Dick Enberg

by Bchrome 26 Apr,2016
Dick Enberg
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Richard Alan Enberg
  • Birth Place Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • Famous Name Dick Enberg
  • Net Worth $6 Million
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Barbara Hedbring (m. 1983), Jeri Taylor (m. 1963–1973)
  • Divorce Yes
  • Children 6

Dick Enberg was an American sportscaster. Over 60 years of his career, he provided play-by-play of various sports for several radio and television networks, which include NBC, CBS, ESPN, as well as for individual teams, such as UCLA Bruins basketball, Los Angeles Rams football, California Angels, and San Diego Pardes baseball.


Dick Enberg had an estimated net worth of $16 million. He died on December 21, 2017, in La Jolla, California, from a suspected heart attack. He was 82. 

Early Life & Career

He was born on January 9, 1935, at Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States. There is no proper information about his parents but he has stated that his father was from Finland and his surname was translated from Finnish ‘Katajavuori’ to Swedish equivalent ‘Enberg’ by him. The surname means ‘Juniper Mountain’.

 He did his schooling nearby Armada and then joined Central Michigan University for his Bachelor’s degree.

He was interested in sports from his early days and used to play the college baseball. Later, he enrolled in Indiana University to get his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Health Sciences.

While he was in Indiana, he voiced the first radio broadcast of ‘Little 500’ and was also the play-by-play announcer for Indiana Hoosiers basketball and football games.

CAPTION: Dick Enberg SOURCE: Variety

He was also appointed as assistant professor and baseball coach at Cal State Northridge.

He started as a full-time sportscaster in 1960s working for KTLA television and KMPC radio. He has worked for various television networks such as NBC, CBS, and ESPN and so on.

Awards & Accomplishments

He has been awarded various honors and achievements till date. He has been entitled as National Sportscaster of the Year award, 9 times, by National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, 5 Sportscaster of the Year award by American Sportscaster Association, 13 Sports Emmy Awards, Curt Gowdy Award from Basketball Hall of Fame, and many more.

Personal Life of Dick Enberg

Moving on to his personal life, he was a married man He married to Barbara Hedbring. The couple tied a knot in 1983 and is blessed with 3 beautiful children. They have a son named Ted Enberg and two daughters named Nicole and Emily. However, Babara was not his first wife. He was prior married to Jeri Taylor in 1959. Later in 1975, the couple took a divorce due to some personal differences.

Dick and Jeri had 3 children from their relationship. His son Alexander Enberg who is an actor, Andrew Enberg who is an actor-musician and Jennifer Enberg. Apart from Barbara and Jeri, there were other various names with which Dick’s name was joined within earlier days. 

Dick Enberg Net Worth

Dick Enberg had an estimated net worth of $ 16 million. The sportscaster also worked as the Chairman of the American Sportscaster Association and the Board member of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, which is given to the college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year annually.


Dick Enberg died on December 21, 2017, in La Jolla, California, from a suspected heart attack. He was 82.

CAPTION: Dick Enberg SOURCE: USA Today


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