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Ernie Johnson Net Worth 2022, Wiki, Biography, Career, Physical Appearance, Marriage, Kids

Ernie Johnson

Ernie Johnson  is an American sportscaster, producer,  writer for Space Jam: A New Legacy, Survivor’s Remorse. Johnson currently serves as the television voice and studio host for Major League Baseball on TBS, hosts Inside the NBA for TNT and NBA TV, and contributes to Turner and CBS Sports’ joint coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Early Life & Biography

 Ernie Johnson was born on 7 August 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father Ernie  Johnson Sr.  was a Major  League Baseball  player, who later became a sports commentator on television. His father retired  in 1959, then they moved to  Atlanta, Georgia.

Johnson graduated from the Marist School, a private Catholic school in Brookhaven, Georgia, in 1974. He then attended the University of Georgia, where he majored in journalism. He graduated from Georgia in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude.


When he was in a college he started his career in sportscasting  as  news and sports  director  for the radio station WAGQ-FM  in Athens, Georgia.

Johnson was hired as a news anchor at WMAZ-TV in Macon, Georgia, in 1979. He worked as a news anchor there until 1981, when he moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina, to work as a news reporter at WSPA-TV. In 1982, Johnson worked as a general assignment news reporter for WSB-TV in Atlanta. In 1983, he was hired as the station’s weekend sports anchor and reporter. He worked at those companies until 1989, when he left to join Turner Sports.

Laterly, Johnson and his father, Ernie Johnson Sr., called Atlanta Braves baseball games for SportSouth.

Johnson is the studio host for TNT’s NBA coverage, including pregame and halftime shows, as well as the network’s famous postgame studio show, Inside the NBA, which airs after each NBA doubleheader. He has been the show’s host since 1990. He hosted TNT’s coverage of the 1990 FIFA World Cup from the studio.

Johnson, along with Webber and Greg Anthony, hosts Tuesday Fan Night on sister station NBA TV. He is also the host and moderator of NBA TV’s Open Court, a basketball panel show featuring Johnson and a rotating cast of six panellists discussing topics ranging from NBA history to the league’s current state.

Johnson, in addition to working in basketball, is the play-by-play announcer for TNT’s PGA Tour coverage. Johnson worked as the studio host for TBS’s college football coverage. Johnson shared the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host in 2002 with Bob Costas of NBC and HBO.

Johnson previously worked for TNT as a studio host for The Championships, Wimbledon, from 2000 to 2002.

 Johnson served as the studio host for TBS’s Major League Baseball coverage alongside Cal Ripken Jr. from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, he was promoted to play-by-play for the network, serving as the primary broadcaster for TBS’s playoff coverage, including the 2010 ALCS. On Peachtree TV, he also broadcasted 40 Atlanta Braves games.Johnson returned to TBS as a studio host for the network’s pregame and postgame shows in 2020, while continuing to play-by-play for MLB coverage.

Marriage, Kids

Ernie Johnsons Jr’s marital status is married. He was married to professional counselor  Cheryl, a in year 1982 and couple have two biological children-Eric, Maggie and four adopted children-Michael,  Carmen, Ashley, Allison.

Physical Appearance

Ernie Johnson Jr is 1.85 m tall and weight  approximately 80 kg. His eyes and hair are of grey color.

Net Worth of Ernie Johnson in year 2022

Ernie Johnson Jr’s estimated net worth  is $16 million as of year 2022.

He earns his source of income as a host, reporter in variety of news outlets.

Written by Upasna Sharma

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