J.A Adande Biography and Wiki
J.A Adande is an American sportswriter, commentator, and educator, who currently serves as the Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern University. He additionally serves for ESPN around the Horn as a regular panelist. Prior to joining Northwestern University, Adande served as a sports columnist and a sideline reporter at ESPN.
Adande’s age and birthday
J.A. was born on 25th October 1970, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. He is 52 years old as of 2023. His horoscope is Capricorn.
Height and weight
Adande is a man of height 6 feet 2 inches (1.83m) and is of average weight, 75kg.
J.A’s educational background
Adande joined a local high school for his high school diploma. Later on, he earned a BA degree in Science from the University of Northwestern University Stationed in Evanston, in 1992. He was the sports editor of the Daily Northwestern, ‘the Student Newspaper.’
He was born in Los Angeles, California state in America. He is the son of Desire Oberstein and Elizabeth Oberstein. His grandfather, Gerson ‘Gus’ Oberstein (1914-2003) was a violist, who played with Jazzmen Joe Roland and Charlie Parker, later with the Berkeley Symphony.
Wife and children
Adande has managed to keep his family life private, away from the public concerning his relationship. The best assumption is that he is single.
J.A Adande’s Career
He grew his passion for news reporting and editing while he was still at University. He was the Sports editor of the Daily Northwestern. He began his career as a sports Columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
In 2007, he joined ESPN.COM as an NBA columnist. He was congratulated on the job and played a joke “buy/sell” Segment about Adande’s comments about joining ESPN. He was also an NBA analyst at Sports Center.
He announced in 2017 via Twitter that he was relocating to Chicago and becoming director of the News Sports Journalism Program at Northwestern University, as well as a faculty member of the Medill School of Journalism.
During his time at ESPN, J. A Adande covered the Olympics games, Wimbledon, The super bowl, NCAA final four, and the NBA finals.
J.A Adande’s net worth and salary
Adande has a net worth of ten million US dollars and he receives an annual salary of $ 300,000.