Chris Fowler first joined ESPN in 1986 and has become their primary play-by-play announcer. He mainly does prime-time college football games with Kirk Herbstreit on Saturdays in the fall, and he used to be the primary host for ESPN’s flagship college football show, College GamDay. He also has experience with ESPN’s tennis coverage, and he’s also done some NFL Monday Night Football games as well.
Fowler graduated from the University of Colorado in 1985. While he was there, he covered high school sports and was the sports director at the university’s radio station, KAIR-AM. Before ESPN, he worked at the NBC affiliate in Denver as a production assistant, producer, and sports reporter.
He is also married to Jennifer Dempster, who’s a former fitness model and instructor and made an appearance on ESPN in the ESPN show “Bodyshaping.”
Chris Fowler’s ESPN Career
Fowler has served in various roles during his time at ESPN since 1986. He started as the host for Scholastic Sports America, which lasted for two years, and then he transitioned into what he’s known for with college football. He started as a sideline reporter and then jumped into the College GameDay hosting chair when the show started in 1990.
He also became the primary host of ESPN’s college football coverage in 1991, with his role expanding even more with him becoming the main host of the Heisman Trophy Presentation.
Fowler’s role at ESPN remained unchanged until 2015, when Rece Davis became the primary host of College GameDay, and Fowler transitioned to mainly doing only play-by-play duties, splitting between college football and tennis.
Fowler is most associated with college football, but he used to be the main host for ESPN’s college basketball coverage and even helped out a bit in the early days of the winter and summer X Games from 1995-2000.
What Is Fowler Doing Now?
Fowler is ESPN’s primary play-by-play announcer for college football and tennis.
How Much is Fowler’s Salary?
ESPN recently re-signed Fowler after his 10-year, $30 million contract expired. The actual terms of the contract are unknown, but what is known is that he got a raise, but it was “smaller” than what he originally was looking for.
Fowler’s Current Net Worth
During his long time at ESPN, Fowler has been a very stable aspect of a company that’s undergone many different changes. He is currently estimated to have a net worth of $7 million, which is also after he signed his new deal.