Michael Wilbon Biography
Michael Ray Wilbon is an ESPN analyst and has co-hosted ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption since 2001. He is also a former journalist and columnist for The Washington Post.
Michael Wilbon Age
He was born November 19, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Michael Wilbon Education
He earned his journalism degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1980 after graduating from St. Ignatius College Preparatory School in 1976.
Michael Wilbon Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Michael Wilbon Parents
He is the beloved son of Raymond Wilbon(father) Cleo Wilbon(mother). Wilbon has a cousin, Travon Bellamy, who played for the University of Illinois football team. He is also a cousin to a former ABC News reporter Carole Simpson.
Michael Wilbon Siblings
He has a brother called Donald Wilbon.
Michael Wilbon Wife
He has been happily married to Cheryl Johnson since 1997.
Michael Wilbon Kids
He is a father of one, as a son, Mathew Raymond Wilbon who was born through the surrogate process on 26th March 2008.
Michael Wilbon Health
On January 27, 2008, Wilbon died of a heart attack. He was brought to a Scottsdale hospital after complaining of chest issues, where doctors performed an angioplasty. Wilbon suffers with type 2 diabetes. Wilbon was fortunate in that incorporating exercise into his new lifestyle was simple.
Michael Wilbon ESPN
He appears frequently on SportsCenter and weekly on ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago, while also contributing to ESPN’s The Undefeated. Wilbon commenced his career as a sports reporter at The Washington Post in 1980.After contributing to ESPN’s The Sports Reporters and other cable network shows. Wilbon began co-hosting ESPN’s daily commentary forum Pardon the Interruption (PTI) with Tony Kornheiser on October 22, 2001.
Additionally, Wilbon has also been a part of ABC’s NBA Countdown , which served as the network’s pre-game show for NBA telecasts. Wilbon signed a multi-year contract extension with ESPN at the end of 2006. Along with that, Wilbon offered to leave the Post after taking the job. Nevertheless, the paper’s chairman Don Graham and editor-in-chief Len Downie both persuaded him to stay. Wilbon regularly contributes to NBA news and information programming across ESPN platforms.
Michael Wilbon Awards
Wilbon and Kornheiser received the National Press Club’s most prestigious award, the Fourth Estate Award, in October 2017. Wilbon has been recognized by the American Sports Media Association (NSMA) Hall of Fame. He received the Curt Gowdy Media Award for print journalism from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020.
Along with that, The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) presented Wilbon with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. He and Kornheiser had received The Post’s coveted Eugene Meyer Award two years prior. He was named the top sports columnist in America by Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists, in 2001.
Moreover, Wilbon was included into the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame in March 2011 for his sports coverage and analysis in and around the nation’s capital. In 2015, he was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was chosen into the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame. The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland honored Wilbon with the fourth annual Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith award.
Michael Wilbon Salary
His salary is estimated at $6 Million annually.
Michael Wilbon Networth
He has garnered a networth of approximately $18 Million