For more than a quarter century, Chris Fowlera has enjoyed a career as a sportscaster at ESPN, consistently reaching the top and appearing on many top programs, especially those related to college football. He became one of the most renowned sports commentators in America. Fowler’s career successes are enviable to say the least of being a mainstay of coveted positions to be part of two Emmy award-winning programs. He joined ABC in 2014 to become Saturday Night Football’s play-by-play announcer. Here’s a look at the highlights of Chris Fowler’s life and career.

Chris Fowler – Bio

Christopher Fowler is from Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born on August 23, 1962. His father, Knox Fowler, is an academic who taught acting as a professor at State College in Pennsylvania – a place where Chris would spend some time. of his childhood. Chris Fowler also grew up in Rockford, Illinois, as well as Colorado Springs, where he attended General William J. Palmer High School, where he graduated in 1980.

Immediately after high school, Chris Fowler enrolled in the University of Colorado where he studied radio and television, graduating in 1985. His interest in television began in high school and he would go on to become the first benefactor of the scholarship Denver Press Club Journalism’s Alan Berg Memorial. While not yet a graduate, Chris Fowler held a few jobs to gain hands-on experience in his field of study.

About a year out of college, he started covering sports for the Denver daily, Rocky Mountain News. Simultaneously, Chris Fowler produced and co-hosted a weekly cable magazine broadcast in Boulder, Colorado. He also contributed to his university’s radio station KAIR-AM as an athletic director.

With a wealth of experience as an undergraduate, Fowler had made his post-college job an easy feat. He interned at KMGH-TV, an ABC affiliate, and worked briefly with KCNC-TV, an NBC Denver affiliate. Barely a year after graduating from college, ESPN hit. His first role with the sports giant was as host/reporter for Scholastic Sports America, a position he held for two years from 1986 to 1988. He was later promoted to secondary college football reporter.

Chris Fowler began serving as host of CollegeGameDay in 1990, a role that spanned more than two decades and ended in 2014. With Fowler at the helm of affairs, the show has won 5 Sports Emmys from the best weekly studio show (2008, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015).

In addition to covering college football, Fowler also covered tennis and soccer. He has led tennis tournaments such as Wimbledon, Australian Open, French Open and US Open. For years, Chris Fowler also covered ESPN’s X Summer Games (1995 – 2000) and Winter Games (1998 – 2000).

Since 1994, the year ESPN began its coverage of the Heisman Trophy presentation, Fowler has served as host. When ESPN covered the 2010 FIFA World Cup for a month, it enlisted the services of Fowler alongside longtime NFL commentator Mike Tirico to serve as anchor.

Like most sports announcers, Chris Fowler found himself in several controversies, but those weren’t enough to eclipse his laurels.

Private life

Chris Fowler hasn’t let his love for sports take away from his romantic life. He found a wife in Jennifer Dempster – a model and instructor whom he married in 2006. Dempster is also a lover of cameras and has made a handful of television appearances. In 1988, she appeared on ESPN’s fitness and exercise television series, Body Sculpting. Chris Fowler’s wife has a thing for acting and has at least four acting credits to her name, including On the Hit (1989), and It’s Time (2005). She appeared in a 2017 episode of the Food and Lifestyle television series The Chew

American Sports Announcer Net Worth and Salary

Chris Fowler has seen a steady rise in his career as a sportscaster and his loyalty to ESPN along with his dedication and skill have paid off. His salary has increased from hundreds of thousands to $1.5 million and $3 million as of 2019. Through proper financial management, Chris Fowler has built an estimated net worth of $7 million.