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Ernie Johnson Jr Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Kids, Son, Height

Ernie Johnson Jr Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Kids, Son, Height

Facts of Ernie Johnson Jr.

Full Name:Ernie Johnson Jr.
Birth Date:August 7, 1956
Age:67 years
Profession:Basketball Sportcaster
Height: 6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)
WifeCheryl Johnson
MarriedCheryl Johnson
Net Worth$ 1.5 million
Salary$ 300,000
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Birth PlaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin
EducationUniversity of Georgia
FatherLois Denhard
Mother Ernie Johnson
KidsMichael Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Maggie Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Eric Johnson, Allison Johnson
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Erniet Johnson Jr. is a sportscaster for TBS and CBS Sports. He is the lead television voice for Major League Baseball on TBS.

Early Life of Johnson Jr

Ernie Johnson Jr was born on August 7, 1956, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of 2109, he is 63 years old with the birth sign Leo. He is the son of Lois Denhard (mother) and Ernie Johnson Sr. (father). His father was a major league baseball pitcher and longtime play-by-play and color commentator for Atlanta Braves games on WBTS.

Ernie holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnic background. Ernie attended the University of Georgia after completing high school education. He began his career as a news and sports director for WAGQ-FM in Athens, Georgia, during his time at the university.

He graduated with a B.A. in Georgia. 1978 with honors as a journalist. In 1979, he moved to WMAZ-TV to Macon, Georgia.

Does Ernie Johnson Jr have Cancer?

Ernie was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2003, but his treatment continued. Because of his cancer, he missed TNT’s coverage of the British Open and the PGA Championship.

Who is Ernie Johnson Jr Married to?

Ernie is married to Cheryl Johnson. His wife is a trained counselor. The couple has two biological children, a son  Eric Johnson and a daughter Maggie Johnson and four adopted children, a son Michael, who was adopted from Romania, a daughter Carmen, who was adopted from Paraguay, and two daughters Ashley and Allison, who was adopted by care in Germany.

Ernie Johnson Jr. with his wife
Caption: Ernie Johnson Jr. with his wife

He has not revealed his past affair in public. Johnson is a great on-air personality who has created a very good image in the world of journalism. He currently lives in Braselton, Georgia with his beautiful wife and children.

How much is Ernie Johnson Jr Net Worth and Salary?

Ernie has an estimated net worth of over $1.5 million as of 2022. He also earns $300, thousand per annum as a salary. Ernie also owns a million-dollar villa in Braselton, Georgia (GA), USA.

Body Measurement (Height & Weight)

Ernie has an athletic body figure. He stands at a height of 6 feet and is an average weight. He has brown color and brown eyes.

Awards and Achievement

He is the co-winner of the 2002 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality and Studio Host. At this event, he associated with Bob Costas of NBC and HBO.

He regained the award on his own and grabbed Costa’s six-year stranglehold. In 2015, for the third time, he won the Sports Emmy Award for Best Studio Presenter, honoring the daughters of the late Stuart Scott.


  • Ernie joined Turner Sports after leaving his previous job at WSB-TV.
  • He named Atlanta Braves baseball games for Sports South (now FSN South) with his father Ernie Johnson Sr. from 1993 to 1996.
  • He began working as a studio presenter on TNT’s coverage of the NBA, including pre-show and half-time shows.
  • Ernie also hosted the network’s famous post-game studio show, which has aired since 1990 after every NBA doubleheader.
Ernie Johnson Jr
Caption: Ernie Johnson Jr(Photo: Alchetron)
  • Johnson was the host of Tuesday Fan Night on NBA television alongside Webber and Greg Anthony.
  • He is the host and host of the NBA TV Open Court.
  • He is also the play-by-play spokesman for TNT’s PGA Tour coverage and has worked as a studio moderator for college football coverage at TBS.