Ernest Thorwald Johnson A.K.A Ernie Johnson was born on 7th August 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to Ernie Johnson Jr bio, he is the son of Ernie Johnson Sr., a former Major League Baseball pitcher and Braves, play-by-play announcer. He attended his high schooling from the private Marist School nearby Brookhaven, Georgia. Johnson is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Currently, he resides at Braselton, Georgia.
Ernie Johnson Jr net worth
By profession, Ernie Johnson Jr is an American television journalist and sportscaster. According to various sources of 2017, Ernie Johnson Jr net worth is estimated to be somewhere more than 1.5 million dollars. In the year 1977, he began his career as a journalist while he was studying at the University of Georgia where he completed his bachelor’s degree majoring in journalism, summa cum laude. At present, he is a sportscaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports. Same year, he was hired as the news and sports director for the radio station WAGQ FM in Athens, Georgia. Then, he started working in broadcasting at WMAZ TV in Macon, Georgia in the year 1979. Johnson worked there until 1981 as a news anchor. After that, he moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina and became a news reporter at WSPA TV. In 1982, he went back to Georgia and began serving as a general assignment news reporter at WSB TV in Atlanta. In the year 1983, he was promoted to the station’s weekend sports anchor and reporter and worked in the station till 1989. Later, he joined Turner Sports. From the year 1993 to 1996, he called Atlanta Braves baseball games for SportSouth, now called as FSN South with his father. He is also the play by play announcer for TNT’s PGA Tour coverage. At TBS network, he served as the studio host for their coverage of college football. In 2002, he was the co-winner of the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality and Studio Host with Bob Costas of NBC and HBO. From the year 2007 to 2009, he worked as the studio host for TBS coverage of Major League Baseball. In 2010, he moved into a play by play role for the network and worked as the lead broadcaster for TBs playoff coverage. He also broadcasted 40 Atlanta Braves games on sister channel Peachtree TV.
Ernie Johnson Jr wife and son
Talking about Ernie Johnson Jr personal life, he is a married man. He tied his knots with Cheryl Johnson in the year 1982. Ernie Johnson Jr wife Cheryl is a licensed professional counselor and the family lives in Braselton, Georgia with their six children altogether. Among them, two are biological children, who are Ernie Johnson Jr son Eric and daughter Maggie. The four adopted children are son Michael, adopted from Romania, daughter Carmen, adopted from Paraguay and daughters Ashley and Allison adopted domestically through foster care. In the year 2003, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma but continued his work through June 2006.
Ernie Johnson Jr cancer
Due to Ernie Johnson Jr cancer, he missed TNT's coverage of the British Open and PGA Championship, the last two golf major tournaments in 2006. He returned to Inside the NBA on 31st October 2006, while continuing his chemotherapy treatments.