Who is Kevin Harlan?
Kevin Harlan was born on 21 June 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, so is currently aged 58. He is a sports journalist, television and radio announcer, probably best recognized for serving in the position of a broadcaster for National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association and NCCA basketball games.
Would you like to know more about Kevin Harlan’s professional career and family life? How rich is he, as of now? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.
Kevin Harlan Net Worth
His career started in the early 1980s and he has been an active member of the news industry ever since, primarily known as a sports journalist, television and radio announcer. So, if you ever wondered how rich Kevin Harlan is, it has been estimated that the total size of his net worth is over $1 million, accumulated through his successful career. Another source of his wealth is coming from his career as a voice-over actor. If he continues to expand his career further, his net worth will certainly increase in the coming years.
Early Life and Education
Concerning his early life, Kevin Harlan spent his childhood in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he was raised alongside two siblings by his father, Bob Harlan, who is known for being a former Green Bay Packers executive, and his mother, Madeline Harlan.
Regarding his education, Kevin went to Our Lady of Premontre High School, where he became interested in broadcasting, so he started working for WGBP, a high school radio station, calling play-by-play for various teams – basketball, ice hockey and football. Upon matriculation, he enrolled into the University of Kansas’ School of Journalism and Mass Communications, from which he graduated with a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism in 1982. While in there, Tom Hendrick met him and spotted his talent, considering him as his understudy, which led Kevin to gain enough knowledge and experience.
Right after Kevin obtained his degree, he decided to continue to pursue a professional career in the field of journalism, and with the help of Tom Hendrick, his career began when he was hired to work as the television and radio voice of the NBA’s Kansas City Kings (the Sacramento Kings now), after which he spent a year as a basketball announcer for the University of Kansas Basketball Network (1983-1984). Undoubtedly his outstanding academic performance has helped him to climb the ladder of success so fast rapidly, so both of these projects marked the establishment of his net worth.
Rise to Fame
In 1985, Kevin came to prominence as he started calling games for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, working in the position for nine seasons until 1993, which added a considerable amount to his net worth and increased enormously his popularity. Besides that, he also worked not only as a basketball announcer, but also as a football announcer for the University of Missouri from 1986 to 1989. Thereafter, he went on to work in the position of a play-by-play commentator for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves team for nine seasons on KARE-TV and KFAN-AM Radio, between 1989 and 1998.
— Kevin Harlan (@Kevinharlan) October 23, 2017
With the beginning of the 1990s, his career was moved to the next level, as he was hired to call NFL football games for the NBC network in 1991, and then went on to call college football for the ESPN network from 1992 to 1993. In the following year, he continued to line up successes, calling NFL games for Fox Sports until 1997, increasing his net worth by a large margin. In 1996, he joined Turner Sports to call NBA play-off games, after which he was promoted to call games throughout the 1997 season, the position he holds to this day.
Moreover, he joined the CBS Sports’ NFL broadcast team in 1998, working there as a play-by-play announcer. He also covers the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Championship. During the same year, Kevin was hired as a basketball announcer for the Goodwill Games, after which he also covered several Bowl games, the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Green Bay Packers pre-season games on WBBM-TV, increasing further his net worth.
To speak further of his career, Kevin also spent some time working as the voice of the NCAA Final Four for both the Westwood One Radio and CBS Radio Network from 2003 to 2007. In 2009, he began working as the lead play-by-play announcer for “Monday Night Football” for the Westwood One Radio, covering Super Bowl XLV.
Thanks to his accomplishments, Kevin Harlan was named National Sportscaster of the Year in 2017 by the National Sports Media Association (NSMA).
Apart from his involvement in the broadcasting journalism, Kevin also tried himself as a video game voice-over actor. He has been providing his voice in the NBA’s “2K” video games series since 2006. He also lent his voice to the video game “NFL QB Club 2002” for Acclaim Sports, which has also contributed to his wealth.
To talk about his personal life, Kevin Harlan married Ann Harlan in 1987, and the couple is blessed with four children. Their current residence is in Mission Hills, Kansas. His daughter, Olivia Harlan, is also involved in the news industry, as a college football reporter for ESPN and SEC Network, and is married to professional NBA player Sam Dekker.
Speaking about his appearance and physical statistics, Kevin stands at a height of 6ft 3ins (1.90m), while his weight has not been revealed to the public. He has dark brown hair and dark brown colored eyes. Although he is in his late 50s, he has a well-maintained body shape.
Social Media Presence
In addition to his career, Kevin is an active member across several of the most popular social media sites, which he uses mostly to promote his upcoming projects with his fans. So he runs his official Instagram account, on which he has almost 6,000 followers, as well as his official Twitter account, having more than 29,000 fans.