Gus Johnson (sportscaster) Wiki
Gus Johnson is an American sportscaster. He currently calls play-by-play for Fox Sports. Johnson has served as FOX Sports’ lead college football play-by-play voice since 2011, and of the network’s college basketball coverage since 2013, the first year FOX Sports carried national college basketball games. Johnson has also lent his voice to FOX Sports’ coverage of the BIG3 and the Jr. NBA World Championships.
Gus Johnson Biography
He attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. He graduated in 1985. That same year, Johnson was an all-league quarterback for the school’s football team, an all-league shooting guard on the basketball team, and first baseman and catcher on the baseball team. The 1984–1985 University of Detroit Jesuit yearbook also notes that Johnson was a co-captain of both the football and basketball teams and most valuable player on the latter.
Johnson subsequently graduated from Howard University with a degree in political science in 1990 and was a four-year letter winner on Howard’s baseball team. Born in Detroit, he is a resident of New York City.
Earlier in his broadcast career, Johnson worked for ESPN as the voice for college hockey and college basketball, and for Big East basketball on the Big East Network. He also announced Canadian Football League contests for ESPN2. In 1991, he hosted ESPN’s “Black College Sports Today,” after working in local TV at KXXV-TV in Waco, Texas, WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Ala., WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, N.C., and WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C.
In the 1990s
He called play-by-play for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves from 1996 to 1997, Big East Basketball on the Big East Network, college hockey, and college basketball on ESPN, and Canadian Football League games for ESPN2. Additionally, he did some NFL games for CBS.
He hosted ESPN’s Black College Sports Today in 1991. He briefly worked as an on-air personality with KXXV-TV in Waco, Texas, WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Alabama, and WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Additionally, he served as the weekend anchor for WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C., from 1991 to 1992. Gus also had a small cameo, as an announcer, in the 1998 film He Got Game.
Johnson is particularly known for his calls at the end of several close NCAA Tournament games. On his first day of calling tournament games for CBS in 1996, he called Princeton’s 43-41 win over UCLA.
In the 2000s
In May 2010, it was declared that Johnson would be the play-by-play commentator in EA Sports Madden NFL 11. He is additionally the play-by-play broadcaster in Madden NFL 12.
Johnson is additionally the sports host for the imaginary football games found in plugs for Buffalo Wild Wings, in which diversions are fixed and sent into extra time to enable supporters to remain longer and appreciate the experience.
Johnson has been a broadcaster for the Big Ten Network’s Sunday Night b-ball games since the 2008-2009 season. He was also slated to report 23 amusements for the system in the 2010-2011 season.
Before the 2010 to 2011 NBA season, it was declared that Johnson was given up by MSG Network. Johnson clarified on February 16, 2012, on the Scott Ferrall Show, that he needed to leave the Network due to his goal of spending more time with his child.
CBS discharged Johnson on May 5, 2011, after an agreement question. On May 9, 2011, Johnson concluded an arrangement to call school football and NFL broadcasts for Fox Sports. In 2012, Johnson filled in as a radio sportscaster host of Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes, working two or three the gathering’s without end diversions on the radio.
Gus Johnson later set up Fox Sports to be its lead soccer pundit and called his first UEFA Champions League to arrange on February 13, 2013.
It was foreseen that Johnson would be Fox Sports’ lead host for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On September 15, 2014, Johnson ventured down as lead broadcaster for Fox Sports’ soccer.
Recently, Johnson started play-by-play reporting marquee Big Ten customary season football games on Fox Sports amid the 2017 season.
Johnson works with Joel Klatt with Fox Sports and reported “The Game” Michigan Ohio State (2017) surprisingly and his first excursion to “The Game.”
On September 14, 2015, it was declared that Gus Johnson would be the play-by-play host for 20 Milwaukee Bucks amusements for the 2015-2016 season on Fox Sports Wisconsin.
Gus Johnson (sportscaster) Age
Gus was born as Augustus Cornelius Johnson, Jr. on 10 August 1967 in Detroit, MI.
Gus Johnson (sportscaster) Family
Gus was born on 10 August 1967 to Bryson Johnson (father) an engineer and his mother who was a homemaker but they later got divorced.
Gus Johnson (sportscaster) Wife
Gus was engaged with his girlfriend and had even scheduled their wedding date, on 1 August 2014. However, it is still unclear whether he married his fiancé or not.
As of now, Gus appears to be single. Due to the absence of a wife or girlfriend in his life, Gus has been speculated to be gay as well. However, he has not uttered a single word regarding his sexual orientation.
Gus Johnson (sportscaster) Children
Back on 8 April 2012, Gus shared a tweet regarding his son and wrote his son just asked him, who would win the battle between Captain America and Red Hulk? Gus did not disclose the name of his son but revealed his son’ age, stating that he was eight that time.
Gus Johnson Body Measurements
He has dark brown colored eyes and black hair. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding Johnson’s body details. The sources have not provided any information regarding his height, weight, or shoe size.
Gus Johnson Salary
Johnson has been able to amass a considerable amount of net worth from his work. His average salary as a Fox Sports announcer is estimated to be $100 thousand that would range from $88,895 at the 25th percentile to $110,430 at the 75th percentile, with top earners (the top 10%) earning more than $121,754.
Gus Johnson Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of around $500k.
Gus Johnson (sportscaster) Style
Johnson is known primarily for his enthusiasm and excitement that he shares with the game. He often uses signature phrases “Hurt My Feelings!”, “Oh my goodness!”, “Rise and fire… Count it!”, “Here comes the pain!”, “He’s got ‘get away from the cops’ speed!”, “From the parking lot!”, “And the Runner…Bang!”, “Pure!”, “BAM!”, “Hot Sauce!”, “Cold-Blooded!”, “What a game!”, “Down the Sideline!” and “HA-HAAA”.