Michael Wilbon Biography

Published on : 28 July, 2015

Facts of Michael Wilbon

Birth Name Michael Ray Wilbon
Famous Name Michael Wilbon
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mix
Birth Place/City Chicago, Illinois
Salary $1.5 million
Net Worth $9 million
Affair with Sheryl Wilbon
Girlfriend Sheryl Wilbon
Married Yes
Married to Sheryl Wilbon (m. 1997)
Children 2
Divorce N/A
Date of Birth: 1958 November 19
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Sign:: scorpio

Wilbon was born on November 19, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois to Raymond Wilbon and Cleo Wilbon. He grew up in the same city. Wilbon was clear about his aim from an early age. His dream was to become a journalist. He used to read sports section of newspapers from his childhood.

Wilbon graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory School in 1976. He has received a degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1980 and started his career by working for The Washington Post. Early in his career, while working for The Washington Post, he covered college sports, Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association. 10 years later since he joined The Washington Post, he became the fulltime columnist of The Washington Post. His column used to appear for four times a week till he was there. He covered 10 summer and Winter Olympic Games for The Washington Post. Wilbon has also covered every Super Bowl since 1987, almost every Final Four since 1982 and each year’s NBA final since 1987. In 2010, Wilbon left The Washington Post to work full-time with ESPN and ABC. He had agreed to a multi-year contract extension with ESPN in 2006 when he was still working at The Washington Post. Initially, he worked on “The Sports Reporters” show on ESPN and then he co-hosted Pardon the Interruption (PTI) with Tony Kornheiser from October 22, 2001. He also co-hosted ABC’s NBA Countdown with Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons and Magic Johnson. Wilbon was named top sports columnist by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2001. These days, Wilbon is presenting himself as ESPN personality and a commentator. He has been co-hosting Pardon the Interruption on ESPN with former Washington Post writer Tony Kornheiser since 2001.

Wilbon currently resides in Bethesada, Maryland. He is married Sheryl Wilbon in 2001. He and his wife Sheryl had a child in 2008. Wilbon does not have a girlfriend as of 2015. He is a good friend with former NBA star Charles Barkley and he has contributed Barkley on two of his books, “I Might Be Wrong But I Doubt It” and “Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?”. Wilbon suffered a heart attack on January 27, 2008 and was treated in a Scottsdale hospital. “Mike” and “Willybuns” are his nicknames. Wilbon also has a brother.

Wilibun has a height of 6ft 2 inches and has an annual salary of about $1.5 million. He has an estimated net worth of almost $9 million. Wilbon was named Sports Columnist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2001. He has been also selected as one of the top three national columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors for 3 times.


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