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Suzy Kolber

Suzy Kolber is known as an American football sideline reporter. She is most famous for working on Monday Night Football broadcasts.

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Background

Suzanne Lisa Kolber was born on ‎May 14, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Upper Dublin High School in 1985. She later graduated from the University of Miami in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications. While she was still an undergraduate at the University of Miami, she worked as a sports director at Dynamic Cable in Coral Gables, Florida, from 1984 to 1986. After graduating in 1986, Kolber worked at CBS Sports in New York as a videotape coordinator.

Relationships

Kolber has been married to her husband Eric Brady for many years. The couple has one child, a girl named Kellyn. Kolber is a private person and likes to keep intimate details about her personal life away from the public. However, she is known to be a loyal wife and loving mother. Kolber and her husband have one daughter, Kellyn, who was born the same year that the couple got married. Kellyn weighed in at 6 ½ pounds and was 19 inches long when she was born. Because of her commitment to her family’s privacy, Kolber did not report Kellyn’s birth to the media. Instead, Kellyn’s grandfather told the media about the baby’s birth and said that birth was a private matter to the family. Immediately following Kellyn’s birth, Kolber spent time with her baby and enjoyed leisure time until she had recovered completely from childbirth. Her husband primarily took care of the child during this time.

Despite her best efforts to keep a clean and positive image, Kolber has faced some minor episodes of public scrutiny. She was once threatened with termination from ESPN after being accused of having an affair with her co-worker, Jay Rothman, who has a wife and four children. Those reports were never confirmed and neither party ever commented on the rumors.

The media continued to push the story even though there was evidence. Kolber was called a “homewrecker” by some, and she was accused of having multiple affairs with many married men. As a result, she renewed her commitment to keeping her personal life private.

Career

Kolber’s charisma and enthusiasm are widely believed to be the factors that led her towards a successful and ambitious career in the sports field. She hopped around and did not often commit to a company or job for long. She was very active as she moved from one network to another throughout her career.

Kolber began her professional career in 1991 at WPEC-TV in Florida, where she worked as a newscaster and a weekday feature correspondent. Not long after, she left WPEC-TV network for a better opportunity at ESPN in 1993. Kolber’s career flourished at ESPN, it was at the giant sports network where she started to earn her fame. She left in 1996 to pursue another position at Fox Sports. In this position, she was responsible for anchoring NFL games and was one of the key reporters and studio hosts for the NFL. Her duties included hosting a nightly sports program. During these years, Kolber’s willingness to move between networks helped her gain name recognition because she was able to spread her reach among multiple audiences.

Sports reporting proved to be Kolber’s ticket to success. During her time at Fox Sports, she appeared very committed to the field. She is known to be a daredevil and an adventurous person. Kolber displayed her versatility by covering horse races and other events. Her work showed that women had a place in the sports field. She left Fox Sports after three years to seek other opportunities. She had a lot of leverage because she was armed with name recognition and a solid fan base of viewers. She was also very respected among television executives. Kolber had made her mark in the sports television industry.


Quick Facts
Height: 1.7m
Date of Birth: 14-05-1964
Husband: Eric Brady
Alma Mater: University of Miami, Upper Dublin High School
Nationality: American
Profession: Sports Reporter
Marital Status: Married
Ethnicity: White
Net Worth: $18 Million Dollars
Children: Kellyn
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Birth Sign: Taurus
Marriage Date: 2008
Birth Date: 14 May, 1964
Age: 55 yrs
Occupations: Sports commentator
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Philadelphia
Education: University of Miami
Gender: Female
Description: Sports reporter
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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