Ian Darke Biography

( 1950 - )
May 9, 2019
First published on:January 4, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Ian Darke

Date of Birth: 1950, December
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Birth Name Ian Darke
Famous Name Ian Darke
Nationality British
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Religion Christian
Currently Working For ESPN
Salary $100,000
Net Worth $2 million
Profession sports commentator
Came to fame after commentary on the last goal of United States against Algeria
Started career as reporter
Full Name Ian Darke
Birth Date 1950
No. of Twitter Followers 142 k
Other Show Monday Night Football

Ian Darke is a famous sportscaster who is currently working for the ESPN hosting shows like Monday Night Football and Ford Monday Night Football. Other than working for ESPN, he has also served as a reporter and analyst on BBC Sports, BT Sport, and Sky Sports.

Ian Darke currently resides in Great Britain. Details about Darke's probable wife/girlfriend is not available. As of 2019, Ian is earning an annual average salary of around $100,000 with a net worth of over $2 million.

Ian Darke Net worth and Salary in 2019

Ian Darke has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2019. he is currently working with the most popular Sports Network ESPN. Broadcast analysts at ESPN make $78,200 a year on average as salary. Since this number can sometimes be skewed by higher wages, average wages are often used to predict earnings.

According to the Labor Statistics Office, half of all broadcast analysts earned at least $56,680 a year.

Being a regular commentator of ESPN and because of his work experience, he might be earning an annual average salary of around $100,000. Some of the highly paid sportscasters are Chris Berman and Stephen A. Smith.

Ian Darke Personal Life; Is he Married?

Ian is a famous sports personality but he keeps his personal life and relationship status hidden away from the public. So far there are no rumors about his wife/girlfriend/spouse or having an affair with someone.

CAPTION: ESPN World Cup Announcer Ian Darke Hilariously Calls First date SOURCE: NESN.com

The 69 years old commentator has maintained a low profile about his personal life. Other than being a famous sports commentator, he is quite popular in social media with a huge number of followers.

Ian Darke has white hair with blue eyes and a charming personality. 

Drake, while commenting for MLS and for both the US Men's and Women's National Teams, got a chant name "Ian Darke, you are a Yank" from the audience and was titled "Sir Ian Darke" from Michael Davies and Roger Bennett.

Ian Darke Early Life and Educational History

Ian Darke was born in 1950 in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom. He holds British nationality and belongs to the White ethnic group. Further, information about parents and siblings is not disclosed yet.

The detailed information about the educational qualifications of Ian is not available. 

Ian Darke Professional Career

Darke started his broadcasting career with the BBC Radio as their commentator working there for over ten years. While working with BBC, he commentated on Ford Monday Night Football. After that, he joined Sky Sports in 1992 and covered the fight between Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson.

In addition, he did commentary on 2005 Champions League, UEFA Championship and Football League match. Later, Darke was hired by ESPN as their sports commentator and signed a three-year expensive contract but his contract was extended later.

CAPTION: Steve McManaman & Ian Darke Commentary Farewell Outtake SOURCE: Youtube.com

Working with ESPN, Ian covered several important games including 2011 FIFA Women'sWorld Cup, 2011 Premier League matches. In the meantime, Darke also worked with the  BT Sports as their lead commentator for the English Premier League. Some of the famous sportscasters of the ESPN network around the globe are Al Morganti, Cole Cubelic and Eric Clemons.

Facts About Ian Darke

  • Age: 69 years old
  • Salary: $100,000
  • Net worth: $2 million
  • Wife/girlfriend: N/A
  • Hair color: White
  • Eye color: Blue
  • Profession: Sports commentator
  • Married: N/A


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