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Date Of BirthOctober 28, 1968
SpouseCrystal Naii Collins Broussard

  • Chris Broussard, born on 28 October 1968, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a renowned sports analyst and commentator with over three decades of experience, known for his work on television and his Louisiana Creole heritage.
  • He moved frequently due to his father’s job, ultimately graduating from Oberlin College with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a background in college basketball.
  • Chris began his journalism career at The Plain Dealer in 1990, and later worked for ESPN and FOX Sports 1, transitioning from reporting to a focus on commentary and analysis.
  • He is married to Dr. Crystal Naii Collins with twin daughters, Broussard is a devout Christian leading the “K.I.N.G. Movement,” a national Christian men’s organization.
  • Chris faced backlash for comments on homosexuality and other sensitive issues; his estimated net worth was over $6 million as of early 2024, reflecting a successful career in sports journalism.

Who is Chris Broussard?

Broussard under the sign of Scorpio on the 28th of October 1968, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA, Chris is a 55-year-old African-American sports analyst and commentator, of Louisiana Creole descent and Christian beliefs. He is perhaps best known to the world for his significant presence on the TV screen, and across media outlets due to being an extremely frequent face and voice on and behind sports events on television, for most of the last three decades. He has had a great number of successes over the course of his sometimes lucrative journalism career since 1990.

Early Life and Education: Growing up…everywhere?

Chris was initially brought up in Baton Rouge by his father Edward Broussard, who was a personnel manager for Traveler’s Insurance Co., and his mother of an unknown name and profession. As for any siblings he may have, Chris is thought to be an only child. Due to the nature of his father’s business, Chris had to traverse a great deal of mileage with his family, and he thus spent time in Indianapolis, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Syracuse, New York; and ultimately Cleveland, Ohio. As for his education, he had to change his high school just as often, but he kept his grades up nonetheless until he finally matriculated from Holy Name High School in Cleveland in 1986. While there, he was well-known for his skill in football as well as basketball and was inducted into the high school’s Hall of Fame in 2016. He furthered his studies by enrolling into Oberlin College, from where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English in May 1990, prior to which point he played point guard for the college’s basketball team.

Full NameChris Broussard
Known ForSports analyst and commentator
OccupationSports analyst and commentator for FOX Sports 1
EducationBachelor’s degree in English from Oberlin College
Net WorthOver $6 million as of early 2024
SpouseDr. Crystal Naii Collins
ChildrenTwin daughters, Alexis and Noelle
ParentsFather: Edward Broussard
Date of BirthOctober 28, 1968
Zodiac SignScorpio
Place of BirthBaton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
EthnicityAfrican-American, Louisiana Creole descent
AwardsInducted into Holy Name High School’s Hall of Fame in 2016
Notable Works/AwardsFrequent panelist on shows like “Shannon: Undisputed,” “The Herd,” “Lock It In,” and “First Things First”
Associated BrandsFOX Sports 1, ESPN, The Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, The New York Times
Social Profile LinksFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Career: From written to spoken comments

Broussard’s first professional engagement began right after his graduation in 1990 when he joined The Plain Dealer, the major daily Cleveland newspaper, covering various sports topics. He kept this position until 1994, at which point he was offered a spot at the Akron Beacon Journal, one of Ohio’s morning newspapers, with the task of covering numerous National Basketball Association (NBA) happenings. He stayed here as a Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer for just over two seasons, then in 1998 started working for The New York Times, which was a massive step up from his previous positions. There, he covered everything involving the New Jersey Nets for two years, as well as the New York Knicks for three years, and overall NBA events for a year.

Six years later, in 2004 he joined ESPN The Magazine, as both a writer and a TV NBA insider and analyst, and sometimes as a panelist during “First Take”, where he addressed sports subjects alongside columnist Skip Bayless. Later on, he also began sideline reporting for various games that were nationally televised, both on ESPN and ABC, retaining these duties for the next 12 years.

Chris Broussard

His career after ESPN

In 2016 Chris left ESPN to join FOX Sports 1, where he claimed he had a much better offer, and that the specific reason for his relocation was the fact that he’d been a simple reporter at ESPN, while FOX Sports1 made him more of a commentator and an analyst, and it allowed his true colors to shine. On this channel, he is a frequent panelist during “Shannon: Undisputed”, as well as “The Herd”, “Lock It In” and “First Things First”. Two years after he joined, he also started co-hosting a daily international radio show entitled “The Odd Couple” alongside Rob Parker, who is also a sports analyst from FOX Sports1. Their show is featured on FOX Sports Radio and Sirius XM Channel 83, and in this position Chris maintains today, and he has as of yet expressed no desire to change it, at least not publicly.

