Jim Nantz | Biography

Posted On: 24 Apr, 2014


Jim Nantz | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth May 17, 1959
Age 58 Years 6 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Sportscaster
Wife/Spouse Ann-Lorraine Carlsen Nantz(Div.), Courtney Richards
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Yes(once)
Married Yes
Net Worth $15 Million Dollars
Height 6 feet 3 inches(191 cm)
Weight 84 kg
Children/Kids Caroline Nantz

Jim Nantz (birth name Wiiliam James Nantz III) was born in May 17, 1959 (age 54 years) at Charlotte, North Carolina, and grew up one child, daughter Caroline. Nantz had an affair with his girlfriend before divorce. He was acknowledged dating a 29-year-old woman before the divor New Orleans, Louisiana and Marlboro, New Jersey. He was born to Doris Nantz (Mother) and Jim Nantz Jr.(Father). He is an American sportscaster.  He attended Marlboro High School. He was co-captain of the basketball team and co-captain and number one player on the golf team in high school. He graduated from the University Of Houston Texas in 1981, where he majored in broadcasting. He also played on the Houston Cougars men's golf team, rooming with future professional golfers Fred Couples and Blaine McCallister.    He was married to Ann-Lorraine "Lorrie" Carlsen Nantz from 16 April 1983 to 2 November 2009 (for 26 years). Both divorce in 2009. The couple lived in Westport, Connecticut and he was final. Again, Nantz married Courtney Richards in a ceremony at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. The wedding date was June 9, 2012. Nantz and his wife welcomed a baby girl On March 14, 2014.

Nantz got his first experience in sports broadcasting with the CBS Radio Network at his university.  Formally, he joined CBS in 1985. He worked as a studio host for the network's college football and basketball coverage, and as an on-course reporter for PGA Tour golf, as well as calling NFL games on Westwood One. He has anchored CBS' coverage of the masters tournament since 1989. From 1991-2008, he has teamed with Billy Packer to call the NCAA Final Four men's basketball finals. Clark Kellogg had been his analyst from 2008-2013. From 2010-13, Nantz and Kellogg have been joined during the Final Four by Steve Kerr of TNT Sports. Greg Anthony will partner with Nantz from 2013. In 2004, he became The NFL on CBS's top play-by-play announcer. On February 4, 2007, Nantz called the play-by-play of Super Bowl XLI. He is also one of two men to host a Super Bowl, announce an NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game, and host coverage of The masters from Butler Cabin with Brent Musburger being the other.

In 2009, he partnered with wine producer Peter Deutsch to launch a private wine label The Calling with its first vintage released in 2012. The wine's name is in reference to Nantz's calling of The masters tournament.

Nantz received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Houston in 2001. He is the Recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award in 2002. This prestigious award is given to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to basketball. He is the youngest recipient of the award. In 2008 and 2009, he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play. This gentle man has been honored with the NSSA’s National Sportscaster of the Year award five times. He was named as a recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.  In 2012, he awarded the Ambassador Award of Excellence by the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission for his involvement in the community. In both 2008 and 2009, he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play.

Jim Nantz’s height is 6' 3" (1.91 m) tall. He has a net worth (total salary) of $15 million. He describes tiger woods' Error As 'Innocent'. He Released his book, "Always By My Side: A Father's Grace and A Sports Journey Unlike Any Other" by Jim with Eli Spielman.