Chris Myers is an Emmy Award-winning American sportscaster. He rose to fame through his coverage on the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, which took place during the World Series.
In his years of career as a sportscaster, he has covered several prominent sports leagues, which include Super Bowl, World Series, NFL, NBA, MLB, U.S. Open, Triple Crown, Final Four, and Daytona 500.
Now, Chris, who is regarded as the first three-sport star, serves at FOX Sports.
Bio: Age, Parents, Family
Hailing from the suburbs of Florida, Chris Myers was born on 28 March 1959 as Christopher Patrick Myers. His birth sign is Aries.
In the family, he has four siblings, two brothers, and two sisters. He was raised in a single-parent household after the death of his mother to cancer. Unfortunately, he lost his father, Eugene T Myers (b. 5 November 1924), a former Navy officer, on 12 February 2011.
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Chris got enrolled at Florida International University and later attended Miami Dade Community College. He has majored in radio and television.
Chris Myers's Married Life: Wife, Children
Chris Myers is married to Susan Myers. He, his wife, and his son Alex Myers reside in Southern California with their three rescue dogs.
Chris Myers with his son, Alex Myers during the opening night of MLB on 3 April 2017 (Photo: Chris Myers' Twitter)
On 16 February 2012, Chris and Susan lost their son, Christopher, in a car accident when he was just 19 years old—Christopher's car ran off the road and crashed in Southern California. Honoring his son's legacy, Chris and his wife owned three rescue dogs, a Jack Russell, a chihuahua, and a mixed breed—Christopher was a dog lover.
Chris Myers' career in broadcasting began during his high school when he hosted his personal show on Miami's WKAT radio. At that time, he got the chance to interview some of the sports legends such as Muhammad Ali and Don Shula.
Afterward, he worked in a few other channels, which include WWL-TV, WTVJ-TV, and WCIX-TV. In 1988, he went to the ESPN network, where he was handed the job to host several shows like SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight. Later, Chris joined the interview program Up Close, to which he even was honored with an Emmy Award. Later on, he became the first person to conduct live interviews with O.J. Simpson.
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Following ten years of service at ESPN, he began serving for the Fox Sports team in 1998. In 2001, he was handed over the job to host FOX Sports NASCAR CUP SERIES, DAYTONA 500 live, and many other shows. Furthermore, in 2018, he got the opportunity to cover some of the greatest championship boxing fights in the world as the blow-by-blow announcer for FOX Sports' Premier Boxing Champions. Besides that, he also got the chance to host select FOX PBC Fight Nights, and FOX PBC Pay-Per-View shows.
As of now, he continues to showcase his talents for FOX Sports.