Derrin Horton Biography
Derrin Horton is an American Sports director currently the anchor of KTLA 5 News at 6, 6:30, 10, and 11 on weeknights, as well as L.A.’s No. 1 “Sports Final” show nightly at 10:45 p.m. Horton graduated from Syracuse University where he received a dual degree in broadcast journalism and political philosophy.
At Syracuse, he joined the famous student station WAER Radio where he learned the craft of calling play by play. Moreover, he received valuable writing and production experience during his college internship and working at CBS Sports, WFAN Radio, WCBS-TV, WTVH-TV, and WSTM-TV.
After Syracuse started his professional career in Canton, Ohio, as a radio broadcaster for WHBC-AM. Later on, he relocated to Greensboro, N.C., to host “Black College Sports Today.” He also hosted WXII-TV, the NBC affiliate in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he covered Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, and NC State football and basketball, as well as the NASCAR circuit.
After spending two years in North Carolina, Derrin headed to the Midwest to anchor weekend sports for WLWT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati. His next move landed him to Chicago at Fox affiliate WFLD-TV where he hosted all the Chicago Bears programming and covered the comeback of Michael Jordan with the Bulls.
Horton’s next station was KDNL-TV, in St. Louis where he covered the Rams’ first season in Missouri and Mark McGwire’s record-breaking home run chase with the Cardinals.
In September 1998, Derrin moved to Los Angeles to work for Fox Sports Net as a sideline reporter on the Conference USA package. Eventually, he began calling college football and basketball as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN. During this time, Horton also called games for ABC Sports, NFL Network, and Fox Sports Net’s coverage of NFL Europe, as well as working as a sideline reporter for CBS Sports’ coverage of “The Road to the Final 4,” and NBC Sports’ “Bayou Classic.”
Derrin Horton KTLA
Horton came to KTLa to serve as a Sports Director and to replace former sports director Damon Andrews. He anchors sports coverage for KLTA 5 News at 6, 6:30, 10, and 11 on weeknights, as well as L.A.’s No. 1 “Sports Final” show nightly at 10:45 p.m.
For the past 22 years, Horton has hosted, anchored, reported, and called play by play for some of the largest sports networks in America. He has further hosted a variety of studio shows for NFL Network, including, “NFL Total Access,” “Point After,” “College Football Now,” and “Path to the Draft’ since 2004.
In addition to hosting, Derrin has been a sideline reporter for all of NFL Network’s productions, including “NFL GameDay Morning,” and “NFL Total Access on Location.” Before joining NFL Network, Derrin spent five years at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles where he anchored, “Sports Central.” He was also the main feature reporter for Channel 9’s coverage of Los Angeles Lakers basketball. At KCLA, he has won an Emmy for his coverage of the Special Olympics.
Derrin Horton Age
Horton is very private about his personal information hence has not disclosed his age and birthday. It is also not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Derrin Horton Wife
Horton is married to Elice Horton. However, he has not disclosed more information about their wedding. It is also not known whether the couple has any siblings.
Derrin Horton Family
Horton is very private about his personal life hence has not disclosed any information about his parents and siblings. We promise to update you once the information is available in the public domain.
Derrin Horton Net Worth
Horton has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million as of 2021. His income is mainly attributed to his career as a sports director.
Derrin Horton Salary
Horton works for KTLA 5 as a sports director and anchor to receive an approximate annual salary of between $67,250 – $97,500.