Who is Colin Cowherd?
Colin Cowherd is an American sports media personality who is best known as the host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports Radio and Fox Sports 1 which is considered as FS1’s top-rated studio program.
Cowherd was born on January 6, 1964, in Aberdeen, Washington. He grew up in a small fishing village where his rearing for him and his sister was mostly done by his mother since their parents had divorced because of his father’s heavy drinking problems. Cowherd was an introverted kid who preferred to spend a lot of time alone sitting on his roof, listening to baseball games on the radio.
Cowherd’s journey started when he was the play-by-play voice for the San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas Stars. With time, he progressed there in position becoming the sports director at KVBC. Later on at WTVT, he would first officially play the role of a weekend sports anchor.
He eventually got his own show as familiarity of his voice played a major factor in bringing in a wider audience. The show started to get more popular after it’s time slot changed from an afternoon time slot on all-sports radio KFXX to the morning drive time. The Herd with Colin Cowherd was transmitted via ESPN Radio for 11 years.
His commentary on the show has gotten much praise though he has also gotten some criticism at times for his analysis and presentation of the news stories with his own personal perspectives.
One instance where he got heavy criticism was for comments he made regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of Sean Taylor. He made some heated comments that his murder was brought upon himself from his past actions. This burst off a lot of Taylor’s fans and later his claims would be found to be inaccurate as the incident was actually a robbery where the thieves didn’t even know that he would be there at home during the incident.
In 2019, he also started to become a co-host on a TV show called SportsNation. However, on a comparative level, he didn’t stick for the product for a long time leaving after 3 years. In the years totaling till today, Cowherd has developed his own fanbase as well. He has, as a result, published two books which include You Herd Me! I’ll Say It If Nobody Else Will and Raw: My 100%, Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look at Sports.
Colin Cowherd Net Worth
As of 2019, Colin Cowherd net worth is estimated to be $14 million dollars. He has built up an impressive PR and is at a time where his earnings have hit a peak.
After leaving ESPN Radio in 2015, Cowherd signed a deal worth $6 million a year with Fox Sports. That was the same year that he won the Sports Illustrated’s 2005 Radio Personality of the year. Previously, he has also been Nevada’s Sportscaster of the Year five times and rated PunditTracker as the Best Pundit of 2012 for his sports predictions.
Is Colin Cowherd Married?
Cowherd married Kimberly Ann Vadala who was an American model in 1996 but later got divorced in 2007. The two have two kids together. 3 years later, Cowherd would marry Ann Cowherd.