Michael Wilbon

Michael Wilbon, 58, is a ESPN and ABC sports commentator and co-hosts Pardon the Interruption on the network. He graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1980 with a degree in journalism. He formerly served as a journalist and sportswriter for the Washington Post, covering college sports and American professional leagues such as the NBA, NFL and MLB. In 2001 Wilbon was named the Top Sports Columnist by the Society of Professional Journalists. He left his columnist job to work for ESPN in 2010. He has covered a variety of sport’s games and tournaments, such as every Super Bowl since 1987, almost every Final Four since 1982 and every year’s NBA Finals since 1987. He has also worked on a variety of programs, such as WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. and Full Court Press. He is known for being the “bad cop” of sports commentating, openly opposing many cities, teams, players and even coaches on broadcast. His controversial comments have earned him a great number of anti-viewers, but his loyal fans from his journalism days enjoy his somewhat antagonistic remarks. Wilbon has a net worth of $9 million and earns $1.5 million a year as an analyst for ESPN.


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