Who was Craig Sager and what is his net worth? Craig Sager was a sports reporter at CNN for more than three decades. He covered a large number of sports during his reporting career. However, he is best-known for his work as a reporter in National Basketball Association. He mostly worked there as a sideline reporter and was seen attending a large number of games. Craig was famous in the association and had a large number of player jerseys as his collection. He died in 2016 and received a tremendous tribute from several NBA teams. He was very well recognised in the sports circle and everyone admired him.
Craig Graham Sager Sr. was born on 29 June 1951, in Batavia, Illinois. He has one sister named Candy Menzemer. He attended high school in Batavia. He became famous at an early age for writing an essay titled ‘How and Why I Should Show Respect to the American Flag’. His essay received appreciation from many newspapers around the country. Craig graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Speech from Northwestern University Chicago. He wrote on different teams from his university during his time there. He was also a school mascot for three years, which brought him close to the sports entertainment.
Craig Sager was married twice. He married his first wife ‘Lisa Gabel’ in 1980. The couple had one son named ‘Craig Jr.’ and two daughters named Kacy and Krista. He married his second wife Stacy and had two kids with her named Ryan and Riley. He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2014. Craig died on 15 December 2016.
Craig Sager started his reporting career at a local virtual TV channel in Florida. Before joining CNN, he worked as a radio news director as well. He worked with several channels till the late 70s. He then joined CNN as a part-timer in 1980 and started live reporting in 1980 baseball playoffs. He joined the channel full-time one year later. Since his arrival at the channel, he hosted several shows and was part of many reporting campaigns. His best-known work is on the sidelines of NBA.
Craig also worked with NBC and TNT during his career. He will mostly be remembered for his immense collection of sports coats and jerseys. He wore different and fashionable suits on almost every reporting job. He received many accolades for his reporting and was also nominated for an Emmy Award in Sports Category. He won Curt Gowdy Media Award and Jimmy V Perseverance Award for battling cancer.
Craig Sager Net Worth
Craig Sager has had a successful career as a reporter. He worked with some very big names in the entertainment industry during his career. He made a huge amount of wealth working at CNN. His salary at CNN was $1 million per annum and it added a lot to his net worth. Craig Sager had an estimated net worth of $9.5 million at the time of his death in 2016.
Craig Sager is a popular figure, who had a remarkable career in the Sports Journalism. He was very well respected as we can see from the reception he received on his death. He was loved by all.