Cari champion is an American broadcast journalist and television personality who was born on June 1, 1975, in Pasadena, California. She has anchored and reported for the Tennis Channel and hosted for First Take, which is an American sports talk program on ESPN. She is a daughter of Dylan Champion (her father) and Mariah Champion (her mother). She is a well-known broadcast journalist who has proven herself through various shows and presented her abilities as an anchor and the host throughout her career.
Champion was born and raised in Pasadena, California and attended the university of California (UCLA) in Los Angeles where she majored in English and minored in Mass Communications. She was inspired to go after a career in journalism by UCLA alumni, including Matea Gold of the Los Angeles, who spoke in her classes. She started writing for the Daily Bruin which is the student newspaper of the University of California, Los Angeles. She was taken to the journalism field with goals of transforming negative stereotypes of African-Americans where she said that she wanted to give a voice to the people who didn't have a voice and will always be fighting for the underdog. She studied in Washington, D.C. in her junior year earning an internship at CNN and graduated with an English degree from UCLA in 1988.
She started her broadcasting career at several TV stations and moved to West Virginia for her first reporting job. She has worked as a reporter at the Orange County News channel in Santa Ana, California and later joined WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida in the same capacity in 2002. She worked as an anchor for WGCL-TV in Atlanta and was fired for allegedly uttering a profanity over the air. She claimed the firing and said in an interview for the Maynard Institute that the floor director had not cued her and her co-anchor about a commercial break and the microphone picked up a conversation that they were having about the rude mechanical screenwriter. She was rehired for the job in January 2008 but left shortly for a broadcasting job which was outside of Atlanta. She covered news like human interest stories and devastating hurricanes in the state after moving back to Florida and developed her fondness towards tennis after covering players such as Venus and Serena Williams. She was one of the three women selected from a pool of over fifty candidates in an audition for the flourishing news department in the Tennis Channel.
Champion is an American reporter who follows Christianity and belongs to an American-African ethnic background. She was the second child born to a champion family. She has two younger brothers and an elder sister with whom she spent her childhood. Her father was a businessman who often traveled away from home for the business. Her father is of mixed Jamaican accent that belongs to a black ethnic background.
She is a gorgeous lady having a beautiful physical appearance which has helped her lot to maintain her personality. She is a devoted fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and the UCLA Bruins. She has reached the age of 41 now. She has joined ESPN on October 1, 2012, as the new host of First Take, which is a live debate show on ESPN2. She made her journalistic debut for the network on November 4, 2014, after proposing ideas for stories to ESPN. She became an anchor on Sports Center after working with ESPN for six months and was promoted to the position in June 2015. She has also worked as an entertainment reporter for the Starz network and shows such as The Insider and Hollywood 411.
She has yet not revealed about her boyfriend or having some affairs. It is quite unknown to everyone whether she is married or not. She has kept personal life confidential.
There is a rumor of the relationship between Cari and Stephen A. Smith but no one knows the actual truth about this rumor.
She stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 147 pounds. She earns an annual salary of $1 million and has a recent net worth of over $2 million.
She is active in social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and has a huge fan following over 200,000 followers.
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Published on: January 21, 2017
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