Chris Berman

Born May 10, 1955

Christopher James "Chris" Berman, also known by the nickname Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, U.S. Open golf, the Stanley Cup Finals, and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports.… Read More

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  • Espn's Chris Berman To Receive Award For Excellence In Media
    Chicago Times - Feb 17, 2016
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    The Seattle Seahawks: Incontestable Dominance And Honorable Mentions
    Huffington Post Sports - Feb 06, 2014
  • Viewers Rip Espn Announcer Chris Berman
    Houston Chronicle - Sep 10, 2013
  • Good Audience For Broncos Ravens Opener; Nfl Media Updates For 2013 Season
    Houston Chronicle - Sep 07, 2013


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1955 Birth Born on May 10, 1955.


1970 15 Years Old He enrolled at the Hackley School in 1970, and graduated Brown University in 1977 with a degree in history, where he was the sports director of the school's radio station, WBRU. Berman married Katherine "Kathy" Alexinski in 1983. … Read More


1979 24 Years Old Berman's sportscasting career began at Hartford's WVIT-TV as a weekend sports anchor. He joined ESPN in 1979, a month after its founding, and has been with the network ever since. … Read More


1988 33 Years Old In 1988 and 1989, he hosted ESPN's first game show, Boardwalk and Baseball's Super Bowl of Sports Trivia.


2008 53 Years Old In December 2008, the Associated Press ran a long retrospective on Berman's 30-year career with ESPN. "He is our most important person," said Norby Williamson, ESPN's vice president of production. "He is the face of ESPN," he added. … Read More
2010 55 Years Old In April 2010, however, ESPN extended Berman's contract for an undisclosed period of time, only noting that it was a multi-year deal. … Read More
2012 57 Years Old …  In 2012, he called play-by-play for the Monday Night Football game between the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders with color commentator Trent Dilfer and sideline reporter Rachel Nichols. … Read More
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