John Sterling, Bio & Info, Age, Height, Family, Career, Salary, Net worth

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John Sterling Bio & Wiki

Sterling is a famous American sportscaster best known for serving as the New York Yankees’ radio play-by-play announcer. Beginning in 1989, Sterling broadcast 5,060 straight Yankees games before taking a four-game vacation in July 2019.

John Sterling’s Age & Birthday

The sportscaster was born on July 4, 1938. In 2022 he is 84 years old and still going strong.

John Sterling Height & Weight

He is a taller-than-average man. John is 6 feet 0 inches tall ( Approx 1.83m).

John Sterling Education

Before leaving school to start his radio career at a local station in Wellsville, New York, he briefly attended Moravian College, Boston University, and the Columbia University School of General Studies. 

John Sterling Family

On July 4, 1938, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, John Sloss, who would later adopt the name John Sterling, was born. He was the lone child of Carl H. T. and Gladys Sloss, who came from a rich family.

John Sterling Fiance

The former spouse of the American sportscaster is Jennifer Sterling. Before divorcing in 2008, the pair were married for more than ten years. Currently, Sterling’s dating status is unavailable to the public.

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John Sterling Career

For the 1970–71 NBA season, Sterling served as the play-by-play analyst for the then-Baltimore Bullets in Baltimore, where he started his broadcasting career. He performed as the play-by-play commentator for Morgan State University football from 1971 until 1978.

As a talk show presenter for WMCA, Sterling entered the New York media scene in 1971. The WHA’s New York Raiders, the WFL’s New York Stars, the NHL’s New York Islanders (where he was teamed with Bob Lawrence), and the ABA/New NBA’s York/New Jersey Nets later hired him as their radio announcer (where he was paired mainly with Mike DeTomasso). Along with co-hosting TV segments with Mel Allen, Sterling spent a period of time working for the Yankees as the pre-game host on WMCA and WINS radio. 

Furthermore, Sterling and WFAN agreed to a new contract on October 18, 2021, with the possibility of a changed schedule for 2022. On June 6, 2022, Sterling made the announcement that he will begin working a reduced schedule in the second half of the MLB season, mostly by skipping road games outside of the northeastern United States. He will keep taking road visits to Citi Field, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and Fenway Park.

John Sterling Salary

Sterling receives an annual salary ranging from $10,000 – $100,000.

John Sterling’s Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $2 million

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