Ernie Johnson
Ernie Johnson
Celebrated Name: Ernie Johnson
Real Name/Full Name: Ernest Thorwald Johnson, Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 7 August 1956
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Cheryl Johnson (m. 1982)
Children: Yes (Michael Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Maggie Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Eric Johnson, Allison Johnson)
Profession: sportscaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Ernie Johnson is one of the biggest names in North American and global sportscasting. His reputation precedes him, considering the fact that he acts as a television voice for one of United States of America’s most-followed sports leagues, Major League Baseball, which is a part of TBS. He also has a part to play with TNT as he hosts a show called Inside the NBA. Ernie also jointly covers NCAA Division I sponsored Men’s Basketball Tournament, which is a part of Turner and CBS.

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Early Life

Ernie Johnson came into his world as Ernest Thorwald “Ernie” Johnson Jr. on August 7, 1956. There does seem to be some dispute surrounding his official date of birth, with some websites stating it on of November 5, 1956. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was born to Ernie Johnson Sr., who played the part of a play-by-play announcer and a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. Johnson Jr. married Cheryl on August 21, 1982, and the two have remained together since. The pair has four children.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 7 August 1956, Ernie Johnson is 67 years old as of today’s date 25th May 2024. His height is 1.85 m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


Ernie Johnson was attending classes at the University of Georgia in 1977, the year in which his career began. He accepted the job as a sports and news director for a radio show, aired at the station by the name of WAGQ-FM. The station was situated in Athens, Georgia.

Ernie stayed at the job for a year or so, until 1978, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, at a rank of summa cum laude. He then moved to Macon, Georgia, and started a broadcasting career at the channel WMAZ-TV. He also worked as a news reporter at another channel called WSPA-TV. He joined Turner Sports in 1989.

Ernie Johnson is fondly called as “E.J.” when he covers the studio shows for the coverage of NBA games by TNT. This includes pregame shows, halftime shows, and also postgame show Inside the NBA.

Ernie has been at this stage since the beginning of 1990. His section of the show has been sponsored by Vitaminwater and Geico. He is often joined by famous faces of the NBA for his shows, which include Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Dennis Scott, Charles Barkley.

He also hosts Tuesday Fan Night for NBA TV and also moderates and hosts NBA TV’s Open Court. This includes Johnson, along with six other panelists. They discuss a diverse range of topics related to the NBA, from its history to the current situation. He also works as a play-by-play announcer for the PGA tour.

Awards and Achievements

Ernie Johnson has won the Sports Emmy in the category of Outstanding Sports Personality, as a Studio Host, an award which he shared with Bob Costas, who worked with NBC and HBO. This was in the year 2002. In 2006, he won the award once again, beating Costas and breaking his dominance over the award, which lasted for the past six years.

In 2015, Ernie Johnson won a third Emmy award for the category of Best Studio Host. He dedicated the award to daughters Stuart Scott, who unfortunately passed away earlier. He also has a sportscaster for video games, which are NBA Live 98, and from NBA 2K15 to NBA 2K18.

Net Worth & Salary of Ernie Johnson in 2024

Ernie Johnson Net Worth
Ernie Johnson Net Worth

Considering his various achievements in the field of sports and sportscasting, it is evident that Ernie Johnson has accumulated a great amount of wealth. His net worth stands in at $2 million as of May 2024. His annual salary is around $300 thousand.

His work ethic is commendable, as he battled non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, continuing with his work and with his chemotherapy sessions.


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