Scott Van Pelt is a respected American sportscaster who has spent decades in the business and has made long strides as a journalist. Having kick-started his career since 1990, he is considered a veteran who has given everything he has to climb to the top of the ladder of success as a sportscaster. He has worked in different media outfits, stunning fans with his skills as a sports talk show host and establishing himself as one of the very interesting sportscasters to watch.
Scott now works as a solo anchor for a midnight-edition of SportsCenter, a popular daily sports news TV program that serves as a flagship of ESPN. We have dug up some facts about this journalist for your reading pleasure. Continue to learn more about him.
Who Exactly is Scott Van Pelt?
The exact day in which Scott Van Pelt was born is not certain, however, we know that it was in the month of July in the year 1966. The sportscaster was born in Brookeville, a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.
Scott was born to a father identified as Sam Van Pelt and a mother called Cathie Mathis. According to reports, he has three brothers identified as Mark Van Pelt, Matt Van Pelt, and Mike Van Pelt.
Growing up, Scott attended the Flower Valley Elementary School located in Rockville, Maryland. He then went on to study at Sherwood High School located in Sandy Spring, Maryland. Upon his graduation, he proceeded to attend the University of Maryland where he studied radio/television and film. He graduated from university in 1988 and has since gone on to make a name for himself as a journalist of good repute.
After graduating from university, Scott Van Pelt kick-started his career in 1990 when he landed his first job with at WTTG-TV, a Fox owned-and-operated television station in Washington, D.C. He gained lots of experience in sportscasting while on the job.
After some time at WTTG-TV, he quit his job there and joined the Golf Channel, an American pay television network owned by the NBC Sports Group in 1995. While at the Golf Channel, he worked as a studio host for some of the network’s signature programs from 1995 to 2000 and became quite popular among fans of the network.
In 2001, he left the Golf Channel and joined ESPN. At ESPN, he worked as a presenter for SportsCenter. He also covered some major golf tournament including the Masters Tournament. Before long, he rose to become one of ESPN’s top golf correspondents.
Over the years, he has become one of the most famous faces on ESPN. He also worked extensively for ESPN Radio, becoming one of its most prominent personalities. At ESPN Radio, he co-hosted the Tirico and Van Pelt show alongside Mike Tirico, however, when the show was canceled, it was replaced with Scott’s own show called The Scott Van Pelt Show, a three-hour program. It was later renamed as the SVP & Russillo in October 2012.
In May 2015, Scott left the SVP & Russillo show to become a solo anchor for a midnight-edition of SportsCenter. He continues to work there today and has won a lot of fans for himself over the years.
Scott Van Pelt’s Salary and Net Worth
There is no doubt at all that Scott Van Pelt has been able to rake in quite a lot of money over the years in the course of his career. He has worked for the top names in the media sphere in America, winning a lot of fans and making money in the process.
According to reports, ESPN talk show hosts and anchors earn between $51,000 to $81,000 in salary. Apparently, Scott’s salary falls within this range as well. At the moment, his net worth has been pegged at $16 million by different sources.
Is He Married?
Scott Van Pelt is a happily married man. The sportscaster is married to a woman identified as Stephanie Van Pelt. Details about how they met and fell in love with each other are not known, however, we know that they tied the knot as husband and wife in 2011.
The couple now has two children; a boy and a girl. Their daughter Lila Catherine was born in 2012 and their son, Sam was born in 2016.
Scott Van Pelt’s Height
Scott Van Pelt is a tall man and usually towers above people when he meets them at events. He stands at 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) and is also admired for his athletic looks by his many fans. However, his exact weight has not been revealed at the moment.