Adam Schefter was a journalist first before he became a Television analyst. The ace sports writer and TV analyst has written for so many newspapers including The Denver Post and many others. There is so much to know about the life of Schefter apart from his professional life. Here are lesser known facts about him.
Adam Schefter’s Bio, Age
He was born on December 21, 1966, in Valley Stream, New York. He attended John F. Kenndey High School in Bellmore New York where he grew up. After his high school, Adam proceeded to the University of Michigan where he graduated in 1989. Schefter was a freelance reporter for the Chicago Tribune while at the University, afterwards, he enrolled at Medill School of Journalism in Northwestern University.
Schefter who was always inclined to writing began his career as an editor for The Michigan Daily Newspaper. He then worked as an intern for the Seattle Post-Intelligence. He also started writing for the Rocky Mountain News in 1990 after moving to Denver. After writing for the outlet for almost six years, he started writing for The Denver Post in 1996. Schefter journeyed to NFL Network in 2004 after working at ESPN’s Around the Horn as a substitute for Woody Paige. He also made appearances at The Sports Reporters for ESPN.
At NFL network, Adam Schefter appeared on NFL Total Access. He was also a writer for NFL.com. Schefter’s stint at NFL established him as the best insider as polled by November 2010 USA Today fan poll. The sports journalist bagged this recognition again the following year after a job well done. After making appearances at ESPN, he caught the attention of the management and later became a sports journalist for the outfit and started making appearances on air.
In 2017, he became a part of the NBA section of the ESPN team and was a sideline reporter. Schefter ‘s podcast Know Them from Adam was launched on ESPN audio in February 2017. The programme features discussions by sports stakeholders pertaining to football issues.
The notable journalist has bagged several recognition and accolades in the course of his work. He was adjudged the Most Influential Tweeter in New York by New York magazine. He was named the ‘Best Newsbreaker’ and was also named Media Person of the Year by different platforms at various times.
His Net Worth, Salary
Adam Schefter sits on an estimated net worth of $4 million. The sportswriter and analyst has his various stints with broadcasting platforms to thank for his financial status. According to celebrity net worth, Schefter makes $1.2 million as his annual salary. He also makes money from his podcast on ESPN Audio, as well as the other programmes he appears on.
Family – Wife, Kids
The sportswriter has an interesting story with regards to his personal life. While many are aware he is married to Sharri Maio not many know how the two ended up together. Adam met Maio on a blind date in 2006. Things happened so fast after the two felt an instant chemistry. Only a year later, the two tied the knot in 2007 and have been together since.
Maio was previously married to Joseph Maio who tragically lost his life in the dreadful 9/11 terrorist attack. Adam is a stepfather to Sharri’s son Devon, whom she had with her late husband. He also shares a daughter named Dylan, with Sharri.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Adam Schefter’s career may not be daunting enough to require a sturdy body build but the sportswriter has got a nice body. He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches which is quite proportional to his weight of 80 kg.
Other Facts You Need to Know
- Although he earns in millions, Adam is not one who shows off his assets. This can be confirmed by his over one hundred thousand followers on Instagram and over 7 million followers on Twitter.
- Schefter was reprimanded by the law on grounds of breach of privacy in 2015 after he tweeted a medical chart showing that American Football defensive end Jason Perre-Paul had his right index finger amputated. The sportswriter was dragged in the matter alongside ESPN management. The case was settled two years later in 2017.
- Schefter has written five books to his name. Some of them include ‘The Man I Never Met: A Memoir’ (2018), ‘The Class of Football: Words of Hard-Earned Wisdom from Legends of the Gridiron’ (2009), and others.