Cari Champion is one of the names that come to mind when the word 'sports journalism' is mentioned. She is an American broadcast journalist who has worked as an anchor for ESPN's flagship program, SportsCenter. The television personality has also worked as a reporter for the Tennis Channel and as the host of ESPN2's First Take.
Cari Champion attracts a lot of attention from the media as well as from her fans. She has confidently claimed her place in the world of sports broadcasting journalism, a sphere that used to belong only to men.
|Full name||Cari Champion|
|Date of birth||1st June 1978|
|Age||44 years (as of 2022)|
|Birthplace||Pasadena, California, USA|
|Current residence||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height in inches||5'10"|
|Height in centimetres||177|
|Weight in pounds||132|
|Weight in kilograms||60|
|Hair colour||Dark brown|
|Eye colour||Dark brown|
|Siblings||2 brothers and 1 sister|
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Profession||Broadcast journalist and TV personality|
|Net worth||$4 million|
Cari Champion's biography
The TV personality was born in Pasadena, California. She is the daughter of Dylan Champion (father) and Mariah Champion (mother). She has one older sister and two younger brothers.
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How old is Cari Champion?
Cari Champion's age is 44 years as of 2022. She was born on 1st June 1978.
Where did Cari Champion go to school?
Cari received her studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She majored in English and minored in mass communications at the university.
The journalist began her career by working as a broadcaster for several TV stations before moving to West Virginia. Initially, she worked as a reporter at the Orange County News Channel before moving to WPTV-TV IN West Palm Beach.
Cari joined ESPN on 1st October 2012, working as a host. Cari Champion ESPN's initial task was hosting the sport's show known as First Take. In addition, she moderated the debates taking place between Skip Bayless and Stephen A Smith.
In early 2020, Cari announced her impending departure from ESPN after seven years, leaving a vacancy at SportsCenter. Her final day with the network was on 29th January 2022.
After consulting with mentors, family and friends, I have come to the decision that it's time to leave ESPN. Over the past seven years, I've grown from hosting First Take to having my own show on SportsCenter and experiencing so much more in between.
Why did Cari Champion leave ESPN? Cari did not reveal why she left or her next move. However, a few weeks after her departure from ESPN, Cari sent some cryptic tweets that seemed to be aimed at her former place of employment. On 20th February 2020, she tweeted:
Hey, y'all! I haven't reached out in a minute. Just wanted to say I'm working and hustling and loving life. It feels good to work with those who value diversity and inclusion!
In another tweet made the same day, she said:
It's so important to listen to and SEE those who don't look like you! If you're somewhere and you know you're not valued, but YOU know your WORTH... take that leap on faith! Bet on YOU ... ALWAYS!
Before her departure, she announced that she was interested in pursuing other interests. The news of Cari leaving ESPN was a big blow to her fans, who had already fallen deeply in love with her and her broadcasting expertise.
|2008||Dirty S*xy Money||TV Reporter|
|2009||Lie to me||Reporter|
|2009||The Young and the Restless||Television Reporter|
|2010||Sympathy for Delicious||Internet Journalist|
|2012||CSI: Miami||Female Reporter|
|2013||The Bling Ring||Female TV Reporter|
Is Cari Champion married?
Who is Cari Champion's husband? The talented journalist is currently single and focusing on her career. She has not offered any information regarding her current relationships.
In 2014, however, she surprised her fans when she revealed Ryen Russillo, a coworker, as her boyfriend.
What is Cari Champion's net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, her net worth is estimated to be $4 million and an annual salary of $1 million.
Cari Champion's reaction to a racist and sexist tweet
In 2014, on Twitter, comedian Artie Lange launched an abusive tirade directed at Champion. Lange created a scenario presenting the journalist as a slave in tweets, encouraging r*pe and other non-safe thoughts for her.
His remarks drew widespread condemnation, and ESPN even issued a statement condemning his tweets. Later, after seeing the flaws in his racist and sexist remarks, the comic apologised to the reporter. On the other hand, Champion never took the tweets personally and went about her work without thinking about it.
What is Cari Champion doing now?
Cari Champion is known for her pretty smile and amazing presentation of sports news to viewers. She has achieved so much in her career through hard work and commitment. She is a great role model to both the young and the old in the media industry.
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