Quick Facts of Jon Champion
- Full NameJon Champion
- Net Worth$3 Million
- Date of Birth1965 /05 /23
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceHarrogate, England
- ProfessionSports Commentator, Broadcaster
- Eye colourHazel
- Weight189 lbs
- EducationUniversity of Leeds (Trinity)
- Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter
The 54-year-old, Jon Champion is a leading British sports commentator who is currently working as a play-by-play commentator ( lead voice) for ESPN’s Major League Soccer. Champion has a vast experience of over 20 years who has worked for the BBC and ITV. He is one of the well-established and reputed broadcasters in the journalism industry.
Champion was the commentator for the U.S’ coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN. Also, he is famous for Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2013. He has amassed a colossal amount of net worth from his profession. Likewise, his annual income ranges between $80,000-$130,000. Further, let’s know about Champion’s personal as well as professional life.
Jon Champion’s Age, Early Life & Education
Jon Champion was born on May 23, 1965, in Harrogate, England. As of 2019, he is 54 years old, and his birth sign is Gemini. He belongs to the British nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group. Also, his late father David Champion was the deputy headmaster of the independent school Bootham School, York, England.
Talking about his education, Jon completed his schooling from Archbishop Holgate Grammar School. Further, he graduated from the University of Leeds (Trinity).
Jon Champion’s Height & Weight
Talking about Jon Champion’s physical stats, he stands at the height of 1.91m ( 6 feet 3 inch) and has a bodyweight around 189 lbs. Further, he has Hazel eyes.
Jon Champion’s Net Worth
The lead voice of ESPN’s Major League Soccer, Jon Champion has a net worth of over $3 Million (£ 3,771,591). Jon owes his massive fortune to his nearly three-decade career in sports journalism. As of 2019, he earns an annual salary ranging between $80,000-$130,000 as an ESPN lead voice for MLS (Major League Soccer).
The average salary for a play-by-play announcer is around $98,000. Therefore, we can say that Jon earns a colossal amount of wage, and he has a lavish lifestyle. Further, he has a beautiful house in Gloucestershire, South West England.
Jon Champion’s Married, Wife, Kids
Talking about Jon Champion’s relationship, he is a married man. However, he has kept the details about his wife and children quite confidential. As per sources, Jon currently resides in Gloucestershire with his wife and four children.
Champion and his spouse, Anna, have three sons and one daughter. They are Will (17), Harry (20), Ben (21), and Emily (24). Jon’s daughter Emily works in Revlon Inc’s marketing department in London; Ben is in his third year at St. Andrews University in Scotland; Harry is taking a gap year before starting at the University of Edinburgh.
As of now, Jon is living blissful married solidarity with his wife. The family of six members manages time to spend as much time as possible.
Jon Champion’s Career
He began his career as a commentator and reporter for BBC Radio York. In the early 90s, he joined BBC Radio 5 Live as their football commentary team. In 1995, Champion made his commentating debut on television for Match of the Day commentating on Coventry Nottingham Forest in the Premiership.
In 1996, he permanently switched to BBC TV’s football team and covered the Premiership and FA Cup, the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 Euro Cup.
In 2001, he switched to ITV and became the lead voice of Carling Cup Coverage. He commentated on many matches across the Premierships, Football League, and UEFA Champions League. He also regularly commentates on English Premier League matches for BEIN Sports. For the 2019 Major League Soccer season, Champion was named MLS on ESPN lead play-by-play commentator.