Forty-eight years of age Jeremy Schaap is an American television reporter, sportswriter, and an author. He was born on August 23 in the year 1969 in New York City. Schaap is an eight-time winner of the prestigious Emmy Awards for his contribution on ESPN’s programs E:60, Outside the lines and Sportscentre. His father Dick Schaap was also a popular journalist and a broadcaster.
Schaap went to Cornell University and graduated from there in the year 1991. He also worked as the editor for ‘The Cornell Daily Sun.' Schaap is one of the alumni of Cornell University. He was also the part of Quill and Dagger society at the University.
Jeremy Schaap has been associated with ESPN since 1994. HE has been working with ESPN for 23 years now. He now hosts the weekly E:60 on Sunday mornings. He is also the senior news correspondent and contributes to Outside the Lines, SportsCenter, College Gameday, and NFL Countdown.
Schaap conducted an interview with Bob Knight who is a former American basketball coach after he was fired by Indiana University in the year 2000. Phil Mushnick who is a sportswriter for the New York Post later called the interview, which turned out to be confrontational, “A slam dunk… one that should be stored in the annals of sports broadcast journalism.”
Schaap wrote a story about the misconduct by the University of Georgia’s basketball coaching staff in February 2003. The investigation led to Georgia’s withdrawal from the tournaments like NCAA and SEC and the re-signing of head coach Jim Harrick.
Schaap has also won many awards in journalism including eleven national Sports Emmy Awards, two national Edward R. Murrow Awards, and two National Headliner Awards. He has also written books such as Max Baer and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History, Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock and Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics.
Among the books, Disney is developing ‘Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics ‘as a feature film. He became popular and gained fame from the story he did for ESPN which include the profile of Bobby Fischer.
From this, he won an award named after his dad Dick Schaap and national Sports Emmy Award for writing. Also, he did an investigation in Serbia in search of a basketball player who was accused of a brutal assault. This coverage story won him the national Sports Emmy Award in the field of journalism.
Schaap is married to his wife, and the couple has three children, a boy, and two girls. He is married to a woman, so there is no question about him to be a gay. There are no any rumors about him dating anyone or having a girlfriend. He is a tall person, but his exact height is unknown. He receives a good salary as he has a long-term contract with ESPN. The net worth of this famed journalist is $700 thousand. He lives with his family in the United States. His bio can be found on IMDB and wiki profile.