Love Life: Who is his wife?

As for Chris’ romantic involvements prior to the current one, according to his staunch support of Christian conservativism, he is likely to never have been with anyone other than his wife. Regarding his marital partner, he met Dr. Crystal Naii Collins, who is an African-American surgeon with a medical degree that she earned from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine when he was in his upper 20s. They dated for almost three years before marrying on the 3rd of June 1995, in a private ceremony in a local church, with only family and close friends being invited to the event. Together they have twin daughters of an unspecified age, whose names are Alexis and Noelle. There has thus far been absolutely no controversy whatsoever surrounding their union, and they live apparently happily at an undisclosed location.

Bible commentator

Chris is a very devout Christian, and even has his own religious group, called “K.I.N.G. Movement”, which is a national Christian men’s organization that has the goal of empowering men in their Christian beliefs and an appropriate lifestyle. The ‘K.I.N.G.’ part of the name is an acronym for ‘Knowledge, Inspiration and Nurture through God’. His organization is spread all across the US, with facilities in various cities of several states, while his religious speeches at schools and other public places are often attended by other celebrities who follow his movement, such as Troy Vincent, Bernard King, Brian Dawkins and Darryl Strawberry.

Is Chris Broussard homophobic?

In April 2013, during a live broadcast of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines”, upon hearing that NBA player Jason Collins came out to the public as a homosexual, Chris stated that if someone is ‘openly’ living in sin, he feels that they’re also openly rebelling against God. He said this after explaining that any kind of sexual openness, such as pre-marital sex, as well as homosexuality, is sinful behavior and against the teachings of the bible. His comments sparked evident outrage, not only among the viewers but also worldwide. Chris later released a statement in which he acknowledged that not everyone agrees with him and that he respects the opinions of others whatever they may be. Ultimately, it doesn’t seem as though Chris made negative remarks strictly against gay individuals since he mentioned homosexuality only as one of the segments of the type of behavior his beliefs don’t support.

Other controversies

In October 2023, Chris faced significant criticism after making a regrettable choice of words during a broadcast of “First Things First.”

During a segment discussing the Clippers’ acquisition of former Sixers guard James Harden, Chris used a derogatory term, questioning, “Is the man mentally challenged?” Although meant to critique James’s playing style, the language used was wholly unacceptable.

His co-host Nick Wright promptly intervened, urging him to refrain from using such language. Acknowledging the misstep, Chris quickly corrected himself, substituting the term with “developmentally disabled.”

Recognizing the gravity of his error, he later issued a sincere apology, expressing regret for the inappropriate language used during the discussion.

What is Chris Broussard’s Net Worth?

Have you lately given thought to just how rich Chris Broussard would be around the start of 2024? With a look at some of the most authoritative sources available, the answer to this inquiry suggests that Chris’ wealth is reaching well over $6 million at the moment and that his salary and therefore wealth keeps growing yearly. He earned this fortune by lending his journalistic expertise to several prominent media outlets through his career as a sports commentator, most prominently to FOX Sports 1 as a commentator in various programs. Seeing as his career is nowhere near a halt, the specified amount will very likely continue to grow.

Social Media Presence

Most celebrities nowadays live in a time when it’s extremely important to be active on social networks, the main reason being, for those whose earnings depend on popularity at least, the fact that more followers generally means more income. As the grasp of a person’s fame expands and they gain a larger audience, the projects they become involved in are bound to have more early consumers upon their release. For that reason, someone as famous and publicly active as Chris simply must be active on social media, right? Exactly so, it looks like Chris is as engaging as one can possibly be across his social media profiles. His Facebook has almost 200,000 followers, his Twitter around 1.4 million, and his Instagram just over 213,000 fans.

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General Info

Full NameChris Broussard
Date Of BirthOctober 28, 1968
ProfessionJournalist, TV Personality, Sports Columnist
EducationOberlin College


SpouseCrystal Naii Collins Broussard
ParentsEdward Broussard

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