Christopher Brady Fowler is an ESPN sportscaster best known for hosting College GameDay from 1990 to 2014 and for his work in college football. Fowler hosted college football in the studio from 1990 to 2014.
Early Life of Chris Fowler
Chris was born in the United States on August 23, 1962, in Denver. In his hometown, he grew up with his family. State College, Pennsylvania, and Rockford, Illinois Knox Fowler, his father, was a professor of theater.
Chris went to General William J. Palmer High School in Colorado, USA, in 1980 for his education. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in 1985.
What is the Height of Chris Fowler?
He stands at a towering 6 ft 3 in tall ( 1.90m). Fowler appears to have a good body shape, as he is a perfect fit for a man his age. His black hair and brown eyes round out his overall appearance.
What is the Net Worth of Chris Fowler?
Chris is a well-paid sports anchor. He currently earns $1.5 million per year. He is also worth $4 million in the United States.
Chris Fowler’s Career Lin
- Fowler worked as a production assistant, a producer/writer, and a sports reporter for nearly two years at KCNC-TV, then the NBC affiliate in Denver. He worked as an intern in the sports department at KMGH-TV in the same city for several months in 1984.
- In July 1986, Fowler began a two-year stint as the host/reporter of Scholastic Sports America on ESPN.
- For two seasons starting in 1988, he worked as a college football sideline reporter.
- Fowler conducted an exclusive interview with former star University of Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson, who was in prison at the time on drug charges while covering college football.
- In 1990, he debuted as the host of ESPN’s College GameDay football roadshow, and in 1991, he expanded to all of ESPN’s Saturday college football segments.
- Tennessee fans blamed ESPN and specifically Fowler, who had emceed the award ceremony and handed the trophy to Woodson after Charles Woodson won the 1997 Heisman Trophy over Peyton Manning of Tennessee.
- GameDay avoided filming on the Tennessee campus for several years after Fowler received abuse from Tennessee fans (which he described as “trailer park frenzy” on a radio show).
- Rece Davis will take over as host of GameDay from Fowler in February 2015, but Fowler will continue to play-by-play on Saturday Night Football on ABC and the College Football Playoff games, as well as host the annual Heisman Trophy presentations.
- He was the lead studio host of ESPN’s College Basketball until 2006. From 1995 to 2000, Fowler worked on ESPN’s Summer X Games and Winter X Games, as well as horse racing broadcasts, including ESPN’s Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championship.
- In addition, he is the lead play-by-play announcer for ESPN tennis tournaments, including Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open, which was broadcast for the first time in 2009 on ESPN.
- He co-anchored ESPN and ABC’s month-long coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Mike Tirico in 2010.
- Together with Kirk Herbstreit, Fowler and Herbstreit announced the first game of the Monday Night Football Kickoff Week doubleheader in 2020.
- SportsCentury, an ESPN Classic show, is also hosted by him.
- He hosted the expansion draft coverage for the Seattle Kraken, which was ESPN’s first NHL hockey event since 2004.
- He would make the unfortunate mistake of referring to the Carolina Hurricanes as the “Carolina Panthers” during the broadcast.
- As a result, the Twitter accounts of both teams mocked him by swapping logos.