Many individuals are recognized with their nicknames more than the original name. The popular radio host Gregg Hughes is also among such individual, who is widely known with his air name “Opie.” Gregg is acclaimed as a former host of radio show, Opie, and Anthony, Opie with Jim Norton and The Opie Radio Show.
Career and Progression:
Gregg Hughes embarked his professional career working in the promotions department at WCMF in Rochester, New York, but was soon promoted on the station's morning show, which was previously hosted by Brother Wease. After that, he worked for the programs of WUFX and WBAB. The host grabbed success after launching the show Opie and Anthony on March 13, 1995. The hosts created several controversies during the show, and later the show was ceased due to Anthony's firing in July 2014.
Following his passion for hosting, he started presenting a weekday afternoon show, The Opie Radio Show from October 4, 2016. The star also hosted alongside Anthony the short-lived XFL Gameday and released a compilation of segments from their program that aired on WAAF on a CD named Demented World.
How much is His Worth?
Gregg has spent more than two decades of his life as a radio host. He has worked in some renowned radio and hosted popular shows. It is evident that the radio paid a large salary to the star for his hard work and efforts. The salary must have been the primary reason for his massive net worth of $12 million.
Enjoying a Happy Married Life!
Gregg Hughes is happy married to Lynsi Smigo. The couple started dating from 2004 after they saw each other during an event in Philadelphia to promote the return of Opie and Anthony on XM. Gregg and his wife got engaged soon after and finally conducted wedding on November 22, 2008. The couple has two lovely children. Gregg being a great fan of John Lennon named his daughter Lennon in his remembrance.
The couple instituted legal proceedings against news reporter Chaunce Hayden for $10 million who claimed to have a sex tape of Smigo and Bam Margera. However, it is still unclear whether or not the sex tape exists. Despite the devastating issues, the love between the couple didn’t fade. The family of four currently resides in New York City.
According to some wiki sources, Gregg Hughes was born on 23 May 1943 in Centerport, New York, USA. He studied at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York where he used to play hockey, skiing, and basketball. He received a degree in Mass Communication from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He has a tall height of 5 feet 11 inches with a slender body which enhances his personality.