Adam Schefter was first a journalist before becoming a television analyst. The sports ace and TV analyst has written for as many newspapers like The Denver Post and many others. Apart from his professional life, there is so much to know about Schefter’s life. Here are some less-known facts about him.
Adam Schefter’s Bio, Age
He was born on December 21, 1966, in Valley Stream, New York. He attended John F. Kenndey High School in Bellmore, New York, where he grew up. After high school, Adam went to the University of Michigan, where he graduated in 1989. During his time at the university, Schefter was a freelance reporter for the Chicago Tribune, after which he enrolled in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Schefter, who has always had a penchant for writing, began his career as an editor at the Michigan Daily Newspaper. He then worked as an intern for the post-intelligence division in Seattle. After moving to Denver, he also began writing for the Rocky Mountain News in 1990. After writing for the Outlet for nearly six years, he began writing for The Denver Post in 1996. Schefter joined the NFL Network in 2004 after working at ESPN’s Around the Horn as a replacement for Woody Paige. He also appeared on The Sports Reporter for ESPN.
At NFL Network, Adam Schefter appeared in NFL Total Access. He has also been a writer for NFL.com. Schefter’s work in the NFL made him the best insider, according to a survey of USA Today fans in November 2010. The sports journalist regained this recognition the following year after doing a good job. After his appearances on ESPN, he caught the attention of management and later became a sports journalist for the Outfit and began appearing on air.
In 2017 he became part of the NBA section of the ESPN team and worked as a part-time reporter. Schefter’s podcast Know Them from Adam was broadcast on ESPN audio in February 2017. The program contains discussions of sports players on soccer topics.
The renowned journalist has received several recognitions and awards in the course of his work. For example, New York Magazine named him the most influential tweeter in New York. He was named “Best Newsbreaker” and was also named Media Person of the Year by various platforms at different times.
Adam Schefter Net Worth, Salary
Adam Schefter sits on an estimated net worth of $4 million. The sports journalist and analyst owes his financial status to his various engagements with broadcasting companies. According to some sources, Schefter earns $1.2 million as an annual salary. He also earns money from his podcast on ESPN Audio and from the other shows, he appears on.
Family – Wife, Kids
The sports journalist has an interesting story about his personal life. Although many know that he is married to Sharri Maio, not many know how the two came together. Adam met Maio on a blind date in 2006. It all happened so quickly after the chemistry between the two of them was right the first time. Just one year later, in 2007, the two made a life-long bond and have been together ever since.
Maio was previously married to Joseph Maio, who tragically lost his life in the terrible terrorist attack of September 11. Adam is a stepfather of Sharri’s son Devon, whom she had with her late husband. He also shares a daughter named Dylan with Sharri.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Adam Schefter’s career may not be discouraging enough to demand a robust physique, but the sports journalist has a beautiful body. He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches, which is quite proportional to his weight of 80 kg.
Other Facts You Need to Know About Adam Schefter
- Although he makes millions, Adam is not one to flaunt his wealth. This can be confirmed by over one hundred thousand followers on Instagram and over seven million followers on Twitter.
- Schefter was reprimanded by the law in 2015 for an invasion of privacy after he tweeted a medical chart showing that Jason Perre-Paul from the American football defense had his right index finger amputated. The sports journalist was pulled into the matter along with ESPN management. The case was settled two years later in 2017.
- Schefter has written five books in his name. Some of them are “The Man I Never Met: Memoirs” (2018), “The Class of Football: The Class of Football: Words of Hard-Earned Wisdom from Legends of Rust” (2009) and others.