Jim Nantz is more or less a household name to sports lovers. He is a popular sportscaster known for his works with the NFL, the NCAA, and CBS Sports. Jim Nantz effortlessly dishes out competence and professionalism in his works. He has anchored, announced as well as presented for various sports outlets. For Jim, it has been an interesting journey though filled with ups and downs. And even more interesting, he has handled all challenges with so much grace and poise. His story is one that should be heard by any aspiring media personality, so here is everything you need to know about him.
Jim Nantz’ Bio (Age)
Born on May 17, 1959, and named James William Nantz III in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nantz started to fall in love with sports as early as in his high school days in Marlboro High New Jersey. He was co-captain of the school’s basketball team and golf team. After high school, he proceeded to the University of Houston where he studied broadcasting. At the university, he also played in the golf team. As a sports lover majoring in broadcasting, Jim Nantz exhibited great uniqueness during his first experiences in the field.
He started out by transmitting for Win Elliot’s Sports Central USA weekend reports. He then worked with KHOU Houston as a sportscaster and an anchor. In 1985, he made an entry into CBS and started out as a studio host of the company’s football studio show. He has anchored various sports programmes at CBS. Nantz currently anchors the network’s coverage of the Masters’ Tournament.
His Net Worth
Jim Nantz has a deserving net worth to show for his outstanding works, as well as his commitment to his passion. The ace sportscaster sits on a net worth estimated at $15 million. Nantz makes his money from anchoring and hosting sports programmes on TV. The CBS sports anchor makes about $7 million per year as his earnings.
For his tremendous contribution to sports, Jim has won a lot of recognition as well as accolades. Some of these include the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality and Play by Play in 2008, he also bagged the same award the following year. He is a five-time recipient of the National Sportscaster of the Year by the NSSA. He is also a recipient of the Curt Gowdy award for broadcasting.
Personal Life – Wife, Divorce, Daughters, Son
Jim Nantz may appear so cool on TV but this does not mean his personal life is devoid of drama. For some peculiar reasons, Nantz married twice and also has kids from the marriages. He was first married to Ann-Lorraine “Lorrie” Carlsen. The couple got married in 1983 but split in 2009 after almost 26 years of marriage. They had a daughter, Caroline. Caroline Nantz who is a USC graduate works with NBC Universal’s Access Hollywood.
It is not clear what came between the two but rumors had it at the time that the failure of their marriage was due to Nantz’s extramarital affair with Courtney Richards. But during the divorce trial, the judge concluded that the marriage was already plagued with challenges before the affair and that its failure cannot be attributed to the affair.
However, the trial ended with a financial blow on Nantz which required him to pay his ex-wife almost $1 million a year in alimony and child support. To be precise, he was to pay $916,000 to Lorrie. The alimony also included the money for his ex-wife’s two Connecticut homes and also her $70 thousand country club membership.
Nantz tied the knot again a few years later. In June 2012, he got married to Courtney Richards whom he started dating before his divorce to Lorrie. When he met Courtney, she was working as the Vice President of IMG. The couple was reportedly engaged for almost two years before they finally tied the knot. Their wedding took place at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. Jim and Courtney have two kids together; Finley Nantz their daughter, born in March 2014, and Jameson Nantz their son, born in January 2016.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
The media personality has a nice body that suits his showbiz career. His blues eyes nicely rest on his well-carved face covered with his brown hair. Jim Nantz stands at a tall height of 1.91meters (6ft, 3in) which is quite proportional to his weight of 84kg.