Mario Impemba Biography

December 13, 2018
First published on:December 13, 2018
by William Olver

Facts of Mario Impemba

Birth Name Mario Impemba
Birth Place Detroit, Michigan
Birth Date March 18, 1963
Horoscope Pisces
Father Dominic Impemba
Mother Rose Impemba
Net Worth $5 million
Salary $100,000
Siblings Ralph Impemba
No. of Twitter Followers 74k
No. of Instagram Followers 6k
Height 5 feet 10 inch (1.77m)
Weight 78 kg (171 lbs)
Coworker Rod Allen
Coworker Salary $45,000
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Sportscaster and Color Commentator
Currently Working For Fox Sports Detroit;Suspended in September 2018
Awards 2006 Michigan Emmy Award
School attended Stevenson High School
Currently Married Yes
Married to Cathy Impemba
Children Brett Impemba; Daniel Impemba
Religion N/A

Mario Impemba is an American sportscaster who did play-by-play commentary for the American professional baseball team Detroit Tigers. Impemba began his professional announcing career in 1987 for a minor league baseball team. He also served as the sports director at WXCL Radio in Pekins, Illinois.


The former play-by-play announcer has an estimated net worth of $5 million and has an annual salary of $100,000. Impemba is married to his longtime partner, Cathy Impemba, to whom he has two good-looking sons. As of 2018, Mario's first son Brett Impemba is 23 years old and Daniel Impemba is 20 years old.

Mario Impemba Early Life

Mario Impemba was born on March 18, 1963, in Detroit, Michigan of United States. Mario's father Dominic Impemba and mother Rose Impemba raised him alongside his younger brother Ralph Impemba

Mario completed his high school education from Stevenson High School located in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Later, he graduated from Michigan State University, where he used to announce all the games being broadcast on the University Sports Network.

In 1987, he began his professional announcing career for a minor league baseball team Peoria, Illinois.

Mario Impemba Net Worth and Salary

Regarding Impemba's salary, it should be noted that he was earning much more than his fellow co-workers like Rod Allen, Kirk Gibson, John Keating, and other hosts.

The reported average salary for a professional sportscaster is somewhere between $45,000-80,000. However, depending on the nature of a game, an experienced announcer like Impemba could earn up to $100,000 as a yearly salary.

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It is estimated that the former Fox Sports Detroit announcer, Impemba has an annual salary somewhere between $90,000-$150,000. Over his 17 years of broadcasting career, Mario has an estimated net worth over $5 million. Unfortunately, there isn't any detailed information about his house's price or personal car. 

Mario Impemba Professional Career

Impemba began his professional broadcasting career in 1987, for a minor league baseball team. He served as the sports director at WXCL radio station and play-by-play announcer for an ice-hockey team called Peoria Riverman

CAPTION: Mario Impemba SOURCE: Detroit News

In 1991, Impemba began calling games for the professional baseball team Tucson Turos. During 1995-2001, he did radio and fill-in television play by play voice for the Los Angeles Angels

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In 2002, Impemba joined Fox Sports Detroit (FSD) broadcast team as the play-by-play announcer. During the baseball offseason, Impemba is the official radio voice of the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies men's basketball team on WDFN radio station in Michigan.

Recently, in September 2018,  Impemba and his co-worker, Rod Allen was surrounded by a major controversy. It was reported that they got into a heated discussion, which further led them to a physical altercation.  

CAPTION: Mario Impemba and Rod Allen SOURCE: Hot Trending Now

It was later announced that Fox Sports Detroit suspended both men from calling any Tigers game for the remainder of 2018 season. 

Awards and Notable Work

In June 2006, Mario won a Michigan Emmy Award in the sports play-by-play category. He won the 2014 DSBA's Ty Tyson Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting and received the award in a special pre-game on-field ceremony at Comerica Park.

Besides announcing, Impemba also does voiceover work in commercials for several Metro Detroit companies.

Mario Impemba Personal Life

About Impemba's personal life, he is 55 years old as of 2018. Further, his star sign is Pisces. The Fox Sports's renowned sportscaster, Mario is married to Cathy Impemba. However, he has always kept his personal life secret from the eyes of media.

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The couple has two good-looking sons; Brett and Daniel, who currently is 23 years and 20 years respectively. The family lives in Macomb County, Michigan. Recently in May 2018, Mario's oldest son Brett married his girlfriend Jenny Impemba.

Also Read: Popular Broadcaster Bob Costas Personal Life 

Being a famous Detroit Tigers announcer, Mario has gained quite a fame in baseball broadcasting. Apart from that, he is popular on social media also. Impemba has more than 74k followers on Twitter and 6k followers on Instagram

Mario Impemba Facts

Some of the interesting facts of Mario Impemba are:

  • Age: 55 years
  • Birthplace: Detroit Michigan
  • Star Sign: Pisces
  • Wife: Cathy Impemba
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inch (1.77m)
  • Weight: 78kg (171 lbs)
  • Average Salary: $100,000 annually
  • Net Worth: $5 million
  • His book "If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers" was published in 2014 

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