Jeremy Schaap Biography
Jeremy Schaap (Full name- Jeremy Albert Schaap) is an American sportswriter, television reporter, and author who was born on August 23, 1969, New York City. For his excellent work on ESPN’s E:60, SportsCenter, and Outside the Lines, Schaap is an eleven-time Emmy Award winner.
Jeremy Schaap Dad | Family
Schaap was born born on August 23, 1969, New York City to his father, Dick Schaap who was also a sportswriter, broadcaster, and author, and his mother, Trish Schaap. He has three siblings, Rosie, Kari, and David Schaap. Schaap is of Jewish descent and seems to have gotten most of his qualities from his father.
Dick Schaap was honored posthumously with the Red Smith Award in 2002 by the Associated Press Sports Editor. Dick Schaap was also a part of the Nassau County Sports Hall of fame, which created a Dick Schaap Award for outstanding journalism. He died on December 21, 2001 as a result of complications from hip replacement surgery in September the same year.
Jeremy Schaap Wife | Children
Schaap married his girlfriend after having an affair for some time. Currently, the lovely couple is living happily as a husband and a wife with their has three children, two girls, and a boy.
Jeremy Schaap Age
Jeremy Schaap was born on August 23, 1969, New York City. He takes after his father Dick Schaap who was also a journalist, presenter and author. Schaap is 49 years old as of 2018.
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Jeremy Schaap Bob Knight
In a 2000 interview with Bob Knight, who had just been fired as the coach for Indiana Basketball team, Schaap was humiliated when Knight made a scathing comment on his professional stature. Schaap being the son of longtime broadcaster Dick Schaap, who had built a reputation of his own as a good interviewer, would be frustrated by Knight who’d try to reel him in. When Schaap would interject, Knight would complain about being interrupted and say, “Will you let me finish?”
Knight ambushed Schaap as the badgering intensified when he said, “You’ve got a long way to go to be as good as your dad. You better keep that in mind.” To which Schaap quipped, “I appreciate that.” After the interview Schaap said, “I was relieved when the interview was over. … I’ve interviewed difficult people before–Rocker, Tyson, Parcells… but no one that difficult, and that intelligent.”
Jeremy Schaap Espn
Jeremy Schaap joined ESPN in the early 2000s. He was the host of SportsCentury – ESPN’s documentary TV series, from 2001 to 2004, which was focused on reviewing North America’s greatest sports events as well as lives of notable athletes during the 20th and 21st century. Schaap then served as guest host for ESPN’s Outside the Lines Sunday talk-show from 2006. Jeremy Schaap was promoted to a crew member of Outside the Lines Nightly, ESPN’s 30-min sports talk-show in 2003, for which he was serving as writer as well as an anchor.
Jeremy Schaap briefly served as correspondent for ABC’s News Nightline in 2005 while in 2006 he appeared on SportsCenter. Schaap was also a regular reporter and guest host of ESPN’s Outside the Lines Nightly sports talk-show besides these. He began serving as correspondent for E:60 1-hour news magazine in 2007, for which he was rewarded with a prestigious Primetime Emmy Award. Schaap was also a studio host of another of ESPN’s programs – Friday Night Fights until 2012.
Jeremy Schaap served as ESPN correspondent in ABC’s 2-hour talk-show “Good Morning America” in 2016, where he has appeared in eight episodes of Mike & Mike sports radio talk-show thus far. Apart from these, Jeremy has also contributed to several prestigious sports magazines with his articles. including Time, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated as well as Parade and The New York Times.
Jeremy Schaap Bobby Fischer
Jeremy Schaap had an altercation with former world chess world champion Bobby Fischer during an interview in Reykjavik, Iceland. This argument arose from the relationship that his father Dick Schaap had with Fischer in the 1950s and 60s. Dick Schaap befriended Bobby Fischer around 1955, who was at the time a twelve-year-old chess prodigy, and would later become a world chess champion. Prompted by questions posed by Dick Schaap’s son, Jeremy, Fischer acknowledged that their relationship was significant and that Dick Schaap had been a “father figure” to him. Fischer was however, still resentful that Dick Schaap had later insinuated that he was insane by writing comments like Fischer “did not have a sane bone left in his body”.
During the interview with Jeremy Schaap, Fischer, regarding the breakdown of his relationship with Dick Schaap said, “like a typical Jewish snake, he had the most vicious things to say about me.” To this comment Jeremy Schaap protested and Fischer asked him if he had read his father’s words. Schaap calmly told him: “I don’t know that you’ve done much here today really to disprove anything he said.”
Jeremy Schaap Net Worth | Salary
Jeremy Schaap is one of the admirable names in the world of media and has the ability to connect with the sports fans. He is earning an incredible salary through his reporting skills and writing and has amassed an estimated net worth of $700 thousand.