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Michael Wilbon Bio, Age, Net Worth 2019, Salary, Wife, Kids, Height

Michael Wilbon Bio, Age, Net Worth 2019, Salary, Wife, Kids, Height

Michael Wilbon is the sports broadcaster of the ESPN show, “Pardon the Interruption”. He is also known as a sports columnist for the Washington Post.

What is the Age of Michael Wilbon?

Michael Wilbon entered this world on 19 November 1958, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States as Michael Ray Wilbon. As of 2020, his age is 62 years old and his sun sign is Scorpio.

Michael Wilson's mother and son
Caption: Michael Wilson’s mother and son Photo: Instagram

Wilbon Family & Younger Brother

The name of his mother is Cleo Wilbon, a junior high school teacher, as well as a counselor and his father’s name is Raymond Wilbon who was a laborer. Besides, he has a younger brother whose name is Don Wilbon. Wilbon holds an American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

He studied at St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, San Francisco in 1976. After high school graduation, he attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and graduated with a journalism degree in 1980.

Who is Michael Wilbon’s Wife?

He married Sheryl Wilbon in 1997. His wife was a clerk of Justice Leroy Hassel at the Virginia Supreme Court. Furthermore, she worked for Capital Hill but she is presently taking care of their son full-time and their household. Moreover, the duo shared a son whose name Matthew Raymond Wilbon on March 26, 2008. 

 Michael Wilson with his family
Caption: Michael Wilson with his family
Photo: The Baller Life

There are no other records of his past and present relationships. He is living a blissful life with his family without any rumors or controversies. Although he is a media person, Michael has not been in any controversy and he has not been criticized for his work till now.

How much is Michael Wilbon’s Net Worth and Salary?

As a sports commentator and sportswriter, he has a net worth of $16 million dollars. Previously in the year 2015, he earned $4 million per year from ESPN. But now, he received  $6 million per annum as a salary.

His Health Issues

Apart from that, Wilbon suffered a heart attack on January 27, 2008, and was treated in a Scottsdale hospital. The incident occurred after he talked about the chest pains that were bothering him.

In addition, when he was taken to the hospital in Scottsdale, the doctor did an angioplasty. Wilbon has also suffered from being a type-2 diabetic. After that, he promised to live a healthier life. Similarly, his doctor warned him that the major issues were caused by his diet and lifestyle choices.

Sport News

Afterward, he worked as a story-covered for a long time and was even promoted to a full-time columnist in February 1990. He also worked as a contributor to ESPN’s The Sports Reporters.

In the year 2001, he became the co-host of ESPN’s daily opinion forum Pardon the Interruption (PTI) and he is still engaging as the host of the show. Michael worked as the host member of ABC’s NBA Countdown.

Michael Wilson, Sportswriter
Caption: Michael Wilson, Sportswriter Photo: Instagram

Besides that, he worked as a commentator, sportswriter, analyst, and columnist for Washington Post. Likewise, he wrote his last column for the Washington Post on December 7, 2010, and began his full-time work with ESPN and ABC.

During his career, Michael has covered ten Summer and Winter Olympic Games for The Washington Post. He has successfully covered every Super Bowl since 1987 and almost every Final Four since 1982. 


  • After completing graduation, Michael started his career in 1980 journalism for the Washington Post.
  • While working there, he covered college sports, Major League BaseballNational Football League, and the National Basketball Association.

FAQs of Michael Wilbon

Who are Michael Wilbon’s Parents?

Michael’s parents are Raymond Wilbon (father) and Cleo Wilbon (mother). His mother was a longtime teacher in Chicago.

Does Michael Wilbon have a Child?

Michael shares a son with his wife. Their son, Matthew Raymond was born on March 26, 2008, through a surrogate.

How tall is Michael Wilbon?

Wilbon has a standard height of 6 feet 2 inches along with a weight of 100 kg. Additionally, he has brown eyes and he is bald.