Tim Kurkjian is known as one of the best sports reporters of all time who works for the ESPN news portal as a Major League Baseball journalist and a senior writer. He has managed to showcase his brilliant skills on the show, Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter.
Also, he has made his appearances on other shows such as Monday Night Baseball and Wednesday Night Baseball. Likewise, he serves as a staple in the coverage of ESPN’s Little League World Series.
Besides, Tim, being an actor, has appeared in numerous TV series such as The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (2005-06), Pardon the Interruption (2005-09), Brockmire (2017), and The Stephen A. Smith Show (2018).
Bio (Age) Plus Height
Tim Kurkjian's zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.65 meters).
He was born on 10th December 1956 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. His birth name is Timothy Bell Kurkjian. His father’s name is Badrig Jeff Kurkjian, and his mother’s name is Joyce Joy Kurkjian, who is from England.
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Tim first got enrolled at the Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. While in high school, he also used to play baseball and basketball. After that, he went to study journalism at the University of Maryland.
Tim Kurkjian’s Personal Life; Wife & Children Details
Tim Kurkjian is in a marital bond with his wife, Kathy Kurkjian, a lawyer. He and Kathy shared the wedding vows on the 26th of November 1983. They now reside in Darnestown, Maryland, with their two kids, a daughter named Kelly Kurkjian and a son named Jeff Kurkjian.
Tim Kurkjian with his wife, Kathy Kurkjian and his children on 7 July 2015 (Photo: Kelly Kurkjian's Facebook)
His daughter Kelly is an artist who graduated from Syracuse University graduate. Kelly is currently married to his life partner Mark on 4th November 2019.
On the other hand, his son is a host of Beasley Media Group’s show.
Career As A Journalist
Tim Kurkjian started his career in journalism right after he completed his graduation. He got his first job in 1978 in the Washington Star. After he left the job, he worked for some time in the Baltimore News American in 1981.
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Later, in 1981, he joined Dallas Morning News as a Texas Rangers’ beat writer. While he worked there, he learned to cover baseball and eventually quit the job in 1985. Following that, he worked for other companies such as Baltimore Sun (1986 to 1989), Sports Illustrated (1989 to 1997), and CNN-SI (1996 to 1997).
Finally, in 1998, Tim joined the ESPN team and served as a professional baseball analyst and reporter. As a senior reporter for the ESPN team, he writes at the ESPN The Magazine, and for a columnist for ESPN.com.
Quick Facts About Tim Kurkjian
He used to write for his school’s newspaper as well as for its yearbook named The Pitch and The Windup.
He is a weekly contributor to the show entitled The Dan Le Batard Show.
He can imitate numerous famous persons.
He has appeared various times as a guest on ESPN Radio.
His cousin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Stephen Kurkjian.
As an author, Tim has written several books related to baseball. Some of his books are Is This a Great Game, or What? (2007) and I'm Fascinated By Sacrifice Flies (2016).