Richard Alan Enberg, celebrated as Dick Enberg, is an American sportscaster by profession. 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’.
Enberg is a highly educated personality. 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. 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.
He has been awarded with 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.
Moving on to his personal life, Dick’s current relationship status is married. He is happily 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 is 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 too had 3 children from their relationship. He is the father of 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 with in earlier days. But currently, he is happy in his marriage with Barbara.
Dick Enberg has an estimated net worth of $ 6 million and earns a very good salary. The sportscaster has also served 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.
To know more about Dick Enberg, he can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief bio on him.
Last modified: April 19, 2016
Published on: April 19, 2016
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