Sal Capaccio calls himself a sports nut which is totally justifiable, for he has given his life to reporting games. As an athlete and a coach himself, Sal is confident about his knowledge regarding every sports tournament in the world.
The profound names like Van Miller, Ted Darling and Rick Jeanneret are the ones he refers to as his inspirations in the field of sports journalism. Moreover, being a sports fan and an athlete himself made his interest grow more and more towards the sports beat.
Sal Capaccio Bio: Age, Family
Born and raised in the city of Western New York, Sal is now 45 years of age. Sal’s birthday dates on 4 April 1973. He was born in the city of Cheektowaga, New York, hence, holds an American nationality.
His father, who died on 23 January 1993, was an Italian immigrant who dropped out of school in order to make money for his family. Thus, Sal belonged to a very poor family who faced tough times even for hand-to-mouth.
Career, Salary & Height
Sal grew up in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York and played football and baseball in high school.
However, his height was 5 feet 8 inches (1.7 meters) while his weight was only 135 lbs, which was too small to play in college, so he went to Syracuse University because of its reputation for producing sports broadcasters.
But, he couldn’t finish his education there due to family issues which eventually led him to get his degree from USF in 2002 after deciding he wanted to get into coaching.
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Despite the hard times, Sal dreamt of going to Syracuse University and becoming a professional sports broadcaster which no one believed he would succeed in.
However, he ended up making all his dreams come true by becoming one of the most successful sports beat journalists and a sideline reporter for Buffalo Bills.
Throughout his journey from being a high-school coach to becoming a beat reporter of Buffalo Bills and the host of WGR, he must have earned a satisfying amount of the property for himself and his family.
Though there is no official report on his net worth, the average salary he earns from being a WGR reporter can be estimated as $160K.
Sal Capaccio Wife, Son
Sal met the love of his life Jana Schneider Capaccio at the University of South Florida. There is no proper information on how long they dated, but the German-born lady undoubtedly made an impressive impact on the sports reporter's life that he ended up getting married to her on 3 March 2003.
In an interview in 2006, Sal claimed himself to be the luckiest man in the world to have got such a beautiful wife who not only tolerates what he does that takes time away from her but also encourages him to do it because she loves seeing him happy.
To add to all their happiness, Sal and Jana were gifted with their baby boy, Maximillian Antonino Capaccio (nicknamed Max) on 4 December 2013. The 5-year-old Max has grown to look like his mother and act like his father, as stated by Sal on his fifth birthday last December.
Sal Capaccio spends quality time with his wife and son on 11 February 2019. (Photo: Jana Capaccio's Facebook)
In the time being, the couple has completed sixteen glamorous years of their marriage, and there is no question of them parting ways anywhere near future.
Sal is currently residing in Buffalo, New York with his wife and son while his parents live Georgia.