Jim Nantz: Age, net worth, salary, wife, awards, house, career

Jim Nantz: Age, net worth, salary, wife, awards, house, career

Kenneth Mwenda
updated at August 9, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Jim Nantz is of the few American journalists who have worked in the field for a very long period, starting at a young age in college. He once gained notoriety after divorcing his longtime wife in 2012 and admitting he was seeing a 29-year-old woman. However, he has established worldwide recognition thanks to his career. His daughter is likewise carrying on her father's legacy.

Jim Nantz: Age, net worth, salary, wife, awards, house, career
Jim Nantz during the third round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 5, 2021, in Dublin, Ohio. Photo: Chris Condon
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The American sportscaster has been covering the National Football League, NCAA Division I men's basketball, the NBA, and the PGA Tour for CBS Sports. He began his career in the 1980s.

Profile summary


Jim Nantz

Date of Birth

May 17, 1959


63 years old as of September 2022

Place of Birth

Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.



Zodiac sign



United States of America


6 ft. 3 in (1.91 m)


Sports commentator, Actor, Commentator


University of Houston


Courtney Richards



Net worth

$15 Million


$5 Million

Social media

Twitter, Instagram

Jim Nantz's age

He is currently 63 years old and was born on May 17, 1959. He also stands 6 feet 3 inches tall.

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Jim Nantz's biography

Jim Nantz's biography
Presenter Jim Nantz speaks on stage during Radio Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony, at Guastavino's on November 15, 2018, in New York City. Photo: Michael Kovac
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The broadcaster was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was raised in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, Colts Neck Township, Louisiana, and Marlboro, New Jersey, where he attended Marlboro High School.

The media personality was the top player on the golf team and co-captain of the basketball team when he was in high school. His club was the Bamm Hollow Country Club.

He later transferred to the University of Houston in Texas, where he majored in broadcasting and competed for the men's golf team there. He shared a bedroom with Blaine McCallister and Fred Couples, both of whom developed to become professional golfers.

He received his first experience in sports reporting while working for the CBS Radio Network. At the time he used to send Win Elliot taped interviews for his Sports Central USA weekend reports.

Jim Nantz's broadcasting career

Jim Nantz's broadcasting career
Tournament Host Jack Nicklaus visits the CBS television booth and talks to Jim Nantz (left) during the Memorial Tournament on June 4, 2022, in Dublin, Ohio. Photo: Chris Condon
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Beginning in the early 1980s, he worked as an anchor and sportscaster for KHOU in Houston, Texas, before transitioning to a weekend sports anchor position at KSL-TV in Salt Lake City (1982–1985). Later, in 1985, he joined CBS Sports, where he first served as a studio host for the network's coverage of college football and basketball, as well as an on-course reporter for the PGA Tour and NFL games on Westwood One.

Media appearances

As part of changes to the long-running game show to use product placement models and CBS crossovers, including sports packages, he has appeared on episodes of The Price Is Right to present a Showcase prize that involves CBS Sports properties, one to attend 2009 Final Four in Detroit and another in 2010 for Super Bowl XLIV (with Phil Simms).

In the 1996 movie Tin Cup, Jim Nantz appeared as himself. He has also made appearances in episodes of Arliss, Yes, Dear, Criminal Minds, and How I Met Your Mother (season 5, episodes 14 and 15, season 9, episode 24). In addition, in the brief-lived television series Clubhouse, he played the announcer for a fictional baseball team; you can also hear him in the 1998 movie Scrapple.

Jim Nantz's awards

Jim Nantz's awards
Jim Nantz (left) with Frank Radice attends the 30th annual Sports Emmy awards at Frederick P. Rose Hall on April 27, 2009, in New York City. Photo: Marc Bryan-Brown
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Throughout his career, the sportscaster has won a number of honours. These include:

  • Play-by-Player, Outstanding Sports Personality, two-time Sports Emmy Award winner (2008 and 2009).
  • National Sportscaster of the Year for NSMA five times (1998, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009).
  • 2002 recipient of the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Award.
  • 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award recipient.
  • 2021 GCSAA Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's Old Tom Morris Award.
  • NSMA Hall of Fame inductee (class of 2021).

Jim Nantz's net worth

The broadcaster has a $15 million net worth as of 2022. He has benefited financially from his work and gained the respect and admiration of many of his contemporaries.

Additionally, he receives a $5 million salary from CBS and an additional $4 million in deferred income from the golf company Titleist.

Jim's employment as a sportscaster ensures a consistent paycheck. On the list of the richest sportscasters worldwide, he comes in at number six. In addition, he and winemaker Peter Deutsch started a private wine label called "The Calling."

Who is married to Jim Nantz?

Jim Nantz's wife
Jim Nantz and wife Courtney Nantz attend the 2015 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 13, 2015, in New York City. Photo: D Dipasupil
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After 26 years of marriage, Nantz divorced Ann-Lorraine "Lorrie" Carlsen Nantz in 2009. The then Connecticut couple had a daughter, Caroline, now a broadcaster. Publications reveal that Nantz's ex-wife is entitled to alimony and child support payments of $916,000 per year. Nantz acknowledged having dated a 29-year-old lady prior to the divorce's finalization.

He later wed Courtney Richards on June 9, 2012, at Pebble Beach Golf Links' seventh tee. Jim Nantz and his current wife have a son and a daughter.

Jim Nantz's house

According to sources, Jim Nantz, the CBS analyst, owns a beautiful residence in Pebble Beach, and in his backyard is a miniature version of the seventh hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links. 2019 saw Phil Mickelson complete a hole-in-one in the backyard, with Nantz giving some play-by-play.

Jim Nantz's cars

He bought a Lexus SC 430, an Azure Pearl hardtop convertible with an all-Aluminium 4.3-litre V8 that's marketed as the Pebble Beach Edition. The sportscaster also drives a Mercedes-Benz SLK320 and Range Rover.

Jim Nantz developed a passion for sports at a young age, which is why he became an expert in sports commentary. This is demonstrated by the fact that, in high school, he was the top player on the golf team and the co-captain of the basketball team. Jim Nantz's age has not stopped him from doing what he loves, sports broadcasting.

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Kenneth Mwenda is a business and sports writer with over five years of experience. At Sportsbrief, he contributes to writing biographies and listicles.