Jim Van Horne Biography

( 1950 - )
January 7, 2019
First published on:January 7, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Jim Van Horne

Date of Birth: 1950, December 15
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Birth Name Dave Melnyk
Famous Name Jim Van Horne
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Canada
Currently Working For as a freelance anchor/reporter
Salary $150,000
Net Worth $4 million
Profession Anchor/reporter
Started career as reporter for the CKMP in Midland, Ontario
Awards Billboard Magazine's Disc Jockey of the year
Full Name Dave Melnyk
Horoscope Sagittarius
Birth Date December 15, 1950
No. of Twitter Followers 1429

Dave Melnyk is a famous Canadian sports anchor currently working as a freelance anchor/reporter. Jim was well known for his reporting with the TSN. Other than working as a freelance anchor/reporter, he also worked for the TSN, CFAC TV, Aboriginal PeoplesTelevision Network.

 

The resident of Canada, Dave Melnyk, reportedly earns around $150,000, as his annual salary with a net worth of over $4 million in 2019. He is married to his wife and has a child with as per an article published in 2008, but no details about them is available till now.

Jim Van Horne Early Life and Educational History

Dave Melnyk was born on December 15, 1950, in Canada. As per his nationality, Jim is Canadian and belongs to White ethnic group with a sun sign of Sagittarius. Further information about the parents and siblings are not revealed yet.

Moreover, educational qualifications of the Jim Van Horne is not available.  There are no details about Jim's childhood.

Jim Van Horne Net worth and Salary

Horne is working as a freelance reporter for some of the most prominent networks in the journalism field. Besides, Horne is earning a quite good amount of money from the networks. Prior to working as a freelance reporter, he also worked for TSN.

Canada's average freelance wage is $45,000 per year or $23,08 per hour. Positions at entry level start at $24,375 per year, whereas most experienced workers make up $76,500 per year.

In addition, Jim has an annual income of around $150,000 with an estimated net worth of $4 million. Besides, his guest appearances also add some extra sum to his income.

He was also on the afternoon drive slot on The Score Television Network with Stephen Brunt where he earned around $200,000 as an annual salary. Moreover, Glen Suitor and Darren Dreger are among the reporters having less income than Jim.

Jim Van Horne Professional Career

Jim's broadcasting career started with CKMP, Midland, Ontario in 1971. Later on, he worked at 1050 CHUM, Toronto as their disk jockey. 

Jim was also honored with the Billboard Magazine's Disc Jockey of the year in 1972 becoming the first-ever Canadian claiming this honor.


CAPTION: 1997: TSN Promos & Update SOURCE: Youtube.com

After that, he started anchoring for the NHL'S Calgary Flames and became one of the renowned among on the Canadian sports personalities group. Jim worked for the TSM from 1984-2001 covering several events including NHL, boxing, tennis, swimming, bowling, and gulf.

Currently, he is working as a freelance anchor/reporter covering Calgary Stampede Rodeo, Rogers Cup. In addition, he works for the College of Sports Media as their TV coordinator and also hosts Oasis HD Channel's show Champions of Conservation and Nature Bites. Some of the famous TSN reporters are Dave Randorf and Rod Smith.

Jim Van Horne Personal Life

Jim Van is currently in his late sixties. As per the 2008 reports, he is married and has a child with his wife. Jim's photo with his wifh has emerged on the internet but no details about his married life and wife is available.

CAPTION: Jim with his wife SOURCE: Global News

Despite being old, he is quite active and focused on his work. He always remains away from rumors and controversies.

Jim is diagnosed with Bladder cancer in 2008. On an interview with the Global News Jim said" “It’s been hard on me. It’s been hard on my family. I wouldn’t wish this on anybody,”

Besides a famous freelance reporter, Jim has gained popularity on social networking sites. In addition, he has a huge number of followers.

Facts About Jim Van Horne

  • Age: 69 years old
  • Birthplace: Canada
  • Occupation: Freelance reporter
  • Annual Income: $150,000
  • Net worth: $4 million
  • Wife: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Parents: N/A
  • Horoscope: Sagittarius
  • Birth name: Dave Melnyk
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