Gus Johnson Profile
Gus Johnson is an American journalist working for FOX Sports serving as the lead play-by-play announcer. He has been working for the station since joining in 2011.
Gus Johnson Career
Johnson serves as the lead play-by-play announcer for FOX Sports’ college football and college basketball coverage. He is arguably the most exciting voice in all of sports broadcasting. He has been the lead college football play-by-play voice for FOX Sports since 2011, and the network’s college basketball coverage since 2013, when FOX Sports began carrying national college basketball games.
Johnson has established himself as the leading voice for some of FOX Sports’ most successful sports properties over the last few years. On college football, he co-anchors the BIG NOON SATURDAY game of the week with analyst Joel Klatt and sideline reporter Jenny Taft.
Johnson co-hosts top games on FOX and FS1, including the BIG EAST Tournament from New York’s Madison Square Garden, with renowned college basketball analyst Bill Raftery and former NBA veteran Jim Jackson.
Johnson and Jackson have collaborated on FOX Sports’ coverage of the BIG3, a competitive 3-on-3 basketball league co-founded by Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz, in the summer of 2017. He has called select Milwaukee Bucks games on FOX Sports Wisconsin from 2015 to 2018, alongside former NBA star Marques Johnson, and has provided commentary for FOX Sports’ coverage of the Jr. NBA World Championships.
From 1996 to 2011, Johnson was one of CBS’s top college basketball play-by-play announcers. Clips of his dramatic, passionate calls in the deciding moments of NCAA Tournament games were woven into the fabric of the events, paving the groundwork for Johnson’s meteoric rise to YouTube stardom.
Quick Facts About Gus Johnson
|Age||26 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
He also did play-by-play for NFL games, college football, track and field, boxing, the Hambletonian, and the bobsled and luge events at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, while working for CBS. Johnson was named the play-by-play announcer for “Showtime Championship Boxing” in 2009, as well as the announcer for “CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights.”
In addition to his work at CBS, Johnson was the lead radio play-by-play announcer for the NBA’s New York Knicks for the Madison Square Garden Network from 1994 to 2010. Johnson also appeared on Knicks TV broadcasts and was the voice of MSG’s WNBA coverage of the New York Liberty.
He also hosted the “AT&T Yankees Scorecard” and the “GameNight” programs for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers while at the network. Johnson previously worked for ESPN as the face of college hockey and basketball, as well as Big East basketball on the Big East Network. He also called Canadian Football League games for ESPN2.
After working in local television at KXXV-TV in Waco, Texas, WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Alabama, WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C., he hosted ESPN’s “Black College Sports Today” in 1991.
Johnson made a guest appearance as an announcer in the 1998 film “He Got Game.”He attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, where he was an all-league quarterback on the football team, an all-league shooting guard on the basketball team, and an all-league first baseman and catcher on the baseball team.
In his senior year, Johnson won the Sid Rahim Award for Athlete of the Year and was inducted into the Detroit Jesuit High School Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into Michigan’s Catholic High School Hall of Fame. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard University in 1990 and played baseball all four years.
Gus Johnson Age
Johnson is 26 years old as of 2021. He was born on 20 June 1995 in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, United States. He was born on 20 June every year.
Gus Johnson Height
Johnson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Gus Johnson Family
Johnson was born to volleyball coach Debra Johnson (née Allaman) and former English teacher Pete Johnson. Johnson grew up in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, with three younger brothers and sisters, Sven, Thor, and Hanne, with whom he often collaborates. His ancestors are Norwegian and Swedish.
Gus Johnson Wife
Information about Johnson’s dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Johnson is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.
Gus Johnson Salary
Being one of the top reporters for FOX Sports, Johnson earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Gus Johnson’s Net Worth
Johnson has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a lead play-by-play announcer.
Where is Gus Johnson now?|Podcast
Johnson has his own podcast alongside his fellow YouTuber and friend, Eddy Burback. The podcast goes by the name of OK I’ll Talk which is a weekly show starring Gus Johnson and Eddy Burback that features many other YouTubers, actors, and musicians.
Is the Gus Johnson tour Cancelled?
In May 2022, Johnson canceled his 2022 tour and said, “While I’m sorry to say I’m canceling my 2022 tour, I feel confident that, with some more time, I’ll be able to bring you all a bigger and better show that’ll tour in 2023. Thank you so much for showing up for me. I love you all, and I’m looking forward to creating a show you’ll love.”
Gus Johnson FOX Sports
At FOX Sports Johnson works alongside;
- Chris Myers
- Howie Long
- Donny Marshall
- Ken Rosenthal
- Bob Pockrass
- Tony Pedregon
- Phil Parsons
- AJ Pierzynski
- Kristina Pink
- David Ortiz
- Dave Wannstedt
- Sara Walsh
- Jonathan Vilma