David Kaplan Biography
David Kaplan born on 19th November 1960 is an American columnist, radio and television personality who currently hosts Kap and Co. on ESPN 1000. David also co-hosts Sports Talk Live, a daily sports roundtable discussion show on NBC Sports Chicago.
David Kaplan Age
He was born on 19th November 1960. He is 58 years old as of 2018.
David Kaplan Wife
He is married to an executive with the Lou Malnati’s chain of Chicago style pizzerias, Mindy Kaplan.
David Kaplan Son
Kaplan has a son Brett born in 1994 and three stepsons, 28-year-old Nicholas, 26-year-old Alexander, and 25-year-old Garret.
David Kaplan Career
Kaplan worked at Chicago sports radio station WMVP-AM before joining WGN (AM)’s sports staff as a reporter in 1995.
David Kaplan WGN
In 1995, he became the host of Sports Central at WGN and it quickly became Chicago radio’s #1 rated sports talk show. He co-hosted the show for over 10 years with former Chicago Bears star Tom Waddle, which at the time was the longest on air sports talk duo in Chicago radio history. In February 2007, after Waddle left to join ESPN Radio Kaplan hosted the show on a solo basis until March 2010. The show which began in 1982 was the longest-running sports talk show in Chicago , until March 2010 when the former Program Director Kevin Metheny, who was characterized in the Howard Stern movie Private Parts as Kenny “Pig Vomit” Rushton opted to replace the program with a non-sports oriented talk show.
After the removal of Metheny in December 2010, Kaplan signed a new long term contract to stay at WGN Radio as the primary host of a new evening talk show called WGN Sports Night.
Kaplan was named the host of Chicago Tribune Live on Comcast SportsNet, in January 2008. Kaplan and the staff of “Chicago Tribune Live” were awarded the prestigious Emmy Award in November 2009, for Best Interview Program for their work on CTL.
He has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show as a guest. He also appered in the documentary Hoop Dreams during his basketball scouting days.
David Kaplan NBC
Kaplan was hired by the NBC Sports Network in November 2012, to call college basketball games after a long stint as a basketball announcer for ESPN.
He co-hosted the Kap and Haugh show on Comcast SportsNet Chicago which aired from 2013 to 2015. He also partnered with longtime Chicago Tribune lead sports columnist David Haugh on this show.
He is the pre and postgame host for CSN’s Chicago Cubs broadcasts where he partners with former Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus. Kaplan also calls college basketball and football games for various conferences including the Horizon League, the Mid American Conference and the Missouri Valley. He has also been the announcer for the Chicago Machine and Chicago Shamrox.
David Kaplan ESPN
Kaplan played a prominent role in the ESPN documentary Catching Hell in 2011, which chronicled the story of the 2003 Chicago Cubs and fan Steve Bartman who was thrust into the spotlight when the Cubs failed to win Game 6 of the National League Championship Series after leading 3-0 in the 8th inning at Wrigley Field.
He has also worked extensively as a basketball game analyst for ESPN.
Kaplan signed a multi-year deal with ESPN in 2015 after a 21-year career at WGN Radio, and he is now the host of Kap and Co., a daily sports radio show that airs on ESPN 1000 in Chicago from 9:00 AM CT till Noon. He co-hosts with US Hockey Hall of Famer Eddie Olczyk who is also the color analyst of the Chicago Blackhawks TV broadcasts and the NHL on NBC in addition to his horse racing analysis on NBC Sports, NBC Sports Chicago broadcaster Pat Boyle and Chicago TV personality Jordan Cornette who is also the all-time shot block leader in University of Notre Dame basketball history.
David Kaplan Net Worth
His net worth is still under review.
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