Colin Cowherd Biography

December 21, 2018
First published on:December 21, 2018
by William Olver

Facts of Colin Cowherd

Birth Name Colin Murray Cowherd
Birth Place Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.
Famous Name Colin Cowherd
Birth Date January 6, 1964
Horoscope Capricorn
Father Charles Cowherd
Mother Patricia Cowherd
Net Worth $14 million
Salary $2 million
No. of Twitter Followers 1.34 million
No. of Instagram Followers 233k
Height 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight 83 kg (184 lbs)
Show The Herd with Colin Cowherd
Coworker Jason Whitlock
No. of Siblings One older sister Marlene
Other Show Speak for Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Sports media personality and Sportscaster
Currently Working For Fox Sports
Awards 2005 Radio Personality of the Year
University attended Eastern Washington University
Graduated year 1985
Currently Married Yes
Married to Ann Cowherd
Past married if any Kimberly Vadala (1996-2007)
Children Two children

Colin Murray Cowherd is a famous sportscaster currently working for Fox Sports. Known for his appearance in The Herd with Colin Cowherd, the famous media personality is working for the show since 2001. He has worked for ESPN radio and hosted the sports show SportsNation. Other than working for Fox Sports Radio and Fox Sports 1, he also hosts shows like Speak for Yourself along with Jason Whitlock.


The resident of Los Angeles, California, Cowherd reportedly earns around $6 million, as his yearly salary from the Fox Sports network, and as of 2018, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $14 million. He has been married to Ann Cowherd, since 2000. Previously, he was married to Kimberly Ann Vadala, a former model and has two children with her. Colin divorced Vadala in 2007.

Colin Cowherd Early Life and Educational History

Colin Murray Cowherd was born on January 6, 1964, in Aberdeen, Washington, U.S. to father Charles Cowherd and mother Patricia Cowherd. He holds an American nationality and belongs to White ethnic group. Further, he grew up with his older sister Marlene Cowherd in Grayland, Washington.

After completing his high school, Cowherd joined the Eastern Washington University, where he used to listen and practice the baseball game announcing.

Colin Cowherd Net worth and Salary

Colin Cowherd is one of the most popular Fox Sports radio/television host who made a successful career as a sportscaster. The reported average salary for Fox Sports as of 2018 is estimated to be in the range of $40,000-$1 million.

As Cowherd is an experienced host and play-by-play announcer, he has generated a lot of incomes displaying his charismatic talents. In 2015, he joined Fox Sports Network with $6 million in annual salary for the period of 4 months.

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The American sportscaster/media personality, Colin Cowherd has an estimated net worth of $14 million. As of 2018, he receives an annual salary of $6 million from his successful reporting career and a share of the net revenue from the show.

Further, the talented host receives an added sum of money from his radio and TV guest appearances as a sports pundit too.

During 2015, Cowherd bought two luxurious homes in the Manhattan Beach area for $4 million and $3.1 million respectively. Later, in 2018, Cowherd sold one of his houses(3,700 square foot) for $3.25 million

CAPTION: Colin Cowherd sold his home located at Manhattan Beach SOURCE:

Cowherd currently, lives in Los Angeles, California, along with his family, in another house which he is planning to sell at $4.25 million. As per reports, he has another home in western state Utah. 

Colin Cowherd Professional Career

Cowherd began his career as the play-by-play voice for an American baseball team San Diego Padres. Later, he served as a sports director at NBC affiliated channel KVBC in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was named "Nevada's Sportscaster of the Year" five times. In addition, he was named the Sports Illustrated's 2005 Radio Personality of the year.

Later, he served as weekend sports anchor at WTVT tv station in Tampa, Florida. In 1996, he moved to Portland, Oregon where he worked as a sports anchorman for another NBC digital channel KGW-TV.

CAPTION: Colin Cowherd hosting The Herd SOURCE:

In 2001, he hosted the morning time show "The Herd" on all-sports radio KFXX. Later, in 2003, he was selected to host the late morning time show on ESPN Radio replacing Tony Kornheiser.

In addition, during 2009-2012, Cowherd along with Michelle Beadle and  Charissa Thompson served as a co-host of the ESPN2 show "SportsNation". His dedication led him to the Best Pundit of 2012 by PunditTracker.

Later in 2013, Cowherd began hosting the ESPN Sunday morning pro and college football talk show Colin's New Football Show.

On July 16, 2015, Cowherd officially announced his retirement with ESPN. Network president John Skipper stated his presence was "mutually beneficial".

Later on August 12, 2015, Cowherd officially signed a four-year deal with Fox Sports. He hosted show named "The Herd", which moved to Premiere Networks and Fox Sports Radio on September 8, 2015. Cowherd was accompanied by Kristine Leahy, another co-host and newswoman.

Cowherd also served as the co-host on the daily sports talk show "Speak for Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock" on Fox Sports 1 along with his co-worker Jason Whitlock. Currently, Cowherd is the host of the popular sports talk show "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on Fox Sports Network.

Colin Cowherd Personal Life

Regarding his personal life, Cowherd is 54 years as of 2018. Further, his star sign is Capricorn. The talented sports media personality, Cowherd has married twice during 1996-2010.

He married his first wife Kimberly Ann Vadala, a former stunning model in 1996. For more than 11 years they enjoyed their relationship. With Vadala, he has two children; one son and a daughter who are under Kimberly's custody after the couple broke up in 2007.

Later in 2009, Colin Cowherd found his second love, Ann, a beautiful woman. He met her through his friend Trace Gallagher in Las Vegas. After dating for a while, the couple married each other in 2010

"We went out to dinner – he introduced me to my wife on this night – and we got comped at Benihana because the maitre d’ knew Colin."

Details about her previous affair and husband name is unknown but Ann has four children from her previous marriage. Colin and Ann together donot have any children but Colin is father of 6 including Ann's 4 and 2 from his previous wife.

Colin Cowherd Facts

Some of the facts of the popular Colin Cowherd are:

  • Age: 54 years as of 2018
  • Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.
  • Star Sign: Capricorn
  • Net Worth: $14 million
  • Salary: $2 million

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