Who is Mike Francesa? Bio and Age
Mike Patrick Francesa Jr. was born under the zodiac sign of Aries on 20 March 1954, in Long Beach, New York, USA, which means that he is 64 years old and his nationality is American. Francesa is best known as a radio talk show host, and TV commentator, who has worked on numerous prominent projects such as “Uncut Gems”, “Undefeated” and “Mike’d Up”.
Private Life and Wife Rose
When it comes to Francesa’s relationship status, he has been married to Rose, whom he also calls Roe, since 14 July 2000. The couple seems to be living a happy and fulfilling life together, and they have three children, twins Emily Grace and Jack Patrick, and Harrison James.
So just how rich is Mike Francesa as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, this actor and radio talk show host has a net worth of $16 million, accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned fields. He hasn’t disclosed any information regarding assets such as houses and cars, but working at a rapid pace surely allowed him to be able to take care of himself financially.
Ethnicity and Background
When it comes to Francesa’s ethnicity, he is Caucasian and has grey hair and brown eyes. He spent his formative years in Long Beach, but when Mike was only eight years old, his father abandoned the family, and he spent his formative years with his older brother John and younger brother Marty, who subsequently committed suicide. When it comes to his education, Mike was a student of Maria Regina High School, now Kellenberg, in Uniondale, then enrolled into St. John’s University, where he earned a degree in communications and athletic administration.
Mike started his career at College and Pro Football Newsweekly, where he spent a total of six years, having been hired by CBS Sports to research college sports. At the same time, he served as a behind-the-scenes, statistic-wielding editorial assistant, but as his skills were impressive, he was promoted to the position of a studio analyst. He ultimately quit the job in 1993, prior to the beginning of “Final Four”, and later on he worked on WFAN.
He initially applied for a job as a radio host back in the ‘80s, however, the management of the station was looking for someone with experience in that field and they ultimately offered him a producer’s job, which he subsequently rejected. However, his then-wife encouraged him to pursue his dreams, and he was ultimately given a job as a weekend host, which generated a positive response from the media, and so he began guest-hosting other shows, in which he was successful as well. Finally, the radio host went on to have numerous successful projects, such as the TV documentary series entitled “ESPN SportsCentury”, on which he worked for three years, through 2003. After that, Francesa joined “Clubhouse” in 2004, and in 2005 worked on multiple projects, including “ESPN 25: Who’s #1?”. As of 2008, Mike began hosting “Mike’s On”.
New York Stock Exchange today. The Mike’s On app debuts tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/D9HQKnDqZt
— Mike Francesa (@MikeFrancesa) August 23, 2018
Francesa also briefly worked as an actor, making his debut in 2003, when he played a small role in “Undefeated”, a TV movie which follows the story of a boxer who struggles to navigate between his career and his former life. In the same year, Francesa starred in “Mike’d Up”. Speaking about his latest projects, his movie, “Uncut Gems” is currently in post-production.
Being in the entertainment field, Mike is naturally active on social media such as Twitter and Instagram which he uses to communicate with his fans as well as to promote his work. His Twitter account is followed by 95,000 people, and some of his latest posts include a tweet in which he thanked his loyal listeners, saying “On this crazy November night as I enter the National Radio Hall of Fame” and added “None of this happens without you. Thanks.” He has also recently spoken about Brett Lieberman, tweeting out “Congrats to the very talented Brett Lieberman, who became a CAA Sports Agent today. He has been a big part of the Mike’s On app since the start. Great kid (to me). Big future!” He also spoke about the death of Stan Lee, a renowned comic artist which touched many people. One person tweeted “If you watch one Stan Lee tribute, please make time for Mike Francesa. Pure poetry.”
In the spotlight of a verbal sparring match with Gregg Giannotti, Francesa said “It’s in one ear and out the other. I rarely react, and if I do, it is always a big deal. The way this works is because it is me, they are allowed to beat on me. I’m not allowed to beat on anybody”. Reportedly, it all began when Gregg Giannotti, the co-host of “Boomer and Gio” called Mike an “insecure bully” who is “narcissistic and miserable.” Mike also added that if he ever opens his mouth, it’s a big story, saying that he wants to talk about sports and not about himself.