There is always one feature, character or skill that distinguishes every celebrity from the rest. For ESPN sportscaster Neil Everett; it is his presenting skills that have been described as unique and his deep vibrant tone which never fails to capture the attention of his audience. The journalist has been a sportscaster with ESPN for many years now and is best known for West Coast edition of the program known as SportsCenter which he co-anchors alongside his colleague Stan Verrett.
Prior to his time at ESPN, he was in Honolulu where he worked for several affiliates for over 15 years. Notable among them was his job at the CBS affiliate KGMB-TV where he functioned as a weekday host, as well as sports director. His career progressed from production and editorial roles behind the camera before taking its rightful position in the spotlight. Neil Everett has earned some accolades in his career as a journalist; notable among them is an Emmy award which he claimed for his efforts in sports reporting.
Neil Everett – Bio
His exact date of birth has never come under the attention of the media but he was born in 1962 and his place of birth is in Portland, Oregon, which makes him an American national but his ethnicity is Astoria. Although the identity of his biological dad is not known, his mum has been accurately identified as Jackie who earned a living as a high school teacher. She was a native of Astoria but unfortunately, she died at the age of 45 from the ravages of cancer. The ESPN sportscaster has a stepdad named Dave Robertson – a Shadle Park high school basketball coach and winner of a state title in 1981. Neil spent his formative years at Spokane, Washington but it is not known whether he has siblings or is an only child.
Although he was named Neil Everett Morfitt at birth, he decided to stick to his middle name of Everett as a professional last name as a tribute to his deceased mum who usually called him by his first and middle name whenever he went out of line. As a growing child, he had a habit of sticking a toy microphone to his chest which is an indication of his future profession. According to reports, he used to capture little sharks with ordinary hands and consume them alive and whole.
His early education was accomplished at Lewis and Clark High School where he graduated in 1980. During his high school days, he was a sport stand out in both basketball and football where he played for the Tigers as a starter, as well as on the defensive line and was named to the all-city team in soccer at guard. Neil Everett was an intelligent and sharp kid, he wrote a letter to the editor when a concert review in a magazine was found to be lacking in facts.
After he accomplished his high school graduation, he proceeded to college at Willamette University located in Salem, but later, he changed to the University of Oregon in Eugene, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1984. While he was in Willamette he joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity as an initiate and still continues at Oregon.
You would be right to surmise that his personal life is as successful as his professional life because his marriage has survived for almost six years and still counting. He tied the nuptials with his partner Stephanie Krohn on the 18th of July 2013 in a beach wedding well attended by family and close friends. The reception which followed in an art gallery was described as lavish.
Although their affair flourished after they met at a fundraising ceremony for the Tiger Woods Centre, it was not the first time they were meeting. They actually passed through the same college, the duo was sweethearts for five years before deciding to seal their relationship in a lavish marriage ceremony.
Presently, they are living in conjugal bliss without any fear of separation or divorce. As for kids, they don’t have any for now but the situation may yet change in the future since they are still going strong as a couple.
Salary Of The ESPN Sportscaster
Neil Everett is one of the most successful journalists of our time with an Emmy award under his belt for the fame and name he has made in sports reporting. He is well-paid and earns a lavish annual salary of $700,000, though his net worth has never been reported officially, his wealth has been pegged at an estimated $4 million which has come majorly from his career as a sports reporter. It is expected that his net worth will exceed this amount at the next review.