Who is NFL’s Ian Rapoport?
Ian Rapoport is the National Insider at NFL Network, a position he has held since July 2013. He works as a sportswriter, commentator, and television analyst. Ian began his professional journey as a sports writer for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger in 2004, reporting on the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
He started working for the NFL Network and other media outlets in April 2012, serving as the Dallas-based field reporter while also covering league-wide matters. He has now relocated to New York and widened the scope of his duties to cover the entire league.
Rapoport can be seen as the NFL Media’s primary NFL Insider on several types of platforms, including live hits, different media reports, and whole insider segments on NFL GameDay Morning. He also appears live during major events such as the NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL Draft to deliver news updates.
Ian Rapoport Age
Rapoport is currently 43 years old. He was born on January 9, 1980.
Ian Rapoport Education
Rapoport attended Hackley School between 1994 and 1998. He graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. As an undergraduate at Columbia University, he balanced his time between rowing and working at the Columbia Daily Spectator.
Ian Rapoport and His Wife, Leah Have Built a Solid Marriage
Ian met his wife, Leah Rapoport in 2006 at The Grill in Starkville, Mississippi. Leah was enrolled in school, while Ian was covering football for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. They started their friendship which blossomed into a romantic relationship.
Since then, they have remained friends throughout Ian’s career stops in Tuscaloosa, Boston, Dallas, and New York. The couple married in 2009 and on that day, Ian was dressed in a pink and white striped shirt along with a pair of bootcut jeans.
On the other hand, Leah wore a short white gown, and the odd wedding was presided over by an Elvis Presley impersonator. The couple renewed their wedding vows in July 2023.
Ian and his wife are proud parents of their two sons; Max and Jude. His wife, Leah, who must manage the parental duties of their two sons with a husband who is constantly on standby for work, finds herself with a tight schedule while Ian is touring practices around the country.
Despite his demanding career, Ian has not been able to get away from all their house duties. He washes the dishes, prepares the bed, and handles the laundry the latter of which he frequently multitasks, talking on the phone with informants or appearing on a radio show while folding clothes with his AirPods in his ears.
Whenever they eat dinner at their country club, a few miles away, it’s not rare for him to leave in the midst of the meal, go home so he can shoot a TV spot, and then return to supper.
When it comes to spending time together to keep their marriage intact, they try to cook or grill and/or prepare “fun cocktails” at least every single day.
Ian Rapoport Salary
Rapoport earns approximately $65,467 on an annual basis. He is frequently featured on the NFL Network and is noted for his comprehensive game analysis and excellent interview skill sets.
Ian Rapoport’s Net Worth
Rapoport has amassed a $850,000 net worth as a distinguished NFL sports broadcaster over the last ten years. His fortune comes mostly from his long and successful career as a sports commentator, writer, and analyst.
What Does Ian Rapoport’s Wife Do For a Living?
Leah worked as a manager at Starbucks for almost ten years, from 2010 to 2019. She studied banking and finance and graduated from Mississippi State University’s College of Business and Industry.
The Rapoports haven’t hired a domestic worker, probably because Leah has stopped working. Leah managed a Starbucks till she left in 2019, initially part-time and then entirely. The inconsistency of their job schedules created a logistical problem.
How Tall is Ian Rapoport from NFL Network?
Ian is 5ft 7in tall and has mimicked his height on live television broadcasts. During the renewal of their wedding vows, Ian was towered over by his wife, who walked around in high heels. He made fun of their height differences, with the last photo showing Rapoport positioned on a ledge beside the altar.