Jon Champion Biography

June 2, 2020
First published on:June 2, 2020
by Jack Ol

Facts of Jon Champion

Birth Name Jon Champion
Birth Place Harrogate, United Kingdom
Famous Name Jon Champion
Father David Champion
Salary $500,000
Nationality British
Currently Working For ESPN
Married to Anna
Children 4

Jon champion is a famous and well-experienced commentator who has worked with BBC and ITV over the past two decades. The famous figure has done commentary for many Premier League and League Cup matches. He is also a former professional soccer player as well as a journalist. Currently, Champion serves as a lead MLS commentator.

Jon Champion was born on the 23rd of May 1965 in Harrogate, West Riding Of Yorkshire, England. This Brit has since moved to Gloucestershire, England. His father David Champion was a headmaster at the Independent School Brotham School, York, but there is not much information about his mother. His birth sign is Gemini. 

Jon Champion's Relationship and Affair

Aged 55, Jon Champion is already a married man and is living with his wife and four children. He is in a marital relationship with his spouse anna for around 3 decades. His children are 18-year-old son Will, daughter Emily, 25, 22-year-old son Ben and 21-year-old Harry

His eldest daughter Emily works in Revlon Inc.'s marketing department in London. His son Ben graduated from St. Andrews University in Scotland and his other son Harry is studying at the University of Edinburgh in September.

He has been a commentator for ITV in the premier league, League Cup, The UEFA Champions League, etc. Similarly, he has also been involved with BBC in a commentary. Jon breathes soccer. He is a soccer fanatic. He reads books about the game as well. His favorite being The Game by Stuart Roy Clarke. He has a great and warm personality. He is also open to new experiences. He gets to travel for matches and he enjoys it.

Jon champion Salary and Net Worth

Jon Champion’s net worth is still under review. We don’t have solid numbers yet but it’s expected to be in or around million as of 2020. His net worth only keeps growing just as his worth in the commentary community does.

Jon is a lead commentator of MLS for ESPN and has been working in the position for about 2 years. His annual salary in 2020 is reported to be $500,000. Earlier as a commentator he earned around $400,000 annually.

Education and Career

Regarding his education, he was enrolled in Archbishop Holgate Grammar School, York. After school, he got into the University Of Leeds. Later in his life, he got into soccer and then into a commentary. Details on his early life are yet to be revealed. 

Jon is a professional commentator for ITV and previously was involved with BBC. Both being two of the largest sports telecasters not only in the kingdom but just as much in the states. He first joined BBC in the late1980’s working as a commentator for the BBC Radio Five Line. He worked alongside other famous identities in the sportscasting community and did commentary over The Premier League FA Cup, League Cup, etc. He also did commentary in the 1996 UEFAChampions League finals.in 1995 he got the opportunity to commentary on Match Of The Day after john moton left it for a while.

video: UCFB Guest Speaker Series: Jon Champion

His massive success during his days as a commentator for Match Of TheDay got him a permanent move to the TV from the Radio. He went on to work as a full-time commentator for BBC for 5 seasons. In the 2000’s ITV got a successful bid at the Premier League Highlights. This left BBC without a weekly match to cover. So, the champion moved onto ITV. In 2007 he was signed as a commentator for the FA League for SetantaSports UK, while his contract with ITV stayed intact.

Within a monthSetanta had lost their football rights and had closed out. Then quickly ESPN UK got a hold of Champion and he permanently moved to there. Although he did the commentary on the 2010 World Cup with ITV being accompanied by his colleague from ESPN. Champion has achieved great height in his career. He has also voiced in May of KONAMI’s Soccer Games since 2008.


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