A Look Into Suzy Kolber’s Sports Reporting Career Highs and Marriage to Eric Brady

Age/Date of Birth:
56 years old (14 May 1964)
Height:
5 feet, 7 inches (1.7 m)
Ethnicity/Race:
Jewish
Nationality:American
Husband or Boyfriend:Eric Brady (married in 2008)
Parents:Father: Gene Kolber
Mother: Sandra Kolber
Net Worth: $18 million

Suzy Kolber is an award-winning sportscaster who has proven her mettle in the sports broadcasting industry that is mostly dominated by males. Having whetted her communication skills at the University of Miami, where she bagged a Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications. The veteran sports broadcaster has over the years pruned her journalistic skills the more by anchoring many sports shows on TV especially on ESPN where she has spent most of her career that has spanned over three decades.

Despite being already known for her brilliant anchorage in sports programs such as ESPN’s NASCAR Countdown, Sunday Night Football, NFL Matchup, and Monday Night Football, Kolber garnered international fame in 2006, when she became the first female sportscaster to claim the Maxwell Club Sports Broadcaster of the Year Award. She has also attracted the attention of several brands that have handed her lucrative ambassadorial roles such as the ones with Pepsi-Cola and Chevrolet. Now let’s take a sneak peek into her career achievements and married life.

Suzy Kolber At A Glance

What To Know About Her Career Achievements

Suzy Kolber is a dexterous sports journalist who began her professional career while still an undergraduate at the University of Miami. She got associated with news agencies such as Dynamic Cable, CBS Sports, and WTVJ-TV prior to her graduation from the university. Then after her graduation, she continued working at Miami-based WTVJ-TV as a sports specials producer for three more years. There, she was recognized with a local sports Emmy Award for her notable contributions to the TV network.

Afterward, she began freelancing and was associated with WPLG-TV situated in Miami for one year, working as a producer. She further had multiple freelancing gigs which included the provision of reportage for Breeder’s Cup and weekend sports anchor/weekday correspondent at WPEC-TV, Florida. In 1993, Kolber was hired by the esteemed sports broadcasting Network, ESPN and began co-hosting SportsNight on ESPN2 following the debut of the TV network on October 1st, 1993.

Soon after, she started anchoring SportsCenter and equally hosted SportsFigures, Grand Slam tennis games and X Games before becoming a member of staff of Fox Sports in November 1996. While she was there, she worked as the anchor of Fox Sports News and also provided reportage on National Football League games. Suzy Kolber additionally served as a correspondent for horse racing events and also hosted on the studio, the network’s coverage of National Hockey League games such as Playoffs and the Stanley Cup Final held in 1999.

In the same year, Kolber provided live reportage from the Giza Pyramid complex in Egypt during an archaeological program titled Opening the Lost Tombs: Live From Egypt. She then made her way back to ESPN in August 1999 and began hosting the National Football League Matchup for 4 seasons. Suzy Kolber also hosted the Sunday Night Football from 2001 to 2005, before being named to the Monday Night Football team in 2006 as a sideline reporter.

Suzy Kolber on Monday Night Football
Suzy Kolber (L) on Monday Night Football (image source)

Alongside Michele Tafoya, the bold and talented sports broadcaster became renowned for their brilliant works on the sidelines, as the program ended up becoming the most-watched program in the annals of cable television. At the end of the 2010-2011 National Football League season, Michele departed from ESPN and Joined NBC Sports. Thus, leaving Suzy Kolber as the only NFL sideline reporter. As a result, the TV network began rotating sideline reporters for the NFL games on a weekly basis, with the adept sportscaster working as a fill-in.

Following the birth of her child, Suzy needed more time to be with her baby, and as such, requested to do more of in-studio gigs. As a result of her plea, a new sports program titled NFL32 was created (now changed to NFL Insiders), with Suzy Kolber serving as the host. Furthermore, she was made the host of Monday Night Countdown in 2015, after the demise of the former host, Stuart Scott in January 2015.

Other sports programs she has covered or hosted on ESPN include National Football League Draft, College GameDay, NASCAR Countdown, French Open, Wimbledon games, Summer X Games and Winter X Games, among several others. Through her work ethics and enthusiasm, Suzy Kolber has become one of the most famous sports broadcasters in the United States. She gained a spot on the list of ten favorite Sports TV Personalities of the Past 10 years by Sports Business Daily in 2004. More so, she has endorsed many products such as Sega’s video game and Sony’s PlayStation 2.

What To Know About Her Husband Eric Brady and Their Daughter

Suzy Kolber’s career has continuously been in the spotlight for many decades because of the laudable career accomplishments she has recorded over the years. But that cannot be said about her relationship life, which she has kept on the down-low since the inception of her marriage. In 2008, the sports broadcaster welcomed a daughter christened Kellyn and reportedly stated that she would nurture her baby as a single mother during that time.

Suzy Kolber
Suzy Kolber and husband, Eric Brady (image source)

But, a few months later, in the same year, she was said to have tied the knot with a long term beau called Eric Brady in a private wedding ceremony. Since then, she has successfully kept the details of her husband of over a decade on a low key, and equally that of her daughter. As such, there has been speculation about the beautiful sports journalist being divorced as there is little to no information regarding her family life on the media.

Since there’s no evidence backing up the speculation, it is believed that Suzy Kolber is still married to her long-term boyfriend and the couple are relishing their marital relationship of over ten years.

Suzy Kolber’s Biodata

Profile Summary 
First Name:Suzanne
Last Name:Lisa
Also Known As:
Suzy Kolber
Sex/Gender:
Female
Profession:
Football sideline reporter, co-producer, and sportscaster
Famous For:ESPN
Colleges/Universities Attended:
University of Miami
Educational Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunications
Religion:
Jewish
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
56 years old (14 May 1964)
Zodiac Sign:Taurus
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality:American
Ethnicity/Race:
Jewish
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
Height:
5 feet, 7 inches (1.7 m)
Weight:
58 Kg (128 lbs)
Eye Colour:
Blue
Hair Color:
Blonde
Other Body Measurements:
N/A
Relationships
Marital Status:
Married
Spouse/Partner:
Eric Brady (married in 2008)
Family and Relatives
Father:
Gene Kolber
Mother:Sandra Kolber
Children:
Kellyn
Siblings:N/A
Other Relatives:
N/A
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$18 million
Salary:N/A
Source of Wealth:
Journalism

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Tim Walbe
Tim Walbe
Tim is a seasoned journalist and a graduate of Mass Communications who has been writing for over 4 years. He reviews products, writes about games and computers, and talk tech and arts. If there is a WIII, He believes it could be caused by bad writing

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