his married life with his wife and three children.

How Much Is Net Worth of Former MTV News Anchor, Chris Connelly?

Chris Connelly is a well-known face in the field of sports news and Hollywood news anchoring. So, he has collected an impressive amount of fortune from his career. Furthermore, he has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Similarly, Sue Simmons is the famous news anchor with a net worth of $5 million.

Chris Connelly, living a lavish life with his family.
Chris Connelly, living a lavish life with his family. Image Source: Zimbio

On the other hand, he earns an annual salary of $200K for the ESPN network. Moreover, the average salary every year, ESPN reporter is also labeled at a wage package of $85,000. Besides, Chris also worked as a contributor for ABC News from which he earns extra money to uplift his income. With such a hefty amount, he is living a lavish life in Los Angeles. 

Two-Decade-Long Career as Journalist

The talented and hardworking sports and entertainment reporter, Chris started his career at Rolling Stone, where he wrote the magazine's first cover stories on Madonna, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, and U2, among others. Later, he joined MTV as a full-time editor and occasional writer for Premiere magazine. He worked on MTV for fourteen years from 1988 to 2001. 

After he left his job at MTV, he joined ESPN as a contributor to its E:60 news magazine. Apart, he also works with ABC News contributor for sports news. Besides, became the interim editor-in-chief of Grantland.com, replacing Bill Simmons, before ESPN shuttered the site on October 30, 2015. Chris also hosted Academy Awards preshow from 2000 to 2007 during his time at ABC.

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