Michael Wilbon Biography
Michael Wilbon is an American journalist who is currently working as a commentator at ESPN and is a former sportswriter and columnist for The Washington Post. He is an analyst for ESPN and has co-hosted Pardon the Interruption on ESPN with former Post writer Tony Kornheiser since 2001. Wilbon attended and graduated from the University of Northwestern University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
He began working for The Washington Post in 1980 after a summer internship at the newspaper in 1979 and 1980. Wilbon covered college sports, Major League Baseball, the NFL, and the NBA. This was before his promotion to a full-time columnist in February 1980. His column in the Post deals as much with the culture of sports as with the action on the court or field.
In his career, he covered ten Summer and winter Olympic Games for the Washington Post. He was also the only reporter based outside of Hawaii. This was to cover the historic basketball upset of top-ranked Virginia by then-NAIA member Chaminade in 1982. During his time at the Post, he earned the reputation as one of “the best deadline writers in American newspapers.”
The Society of Profesional Journalists named him a top sports columnist in 2001. In recent years, he has become more known as an ESPN personality. He wrote his last common for the Washington Post and officially dedicated full-time to work for ESPN and ABC. This was on December 7, 2010.
He began co-hosting ESPN’s daily opinion forum Pardon the Interruption with Tony Kornheiser on October 22, 2001. This was after contributing to ESPN’s The Sports Reporters and another show on the cable network. He was also a member of ABC’s NBA Countdown. In Addition to his work at The Washington Post, PTI, and ESPN, he appeared weekly on WRC-TV in Washington.
In late 2006, he agreed to a multi-year contract extension with ESPN. The network gained priority therein with regards to conflicts with his newspaper assignments. The first major conflict occurred on February 4, 2007. This was when he covered a Detroit Pistons-Cleveland Cavaliers game instead of Super Bowl XLI.
Michael Wilbon Age
How old is Michael? Michael is 63 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 19, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on November 19th every year.
Michael Wilbon’s Height
Wilbon stands at an average height of 6 feet 2 inches and is of moderate weight. His exact weight is currently under review.
Michael Wilbon Family
Wilbon was born into a loving family. However, he has not shared detailed information about his parents and siblings. We will update this section.
Michael Wilbon Wife | Marriage | Children
Wilbon is happily married to Sheryl Wilbon, his wife. Sheryl is an American former lawyer. They got married in 1997. Together, they are blessed with a son, Matthew Raymond Wilbon. Matthew was born on March 26, 2008, through a surrogate. This happy family currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland, and also has a home in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Michael Wilbon Net Worth
Wilbon has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. Wilbon’s main source of income is his career as a journalist.
Michael Wilbon Salary
Wilbon receives an estimated annual salary of between $20, 000 and $100, 000.