Erik Kuselias Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Erik Kuselias|
|Real Name:||Erik Kuselias|
|Birth Place:||Hamden, Connecticut, United States|
Kristen Kuselias (m. 2001, div. 2010)
Holly Sonders (m. 2011, div. 2017)
|Profession:||Journalist, Television Personality, Sportscaster|
|Net Worth:||$6.5 Million|
Coming into the glare of publicity for his contribution in the morning drive Sports Radio show, American presenter Erik Kuselias is considered to be one of the most successful television and radio show hosts in the U.S. Initially starting as an attorney for his own firm, Kuselias switched his career path entirely in 2007 when he first hosted a TV show. Since then, he has not looked back as he has significantly developed his newly found career over the years. As of now, his name belongs on any list of the most well-recognized television/radio show hosts in America. Kuselias currently works for the prestigious CBS Sports, where he presents the network’s show on sports wagering known as ‘Sportsline’. A MENSA member, he is acknowledged for his pop culture humor, high intellect, and fast-paced energetic hosting style. He is one of the country’s leading sports wagering and fantasy football experts.
While his professional career seems satisfying, Kuselias has had to go through a number of scandals and controversies since he became prominent. He has even been suspended from his job for sexual harassment, and we’re sure you’re curious to know everything about it! Now, let’s go on with this article where we will talk about Kuselias’ life from his early years as an ambitious, aspiring young lad to his present days as a noted radio show host. In addition, you will also find accurate details on his salary, family, net worth, and social media.
Erik Kuselias’ Early Life & Education
An Emmy Award winner, Erik Kuselias was born and brought up in Hamden, Connecticut, the United States. While our team is yet to gather more information about his family, parents, and childhood experiences, we’ve been able to collect intel on his educational background. To illustrate, Erik attended Brown University to earn his undergraduate degree. During his time at Brown, he became an all-state baseball player. In addition to that, he also shared the field with future MLB All-Stars like Jeff Bagwell, Brad Ausmus, and Mo Vaughn. Before joining Brown University, he first attained his secondary education from Hamden High School where he played in the quarterback position and was a two-time all-state baseball player. After graduating from college, the Connecticut native attended the University of Michigan Law School, and afterward, the Columbia University School of Journalism for his Ph.D. studies.
Erik Kuselias’ Career
While he was practicing law in 2003 Kuselias and his brother began hosting their own sports talk show “The Sports Brothers” that was broadcast for one hour every week. Later that year, Kuselias received an offer from ESPN and his program, “The Sports Brothers”, became ESPN’s afternoon drive time program. The show was rebranded to “The Erik Kuselias show” in 2005 and became the fastest-growing sports talk radio program in the United States, ultimately reaching over 400 stations.
In 2007, ESPN made Kuselias the host of its new daily television show, NASCAR Now, which was so good that it won an Emmy nomination for “Best studio show” the year. However, in 2008, Kuselias left the show and created and starred in the program “Fantasy Football Now” which won an Emmy Award in Kuselias’s first year. He also went back to radio full-time and was seen contributing to a variety of ESPN TV programs such as “NFL Live”, “College Football Live”, “Mike and Mike in the Morning”, and “SportsCenter”.
In 2011, Erik Kuselias left ESPN and made a switch over to Golf Channel where he became the presenter of “Morning Drive”. The following year, he was promoted to NBC Sports where he anchored “Fantasy Football Talk” and “ProFootball Talk” with Mike Florio. On August 4, 2012, it was announced by NBC that the NBC Sports Radio network was in its launching process, and its flagship show would be the “Erik Kuselias Show”. Kuselias worked with NBC as a TV and radio host until 2016 when he combined with Genesis Communications to air “The Erik Kuselias show” on radio. He has been with CBS Sports since he joined the network in 2018. As of now, he is the host of the CBS Sports show on sports wagering known as ‘Sportsline’.
Personal Life & Family
No matter who they are, the populace is always interested in the life of celebrities outside their professional roles, and Erik is surely no exception. Sad to say, Kuselias broke up with his wife, Holly Sonders in 2017. Moreover, the couple had spent five years in matrimony. Together, they have a son named Troy. The lovebirds met for the first time while they worked at the Golf Channel.
Talking about Holly, she was considered one of the best college golf players back then, but her growth was marred by an injury. Despite that, she was ranked as one of the most gorgeous golfers of all time. Just like her ex-husband, she is also a prominent sportscaster who has worked for ESPN and Golf Channel. Her marriage with Kuselias seemed to be going smoothly until around 2016 when she caught Erik with Stephania Bell. Consequently, she filed for divorce, and they got separated a year later. Since their separation, Kuselias has been dating Stephania, the same woman that he was caught engaging in extramarital activities with.
Despite their “sweet romance”, Holly Sanders is not the first lady who tied the knot with Erik Kuselias. In fact, Holly is Kuselias’ second wife following his failed marriage with Kristen Kuselias. In respect to his first marriage, the radio presenter dated his former wife Kristen for several years before making things official in 2010. They were married for nearly ten years from 2001 to 2010. Their marriage hit a dead end and the duo parted ways, and up to this day, nothing has been established as the reason for their divorce. Erik and Kristen’s union produced two children, a son named Erik and a daughter, Jenna.
Controversies and Suspension
As already established at the beginning of this essay, it is not a new topic that Erik has been embroiled in scandalous subjects. He was caught having an affair with fellow ESPN reporter, Stephania Bell. Well, apparently, things went sour with him and the network, just like it did in his marriage. Right after the controversy, the radio and television personality was removed from ESPN.
In fact, it wasn’t the only cause for his suspension. One of the female employees of ESPN filed sexual allegations that caused Erik to lose his job. During the Super Bowl Monday football party, Kuselias drunkenly and graphically harassed the said worker verbally using derogatory terms.
Erik Kuselias Net Worth
Erik has been a TV and radio host for more than 15 years so far. During those years, he worked for a number of elite sports media corporations including CNBC, ESPN, and Golf Channel. As a result, Kuselias has made a decent fortune from his broadcasting career. For his salary, it was reported that Genesis Communications paid him around $56,000 annually for his role as the host of a morning drive Sports Radio show. When this is summed up in addition to his earnings from his previous and current job, it becomes easy to see how the award-winning expert stands on a hefty net worth of $6.5 million.
Similar to most other celebrities, Erik is also very active in social media, especially on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. In his social media account, Kuselias mainly gives advice on fantasy football and college football picks.