Ernie Johnson Jr.

by Charleen 15 Mar,2017
Ernie Johnson Jr.
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet
Weight in KG 80 kg
Weight 80
Personal Info
  • Father Ernie Johnson Sr.
  • Relationship Status married
  • No. of Twitter Followers 616.1K
  • First Name Ernest
  • No. of Instagram Followers 184K
  • Mother Lois Denhard
  • Wikipedia
  • Last Name Johnson Jr.
  • Birth Name Ernest Thorwald Johnson Jr.
  • Net Worth $8 Million
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Twitter
  • Salary -
  • Married to Cheryl Johnson (m. 1982)
  • Birth Country United States
  • Instagram
  • Famous Name Ernie Johnson Jr.
  • Children Michael Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Maggie Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Eric JohnJohnsonson, Allison
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Date August 7
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity -
  • Profession Sportscaster
  • Famous for Turner Sports
  • Started career as Sportscaster
  • University Team 1978
  • Currently Club -
  • Show Turner Sports
  • Show Time
  • Other Show Major League Baseball on TBS, Inside the NBA for TNT, and NBA TV
  • University attended University of Georgia
  • School attended Marist School

Ernie Johnson is an American sportscaster serving for Turner Sports. He is a lead television voice for MLB on TBS, hosts Inside the NBA for TNT, and contributes to the joint coverage of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament for Turner and CBS.

Since 1997, Johnson Jr has been working actively in this field and has gained broad experience by working in multiple stations. Due to his multiple works, Johnson Jr has taken home some awards and titles. He is a six-time Sports Emmy Award winner, which he won for the category Outstanding Sports Personality and Studio Host. 

Explore Ernie Johnson Jr.'s Net Worth and Salary

Johnson Jr has been active for a long time and has racked up a considerable fortune. Considering his career earnings, it can be said that he has a net worth of over $8 million. Currently, he is serving at Turner Sports, and from his work, he may earn a fair salary.

ErnieErnie Johnson Jr having dinner with his friends.  SOURCE: Instagram @ernie.johnson

Not to mention, a sportscaster earns $53,305 on average. The amount may also fall between $39,978 and $66,631. So, it is believed that Johnson Jr may earn in the same range. Moreover, Johnson Jr is enjoying his life to the fullest.

We can get updates regarding his lifestyle by following Johnson Jr on Instagram under the username @ernie.johnson

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Ernie Johnson Jr. Personal Life: Details On His Wife and Children

Talking about his personal life, Ernie is married to Cheryl Johnson. His wife is a licensed professional counselor.

The couple has two biological children, a son named Eric Johnson and a daughter named Maggie Johnson, and four adopted children, a son named Michael, adopted from Romania; a daughter named Carmen, adopted from Paraguay; and two daughters, Ashley and Allison, adopted domestically through foster care. 

Ernie Johnson Jr. with his family SOURCE: Dallas Morning News

Johnson Jr currently lives in Braselton, Georgia, with his beautiful wife and children. Together with his wife, he has gone to many places. The sportscaster often posts snaps of his life via his social media handles.

Ernie Johnson Jr. Health Issue

Johnson Jr was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2003 but began his treatment while continuing his work. He missed TNT's coverage of the British Open and PGA Championship due to his cancer. 

Take a Look at Johnson Jr. Early Life and Education

Ernest Thorwald Johnson Jr. was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 7, 1956. He is the son of Lois Denhard (his mother) and Ernie Johnson (his father). Ernie attended the University of Georgia after completing his high school education. He started his career as the news and sports director for WAGQ-FM in Athens, Georgia, during his time at the University. 

Ernie graduated from Georgia with a B.A. in Journalism, summa cum laude, in 1978. He then moved on to a broadcasting career at WMAZ-TV in Macon, Georgia, in 1979.

Ernie Ernie Johnson Jr shares a photo of his mother.  SOURCE: Instagram @ernie.johnson

In 1981, Ernie moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina, and joined WSPA-TV as a news reporter. He worked there for one year and then moved back to Atlanta, Georgia, taking a job at WSB-TV as a general assignment news reporter. He became the Station's weekend sports anchor and reporter in 1983 and held those jobs until 1989.

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Short Details On Ernie Johnson Jr.'s Professional Career

Ernie joined Turner Sports after leaving his previous job at WSB-TV. He called Atlanta Braves baseball games for Sports South (now FSN South) with his father, Ernie Johnson Sr., from 1993 to 1996.

Johnson Jr started working as the studio host for TNT's coverage of the NBA, including pregame and halftime shows. He has also hosted the network's famous postgame studio show that airs after each NBA doubleheader, Inside the NBA, since 1990.

ErnieErnie Johnson Jr with his co-workers.  SOURCE: Instagram @ernie.johnson

Johnson Jr has hosted Tuesday Fan Night on NBA TV alongside Webber and Greg Anthony. He is the host and moderator of NBA TV's Open Court. He is also the play-by-play announcer for TNT's PGA Tour coverage and worked as the studio host for college football coverage at TBS.

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