Chris-Fowler
Chris Fowler | Biography

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  • Full Name Christopher Brady Fowler
  • Nickname Chris Fowler
  • Occupation Sports Broadcaster
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 23, 1962
  • Age 59 Years, 3 Months
American Sports Broadcaster Famous for Hosting ESPN's ‘College GameDay’

Chris Fowler | Biography

Joined ESPN in July 1986

Fowler began working for ESPN in July 1986 as the host/reporter of 'Scholastic Sports America,' a two-year broadcast. Then, for two seasons, starting from 1988, he worked as a college football sideline reporter. Following the stint in 1990, Fowler became the anchor of ESPN’s 'College GameDay,' the network’s Emmy-winning Saturday morning college football roadshow (1990–2014).


Chris Fowler is a sports presenter and broadcaster for ESPN from the United States, famous for hosting ‘College GameDay’ (1990-2014).

Who Is Chris Fowler?

Chris Fowler is a sports presenter and journalist. Fowler earned his bachelor’s degree in radio/television news from the University of Colorado in 1985. While still a student, he interned in the sports department of KMGH-TV, a CBS affiliate in Denver, in 1984. Shortly after graduation, Fowler served a two-year stint at KCNC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Denver, as a production assistant, producer/writer, and sports reporter. After that, he landed at ESPN as a sportscaster.

How Old Is Chris Fowler?

Chris Fowler was born Christopher Brady Fowler, born in Denver, Colorado, on 23 August 1962. However, he grew up in Rockford, a city in Illinois, and State College, a municipality in Pennsylvania. Fowler is 59 years old as of 2021.

A Career at ESPN

Fowler began working for ESPN in July 1986 as the host/reporter of Scholastic Sports America, a two-year broadcast. Then, for two seasons, starting from 1988, he worked as a college football sideline reporter. Following the stint in 1990, Fowler became the anchor of ESPN’s College GameDay, the network’s Emmy-winning Saturday morning college football roadshow (1990–2014). His show, College GameDay, was the recipient of the ‘Sports Emmy’ for ‘Best Weekly Studio Show’ in 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, and 2008. Simultaneously in 1991, he broadened his steps to all of ESPN’s Saturday college football parts.

In addition, he has hosted ESPN’s Heisman Trophy Presentation since it aired in 1994. Similarly, from 1993 through 2013, he was the host of ESPN’s The Home Depot College Football Awards show, and from 2006 through 2009, he was the play-by-play announcer for ESPN’s Thursday night college football games. Fowler was also the host of ESPN’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four broadcast for 13 years, from 1992 to 2005. Likewise, he hosted a few episodes of the college basketball version of College GameDay during its first season in 2005.

From 1995 through 2000, Fowler anchored ESPN’s Summer X Games, and from 1998 to 2000, he contributed to Winter X Games. He also has experience hosting horse racing programs, including the Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championship (on ESPN). Furthermore, Fowler is the lead studio anchor for tennis tournaments televised on ESPN, namely Wimbledon, the French Open, the Australian Open, and the US Open tournament. In 2010, he co-anchored ESPN and ABC’s coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup from South Africa alongside Mike Tirico.

Is Chris Fowler Still on ESPN?

Fowler has primarily worked for ESPN as a college football and tennis anchor and commentator and is still active in the arena. In 2014, he joined analyst Kirk Herbstreit in the ABC Saturday Night Football booth as a play-by-play announcer. Maria Taylor also joined them.

Net Worth and Salary

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Fowler has amassed a net worth of $7 million from his career as an American sports broadcaster. The same site also shows his annual salary of $3 million as of 2021.

Who Is Chris Fowler Married To?

Fowler has been married to his wife Jennifer Dempster, a former model and fitness trainer, since 2006. She had previously been on ESPN’s BodyShaping in the 1990s.

How Tall Is Chris Fowler?

Fowler stands at the height of 6 ft 3 inches.

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