Daniel Patrick Pugh is an American Actor, Radio Personality and Sportscaster who hails from Ohio. He is the host of famous radio show “The Dan Patrick Show” which is broadcasted on Premiere Radio Networks and on NBCSN TV channel. He also writes for Sports Illustrated as a Senior Writer.
Dan was born on May 15, 1956, in Zanesville, Ohio and was raised in Mason, Ohio. He is one of the six kids of Patricia Joann John Ambrose Pugh. Dan completed his high school from William Mason High School where he was a champion basketball player. He later graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1974 on a basketball scholarship. He later joined the University of Dayton where he specialised himself in Broadcast Journalism. His father too worked in University of Dayton in Computer Science department and later died in 1981 when Dan was 25 years old.
Dan is married to Susan and has four children. The marriage took place in the year 1979. The couple has three daughters and one son. Dan met Susan when he worked in CNN where his wife was the producer of CNN’s Inside Politics.
Dan Patrick has worked for ESPN for long 18 years where he hosted SportsCenter show that was broadcasted at 11 PM. Before ESPN, Dan worked with CNN from 1983-1989 as a sports reporter. His job was to report on World Series, NBA and Winter Olympics. He hosted the famous radio show The Dan Patrick show from 1999 to 2007 on ESPN radio. Patrick left ESPN in 2007 in a dramatic way with much speculation. He was given a grand farewell which according to ESPN standard was out of the way just to give respect. His farewell captured much media attention.
In October 2007, Dan started working for Sports Illustrated as a senior writer. He later joined NBC Sports in 2008 as a co-host of Football Night in America where the show was played in the NFL season.
Dan Patrick is known as one of the most prominent hosts and sports personality in the broadcasting world. He was awarded the University of Dayton Distinguished Alumni award in 1997. He was inducted in the Mason High School Hall of Fame in 2000 from where he passed his high school.
Dan has worked in many movies as an actor and has done series of a cameo role in movies like Basketball, Clerks, The Waterboy, The Longest Yard and many more. He has a long-standing friendship with Adam Sandler who has cast him in his movies.
How much is Dan Patrick Net Worth in 2017
As of 2017, Dan has a net worth of $27 million US dollars while he earns around $5 million a year from different contracts and works that he does. Dan is regarded as a very distinguished figure in his circle. His career spans more than 33 years as a journalist and TV presenter. In the year 2014, Dan joined Sports Jeopardy and is working with it as a host.
Dan is a well-known personality. There are no controversies surrounding him as of now but he is sometimes criticised to not give much time to respond to his fans when asked about any information. He is very active on the social media platforms especially Facebook and Twitter. He updates all his happenings, news to his fans. Dan also owns a blog but still, he does not have any account of Instagram. Dan loves his work and loves to spend time with his family and children. He follows Baptist religion and also serves to the government considering his responsibility.