Jim Nantz Biography

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Date of Birth: 1959 May 17
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign:: taurus
Birth Name Jim Nantz
Famous Name James William Nantz
Father Jim Nantz Jr.
Mother Doris Nantz
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place/City Charlotte, North Carolina
Working For TV shows
Salary $ 7 million
Net Worth $15 million
Married Yes
Married to Courtney Richards (m. 2012), Ann-Lorraine Carlsen Nantz (m. 1983–2009)
Children 3
Divorce Yes

Nantz was born in Charlotte, New Carolina on May 17, 1959. However, he grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and Marlboro, New Jersey. He used to play basketball in his high school days. Nantz started working as a sportscaster from 1981.

Nantz finished his high school education from Marlboro High School. He then completed his further education from University of Houston, Texas with broadcasting subject as a major. Nantz started his career as a sportscaster from 1981. He first worked as an anchor and sportscaster for KHOU Houston till 1983. In 1985, Nantz joined CBS and worked as a studio host for college football and basketball coverage. Back then, he also used to work as a reporter for PGA Tour golf. Nantz co-called NCAA Final Fourmen's basketball finals from 1991 until 2008 along with Billy Packer. He started hosting CBS’s pre-game program The NFL Today from 1998-2003. In 2004, Nantz became the announcer of The NFL. Nantz also called the play-by-play of Super Bowl XLI on February 4, 2007. By doing so, he became the only play-by-play announcers to call both a Super Bowl and an NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game along with Curt Gowdy, Kevin Harlan, and Dick Enberg. Nantz and Phil Simms started calling Thursday Night Football games in a deal with CBS from 2014. Nantz is a sportscaster who has also appeared in non-sports programs as well. He appeared as himself in a 1996 movie called Tin Cup. He has also appeared in episodes of television series such as Arliss, Yes, Dear, Criminal Minds, and How I Met Your Mother. He and Phil Simms are providing commentary for Madden NFL series from 2012. He has also called green jacket ceremonies on several occasions.

A part from being a sportscaster, Nantz is a book writer as well. He is the writer of his two books; Always By My Side – A Father’s Grace and a Sports Journey Unlike Any Other. Nantz and The Methodist Hospital launched the Nantz National Alzheimer Center in Houston, Texas in 2011. The aim of this center is to treat patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Nantz is married twice in his life. His relationship with his first wife Ann Lorraine came to an end after the couple divorced in 2009. He shares a daughter with her. He married his girlfriend Courtney Richards on June 9, 2012 at Pebble beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. The couple shares a baby girl and they have named her Finley Cathleen Nantz. There are no rumors of Nantz getting a divorce with his new wife.

Nantz is a successful man. He has won many prestigious awards such as Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality (2008 and 2009), NSSA's National Sportscaster of the Year for 5 times, Doctor of Humane Letters in 2001 and Ambassador Award of Excellence in 2012. Nantz is a healthy man, standing 6ft 3 inches tall and weighing 84 kg. He has an estimated net worth of $15 million and he earns about $7 million per year.

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