Who is Jim Nantz and what is his net worth 2018? Jim Nantz is a famous sportscaster working for almost 3 decades straight in the field. He is the leading host for the NFL on CBS till today. He has won two Emmy Awards and five National sportscaster awards. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Houston. He also wrote a book named ‘Always By My Side’ about his journey.
James William Nantz, III or very commonly known as Jim Nantz was born in Charlotte, North California on May 17, 1959. He moved to various places while growing up and attended Marlboro High School, where he completed his schooling and was the co-captain of basketball team there. Then he joined University of Houston, Texas. There he got the first experience in sports broadcasting with CBS Radio Network, transmitting taped interviews for weekend reports. He started off his career in this way.
Jim Nantz married Ann-Lorraine Carlsen Nantz for 26 years before divorcing in 2009. They had a daughter named Caroline and after the divorce, he married Courtney Richards on June 2012. They are blessed with a daughter and a son. He wrote his first book which was released in May 2008.
He has a sparkling career in the field of sportscasting. The started off his career as a studio host for NCAA Football on CBS. He led the hosting of PGA Tour, College Basketball, NBA, NFL, US Open(Tennis), Winter Olympics, Thursday Night Football and most of these were for CBS Network.
He is carrying on his career till now on CBS. He also partnered in wine production and launched a wine label The Calling with the first vintage which released in 2012. He also took part in the campaign of Republican party including that of George W. Bush, Joe Lieberman, Fred Thompson. He recently contributed maximum amount by law to Jeb Bush’s 2016 Presidential Campaign.
He has won the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Personality in both 2008 and 2009. He also won the NSSA’s National Sportscaster of the Year award five times (1998, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009). He also won Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy award for broadcasting and also Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from Pro Football Hall of Fame. He also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Houston in 2001.
Jim Nantz Net Worth
He is presently a sportscaster still working for CBS. He is a veteran in this field and 3 decades of work, his net worth is estimated to be around $16 million. He earns about $7 million every year but most of his money is sent for political contributions and alimony to his ex-wife. The net worth, therefore, stands less than what it is expected to be.
Jim Nantz is considered as one of the best sportscasters of America, with a great experience in different fields of sports. He is successfully undertaking PGA Tour, NFL games and also College Basketball. With great broadcasting partners working with him he is the perfect man for the job with a simple lifestyle.