Stugotz is very popular for his work as a sports talk radio host on ESPN. He is admired for The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz which he co-hosts with Dan Le Batard who is a sports journalist. He has been on the show since 2004 when it first began on the South Miami based radio station, WAXY.
While he has been dragged to the spotlight as a result of his career, many details about his personal life have been left to speculation. Get all the facts you should know about him below.
Who is Stugotz (Jon Weiner)?
While he is popular to some as Stugotz and to others as Jon Weiner, it is as Jonathan Brian Weiner that the media personality was born on July 29, 1972, in the United States. He was raised in Long Island, Port Washington, New York.
Jon has had an interest in pursuing a radio sports talk career since he was a little child; this has been traced to when he listened to Mike and the Mad Dog. He was introduced to sports listening by his father who was always listening to WFAN which was the first 24-hour sports radio station. That was where he first heard Mike and the Mad Dog. He told his dad immediately, that it was what he was going to do.
In the years that followed, he sustained his passion so much that he decided to get an English/Communications degree when he went to Clark University from where he graduated in 1995.
More than just his love for sports talk, Stugotz also participated in sports. While still in college, Weiner played lacrosse and was part of the college team. In his first season, he made the Pilgrim League All-Star team. More than that, he also set and broke some records.
After he was through with his education, he worked with the New York Rangers and New York Knicks while interning for Madison Square Garden and then he proceeded to the Miami Marlins and Miami Dolphins where he continued with his internship. While there, he got the chance to become one of those that began WAXY AM (790 The Ticket) in South Miami.
He later joined ESPN which is where he has made a name for himself as a co-anchor of the morning radio show, Weekend Observations together with Mike Golic Jr. T. He also got in various other shows and then in 2004, he joined Dan Le Batard to start their popular show, The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz. In 2019, he joined the podcast, STUpodity.
His Family Details
More than anything else that he is, Stugotz is also a family man who places his wife and kids above anything else. In 2012, he tied the knot with Abby Weiner whom he is still with. There is no information as regards how the two met or for how long they dated before deciding to tie the knot.
Jon and Abby have tried as much as possible through the years, to keep their family away from public scrutiny. The couple is blessed with two kids, a son and a daughter who also plays lacrosse just like her father. Even with his very tight schedule, Weiner has still made out time to keep coaching his daughter and her team.
Facts about Stugotz (Jon Weiner)
1. He was a lover of sports when he was growing up
While growing up in Port Washington, Weiner fell in love with lacrosse which he described as a sport that was all over the town and so almost everyone could play because it was a part of the town’s culture. Apart from that, he also played football and basketball, although the primary sport was lacrosse.
One of the best in radio sports talk show business, his show with Dan Le Batard has been ranked among the best talk shows in the United States. He was named the Best AM Radio Personality in 2016 by Miami New Times.
3. Net worth
Weiner has spent more than two decades in the business of sportscasting. Thanks to this, he has risen to both fame and fortune. With that said, Stugotz has a net worth that is estimated at $2 million. He made his fortune from his career as well as other things he has been involved in through the years.
A good looking man, Weiner has a good height and body build which are among the things that have helped him when he was playing basketball and football in his earlier days. That said, his exact height and body weight are still not known.