Rod Gilmore Biography

January 9, 2019
First published on:January 9, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Rod Gilmore

Rod Gilmore is a famous American football analyst currently working for ABC and ESPN. Known for his appearance in on the network's Friday and Saturday night telecasts along with Mark Jones. During his broadcasting career, he worked for different networks such as Pacific Sports Network, and Prime Sports Network.


The resident of United States, Rod Gilmore, reportedly earns around $85,000, as his yearly salary from the network, and as of 2018, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $8 Million. He is currently married to his wife Marie Gilmore.

Rod Gilmore Early Life and Educational History

Rod Gilmore was born on January 31, 1960, in Oakland, California, the U.S. to Carter Gilmore and the details about his mother is not surfaced in the media yet. He holds an American nationality and belongs to African ethnic group. His dad, Carter Gilmore, was the first African American elected city council of Oakland, California.

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Further,  the information about his early childhood and siblings are not available in the media yet. Talking about his education, he is a graduate of Stanford University and additionally, he attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D.), earning a degree in law. 

Rod Gilmore Net worth and Salary

Rod Gilmore is one of the well known ABC and ESPN anchors who have made a successful career as a sports broadcaster. As ABC and ESPN are a popular Sports Network, it is well known for paying a heavy amount of salary to its sportscasters. As Rod Gilmore is a regular ABC and ESPN anchor, he earns a decent amount of salary from the network.

The American sportscaster/anchor Rod Gilmore has an estimated net worth of $8 Million. As of 2018, the reporter receives an annual salary of $85,000 from his successful reporting career with ABC and ESPN. 

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Specifically, the ESPN network pays its employees an average salary of $85,000 per year. Since Martin is living in the United States, he is living a standard life with the money that he earned from his reporting career.

The starting salary of an ESPN commentator depends largely on his name, personality, and field experience. Radio and TV commentators with more experience but less recognition of names or celebrities earn a lower salary than former athletes and coaches.

Rod Gilmore Professional Career

Gilmore worked for the Pacific Sports Network, the SportsChannel Bay Area, and the Prime Sports Network before joining ABC and ESPN in 1996. 

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Currently, he works as a college football analyst for  ABC and ESPN. He works along with Mark Jones on the network's Friday and Saturday night telecasts.  He works with Adam Amin and Quint Kessenich on Saturday telecast of  ESPN/ABC television and contributes to studio shows including College Football Live, Outside the Lines and SportsCenter.

Rod Gilmore Personal Life

Exploring his personal life, Rod is a married man and is currently married to his wife Marie Gilmore. His wife, Marie Gilmore was elected as a mayor  Alameda, California, in November 2010.

In addition, there isn't any information about their children. Gilmore has been a long-time Stanford volunteer. He is a member of the Stanford Alumni Association and a former official of two entities sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association.

He is also an active member of various bar associations and of several local community organizations. An Oakland, Calif., native, Gilmore is a member of the Oakland Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame.

It was announced on 15 August 2016 that Gilmore was diagnosed with blood cancer. 

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