ESPN revolutionized sports when the network first went on the air in 1979. A channel dedicated just to sports? For most of us, it’s hard to imagine television and sports any other way, but it used to not be that way.
With the advent of 24/7 sports coverage came the rise of the sports personality. Their roles are different than regular news broadcaster because the topics aren’t as serious. Love them or hate them, they are the people we go to for sports news, analysis, and commentary.
We’ve made a list of some of the most famous sports personalities and how much money they make. Some of them seem overpaid, while some of them seem underpaid.
Check out this list and see what you think!
1. Linda Cohn
Linda Cohn is now one of ESPN’s longest-serving personalities, having been with the network since 1992. She is known for her distinct accent and sense of humor and came on board at SportsCenter in an era that valued a funny anchor.
Over the years, Linda Cohn has racked up a size-able amount of cash. No one knows exactly how much money she’s made in her 25-plus years in Bristol, but she has an estimated net worth of between $8 and $10 million and a rumored $3 million a year salary. No one’s denying she’s worth it though.