Jim Nantz is more or less a well-known name among sports enthusiasts. He is a popular sports reporter known for his work with the NFL, NCAA, and CBS Sports. Jim Nantz effortlessly conveys competence and professionalism in his work. He has moderated, announced, and presented for various sporting events. It was an interesting journey for Jim, but one filled with ups and downs. And even more interesting is that he mastered all challenges with such grace and aplomb. His story is a story that should be heard by every aspiring media personality, so here you will find everything you need to know about him.
Jim Nantz’ Bio (Age)
Born on May 17, 1959, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and baptized James William Nantz III, Nantz fell in love with sports while still in high school in Marlboro High New Jersey. He was co-captain of the school’s basketball and golf team. After high school, he went to the University of Houston, where he studied radio. At the university, he also played on the golf team. As a sports enthusiast with a focus on broadcasting, Jim Nantz showed great uniqueness in his first experiences in this field.
He began broadcasting weekend reports for Win Elliot’s Sports Central USA. He then worked with KHOU Houston as a sports reporter and presenter. In 1985, he joined CBS and started as the studio host of the company’s studio soccer show. He has hosted several sports programs at CBS. Nantz currently hosts the station’s coverage of the Masters’ Tournament.
His Net Worth
Jim Nantz has a deserving fortune to show for his outstanding works, as well as his commitment to his passion. The sportscaster ace sits on a net worth estimated at $15 million. Nantz earns his money by moderating and hosting sports programs on television. The CBS sports presenter earns about $7 million a year as his earnings.
Jim has received a lot of recognition and awards for his tremendous contribution to sports. Some of these include the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality and Play by Play in 2008, and he received the same award the following year. He has been named National Sportscaster of the Year five times by the NSSA. He is also the recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award for Broadcasting.
Personal Life – Wife, Divorce, Daughters, Son
Jim Nantz may seem so cool on TV, but that doesn’t mean his personal life is free of drama. For some strange reasons Nantz has married twice and has children from those marriages. First, he was married to Ann-Lorraine “Lorrie” Carlsen. The couple married in 1983 but separated in 2009 after nearly 26 years of marriage. They had a daughter, Caroline. Caroline Nantz, who holds a USC degree, works at NBC Universal’s Access Hollywood.
It’s not clear what happened between the two of them, but rumors at the time were that the failure of their marriage was due to Nantz’s extramarital affair with Courtney Richards. During the divorce proceedings, however, the judge concluded that the marriage was already plagued by challenges before the affair and that the failure of the marriage could not be attributed to the affair.
However, the trial ended with a financial blow to Nantz, forcing him to pay his ex-wife nearly $1 million a year in alimony and child support. To be exact, he was to pay $916,000 to Lorrie. The alimony payments also included the money for his ex-wife’s two houses in Connecticut and also her $70,000 membership in a country club.
A few years later Nantz tied the knot again. In June 2012, he married Courtney Richards, with whom he had already been dating before his divorce from Lorrie. When he met Courtney Richards, she worked as Vice President of IMG. The couple was reportedly engaged for almost two years before they finally entered into a marriage. Their wedding took place at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. Jim and Courtney have two children 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 beautiful body that fits his showbiz career. His blue eyes rest on his well-carved face covered with brown hair. Jim Nantz stands at a height of 1.91 meters (6ft, 3in), which is in good proportion to his weight of 84kg.