Chris Connelly is an American entertainment and sports reporter who currently serves ESPN as a contributor to its E:60 newsmagazines. Before ESPN shuttered the site on 30th October 2015, he was also the interim editor-in-chief of Grantland.com, replacing Bill Simmons.
Standing 1.7m tall (height), Chris Connelly is married and has three children with his wife. As of 2021, he has an excellent net worth, earned mostly through the journalism field.
Active in the journalism field since the 1980s', Chris Connelly has made tremendous net worth. Currently, he is working as a contributor for ESPN's E:60 newsmagazines.
As per the source, the average annual salary of the reporter at ESPN makes $85,000 per annum. Hence, Connelly is sure to make over the average salary, since he is associated with the network since 2001.
Chris Connelly, 65, is married and is blessed with three children together with his wife. However, Connelly has not revealed the identity of his wife and children, not even their names.
Also, there are no records of his past affairs or girlfriend.
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Chris Connelly was born in 1957 in the United States. As per nationality, he is an American and belongs to white ethnicity. However, he has not revealed any information about his parents but after deep research, it comes to know that, he has a sister named Mary Connelly.
Furthermore, he enrolled at Amherst College.
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In 2001, Connelly joined ESPN to host the daily interview program Unscripted with Chris Connelly. After the cancellation of Unscripted, he reported and narrated the long-form human interest reports that air on SportsCenter on weekends.
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Most prominently, he yearly does a one-week series called My Wish involving athletes fulfilling kids' Make a Wish Foundation wishes. Further, he helped ABC and ESPN cover the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2006, where he conducted interviews with finalists who had just been eliminated.
As one of the few African-Americans on the Detroit police force in 1967, Ike McKinnon experienced first-hand the racism that led to the urban uprising that summer. Find out why the 1968 Tigers mean so much to him — watch producer Sara Johnson’s piece on #BBTN before Game One. pic.twitter.com/rmJOenOeO5
— Chris Connelly (@ChrisConnelly) October 23, 2018
Prior to landing a job at ESPN, Connelly served for Rolling Stone magazine as a music critic. During the 1980s he went on to work for Good Morning America as Special Music Correspondent, which involved interviewing the music stars of the day.
Then, Connelly served at MTV from 1988 to 2001. He hosted the pre-show for the MTV Movie Awards and before that, The Big Picture, a weekly show with features and movie reviews.
Not only this but Connelly also worked as an editor and reporter for Premiere magazine, eventually becoming editor-in-chief. Later six months, notwithstanding, he resigned in a dispute over journalistic integrity after the owner of the magazine reportedly asked that he quash a story that unfavorably portrayed a business associate.
Additionally, he was part of the ensemble of hosts for the Academy Awards preshow from 2000 to 2007. All of these assignments were for ABC.