Suzy Kolber is one of the leading broadcasters in the world of sports in America. She is a multi-talented sports journalist and award-winning producer with many years of experience spent reporting for various multinational media organizations as well as local sports channels. She has an impressive professional resume having spent time at networks like FOX Sports, CBS, WTVJ-TV, WPEC-TV, and ESPN. Suzy was one of the foremost anchors to be hired by ESPN2 after it began operations in 1993, where she spent three years before leaving to take on a new job at FOX Sports. However, she went back to the ESPN family in 1999, where she continues to report for the prestigious sports network until today. Suzy has become well known for hosting several sports TV shows including Monday Night Countdown.
The versatile sports journalist has received manifold honours and recognition for some of her notable achievements in her career including a 1998 local sports Emmy for her show, ET Sportscast, which aired on WTVJ-TV as well as 2008 Maxwell Club Sports Broadcaster of the Year Award.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
The accomplished reporter was born Suzanne Lisa Kolber on May 14, 1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents belonged to the Jewish faith and were named Gene and Sandra Kolber. While her nationality is American, Suzy is of English descent.
She attended Sandy Run Middle School before heading to Dublin High School, and finally to the University of Miami where she studied Arts and Telecommunications. Suzy Kolber was still in school when she began working at Dynamic cable, serving as a sports director from 1984 until 1986. She also served at CBS Sports, working as a videotape coordinator. Kolber joined WTVJ-TV in Miami as a producer of the show ET sportscast. She held the position until 1989.
Suzy went on to work for WPLG-TV as a freelance specials producer. At the same time, she also worked as a producer for two other shows for magazines called Cowboys Special Edition and Greyhound Racing America. Continuing with her freelance career, she served as a producer and anchor for Breeders’ Cup, as well as a field producer for Inside Edition, producer and director for NFL Films, and producer of sports specials for WCIX-TV.
From 1991 to 1993, Suzy worked as a feature reporter and sports host for WPEC-TV, operating out of West Palm Beach, Florida. She left her position there to join ESPN, serving as one of the first hosts for the newly established ESPN2. Suzy reported on the show Extreme Games and College Gameday. She also operated as a host on shows like NASCAR and SportsCenter. Towards the end of 1996, Suzy Kolber resigned from ESPN to go work with FOX Sports, serving as a host on Fox Sports News and covering everything from NFL games to horse racing tournaments.
Suzy continued to climb higher up the professional ladder. She was promoted to a reporter and studio host on NFL at Fox. In 1999, she returned to ESPN, where she proceeded to host the Summer and Winter X Games for the second and third time in her career in 2000-2001. She then hosted them again years later in 2006. Suzy began serving as a field and sideline reporter on Sunday Night Football from 2001 until 2006 when she was appointed the on-site host for the program as well.
Over the course of her career, Suzy Kolber has covered many prestigious sporting events such as the Super Bowl, Wimbledon, French Open, and Grand Slam Tennis. She joined forces with Chris Mortensen to work as the hosts of the newly minted ESPN show, NFL32 in 2011. She continues to contribute to Monday Night Football in the capacity of a producer. Since 2014, Suzy has been serving as a host on ESPN Monday Night Countdown.
Her Net Worth
Suzy Kolber has earned a lot of money from her career over the years. She is one of the highest-paid sportscasters in the business. She has secured endorsement deals with companies like Chevrolet, Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Pepsi. Her annual income is believed to be around $3 million and she is estimated to have a net worth of $18 million.
Is Suzy Kolber Married?
Suzy Kolber is a happily married woman. She wedded her husband, Eric Brady in 2008. The pair had been dating for a while before deciding to head down the altar. They tied the knot in a private and intimate affair that was attended by only close friends and family. Suzy and Eric are proud parents to their daughter Kellyn, who was born in 2008. The couple is enjoying their marital bliss and quietly raising their only child.
Neither Suzy nor her husband has been involved in an extramarital affair. However, Suzy became embroiled in a controversy after Joe Namath, the retired football quarterback said during an interview that he wanted to kiss her and he didn’t care that his team was having a hard time. Suzy responded politely, stating that she would consider that as a big compliment. Namath later apologized for his impropriety and blamed his drinking problems for the unfortunate incident.
Height and Other Body Measurements
The revered sports journalist stands at 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 61 kg. Her body measurements are 30-23-33 inches for bust, waist, and hips respectively. Suzy has gorgeous brown hair and startling green eyes.