Mike Francesa is a radio talk show host and also a television commentator. He holds American Nationality. He gained fame after he was able to star in co-hosting a show that was dubbed Mike and the Mad Dog. This show did air on WFAN. He did take a retirement from his own show by the name Mike’s On: Mike Francesa on the Fan. This did occur in the afternoon drive. His successor of the show was Chris Carlin, Maggie Gray, and Bart Scott. However, the show did receive very low ratings. This made him get back into the show for a period of three and a half hour show. Here is a quick summary of Mike Francesa’s net worth in 2019, career and earnings.
Francesa was born in the year 1954 on March 20th. His place of birth was in Long Beach, New York. His father abandoned them when he was just eight years old. He has an elder brother by the name John and a younger brother by the name Marty. However, Marty did commit suicide in the year 1990. Francesa did study at Maria Regina High School. Currently, this school has been renamed to Kellenberg, and it is located in Uniondale. After being able to complete his high studies, he went on to be able to join St John University. This was in the year 1977.
However, his time at this institution would only last for a period of one year. He would later get to transfer to the University of South Florida. Here, he specialized in communications and athletic administration. He first got married in the year. They got divorced in the year 1994. He lives in Manhasset in New York. He is currently married to Rose and together, the couple has been blessed with three children. The names of the three children are Emily Grace, Jack Patrick, and Harrison James.
He started his career by being able to work for a period of six years at the College and Pro Football Newsweekly. He got to be employed by the CBS Sports. This was in the year 1982. Here, he was a researcher and his research covered sports. He did rise to become a studio analyst for both college basketball as well as football. As an analyst, he was able to make a name for himself and he got to be nicknamed ‘Brent Musburger’s brain’. While working as a studio analyst, he said that majority of the complaints that he did hear were of his New York Accent. He did receive an offer to join Francesa as a studio expert on college football, college basketball, and the NFL league. This was in the year 1991. He never accepted the offer. He announced his retirement on the radio in April 1993. He got employed as a radio host of a show that did focus on college football and also college basketball.
Awards and Achievements
In the year 2012, Francesa got to be ranked as number 1 of the most important sports talk radio hosts in the United States of America. This was done by the Talkers magazine. He also got to rate as the number one radio host for the second year running by the Talker magazine. He was able to bag 2012 Marconi Award for Major Market Personality of the year.
Net worth of Mike Francesa
Francesa has a net worth of over $20 million. This wealth has been generated from his successful career as a radio and TV Host. His vast experience in has seen his salary rise. He has hosted several radio shows. His skills are what has seen his net worth grow.
Francesa has been a true reflection of what he believes in. He believes that if one gives all into his career and never stops, he will be able to have a breakthrough. He had been rejected as a radio host but due to his resilience, he was able to get the job.