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American sports commentator
Born: August 7, 1956 (age 65 years), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 1.85 m
Spouse: Cheryl Johnson (m. 1982)
Education: University of Georgia (BA)
Children: Michael Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Maggie Johnson, Eric Johnson, Allison Johnson, Ashley Johnson
Parents: Ernie Johnson, Lois Denhard
Date of Birth August 7, 1956
Age 65 Years, 3 Months, 15 Days
Place of Birth Milwaukee
Country United States
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Johnson and his wife, Cheryl, a licensed professional counselor, live in Braselton, Georgia. The Johnsons have two biological children (Eric and Maggie) and four adopted children: a son named Michael, who was adopted from Romania, had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and died in 2021; a daughter named Carmen, who was adopted from Paraguay; and daughters Ashley and Allison, adopted domestically through foster care.
Raised Catholic, Johnson now identifies as an evangelical and works on a regular basis with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Athletes in Action (AIA), and Samaritan’s Feet.
Johnson is a devoted Atlanta Braves fan.
Though he was born in Milwaukee, Johnson’s family moved to the Atlanta area when he was nine, and he considers it to be his hometown.
He attended high school at the private Marist School in nearby Brookhaven, Georgia.
On the November 10, 2016 edition of Inside the NBA, Johnson and co-hosts were discussing the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the stunning upset of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.
While giving his remarks, Johnson talked about the build-up to Election Day, and how he would lean on his Christian faith and pray for the transition of power and for the division in the country.
He also revealed that he wrote in his vote for Ohio governor John Kasich, who was one of the 17 Republican candidates and the last to suspend his campaign.
In April 2017, he released his memoir, Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary.
In 1991, adopted Michael, a 3-year-old Romanian boy who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy a year later and is permanently confined to a wheelchair after a fall that broke his hip
Johnson was moved to adopt the boy after viewing a TV program about the plight of Romanian orphans
Adopted Carmen, a 7-month-old girl, from Paraguay in 1993
Worked Atlanta Braves play-by-play with his father, Ernie Johnson Sr, a former Braves pitcher
Has worked in varying capacities on TNT and TBS sports broadcasts, including basketball, college football, tennis and baseball; also covered the Olympics in Albertville, France, and Lillehammer, Norway
Went public in 2006 with a previous diagnosis of follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after a growth near a lymph node had become noticeable to viewers
Active in the Muscular Dystrophy Association
In 2007, he was the first recipient of the honorary “John Wooten Keys to Life Award,” which honors people for such qualities as faith, integrity and character
Likes to joke about his receding hairline
Ernie Johnson Jr. is a sportscaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports.
He is currently the lead voice on TBS for Major League Baseball, hosts for TNT inside the NBA.
He also contributes to the joint coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Turner and CBS Basketball Tournament.
Johnson’s career began in 1977 when he was still a student at the University of Georgia when he took up a job as the news and sports director for the WAGQ-FM radio station in Athens, Georgia.
He held that job until 1978 when he graduated with a B.A. from Georgia. Summa cum laude in journalism.