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Michael Wilbon [ESPN] Bio: Age, Wife, Married, Family, Net Worth

By Soni Pahadi | On: 03 Feb, 2020
Michael Wilbon [ESPN] Bio: Age, Wife, Married, Family, Net Worth

Michael Wilbon is a TV show host famous for hosting ESPN’s show titled Pardon the Interruption since 2001. Apart from that, he also serves as a columnist for ESPN.com and ESPNChicago.com.

Additionally, he is an NBA analyst for the ABC channel as he covers the pre-game show called NBA Sunday Countdown

However, Michael's skills are not limited to hosting or commentary; he is also a recognized actor with credits in movies like Mr. 3000 (2004) and Creed (2015). 

Personal Life: Wife And Children

Michael has been married to Sheryl Watkins since 9th April 1997. Together, they are fortunate to be blessed with a son named Matthew Raymond Wilbon.

Michael Wilbon with his wife, Sheryl Watkins, and son, Matthew Raymond Wilbon on 13th August 2018 (Photo: Michael Wilbon's Instagram)

The couple's son, Matthew, was born in March 2008 via surrogacy.

Career Information

Before beginning his journey as a full-time host for ESPN in 2010, he worked as a newspaper writer for The Washington Post from 1980. He covered the news related to the MLB, NFL, NBA, and college sports. 

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After serving for a decade for The Washington Post, he became a columnist while also working with ESPN at the same time.

Earlier to joining The Washington Post, he was a writer for The Daily Northwestern.

Net Worth

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Michael has accumulated a total net worth of $16 million- which is fueled via his profession as a writer, commentator, journalist, and actor.

Bio: Age, Family, And Education

Michael was born on 19th November 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised alongside a brother named Don.

The TV host's father Raymond was a laborer; whereas, his mother Cleo worked as a junior high school teacher and counselor.

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Pursuing his education, Michael joined the Northwest University and received a degree in Journalism in 1980.

Interesting Facts About Him:

  • Michael’s birth sign is Scorpio.
  • He stands at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.93m).
  • Michael’s father passed away due to lung cancer. Raymond was 60 years old at the time of his death.
  • Michael was also named as the Top Sports Columnist by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2001.
  • Back in 2005, he paid $837,000 for a Phoenix-area home.
  • He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Black Journalists in 2009.
  • Back in 2012, he delivered the Northwestern University commencement address.
  • Michael has also edited a book titled Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man, which is written by Charles Barkley. 
  • He has also written the introductory part to the Barkley’s I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It.
  • Back in 2013, Michael was invited to The White House for a 2013 luncheon with former President Barack Obama.
  • As of 2019, Michael is paid $6 million as an annual salary by ESPN.
  • Michael served almost 31 years for The Washington Post.