Dan Patrick was born in 15th May, in the year 1956. He is one of those few persons in the world who get paid handsomely for talking on TV. Yes, you guessed right. He is a sports commentator and presenter. He is very dynamic and has other identities. He is also considered as actor and Dan has worked in Radio as well. His original name is Dan Pugh.


His birthplace was Zanesville, Ohio, in United States of America. His family was quite big. His parents have 6 children including him. His father’s name is John Ambrose Pugh and his mother’s name is Patricia Joann. He had a knack for sports from his vary childhood. Specially, Basketball was his favorite then. He used to play Basketball in his high school which was called ‘William Mason High School’. He was a star player in his school. It was the year 1974 when he graduated. He even went to his university on a basketball scholarship. It was Eastern Kentucky University that gave that scholarship. Then he was transferred to another university. From the University of Daytona, he finished studying there. He achieved degree in broadcast journalism from this university. When he was 25 years old, his father died of cancer. His father also worked in that same University.


He has worked for the Cable News Network knows as CNN from the year 1983 to the year 1989. His position was reporter. At that time, he was covering World Series, Winter Olympics and NBA Finals which were very popular thing on TV. He was covering the big stories as well as short ones. SportsCenter is an extremely popular show on ESPN. He got the prestigious anchor job for ESPN. He did the job from the year 1989 to the year 2006. He changed the way of broadcasting. The channel became more famous. He also appeared in several movies and tv shows in his life for which he gained more popularity.

Later in his career he used to present the NBA Final. He left his job on ESPN in the year 2007. The authority and the fans were in shock for his announcement. He was very popular and introduced many trendy things on television. His colleagues were very fond of him. His departure from the show made huge public reaction in both online and offline. But Dan confirmed everyone that no mishaps were happened with him by the authority. It was in the year 2007 when he attended his last day on ESPN Radio.


He met his wife Susan during his working days at CNN. Later they got married. They have a happy family with 3 daughters and 1 son. All of his 4 children are well educated and prospering in their own life. His net worth is a huge amount of 25 million dollars. As he was a very influential person when he was in media, his salary is also a staggering amount of 5 million per month. He lives a very plush life and provided well for his family.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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