Chris Mortensen is an ESPN sportswriter based in the United States. Chris Mortensen has contributed to ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and ESPN.com, among others. He is also the author of Playing for Keeps: How One Man Kept the Mob from Sinking Its Hooks into Pro Football, published in 1991.
Chris Mortensen was born in Torrance, California Nov. 7, 1951. He is of white ethnicity and holds American citizenship.
After graduating from North Torrance High School in Torrance, California, Chris Mortensen enrolled at El Camino College and earned his bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s degree is required. He is 70 years old.
Mortensen chose the profession of journalist because he could no longer compete in athletics. He worked for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and later for The National, where he covered the NFL. Similarly, he later moved to ESPN, where he worked on shows like NFL Insiders, NFL Live, Sunday NFL Countdown, and others.
He has contributed to ESPN’s Super Bowl Week and NFL Draft coverage, as well as to ESPN.com. Chris has had a successful career in sports journalism, winning nearly 18 awards in total, the most notable of which is the National Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting in All Categories. Chris has also written a book called Playing for Keeps: How One Man Prevented the Mob from Sinking Their Hooks into Professional Football, which is currently out of print. In 1999 he made a film called The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling.
Chris Mortensen is a well-known ESPN reporter who has made a name for himself as a sportswriter. ESPN is known for paying its sports reporters a hefty salary as it is a prominent sports network.
He’s also a frequent ESPN anchor, which means he’s well paid by the network. Chris Mortensens net worth is expected to be $6 million as of 2018.
Chris Mortensen married his then girlfriend Michi Mortensen 1984 after a year of relationship. The two met when she was working part-time for the Braves a year ago.
She is a very caring and compassionate woman who was always by his side. When Chris was diagnosed with throat cancer in early 2016, his partner Micki was a great support during his treatment.
Alex, the couple’s son, was born after the couple had been married for a year. The couple have been together for 33 years and have already celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Chris stands by a height of 6 feet 1 inch (about 1.85 m). He has gray hair color. He is well known on social media with 2.28 million Twitter followers.