Mel Kiper Jr. Biography

March 8, 2019
First published on:December 10, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Mel Kiper Jr.

Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Birth Name Melvin Adam Kiper Jr.
Famous Name Mel Kiper
Father Mel Kiper Sr.
Mother Rheta Kiper
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Baltimore, Maryland U.S.
Currently Working For ESPN
Salary $500 k
Net Worth $7 million
Married to Kim Kiper
Children daughter Lauren Kiper
Profession sports broadcaster
School attended Calvert Hall College High School
University attended Community College of Baltimore County
Full Name Melvin Adam Kiper Jr.
Horoscope Leo
Birth Date July 25, 1960
Career Earnings $10 million
No. of Twitter Followers 674 k
Height 5 feet 5 inch
Coworker Dari Nowkhah
Show Time Saturday Morning
Coworker Salary $400 k
Other Show ESPN Sports Center
Radio Show Dari and Mel

Melvin Adam Kiper Jr. is a famous sportscaster currently working for ESPN. Known for his appearance in Dari and Mel, Kiper Jr. is working for the show since 2011. He is a known tv sportscaster and mostly appears on the Saturday Morning edition with Dari Nowkhah. Other than working for ESPN, he also hosts shows like ESPN Sports Center and appears in several shows like Big Board.

The resident of Maryland, Melvin reportedly earns around $400 k, as his yearly salary from the network, and as of 2019, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $7 million. Kiper is currently married to his longtime girlfriend Kim Kiper and has a daughter Lauren Kiper. 

Mel Kiper Jr. Net worth and Salary

The American sportscaster/anchor Melvin Adam Kiper Jr. has an estimated net worth of $7 million. Since Mel Kiper made $400k in his ESPN Debut in his first NFL Draft in 2014, he is estimated to be earning an annual average salary of around $500,000, as of 2019.

Melvin Adam Kiper Jr. is one of the most popular ESPN anchors who has made a successful career as a sports anchorman. Since ESPN is a popular Sports Network, it is well known for paying a heavy amount of salary to its sportscasters. As Melvin is a regular ESPN anchor, he earns a decent amount of salary from the network.

Further, ESPN reporter receives an added sum of money from his radio and TV guest appearances as a sports pundit too. Chris Berman, Al Michaels, Joe Buck, Jim Nantz are among the highest-paid sportscaster than Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN.

Melvin Adam Kiper Jr. works alongside Dari Nowkhah at ESPN. And as of now, Dari Nowkhah reportedly receives an estimated annual salary of around $400 k.

Mel Kiper Jr. Personal Life

Mel Kiper Jr. married his longtime girlfriend Kim in 1989. Kim helps looks after his Kipper enterprises which he formed during his college time. In addition, she is also his business partner. The couple has a daughter, Lauren Kiper.

CAPTION: Mel Kiper Jr. Family Photos With Parents, Daughter, and Wife Kim SOURCE:

Apart from his job, Kiper is busy playing games and watching movies when he finds leisure time. He likes to spend his Saturdays and Sundays with his family at home.

He currently, lives in Baltimore, along with his family, and has a beautiful home there. Other than being a famous sportscaster, Mel is quite famous in social media with a hundred thousands of followers. Moreover, he has 674 k followers on his Twitter account.

Mel Kiper Jr. Early Life and Educational History

Melvin Adam Kiper Jr. was born on July 25, 1960, in Baltimore, Maryland U.S. to Mel Kiper Sr. and Rheta Kiper. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the White ethnic group. Further, his sun sign is Leo.

Melvin Adam Kiper Jr. after graduating from Calvert Hall College High School and later joined the Community College of Baltimore County and acquired his degree Bachelor's degree. Besides, Mel is the noted alumnus of Essex Community College.

Mel Kiper Jr. Professional Career

Mel said that Ernie Accorsi, then-Baltimore Colts' general manager, encouraged him to become a draft analyst. Accorsi told him that a draft information market existed and suggested that he convert his analysis into a business. Mel claimed that he would retire in 2018 if Jimmy Clausen did not succeed.

Mel and Todd McShay, fellow draft analyst, are often featured and compare their mock drafts on ESPN programmes. Kiper coco-host the weekend show Dari and Mel on ESPN Radio with Dari Nowkhah.

CAPTION: Dari Nowkhah & Mel Kiper Jr. SOURCE:

He creates what he calls his " big board," on which he ranks every week the top 25 players. During ESPN draft coverage, the large board of Kiper appears on the ticker and automatically updates once a player has been selected.  Moreover, Mel is also the analyst for College GameDay on ESPN Radio which airs on Saturdays 11 am to 7 pm

Facts About Mel Kiper Jr.

  • Birthdate: July 25, 1960
  • Birthname: Melvin Adam "Mel" Kiper Jr.
  • Salary: around $500,000
  • Net worth: $7 million
  • Wife: Kim Kiper
  • Daughter: Luren Kiper
  • Channel: ESPN 

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