Cari Champion is an American television personality as well as a broadcast journalist who works for the channel ESPN2 as an anchor and reporter. Champion has famously hosted ESPN’s First Take while she also previously reported for the American sports channel named Tennis Channel.
Cari is also an avid basketball lover and fan whose favorite basketball teams are Los Angeles Lakers and the UCLA Bruins. Let’s find out more about her career, life, and net worth.
Cari Champion: early life, career, and nationality
Cari Champion was born on June 1975 in Pasadena, California, the U.S. which makes her nationality an American. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles and majored in English and minored in mass communications. As during her degree, she decided she wanted to pursue a career in journalism. She later confessed that she wanted to pursue journalism to break the negative stereotypes of African Americans and give a voice to the minorities.
She began her broadcasting career working in several television stations after which she moved to Virginia to carry out a job in reporting. Eventually, she became a reporter in Orange County Newschannel in Santa Ana, California. Cari worked there for a while then later moved to WPTV-TV in Florida. During her tenure in WGCL-TV in Atlanta, she was fired for using swear word in front of the camera, however, she was later re-hired. She then left the job there and went back to Florida where she covered most important stories related to aftermaths of devastating hurricanes. During this time, she became closer to Tennis and developed love towards the sport. As a matter of fact, she later auditioned for the Tennis channel and got the job.
Later in 2012, she joined ESPN as a host of ESPN2’s live debate show First Take. After serving in ESPN as an anchor for a long time, and six months into a petition, Cari finally got the opportunity to work as an anchor on SportsCenter, which was her ultimate goal. In the year 2015, she was promoted as an anchor for morning editions of SportsCenter.
Cari Champion: married and husband
Cari Champion’s career story is surely full of a lot of information however when it comes to her personal life things are a bit sealed. So is Cari Champion married or not? well, the answer is no. She is not married at present but we cannot tell if she has a boyfriend or not.
There are many questions leading to Cari’s relationship status which is a big mystery. But the reporter remains tight-lipped about her boyfriend and personal life. Similarly, there are also no rumors that hint of her dating life or her boyfriend.
Cari Champion net worth
Cari is a black American reporter in the sports industry in one of the leading sports channel. Undoubtedly, she earns a hefty deal from the channel itself. Though her salary and income from ESPN is not out yet her net worth estimation is something between $1 million to $2 million.
Cari Champion is active on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter where she has a good number of followers. The reporter actively posts on her social media pages.