Mitch Holthus

by John Max 30 Nov,2021
Mitch Holthus
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Mitchell G. Holthus
  • Birth Place Smith Center, Kansas
  • Famous Name Mitch Holthus
  • Father Eldean Holthus
  • Mother Kalthryn Mary Holthus
  • Net Worth $5 Million
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession Sportscaster
  • Currently Working For ESPN

Mitchell G. Holthus a.k.a. Mitch Holthus is an American sportscaster who is the play-by-play announcer for the Kansas City Chiefs and a college basketball announcer for ESPN. Also, he hots"Chiefs Insider" as well as "Chiefs Live" on kcchiefs.com, with Kendall Gammon.

Smith Center, Kansas native, Mitch Holthus was born on 28th June 1957, under the star sign Cancer. The sixty-four years old holds an American nationality and is of white ethnic background. 

Career

Mitch Holthus joined Kansas State Wildcats as the radio voice, broadcasting the schools' football and basketball games, replacing Steve Physioc in 1983. In the early 1990s, he was a finalist for broadcasting jobs with several NFL teams including Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings, and Chicago Bears. 

In 1994, Holthus joined the Chiefs Radio Network. In addition to his radio work, Holthus hosts "Minute With Mitch" and "Chiefs Insider" on select stations in the Chiefs television network. 

Mitch CAPTION: Mitch Holthus SOURCE: ESPN

 

Besides, he is an announcer for the Big 12 Conference and Missouri Valley Conference basketball games on regional television. Also, he calls some college basketball games for ESPN. 

Holthus has remained President of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He serves on its board of directors.

Awards

  • 8X Kansas Sportscaster of the Year
  • 9X Kansas Broadcasters Association best play-by-play sportscast.
  • "Hod Humiston Award of Excellence" in Kansas Sportscasting in 1996.
  • "John Sanders Spirit of the Valley" by the Missouri Valley Conference in 2007.

Early Years

Mitch is the son of Eldean Holthus and Kalthryn Mary Holthus. He grew up in Smith Center, Kansas where did his high schooling being a multi-sport athlete. As a high schooler, he initiated his first tentative steps toward a radio career by announcing at his school games. Upon graduation, he attended Kansas State University, earning a degree in business administration in 1980. 

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Is Mitch Holthus Married?

Mitch Holthus is married with two children.

The  Kansas City Chiefs' play-by-play announcer tied the knot with  McPherson, Kansas native Tami Johnson. His wifey is a former Kansas State women's basketball player.

The couple is blessed with two children: Brian and Hayley. 

The Holthus Family is a Christian. 

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How Much Is Mitch Holthus Married?

Aforementioned Mitch Holthus is employed at ESPN as the play-by-play announcer for the Kansas City Chiefs and a college basketball announcer.

As per the source, The average salary of an Espn commentator, excluding the top-level commentators, ranges from between $18,824 to $75,754 per annum. However, the top-level professional’s income ranges from anywhere between a million to 6 million dollars annually. 

Looking at Holthus's splendid career, his annual salary is no less than the seven-digit figure.

Besides ESPN, he also hosts "Chiefs Insider" and  "Chiefs Live", making other thousands of dollars.

As of 2021, his net worth is $5 million.

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