Tony Kornheiser Salary, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Wiki

By Anmol Basnyat | Published On: 07 Sep, 2018
Tony Kornheiser Salary, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Wiki

Tony Kornheiser is arguably at the top of the pecking order as a sportswriter. A career move from a newspaper to a leading sports network proved to be the masterstroke from his sportswriter and is riding high in his career.

American reporter Tony Kornheiser is the former sportswriter and columnist for The Washington Post. After his work with the daily newspaper, he started working for the U.S. television channel, ESPN.

How Much Is Tony Kornheiser’s Net Worth?

Tony has earned the net worth of $12 million from his professional Journalism stint since 1970. He escalated the major part of earnings from his close ally with the ESPN since November 1997. Tony started his work consignment as an ESPN Radio host and later ran his program, Tony Kornheiser Show from 5 January 1998 until March 2004.

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The reporter extended his multiyear contract with ESPN, reported by the network on 19 October 2016 and further generated gainful salary.

Tony Kornheiser at ESPN Newsroom in 2013 (Photo:

Previously he was a general assignment reporter in Style and Sports for the Washington Post in 1979. According to Payscale, Washington Post reporter is entitled to an average salary of $79000 and Tony’s 24 years of association with the daily newspaper until 2003 has helped him to summons millions of dollar worth of fortunes.

Tony’s Wife Difficult Pregnancy Phase; Adopts Children

Tony shares more than 27 years of blissful matrimony with his loving wife, Karril Kornheiser since 1973.

After a couple of years of marriage, both the couple had a tough time to start a family. The pair were attempting to have a baby for nine years since Karril pregnancy was very critical. The pair had even thought of adopting a baby in the year 1983.

His wife’s only ambition was to become a mother. Later the duo was also offered a baby worth $15,000 in the black market. They even considered to adopt the baby illegally but finally decided against it. He has described his struggle for existence in his multiple articles.

Tony on his 1984 interview for The People revealed that he and his spouse even discussed separation so that they could start a family from another relationship. But they were much obliged that their love and married life would be same with or without having a baby.

While both the couple never thought of being a terrific parent, they understood that they were few babies for parental care. Tony also indicated that some people had even called them wrong for not embracing an underprivileged or a disabled child. 

The lovebirds finally adopted a child named Elizabeth openly and honestly in the summer of 1983. One of their friends had talked about the child, and the couple was more than anxious to welcome her into the family.

Although the pair is not the biological parents of Elizabeth, they have relished every moment from her baby crawling to her early morning cries. After one adoption, the pair decided to adopt a baby boy named Michael.

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Michael is an English teacher at Maret School, Washington. He advanced to the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his Master’s diploma in education from Harvard.

Michael got married to Elizabeth Dana Hardwick on 2 August 2013 at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, Del. His wife is a consultant at a specialized firm in leadership development named Greenwich Leadership Partners. She graduated magna cum laude from Duke and received a master’s degree in education from Harvard.

Tony’s Family: Talks About Fondest Memories Of Late Father

The 70-year-old reporter was the only child of his parents, Ira and Estelle Kornheiser. His father, Ira used to work as a freelance dress cutter.

Tony also wrote a column on The Washington Post on 16 July 2000 where he talked about his late father. He informed that his father was born in 1910 and left the world a few weeks away from his 90th birthday on 4 July 2000.

His dad was admitted to the hospital after fluid was built-up in his lungs. He also revealed that his father wasn’t cheated like his mother, who died in 1978, and described him as a healthy and a sharp man. Tony also wrote that Ira had suffered from macular degeneration in mid-80’s that left him fully blinded. He also remembered his father’s funny stories, and when people question him about his father’s death was sudden or unexpected, Tony always replies sudden.

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Short Bio

The American sportswriter, age 70 was born on 13 July 1948 as Anthony Irwin Kornheiser in Lynbrook, New York as per wiki. Tony stands at the height of 1.83 m (6’), and his birth sign is Cancer.

Talking about his education, Tony was the sports editor while pursuing his studies at George W. Hewlett High School. He then attended Hewlett High School and got enrolled at Harpur College to study Journalism and majored in English in 1970.