Something for some people may just be in the blood. In the same way, you can probably say the broadcast is for Chip Caray. Following in the footsteps of his legendary grandfather and famous father, Chip is now a third-generation broadcaster covering baseball and basketball for Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast. He is famous for his career at TBS before moving to Fox, and Caray also hosts occasional shows on the Atlanta Braves radio network.
Bio Caray chip
Although the broadcaster’s name is known as Chip Caray, he was born Harry Christopher Caray III to Lila Haberberger and Skip Caray on February 27, 1965 in the United States.
With the sport still in the family, Caray wanted to play baseball when he was growing up in St. Louis. Like most of the other kids growing up there, all he desperately wanted was to play for Cardinal St. Louis.
For his education, he went to Parkway West HighAfter graduating from Ballwin Comprehensive High School, he continued his studies at the University of Georgia. He graduated in journalism in 1987.
After graduating, he took a job with stations in Panama City Florida and also Greensboro North Carolina. It was from here that he went on to work for the Seattle Mariners between 1993 and 1995. In 1998, he took a position with the Chicago Cubs where he would work with his grandfather. Unfortunately, shortly after, the old man died.
In 2004, after leaving the Cubs, he signed a deal with TBS. Chip worked there until it was announced in 2009 that he was leaving TBS. Then he went to Fox Sports South.
Most of the time his career is linked to the success of his father and grandfather who both had very successful careers. But then, Chip had no contact with either man. In fact, he only met his grandfather several times when he was younger. That said, he followed what they did on television and was drawn to sports coverage in 1983 during a Braves game in which his father called Steve Howe’s Bob Watson home.
His family: parents, wife and children
The broadcaster’s parents are HarryChristopher “Skip” Caray Jr. who is popular like Skip Caray and Lila Haberberger. Chip didn’t have much to do with his father because when he was just four years old his parents divorced and he left with his mother.
After the divorce, her father remarried in 1976 to Paula Caray with whom he remained until his death in 2008. The couple have three children, Cindy, Shayelyn and Josh Caray, who is also a broadcaster.
The man who became a father figure in her life was her maternal grandfather who was a dentist in St. Louis. Because of his influence in young Chip’s life, he also considered becoming a pediatrician.
When it comes to his love life, Chip is a married man. In 1996, he linked up with Susan Caray. Although it is not known how they met or when; we know that they have always remained close since their marriage.
Needless to say, Caray grew to realize his parents had been divorced for a long time, with his father playing virtually no role in his life. More so, his grandparents had also been divorced, so it can be easy to assume that divorce would lurk in the nooks and crannies for him. Fortunately, more than two decades after their marriage, their bond seems to be even stronger.
Chip and his wife have been blessed with four children – Christopher Caray, Summerlyn Caray, Tristan Carey and Stefan Carey. Although the children practice some form of athletics, there is no indication that they may want to follow in the footsteps of their father, grandfather and great-grandfather. That’s except for Christopher who Chip says has shown some interest.
Having enjoyed a career that spanned many years, it’s only natural to expect Chip to be well supported in a financial sense. He has an estimated net worth of over $1 million. He made his fortune from his successful career as a media personality and his annual salary is set at $100,000.