Cari Champion Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Cari Champion Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight60 kg
Date of BirthJune 1, 1975
Zodiac SignGemini
Eye ColorDark Brown

Cari Champion is an American broadcast journalist and TV personality who has worked as an anchor and reporter of the Tennis Channel and ESPN’s First Take. In July 2015, Champion started working as an anchor for ESPN’s leading program SportsCenter.

Born Name

Cari Champion

Nick Name

Cari

Cari Champion as seen in October 2019
Cari Champion as seen in October 2019 (Cari Champion / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Pasadena, California, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Champion went to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she majored in English and minored in Mass Communications. In 1998, she graduated from UCLA with an English degree.

Occupation

Broadcast Journalist, TV Personality

Manager

She self-manages herself.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

60 kg or 132 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Cari Champion has dated –

  1. Ryen Russillo
Cari Champion as seen in December 2019
Cari Champion as seen in December 2019 (Cari Champion / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

She is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Cari Champion as seen in August 2019
Cari Champion as seen in August 2019 (Cari Champion / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

Thick Lips

Cari Champion Favorite Things

  • Basketball Team – Los Angeles Lakers, UCLA Bruins

SourceWikipedia

Cari Champion as seen in June 2019
Cari Champion as seen in June 2019 (Cari Champion / Instagram)

Cari Champion Facts

  1. She became interested in journalism in the hopes of transforming negative stereotypes of African-Americans.
  2. Back in her junior year, she studied in Washington, D.C. and earned an internship at CNN.
  3. Before rising to fame, she first started her broadcasting career by working on several TV stations. She then moved to West Virginia for her first reporting job.
  4. Before joining WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida, she worked as a reporter at the Orange County Newschannel in Santa Ana, California.
  5. In November 2007, she was fired from her position as an anchor for WGCL-TV in Atlanta for allegedly uttering profanity while on-air. At the time, Champion made an appeal and said in an interview that the floor director had not cued her and her co-anchor after the commercial break and that the microphone picked up a conversation with an unhandy mechanical screenwriter. She was rehired in January 2008 but departed from the station not too long after she was hired for a broadcasting job outside Atlanta.
  6. Following her relocation to Florida, she started covering news like human interest stories and devastating hurricanes. During her time in Florida, while working as a reporter, she developed an interest in tennis after she covered famous players like Venus Williams and Serena Williams. With her growing interest, she subsequently auditioned for the Tennis Channel’s news department and was among the 3 women selected from a group of more than 50 candidates. In 2009, she had officially joined the network. There, she worked as a courtside reporter and anchored the channel’s “Court Report” news segment.
  7. Champion also worked as an entertainment reporter for the Starz network, The Insider, and Hollywood 411.
  8. On October 1, 2012, she first joined ESPN as the new host of the network’s live debate show, First Take. For this position, she was picked over Heidi Watney and Jemele Hill. At the time, as the show’s acting host, she moderated debates between sports experts, Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.
  9. On November 4, 2014, she made her journalistic debut for ESPN after she profiled and interviewed American football quarterback Cam Newton in a segment for E:60.
  10. For 6 months, Champion petitioned to become an anchor on SportsCenter and was officially promoted to the position in June 2015. On June 19, 2015, she hosted her final episode on First Take and had finally started anchoring morning editions of SportsCenter in July 2015.

Featured Image by Cari Champion / Instagram

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