Scott Van Pelt is a decorated American media anchor and sportscaster popular for hosting a few sports talk shows. He has worked as a co-host for the 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter on ESPN, as well as hosting various golf events for the television network.
Van Pelt is a prominent personality on ESPN radio where he ran his own three-hour program called The Scott Van Pelt Show (2009) until the show was renamed SVP & Russillo in 2012. He left the radio show in 2015 to become a solo presenter and join the midnight edition of Sports Center.
Biography of Scott Van Pelt (Age)
The sportscaster was born in Brookeville, Maryland on July 7, 1966, to parents – Cathie Mathis and Sam Van Pelt, with three brothers Mark, Matt and Mike. Growing up in Washington, DC, Van Pelt attended Flower Valley Elementary School in Rockville, but graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland.
He then studied radio/television and film at the University of Maryland, where he graduated in 1988 and is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Van Pelt began his sports hosting career in 1990 at FOX-affiliated WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C. Three years later, he joined the Golf Channel where he hosted some of the network’s flagship programs between 1994 and 2000.
In 2001, he began working with ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor. His expertise in the field has made him one of the network’s leading golf correspondents. He also made a name for himself at major tournaments, including the main tournament. Acquiring the cable rights for The Open Championship earned him a pass to cover the golf tournament for ESPN.
On ESPN Radio, he and Mike Tirico hosted the Tirico & Van Pelt show for a few years before it was canceled and replaced by The Scott Van Pelt Show in 2009. In addition to the SVP & Russillo show, which was renamed in 2012, Van Pelt began working for the ESPN Network as a Friday night college football studio anchor on the network’s college football games.
His notable work as a media presenter includes his role as a golf video game commentator on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on EA Sports.
He also appeared in a comic spinoff Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am. His decision to stay with ESPN came in 2012 and in late summer 2015, the network promised him a soloist for a midnight edition of SportsCenter, which covers sporting events with the inclusion of commentary from the host and a few popular radio show elements.
The Brookeville native is involved in several speeches at conferences such as the G2E conference where he addressed sports betting in the US gambling industry in October 2018. In his keynote address on the second day of the conference held at Las Vegas, Van Pelt touched on essential topics such as how live betting can engage millennials. market and the legitimacy of a right to integrity. According to him, advertising in the gambling industry “shouldn’t be about hitting people on the head.”
Over the years in his career as a television personality, it is no surprise that Van Pelt has amassed an estimated net worth of $16 million in 2018. As far as we know, he is among the personalities of highest-earning media with a reported annual salary of $4 million.
At a towering height of 6ft 5in (1.98m), there is no doubt that Van Pelt stands above the average for an American, but he also looks athletic and fit to lead his career as a jock. At the age of 52, as of 2018, the father-of-two is still aiming high and may not be retiring any time soon.
Family – Married, Wife, Daughter
Van Pelt is known to be married and as much as he enjoys remarkable success as a TV presenter with over 1.9 million Twitter followers, his family life is not always an open topic. However, he shared photos of his daughter Lila Catherine and son Sam Van Pelt, as well as their dog Otis on social media.
Scott Van Pelt and his wife, Stephanie Van Pelt, married in 2011 and had their children: a daughter in 2012 and a son in 2017. The couple lead a happy life at home in Connecticut.
Stephanie is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University holds a K-6 teaching certificate and is currently a teacher at Hinds County Schools in Jackson, Mississippi. She loves being a housewife and spends a lot of time planning and decorating each new activity.