J. A. Adande
J.A. Adande is an American sports columnist who mainly covers the National Basketball Association for ESPN.com. He is also a panelist for ESPN’s Around the Horn and as a guest host on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption television shows.
Adande was born on October 25, 1970, in Los Angeles, California, United States. This versatile columnist holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is white. Born with the great wisdom and talents, his zodiac sign is Scorpio.
He was born to American parents Desire and Elizabeth Adande. His grandfather was a violinist who played with Jazzmen Joe Roland, Berkeley Symphony, and Charley Parker.
Adande received his BS (Science) degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Upon receiving his degree, he had an internship with The LA Times’ Westside edition in 1990; The San Bernardino Sun; The Washington Post in 1991; and The Miami Herald in 1992.
Upon completing an internship with The Miami Herald, Adande joined full-time staff writer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Later in 1997, he returned to Southern California and started working as a sports columnist for the LA Times’ Orange County edition.
As an NBA columnist, Adande joined ESPN.com in August 2007. Previously, he has been regular on Around the Horn since first appearing in 2002. Currently, he also serves as an NBA analyst on SportsCenter.
According to sources, Adande will be leaving ESPN after 10 years to focus on his job as the Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern University, which he joined in August 2016.
Personal Life & Affair
Plenty of fans eager to know about Adande personal life. He has shared very limited information regarding his personal life. He has not shared if he is married or has an affair with anyone.
Maybe, Adande is secretly dating but is unwilling to disclose about his personal life. Some of his fans in dilemma about his sexuality. He has not talked about his sexual orientation.
Adande has reached the age of 46 now. He has a perfect height of 6 feet, which is around 1.83m. Unlike other celebs, he has not been the part of the controversy.
Besides his professional career, he also published a book named “The Best Los Angeles Sports Arguments.
Net Worth & Salary
Adande is a prominent journalist who has successfully created his own identity. His passion and dedication have taken him to the new height of the success.
He has maintained a pretty of bank balance through his salaries, bonuses, and incomes. He is earning an annual salary of $300-400k. His net worth might be around $1 million but there is no any reliable sources to prove it.