Erik Kuselias Wiki Biography
Erik Kuselias was born in Hamden, Connecticut USA, he hasn’t shared his exact date of birth with the public, but it’s believed to be in the mid-‘70s – he rose to prominence after he began hosting radio shows such as “Sports Talk 1040 Orlando” and “Pro Football Talk” which aired on the NBC Sports Network.
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Early life and education
Erik spent his childhood in Hamden alongside his parents who are both originally from Syria – they moved to the US years before Erik’s birth in search of a better life.
Erik finishes up some of his TV work before heading to our set! pic.twitter.com/3quJ3GEq
— Erik Kuselias Show (@EKShow) January 28, 2013
Erik hasn’t talked much about his brother Chris, who spent some time reporting on sports with him. Erik grew up being interested in sports, and fell in love with baseball at a very early age – he began competing in high school, and spent time with some of the most popular baseball players in the US, such as Jeff Bagwell and Mo Vaughn. After matriculating from high school, Erik enrolled at Brown University, and then moved to study at the University of Michigan’s Law School, from which he eventually obtained his Ph.D. in 1998.
Erik’s career as a reporter and other works
Before launching his career, Erik took a Mensa (high IQ society) test and had a higher than 156 IQ score on the old scale, or higher than 135 IQ score on the new scale, qualifying him to be part of the Mensa International group. As soon as he graduated from college, he began working for the Goldblatt, Kuselias & Rashba, P.C. company on arbitration cases.
In 2004, Erik alongside his brother Chris began hosting “The Sports Brothers” show, however, Chris decided to pursue his own dreams and left the show in the next year – Erik stayed part of the show until January 2007, and then became the host of the “NASCAR Now” show in February 2007, but his contract wasn’t renewed for 2008.
On 17 February 2009 Erik began hosting his own radio program – “The Erik Kuselias Show” – on ESPN Radio, while he still occasionally appeared in a couple of other shows such as “Mike and Mike in the Morning” and “Freaking Fantasy” among others.
The year 2011 marked a change in Erik’s career, after he joined the Golf Channel and began hosting their “Morning Drive” show – he was working for the CNBC network for a brief period of time, and then permanently switched from “Morning Drive” to work for the NBC Sports network. Erik is currently hosting two shows – “Sports Radio” and “News Talk Radio” – which can be listened to around Florida.
Personal matters and wife
Erik has shared very little about his ex-wife and past affairs – Erik began dating Holly Sonders, a fellow sportscaster, in 2007 and the two were together for more than four years before Erik asked her to marry him.
Big Day for EK as he is tapped to host the flagship morning show for NBC Sports Radio
They exchanged their wedding vows in 2012 and although they both wanted to focus on their careers, they still decided to have a baby, and a year after the wedding, Holly gave birth to their son Troy.
Although the married couple seemed to be leading a happy life together, they divorced in 2017 – while the reason behind it seems to be Erik’s flirty nature, and some sources suggest that the popular reporter was cheating on his wife. Soon after the divorce was completed, Erik began dating Stephania Bell, a journalist, while it is not known whether or not Holly has a new boyfriend.
Erik was part of a controversy in 2009, after a female employee at ESPN complained about him asking her to have sexual intercourse at a party – when this turned out to be true, Erik was suspended from work for a month.
Hobbies and other interests
Erik has been into sports since he was a teenager and the biggest part of his life has always revolved around sports. Although he was an avid baseball player and could probably have launched a career, he chose to work as a reporter, and quit playing baseball as well as a couple of other sports he was good at.
Today, he often watches baseball and football matches on TV, preferring college football over all others. He enjoys travelling, and has so far been all around the US, as his job has required him to report from various places and events – he occasionally goes travelling with his current girlfriend whenever they find time. Erik hasn’t been much of a fan of the film industry and the only movie which has attracted his attention was “Raging Bull”, which follows the life of the boxer Jake LaMotta.
Being as flirty as he is, Erik has never been much of a family man, and prefers to go to clubs and be surrounded by attractive women rather than to sit at home with his girlfriend/wife.
Appearance and net worth
Erik hasn’t shared his exact date of birth with the public but is apparently around 55 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs). His current net worth has been estimated to be more than $6.5 million, and is steadily rising thanks to his career as a reporter.