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Cari Champion Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Education, Career, Net Worth

Cari Champion Biography

Born Cari Racquel Brooks, Cari Champion is an American broadcast journalist and TV personality. The amazingly talented journalist has worked as an anchor and reporter for the Tennis Channel. In addition, she has worked as the host of ESPN2’s First Take. Moreover, the broadcast journalist became an anchor for ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter in July 2014.

Cari Champion Age|Birthday

Champion was born on June 1, 1975. Therefore, she is 46 years old and celebrates her birthday on 1st June every year.

Cari Champion Height|Weight

Champion’s height is 5 feet 9 inches (approximately 175 centimeters). Moreover, she weighs 67 kilograms.

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Cari Champion Family

Champion was born in Pasadena, California, the United States to her parents Dylan (father) and Mariah (mother). Her father is a businessman who traveled around the world. In addition, the journalist is of British-Jewish ethnicity. Moreover, the television personality has three siblings; an elder sister and two younger brothers.

Cari Champion Husband

Champion has managed to keep her personal life low-key thus it is not clear if she is married or in any relationship. However, it has been rumored to be dating Ryen Russillo. Additionally, Cari was also linked with Stephen A. Smith. Furthermore, in one of her interviews, the news anchor and reporter said that she prefers dating black men.

Cari Champion Education

The journalist attended the University of California, Los Angeles where she majored in English and minored in mass communications. In addition, she wrote for the Daily Bruin and was inspired to study her career in journalism by UCLA alumni, comprising Matea Gold of the Washington Post who was the editor in chief of the student newspaper. Moreover, the journalist was drawn to journalism with the goal of transforming negative stereotypes of African Americans. In addition, during her junior year, she studied in Washington, D.C. Here, she received an internship at CNN. Furthermore, Cari graduated from UCLA in 1998, earning an English degree.

Cari Champion career

The news anchor and reporter began her broadcasting career at several television stations. She moved to West Virginia for her first reporting job. Moreover, Cari was a reporter at the Orange County Newschannel in Santa Ana, California prior to joining WPTV-TV in West Plam Beach, Florida in the same capacity in 2002.

However, Cari was fired for allegedly uttering profanity over the air in November 2007 while working as an anchor for WGCL-TV.

In addition, she covered news such as human interest stories and devastating hurricanes in the state of Florida. Moreover, Cari developed an affinity for tennis after covering players such as Venus and Serena Williams while working there. Furthermore, she worked as a courtside reporter and anchored the Tennis Channel’s Court Report news segment. Moreover, Campion also worked as an entertainment reporter for the Starz network and shows such as The Insider and Hollywood 411.


Champion joined ESPN as the new host of ESPN2’s live debate show First Take on October 1, 2012. Moreover, Cari moderated debates between sports pundits Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith as the show host. In addition, Champion made her journalistic debut for the network on November 4, 2014, after proposing ideas for stories to ESPN. This was when she profiled and interviewed American football quarterback Cam Newton in a segment for E:60.

Furthermore, after petitioning ESPN for six months to become an anchor on SportsCenter, the anchor was promoted to the position in June 2015. Moreover, Champion hosted her last episode of First Take on June 19, 2015, and began anchoring morning editions of SportsCenter in July.

Cari Champion Net Worth

Champion’s net worth ranges between $1 million and $5 million.