Who is Suzy Kolber? Wiki Bio
Suzanne Lisa ‘Suzy’ Kolber was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, on 14 May 1964 – her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. She is a football sideline reporter, co-producer, and a sportscaster, currently working for the ESPN network. She is recognized as one of the original anchors who started working for ESPN2 in the same year as its launch in 1993.
Early life and education
Suzy was raised in Philadelphia in a Jewish family, which means there were strict rules in her house – no drinking, no smoking, and no bringing male friends home.
Pennsylvania native Suzy Kolber, host of ESPN's Monday Night Countdown, enjoys a homecoming of sorts tonight when she…
She attended Sandy Run Middle School located in Dresher in Pennsylvania, then studied at Pennsylvania’s Upper Dublin High School, matriculating in 1982. She continue her studies at the University of Miami, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunications in 1986. She was on the University’s Water Ski team for three years.
Career as a reporter
Suzy launched her career while still an undergraduate, when she started working at Dynamic Cable located in Coral Gables in Florida.
She served as their sports director from 1984 to 1986, then upon receiving her degree, she moved to New York City and joined CBS Sports, working as their videotape co-ordinator. She subsequently joined the WTVJ-TV network in Miami, and began producing their 5:30 p.m. ET sportscast which won her a local Sports Emmy Award in 1988. She joined the WPLG-TV in Miami in 1989, working as their specials producer until 1990 while she produced two magazine shows entitled “Greyhound Racing America” airing from 1988 to 1990, and “Cowboys Special Edition” airing from 1990 to 1991.
She worked as a freelancer from 1991 to 1993, covering Breeder’s Cup in Greenwich and working as a field producer for “Inside Edition” before she joined the ESPN network. Suzy was mostly focused on covering National Football League working for EPSN, while she also covered bicycle-stunt events as well as Grand Slam tennis tournaments. She served as a sideline reporter for the “Monday Night Football” ESPN program, and in 2007 hosted the “NASCAR Countdown” show.
In 2006, she became part of the ESPN’s MNF program, and helped make it become the most watched program in the history of cable TV. In 2006, she worked for ABC Sports, including their broadcast of Super Bowl XL in Detroit.
Suzy came under the spotlight on 20 December 2003 – while she was covering a New York Jets game, former Jets quarterback Joe Namath stated twice that he wanted to kiss Suzy. Namath went on to apologize for his behavior, claiming that he was intoxicated, and not long after entered an alcoholism treatment program.
Suzy’s voice broadcasting football can be heard in Sega’s video game entitled “ESPN NFL Football” which was released for Microsoft Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation 2. She can also be heard in “ESPN Extreme Games” video game, released for PlayStation in 1995, in which she introduces levels and hints about secret areas. She has appeared in several commercials for Pepsi-Cola and Chevrolet.
Love life and husband Eric Brady
Suzy started dating Eric Brady in 2005 while she was working for the ESPN network.
She met him at a party when the two were introduced by a mutual friend. They chatted and messaged each other for two months before going out on a date. In 2007 Eric asked Suzy to marry him, and their wedding in 2008 was a private event which was attended by not more than 100 of their friends and family.
In the same year, Suzy gave birth to their daughter Kellyn – some believe that they married only because Suzy was pregnant, but they are still together, despite some rumours to the contrary.
In Hershey! For awesome night!Receiving the PA Broadcasters Gold Medal Award. pic.twitter.com/y8FbifrpQp
— Suzy Kolber (@SuzyKolber) May 6, 2018
Hobbies and other interests
Suzy is a huge fan of all kinds of sports, and while attending high school she swam for her school’s team, while she also played soccer and lacrosse. She enjoys travelling which is one of the reasons why she started working as a reporter, and has been all around the world covering a variety of sports, while her dream travel destination is Kyoto in Japan. She enjoys watching movies and TV series in her spare time, with her favorite actresses and actors being Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and Tom Hanks while her favorite TV series is “Friends” and her favorite movies are “Gone with the Wind”, “The Terminal”, and “500 Days of Summer”.
She enjoys sharing her thoughts and her pictures on several social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, and is a big lover of animals, using her fame to raise awareness of the importance of preservation of endangered animal species.
Appearance and net worth
Suzy is 55 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 134lbs (61kgs). Her vital statistics are 34-23-33 and her net worth is over $3 million, as of early 2020.