Ernie Johnson

Ernie Johnson Wiki/Biography

Ernie Johnson is well-known in both North American and worldwide sportscasting,  Ernie Johnson provides the television voice for Major League Baseball, one of the most well-known sports leagues in the United States of America, which is a part of TBS, and his reputation precedes him.

Additionally, he works for TNT, where he presents the Inside the NBA program. Turner and CBS both broadcast the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, which Ernie also co-covers.

Ernest Thorwald “Ernie” Johnson Jr. was born on August 7, 1956, and is 67 years old. His official date of birth appears to be in question, with some websites saying that it was on November 5, 1956. He was born in the Wisconsin city of Milwaukee. He was conceived by play-by-play broadcaster and former Major League Baseball pitcher Ernie Johnson Sr. On August 21, 1982, Johnson Jr. wed Cheryl, and they have been together ever since. There are four kids for the couple.

What is the net worth of Ernie Johnson?

Ernie Johnson undoubtedly owns a sizable fortune given his many achievements in sports and sportscasting. He has a $2 million net worth as of  2023. He earns somewhere about $300,000 each year.

He battled non-Lymphoma Hodgkin’s while continuing to work and attend treatment sessions, demonstrating an amazing work ethic.

Quick Facts of Ernie Johnson

Celebrated Name: Ernie Johnson
Real Name/Full Name: Ernest Thorwald Johnson, Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 7 August 1956
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Cheryl Johnson (m. 1982)
Children: Yes (Michael Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Maggie Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Eric Johnson, Allison Johnson)
Profession: sportscaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports
Net Worth in 2022: $2 million


While enrolled in classes at the University of Georgia in 1977, Ernie Johnson started his professional life. He agreed to work as the sports and news director for a WAGQ-FM radio program. The station was situated in Athens, Georgia.

Before earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a summa cum laude rank, Ernie worked there for nearly a year. He afterward moved to Macon, Georgia, where he started working as a broadcaster at WMAZ-TV. For another channel, WSPA-TV, he was a news reporter. He joined Turner Sports in 1989.

Ernie Johnson is known affectionately as “E.J.” as he covers the studio shows for TNT’s coverage of NBA games. This includes programs like Inside the NBA that air before, during, and after games.

Ernie has been in this stage since the start of 1990. His show’s part has been sponsored by Vitaminwater and Geico. NBA players including Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Dennis Scott, and Charles Barkley frequently appear on his broadcasts with him.

Additionally, he anchors Tuesday Fan Night and moderates Open Court on NBA TV. Along with six other people, Johnson will be on the panel. They cover a wide range of NBA-related subjects, including their past and present. He also serves as a play-by-play announcer for the PGA Tour.


He and Bob Costas, who worked for NBC and HBO, both received the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality as a Studio Host. The year was 2002. He defeated Costas and ended his six-year rule by winning the prize a second time in 2006.

2015 saw Ernie Johnson win his third Emmy in the Best Studio Host category. Stuart Scott, his late daughter who passed away earlier this year, was honored by him with the award. Additionally, he works as a sportscaster for NBA Live 98, NBA 2K15, and NBA 2K18.

Physical Appearance (Height, Weight)

He weighs 80 kg and stands 1.85 meters tall.

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