Cari Champion Biography
Cari Champion is an American broadcast journalist and television personality. She has worked as an anchor and reporter for the Tennis Channel and as the host of ESPN2’s First Take. In July 2014, Champion became an anchor for ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter.
After almost eight years at the network, she left ESPN in February 2020. She now co-hosts Cari & Jemele (Won’t) Stick to Sports with Jemele Hill on the Vice on the TV network.
Cari Champion Age | How Old is Cari Champion?
Cari was born in June 1975, in Pasadena, California, United States. She is 46 years old as of 2021. Champion has not shared her date of birth.
Cari Champion Height | How Tall is Cari Champion?
Cari stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches which is equivalent to (178 meters). she weighs 60 kilograms which are also equivalent to 132 lbs. Her body measurements are 35-25-37 inches. Her hair color is black.
Cari Champion Family, Parents, and Siblings
Champion was born in Pasadena, California, the United States. She is the daughter of her parents named Dylan Champion and Mariah Champion. She is the second daughter of her family. Champion has two younger brothers and an elder sister.
Cari Champion Education
Champion attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she majored in English and minored in mass communications. In her junior year, she studied in Washington, D.C., and earned an internship at CNN. Champion graduated from UCLA in 2000, with an English degree.
Cari Champion Husband|Married
Cari is very private about her personal life. She has not disclosed any information about her being married. This information will soon be updated.
Cari Champion and The Rock
Champion is currently working alongside the arguably biggest celebrity in the world — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — as they are co-hosts on NBC’s The Titan Games.
Cari Champion Ryen Russillo
On May 26th, 2014, Champion took her fan by surprise after posting and revealing that she was involved in a romantic relationship with Ryen Russillo. On the post, she wrote, “It’s official…Here’s my boo @ryenarussillo.” However, the two stopped appearing together, and most importantly, they do not even follow each other on social media anymore which suggests that they are no longer dating.
Cari Champion and Jemele Hill
Cari was working alongside Jemele Hill to host the show titled Cari and Jemele Won’t Stick to Sports. It is a commentary show. It was first broadcasted on August 19th, 2020, and is currently airing on Vice on TV. They discuss social issues, sports activism, business, and culture on the show.
Cari Champion ESPN
Champion joined ESPN as the new host of ESPN2’s live debate show First Take on October 1st, 2012. Working as the host, she moderated debates between sports pundits Skip Bayless, and Stephen A. Smith, who she said had “the biggest, strongest personalities in the building”.
Cari made her journalistic debut for the network on November 4th, 2014 after proposing ideas for stories to ESPN. At the time she profiled and interviewed American football quarterback Cam Newton in a segment for E:60. That same day, she was the target of racist and sexist tweets from comedian Artie Lange, who jokingly portrayed himself and Champion in a sexual fantasy set during slavery.
Lange tweeted an apology to Champion the following day and ESPN issued a statement to Sports Illustrated that rebuked Lange’s tweets, while Champion did not respond publicly. Champion petitioned for six months to become an anchor on SportsCentre and was promoted to the position in June 2015. Cari hosted the last episode of First Take on June 19th and began anchoring morning editions of SportsCentre in July.
Cari Champion Reality Show
Champion has worked as an entertainment reporter for the Starz network and shows such as The Insider and Hollywood 411.
Cari Champion TNT
Champion who is a former ESPN anchor was set to join Turner Sports and be the host of The Arena show beginning of July 20th, 2020. The show is set to explore topics of conversations on and off the court including the changing landscape of the NBA, the Black Lives Matter movement among others. Cari is set to be joined by current and former NBA stars such as Draymond Gree, Charles Barkley, and Dwyane Wade. Moreover, she will sit down with celebrity guests like Killer Mike and Jemele Hill.
Cari Champion Net Worth and Salary
Cari has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Cari has earned her fortune from her career as a journalist and a television personality. She has an annual salary of $1 million.