John Sterling Bio, Age, Family, Height, Wife, WFAN, Salary, Net Worth

John Sterling Biography

John Sterling is an American sportscaster. He is the radio play-by-play announcer of Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees. He is known as one of the longest-current broadcasters. Since joining the network in 1989, he has called 5, 060 consecutive Yankees games.

John Sterling Age

Sterling was born on July 4, 1938, in Manhattan, New York. He is 83 years old as of 2021.

John Sterling Height

Sterling stands at an average height and is of moderate weight. There are no details about his body measurements. However, these details will be updated as soon as they are available.

John Sterling Family

Sterling was born as John Sloss in Manhattan, New York where he was also brought up. His parents were advertising executive Carl H.T. and Gladys (Hodrov) Sloss. There is no further information about his family.

John Sterling Wife

John is currently a divorced man. His divorce was finalized in 2008. He was married to his ex-wife Jennifer. There is, however, no information about when the two got married. Together they have four children including a set of triplets.

John Sterling Education

After graduating from high school, he joined Moravian College, Boston University. He later transferred to Columbia University School of General Studies.

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John Sterling Career | WFAN

Sterling began his radio career in Wellsville, New York working for a small radio station. He later moved to Baltimore as a play-by-play announcer for the then-Baltimore Bullets. From 1971 – 1978, he called Morgan State University football. In 1971, he hosted a talk show with WMCA and later worked as the radio voice for the NHL’s New York Islanders, WHA’s New York Raiders, and the WFL’s New York Stars.

John announced Nets and Islanders games for WMCA, WVNJ, WOR-TV, and SportsChannel New York from 1975 to 1980. He hosted a sports call-in show on WSB radio in Atlanta. John also covered the Braves and Hawks for Turner Sports. He joined the Yankees on WABC radio in 1989 and is currently calling for WFAN radio and its affiliates in the Network.

In addition, he hosts YES Network’s Yankeeography series for which he has received two Emmy Awards. John hosts Yankees Classics’ introduction and recaps. His commentary feature called “Sterling on Sports” on WCBS airs every night during the 6:15 PM sports report. John together with Michael Kay announces the annual Yankees’ Old-Timers’ Day.

The two have served as the masters of ceremonies for various major Yankee events. John has also presented several Yankees pre-game ceremonies including multiple retirements of Tino Martinez, Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera’s number retirement in 2013. Other than the Yankees, John has announced the Kitten Bowl on the Hallmark Channel and the Brooklyn Nets–Atlanta Hawks game on the YES Network.

John Sterling Salary

Sterling is reported to be earning an estimated annual salary of $55, 000. Being one of the longest-current broadcasters it is obvious that he would be earning such a decent

John Sterling Net Worth

Sterling has an estimated net worth of $2 million. His main source of income comes from his long successful career as a sportscaster.