An American Sportscaster and Sports Talk Show host, Scott Van Pelt has established his reputation as a commentator, anchor and correspondent of the ESPN network. During his long association with ESPN since 2001, Van Pelt has hosted a number of golf events for the channel. He has formed a huge fan base owing to his association with a number of famous radio and T.V. shows. He has come to be regarded as one of the topmost golf correspondents in the world right now. At present he hosts the midnight edition of the SportsCenter for ESPN.
Now let us have a closer look at the net worth of Scott Van Pelt in 2018.
Scott Van Pelt Early Life
Born in the year 1966 in Brookeville, Maryland; Scott Van Pelt had his early schooling at Rockville in Maryland. After receiving his High School diploma from Sherwood High School, he joined the university of Maryland from where he passed out with a degree in television, radio and film. By virtue of hard work and commitment, he consolidated his position as a golf reporter.
After dating his girlfriend Stephanie for years, Scott Van Pelt finally got married to her in the year 2011. He is not only happily married but also is the proud father of a 4-year-old daughter named Lila and a 2-year-old son named Sam Van Pelt.
Scott Van Pelt Career, Awards & Achievement
He began his journalistic career in sportscasting in the year 1990 when he took up a job for a FOX affiliate station WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C. He switched over to the Golf Channel in 1994 and worked as a studio host till 2001 for the channel. By this time, he had become a well-known face in America but it was in the year 2001 that his career took a major and decisive turn when he joined ESPN as an anchor of SportsCenter. During his over 16 year long association with ESPN, he has covered countless events and talk shows for the channel. Moreover, he has covered such major Golf events as the British Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters.
A distinguished figure on the ESPN network, Van Pelt has contributed immensely to both Television shows and Radio Talks of ESPN. He was seen as a cohost along with Mike Tirico in the sports show ‘Tirico’. Apart from cohosting a very popular sports talk radio show ‘SVP and Russillo’ on ESPN Radio, Van Pelt has coanchored the edition of SportsCenter for ESPN. In the year 2015, Van Pelt started his solo midnight edition of SportsCenter for the network. The midnight show is best known for covering sports events and commentary by Van Pelt on the major sports events.
Awards and Achievements:
Scott Van Pelt has been nominated a number of times for Sports Show Awards. He was nominated as ‘Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Host’ for Sports Emmy Awards in the years 2011 and 2016. His fame has been consistently growing on social networking sites. His 1.0 million followers on Twitter speaks volumes about his huge fan following.
His popularity can be gauged from the fact that his voice has also been a part of golf video games such as ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10’, ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11’ and ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am’.
Net Worth of Scott Van Pelt
Scott Van Pelt has achieved everything in his life from name and fame to money by virtue of his successful journalistic career. He leads a luxurious life in his palatial house with his wife and children. Van Pelt’s net worth is $20 million. His affluent life style is because of his excessively successful journalistic career.
Scott Van Pelt has established himself as a world famous golf correspondent, anchor and presenter. His success as a sports journalist is due to his excellent communication skills and a long experience in sportscasting.