American journalist, Cari Champion, made a name for herself as an ESPN sportscaster. Since joining the ESPN team, she has covered some of the biggest sports and entertainment news. Also, she served as a host of the show named Sports Nation.
Besides, she has also stepped her foot in the entertainment industry. Some of her TV series credits include Dirty Sexy Money (2008), The Young and the Restless (2009), CSI: Miami (2012), and Grown-ish (2018).
Bio (Age) Plus Parents
Cari Champion was born in California on 1 June 1975 as Cari Racquel Brooks. Her birth sign is Gemini.
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Her father, Dylan Champion, and mother Mariah Champion raised her in Pasadena. Her ethnicity is African-American. For her education, she attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and graduated with a degree in English and a minor in Mass Communications.
Who Is Cari Champion Dating? Her Personal Life
On the Twitter post on 26 May 2014, Cari Champion officially mentioned the fellow ESPN news personality, Ryen Russillo, as her significant other.
Furthermore on a Twitter post of 23 April 2015, while referencing to Ryen, she said that:
he's my boyfriend so he says nice things. I paid him to say that.
Cari Champion with her partner, Ryen Russillo on 26 May 2014 (Photo: Cari Champion's Twitter)
Cari and Ryen had even worked together for a few shows while working at ESPN.
However, the duo hasn't been giving any sorts of hints regarding their relationship lately.
Career At ESPN
After initiating her broadcasting career, Cari Champion worked for different channels like Starz Network, The Insider, and Hollywood 411. During that time, she moved to various places such as West Virginia, California, and Florida.
Later, her career at ESPN began in October 2012, as a host plus moderator of First Take. After seeing her dedication towards work, she was promoted as an anchor of SportsCenter in July 2015. Seven months later, in February 2016, she was again appointed as a SportsCenter Coast to Coast's Anchor—there she co-hosted with David Lloyd.
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After serving for more than two years, Cari was finally hired as the host of Sports Nation in March 2018. Afterward, she continued to showcase her skills plus talent and continued to take ESPN into the higher limits.
However, on 10 January 2020, Cari tweeted heartbreaking news for her fans. In the tweet, she revealed that she would be leaving ESPN.
As per Celebrity Net Worth, the American journalist plus TV personality, Cari Champion has managed to make a healthy net worth of $2 million. She reportedly receives an annual salary of $1 million from her career.
Five Interesting Facts About Cari Champion
Cari shares a good bond with her parents. On 14 May 2018, she shared an old picture of her mother on the occasion of mother's day.
She has garnished more than 247.9 thousand followers in her Twitter account only.
She has also covered news for ABC, CBS, and NBC.
In 2016, she had signed a multi-year contract with ESPN.
She stands at a towering height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters).