Brian Kenny Biography
Brian Kenny is an American journalist who works for MLB Network as a studio host and Fox Sports and DAZN as a boxing play-by-play commentator. He is the host of MLB Now, dubbed “the show for the thinking fan” because he is the face of sabermetrics and baseball analytics on television.
Kenny previously worked for ESPN and hosted his own show, The Brian Kenny Show, on ESPN Radio. In addition, Brian is the host of the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies at Cooperstown, New York. He is one of the country’s most regarded baseball historians and broadcasters.
Kenny acquired his magna cum laude in 1985 from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York. From 1981 to 1982, he attended St. John’s University. Kenny started his broadcasting career as a reporter for “LI News Tonight,” New York Tech’s long-running daily news program, while still in college. He began working as a reporter for WLIG, TV 55 Long Island, in May 1985. In September of 1985, Kenny was designated Sports Director of the station, marking the start of his sportscasting career. Additionally, Brian was hired as Sports Director at WTZA-TV (later WRNN-TV) in Kingston, NY in August 1986.
Brian presented “Sports Line Live,” a late-night chat show, and called play-by-play for the Marist Red Foxes men’s basketball team and the Hudson Valley Renegades minor-league baseball team. He stayed with the station until 1997, receiving 11 New York State Broadcasters Awards and 6 Associated Press Awards for his local sports coverage.
Kenny joined ESPN in 1997 and hosted the 6:00 pm SportsCenter as well as hosted ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. He was noted for his fiery debates with some of the top boxers in the world on Friday Night Fights, particularly Floyd Mayweather. He also presented ESPNEWS’ Baseball Tonight and The Hot List, as well as ESPN Classic’s “Classic Ringside” and The Top 5 Reasons You, Can’t Blame. Brian hosted a special series called Ringside in 2005. Each episode is three to six hours long and features a different great boxer.
Moreover, Brian appeared in the 2006 film Rocky Balboa and the 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ as himself, and he also acted as the “announcing crew” for home demolition in an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that aired on November 2, 2008, alongside fellow ESPN personality John Saunders. (In this episode, the Extreme Makeover team constructed a new home and gym for a family who ran a youth boxing gym in Geneva, New York.)
Kenny co-hosted Kellerman and Kenny with Max Kellerman on ESPN Radio in New York City before anchoring The Brian Kenny Show on ESPN Radio. On the August 31, 2011, episode of The Brian Kenny Show, Kenny announced that he was leaving ESPN to join MLB Network as an anchor. Similarly, on September 2, 2011, he hosted the 6 p.m. episode of SportsCenter with Jonathan Coachman, which was his final broadcast. On September 19, 2011, Kenny made his MLB Tonight debut.
Brian has been the anchor of MLB Now on MLB Network since 2013. He may also be seen on MLB Network’s flagship show “MLB Tonight,” as well as the offseason countdown series “Top 10 Right Now!” and on-site coverage of the All-Star Game and World Series.
Brian has been the Master of Ceremonies for the Baseball Hall of Fame induction since 2017. Kenny previously worked for Showtime Championship Boxing, Fox Sports, and Top Rank as a boxing host and broadcaster. On NBC Sports Radio, he presented “The Brian Kenny Show.”
Brian starred in “EA Sports” “Fight Night Champion” as himself. Kenny was named the 2004 Sports Illustrated Media Willy of the Year and received the 2005 Sam Taub Award for excellence in boxing broadcasting after winning a National Sports Emmy for Baseball Tonight in 2003.
Brian Kenny Age
How old is Brian Kenny? Kenny is 58 years old as of 2021. He was born on October 18, 1963, in New York City, New York, the United States of America. In addition, Brian celebrates his birthday on the 18th of October every year and his zodiac sign is Libra. Brian’s nationality is American.
Brian Kenny Family
Kenny was born New in York City, New York, the United States of America to his parents. However, he has not yet disclosed any information regarding his parents and siblings in the public domain. However, we are keeping tabs close to keep you posted as soon as the information is available.
Brian Kenny Wife
Is Brian Kenny married? Kenny is happily married to Nicole Jacqueline Desy. Together they have five children.
Brian Kenny Height
Kenny stands at an approximate height of 6 ft 0 in/1.83m tall.
Brian Kenny Salary
Kenny earns an average annual salary of between $64,400 -$120,000.
Brian Kenny Net Worth
How much is Brian Kenny worth? Kenny has an estimated net worth of between $3 million – $7 million. His fortune stems from his career as a Sportscaster.