Matt Dunigan Biography

( 1960 - )
January 2, 2019
First published on:January 2, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Matt Dunigan

Date of Birth: 1960, December 6
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Matt Dunigan
Famous Name Matt Dunigan
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Lakewood, Ohio
Currently Working For TSN
Salary $100,000
Net Worth $4 million
Weight in KG 90 kg
Married to Kathy Dunigan
Children Son Dane Dunigan, Dolan Ryan Dunigan and daughter Madison Dunigan
Profession Sportscaster
Started career as football player
Awards 1989 Tom Pate Memorial Award/1993 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
School attended Lake Highlands
University attended Louisiana Tech
Graduated year 1979
Full Name Matt Dunigan
Horoscope Sagittarius
Birth Date Dec 6, 1960
School Location Dallas, Texas
No. of Twitter Followers 30.2 k
Height 5 feet 11 inch
Weight 199 lbs

Matt Dunigan is a famous sportscaster, tv host, and former football player currently working for TSN. In addition, he played in CFL in the position of quarterback and also worked as a coach. Other than working for TSN, he also hosted barbecue TV series Road Grill. 

 

The resident of Canada, Matt Dunigan, reportedly earns around $100,000, as his yearly salary from the network. As of 2019, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $4 million. Matt is married to his longtime girlfriend Kathy Dunigan and has sons Dane Dunigan, Dolan Ryan Dunigan and daughter Madison Dunigan with him.

Matt Dunigan Early Life and Educational History

Matt Dunigan was born on Dec 6, 1960, in Lakewood, Ohio. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to White ethnic group. Further, Matt's star sign is Sagittarius.

Further, Matt was raised in Dallas, Texas. Matt attended Lake Highlands in Dallas, Texas for his high school. After completing high school, Dunigan attended Louisiana Tech University where he played football and graduated in 1979.

Matt completed 550 of 1,103 pass attempts in 40 games at Louisiana Tech for 7,010 yards with 40 touchdowns against 50 interceptions. In 2011, he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame of Louisiana Tech University.

Matt Dunigan Net worth and Salary

Matt Dunigan is one of the most popular TSN anchors who has made a successful career as a sports anchorman.

Being a popular Sports Network, it is well known for paying a heavy amount of salary to its sportscasters. As Matt Dunigan is a regular TSN anchor, he earns a decent amount of salary from the network.

Since the average salary for the Canadian sportscasters ranges from $100,000-$105,956. The American/Canadian sportscaster/anchor Matt Dunigan has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Gord Miller, Natasha Staniszewski and Darren Dutchshyen are in the top-ten list of the highest paid TSN sportscasters.

As of 2019, the reporter receives an annual salary of $100,000 from his successful reporting career with TSN. Further, TSN reporter receives an added sum of money from his radio and TV guest appearances as a sports pundit too.

Matt Dunigan Professional Career

Before becoming a sportscaster, Matt was a football player in the CFL. Further, details about the professional career of Dunigan is mentioned below:

Playing Career:

Matt was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1983 CFL Draft. Dunigan played between 1986-87 for the Eskimos and after injury, Damon Allen replaced him. In the meantime, he played for the Montreal Expos. Later, Matt was traded to British Columbia Lions leading the team to the Grey Cup winning 8 games.

Further, he was traded to Toronto Argonauts where he played the playoffs in 1990. Argos was purchased by Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall and comedian Jack Candy. Later the Argos signed Raghib "Rocket" Ismail and Michael "Pinball" Clemons.

Matt ended his football career playing with Hamilton Tiger-Cats retiring due to head injuries. In 2006, Matt was chosen by Canadian sports network TSN as one of the top 50 players of the CFL( # 39) in the modern era of the League. Later, he was also elected to the Canadian Hall of Fame.

Broadcasting Career:

After retiring from the playing career, he started working for the Canadian Sports television (TSN) as their studio analyst in 1999. After that, he was hired by the Calgary Stampeders in the post of general manager and also their head coach in 2004.

However, Matt was fired after a disappointing 2004 campaign for Calgary and returned to his job as a TV analyst at TSN. He auditioned for the position of host of a barbecue TV series Road Grill in 2006. Later, he became the cookbook author with the show based recipes.

Some of the popular sportscasters of TSN Network are Sara Orlesky, Kate Beirnes, and Jock Climie.

Matt Dunigan Personal Life

Matt Dunigan married to Kathy Dunigan after being in a relationship for long. The couple is blessed with two sons named Dane Dunigan, Dolan Ryan Dunigan and a daughter Madison Dunigan. So far there are no rumors heard of Matt having an extramarital affair.

Because of injuries during his playing career, he was diagnosed with memory problems, speech difficulties and balance issues.

CAPTION: Dan Cooper, Matt Dunigan and Kathy Dunigan SOURCE: Dan Cooper Group

Matt and his wife Kathy has completed their 34 years of marriage. Kathy is a native of Tallulah, Louisiana. By profession, Kathy is a designer of fabric items and also teaches quilting.

In addition, she owns a hand designed clothing boutique "The Quilted Peach", Valdosta Georgia.

The famous sportscaster is 5 feet 11 inches tall in height and weighs about 90 kg. Other than being a famous sportscaster, Matt is quite popular on social media.

Facts About Matt Dunigan

  • Birthday: Dec 6, 1960
  • Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio
  • Salary: $100,000
  • Net worth: $4 million
  • Profession: sportscaster/former football player
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inch
  • Weight: 199 lbs
  • Wife: Kathy Dunigan
  • Children: Sons Dane Dunigan, Dolan Ryan Dunigan and a daughter Madison Dunigan
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