Who is Suzy Kolber?
Suzanne Lisa “Suzy” Kolber was born on 14 May 1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, ande is a sportscaster, sideline reporter and co-producer, perhaps best known for her work as a part of the sports network ESPN, as she was one of the original anchors of ESPN2 during its launch.
— Suzy Kolber (@SuzyKolber) September 18, 2017
The Riches of Suzy Kolber
How rich is Suzy Kolber? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $18 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a sports broadcaster. She also briefly worked with Fox Sports before rejoining ESPN in 1999. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Education and Career BeginingsSuzy attended Upper Dublin High School, and after matriculating would go on to attend the University of Miami, where she took a degree in telecommunications, graduating in 1986. During her time at the university, she worked at Dynamic Cable as a sports director, and after graduating, she worked for CBS Sports for which she was a videotape co-ordinator.
She also produced a sportscast show for WTVJ-TV in Miami, leading her to win a local Sports Emmy. In 1989, she worked as a freelance specials producer for WPLG Miami, and produced two magazine shows, entitled “Greyhound Racing America” and “Cowboys Special Edition”. In the early ‘90s, she then did freelance work as a reporter for the Breeders’ Cup newsfeed, and was a field producer for the show “Inside Edition”. She also produced NFL films, and was a weekend sports anchor as well as weekday feature reporter for WPEC-TV, located in West Palm Beach, Florida. She stayed there until 1993 when she decided to move to ESPN.
In Hershey! For awesome night!Receiving the PA Broadcasters Gold Medal Award. pic.twitter.com/y8FbifrpQp
— Suzy Kolber (@SuzyKolber) May 6, 2018
Rising to Prominence – ESPN
Kolber started with ESPN by covering a variety of events for the sports network, including the National Football League (NFL), the X Games, and various Grand Slam tennis events. She was seen as a sideline reporter for “Monday Night Football”, after previously serving as a part of “Sunday Night Football” in 2001, and was also the co-host of the ESPN “NASCAR Countdown” program. She also did other work, being involved in the broadcast of Superbowl XL as a part of ABC Sports, and she also hosted the year round “NFL Live” news and information show.
Aside from her NFL related work, during the off-season she serves as an anchor for “Sports Center”, and hosts various other big events. She also became a part of the debut of the show “NFL32”, in which she appeared alongside Chris Mortensen; the show focuses on the biggest topics of the NFL from all 32 of its teams. The show is said to be inspired by the design of “The Dan Patrick Show” which is part of DirecTV’s Audience network.
Controversies and Endorsements
Suzy’s career has been filled with controversies as well. In 2003, she attracted national attention when New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath said that he wanted to kiss her in an interview – he later apologized and blamed the event on his intoxication – Namath would enter an alcoholism treatment program. She also went under fire for her interview with Mark Ingram Jr. during the 2011 NFL Draft – Ingram started to cry after Suzy read an e-mail from Ingram’s imprisoned father. Some perceived the interview as being manipulative.
Due to her popularity, Suzy has featured as a part of various endorsements too. Her narrative is featured on the video game “ESPN NFL Football”, which was released for PlayStation 2. She is also a national spokesperson for commercials of Pepsi-Cola and Chevrolet. In the video game “ESPN Extreme Games”, she can be seen in multiple video sequences to introduce levels, help the player, and hinted at secret areas. The game was later re-released as “1seXtreme” but removed all of her videos including any references to ESPN.
Marriage and Social Media
Kolber married Eric Brady in 2008 after being in a long relationship – the couple have a daughter together, and though very little information is available about their relationship, there have been no rumors of problems for the family.
Similar to many sports broadcasters, Kolber is very active on social media through Twitter, on which she often posts pictures of her behind the scenes or at various events. She also posts various sports updates and promotes some of her shows through video clips and pictures. Aside from her Twitter content, numerous videos of her are available online through the video sharing website YouTube, on which she is often seen as a part of show promotions done by ESPN. Fans also post videos of her segments on the website.