Colin Cowherd is an American media man who is famous for his sports broadcasts. He gained popularity through his previous work with various media stations, including ESPN, and his current work at Fox Sports, where he hosts The Herd with Colin Cowherd and co-hosted shows such as Speak for Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock alongside Jason Whitlock.
Since he has become very famous, there are a lot of things people want to know about him. Here are the things you should know about the media man.
Colin Cowherd Early Life and Rise to Fame
He was born on 6 January 1964 as Colin Murray Cowherd in Aberdeen, Washington. However, it was in Grayland, Washington, where he was raised by his single mother after his divorce from his alcoholic father when Colin and his older sister were children. The reason given for his parents’ divorce was his father’s alcoholism.
As he grew up, Colin spent most of his time alone with his radio and listening to sports broadcasts, and this will also influence his love of sports broadcasts. For his education, he attended Eastern Washington University, where he graduated in 1985.
After school, he did not immediately get involved in radio, as he worked as a teacher for a while before moving to the San Diego Padres and then to KVBC, where he worked as a sports director. His career also led him to spend some time at WTVT, where he was a weekend sports presenter.
His Career with ESPN and Fox Sports
Colin Cowherd had a rather new definition of his career when he was hired by ESPN radio in 2003. Before that, he had also spent some time at KGW-TV, where he worked as a presenter. At ESPN he started The Herd in 2004 together with Colin Cowherd.
The sports presenter remained with ESPN Radio until 2015. While at the station, he also hosted other shows, including Colin’s New Football Show, which ran from 2013 to 2014. He left the station in 2015 after a controversy over a commentary he made about baseball players from the Dominican Republic, whose academic ability and intelligence he questioned, claiming they came from a harsh background.
His departure opened up the opportunity for him to sign a contract that would see him at Fox Sports for the next 4 years. He continues to host The Herd on the station, and Kristine Leahy joined him as co-host before she left in 2018.
Cowherd is not only a media person but also a writer whose first work, You Herd Me! I’ll Say It If Nobody Else Will, was published in 2013, while his next book, Raw: My 100%, Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look at Sports was released 2 years later.
His career, which seems to go on almost forever, was crowned with a number of well-deserved awards. He was named Best Expert of 2012 by PunditTracker after demonstrating his skills in sports forecasting. Cowherd was also named Radio Personality of the Year 2005 by Sports Illustrated. During his time at KVBC in Las Vegas, Nevada, Colin was the Sports Moderator of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in Nevada, Nevada, for five years.
Colin Cowherd’s Family, Wife, Daughter, and Divorce
Cowherd was married to Kimberly Ann Vadala. The two married in 1996, and in 2007 the marriage ended in divorce. An American model, Kimberly Ann, and the media man have two children from this marriage. Although he kept his children almost completely out of the limelight, he once shared a picture of his daughter on his Twitter handle.
After the failure of the marriage and the subsequent divorce, Colin married Ann Cowherd in 2010. There is very little information about Ann Cowherd, obviously because she is not a media person and not necessarily a celebrity.
Born in Grayland, the American now lives with his family in Los Angeles.
Net Worth and Salary
Having worked for several well-known media companies, Mr. Cowherd has a net worth estimated at $14 million. That means he receives an annual payment of $2 million. The man makes his wealth from his work as a media man.
Height – How Tall is Colin Cowherd?
At over 50, Colin Cowherd is a man who looks slim and yet athletically built. He has a pretty good height and weight. If you look at his measurements, he is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and has a bodyweight of 184½ pounds.