Who is Michael Wilbon?
Michael Wilbon is an American journalist working at ESPN as a commentator as well as a former sportswriter and columnist for The Washington Post. He is also an analyst for ESPN and also co-hosted Paedon the Interruption with Tony Kornheiser since 2001.
Michael Wilbon Age, Birthday
Wilbon is 63 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 19, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on November 19th every year.
Michael Wilbon Height
Wilbon stands at an average height and moderate weight. There is no information about his physical measurements however, this section is under review and it shall be updated.
Michael Wilbon Education
Wilbon graduated with a degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Michael Wilbon Parents
Wilbon was born on Chicago’s South Side, the son of a route salesman and a public school teacher. Travon Bellamy, Wilbon’s cousin, played football for the University of Illinois. Carole Simpson, a former ABC News reporter, is Wilbon’s cousin.
There is no information about his childhood or siblings. This section shall be updated soon.
Michael Wilbon’s Wife, Children
Rascon is married to his lovely wife, Cheryl Johnson. In their marriage, Rascon and his wife are blessed with one child, Matthew Raymond Wilbon, via surrogate on March 26, 2008.
Michael Wilbon ESPN Salary 2022
Wilbon earns an annual salary of between $80k – $100 k. He has an estimated net worth of $500 k as a journalist.
- Age: 63 years
- Birthday: November 19
- Nationality: American
- Residence: USA
- Wife: Cheryl Johnson
- Occupation: Commentator, sportswriter, analyst, and columnist
- Salary: $80k – $100 k
- Net Worth: $500 k
Michael Wilbon Career
Wilbon started working for The Washington Post in 1980 after doing summer internships there in 1979 and 1980. Before being moved to full-time columnist in February 1980, he covered college sports, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and the National Basketball Association.
His column in the Post, which dealt as much with sports culture as it did with the action on the court or field, was published up to four times a week until December 7, 2010, when he quit working full-time for ESPN.
Wilbon has covered twelve Summer and Winter Olympic Games for The Washington Post, as well as every Super Bowl since 1987, almost every Final Four since 1982, and every NBA Finals since 1987.
He began co-hosting ESPN’s daily comment forum Pardon the Interruption (PTI) with Tony Kornheiser on October 22, 2001, after contributing to ESPN’s The Sports Reporters and other cable network shows.
Wilbon, Kornheiser, and Tony Reali were guests at the White House on July 12, 2013. After lunch, the group met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
Michael Wilbon Heart Attack
Wilbon suffered from a heart attack in 2008 after he was scheduled to cover Super Bowl that week. He complained of chest pains and was immediately taken to the hospital. Doctors found a minor blockage in his heart which was later successfully removed.
Since then, Wilbon has not only been talking about sports but also creating awareness for heart disease. He was featured in Men’s Fitness magazine where he talked about heart disease and how it impacted his family. He began maintaining a healthy lifestyle, doing exercises and taking care of himslef.