Colin Cowherd Biography

Biography by Monika BhattPublished on 21.Oct.2014
Facts of Colin Cowherd
Date of Birth: 1964 , January-6
Age:54 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
NameColin Cowherd
Birth Place/CityBay Center, Washington
EthnicityWhite Ethnicity
ProfessionFormer co-host of the show SportsNation on ESPN2
Working ForESPN Radio and ESPNU
Net Worth$12 million dollars
Hair ColorBrown Dark
Face ColorWhite
Weight in KGN/A
Married toKimberly Ann Vadala (m. 1996)
DivorceKimberly Ann Vadala (m. 2007)
EducationEastern Washington University
AwardsNot Yet
Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
MoviesRoar of the Crowd
TV ShowSportsNation
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Colin Cowherd is popularly known as the ESPN Radio’s and ESPNU’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd’s excellent host. Cowherd was formerly a co-host of ESPN2’s Sports Nation. For his excellent work as a host, cowherd has won several honors like Sports Illustrated’s 2005 Radio Personality of the Year, he was voted by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association thus becoming Nevada’s Sportscaster of the Year for a total of five times, was the Best Pundit of 2012 for his sports calculation as rated by PunditTracker. Colin is an interesting sports host and is adored by his listeners for his accurate sports predictions.

Colin Cowherd  was born on 16th January 1964 in Grayland, Washington. His father Charles Cowherd was an optometrist and his mother Patricia was a housewife. Colin describes his childhood as “dark and idyllic”. Charles and Patricia got divorced when Colin was of tender age and he recalls that he was not much close to his elder sister either. His father married eight times and his mother was three times divorced which is why he considers himself “a child of divorces”. His British mother, Patricia took good care of him and his elder sister while his father was living with his stepmom. While he was young, Cowherd recalls listening to baseball games on the radio sitting on the roof of the house. Colin was really interested in basketball and wiffleball. He often used to play these games by himself. Colin went on to attend Eastern Washington University. After graduating, Cowherd commenced his career as the play-by-play voice for the Las Vegas Stars of Pacific Coast League. Later he went on to become a sports director at KVBC-TV based in Las Vegas, Nevada. While working for KVBC-TV Colin was titled Nevada’s Sportscaster of the Year a total of five times.

Looking at his successful work he took on to become a sports anchor on weekends at WTVT-TV based in Florida. Colin shifted from Florida to Portland, Oregon in 1996 and immediately started working as a sports anchor for KGWTV. Then The Herd shifted from the afternoon time slot on all-sports radio KFXX to the morning drive time in the year 2001. Two years after that he worked in the late morning time slot from morning 10 am to 1 pm on ESPN Radio. In 2005, Sports Illustrated magazine named him Radio Personality of the Year. His show The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a syndicated talk show that is exclusively broadcasted on ESPN Radio which is linked throughout the United States and online at  The Herd included a simulcast on ESPNU in 2008. The show focuses on commentaries on sports news, viewpoints on other vital news stories and interviews with various sports personalities.

During the second segment of the show, Colin presents a featured segment known as Spanning the Globe that talks about the imperative news around the world. Colin has also been a co-host of the ESPN2’s TV show SportsNation from 2009 to 2012. Later in September 2012 Cowherd announced that he would be leaving the show as he cherished working in radio more than in TV. He also said that radio was his friend. Thus, he wanted to focus more on the radio than diverting his mind to television. In the same year, he was rated the Best Pundit of 2012 for his sports predictions by PunditTracker. The next year he became the host of ESPN Sunday morning pro and college football talk show titled Colin’s New Football Show. Colin’s “Blazing Five” segment in his show also has been particularly famous. In this very segment, he picks five games each week between teams and shares his enthusiastic predictions.

In his time in the broadcasting career, Colin Cowherd has been criticized a lot for his actions and statements as well. Cowherd was once criticized brutally by George Solomon who is a former ESPN ombudsman, for his statement given on the news of the death of Eddie Guerrero who is a world famous World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler. Again he was criticized for passing on a comment regarding the news about Sean Taylor’s death. His mean comments get Colin into a huge amount of trouble.

Cowherd was yet again criticized for using a small joke on his show which was originally posted on a University of Michigan fan blog named M Zone. Colin did not even give a little credit to the M Zone after using their joke.  50-year-old Cowherd describes himself as both a financially conservative as well as a social liberal. Once in his own show, he described himself as an essentially agnostic personality.

Colin strongly deviates from salary caps and believes that professional sports are flourishing when they are run similar to a free market as capitalistic structure rather than running on salary caps. Cowherd released his first ever book named You Heard Me! I’ll Say It If Nobody Else Will in 2013 and he is really proud of it. Colin stands tall at the height of 6 feet 1 inches and weighs 184 pounds. Cowherd has become a success in his arena and earns a salary of $2 million. His net worth results to a hefty $12 million. Colin first got married to Kim and has a relationship with her for 11 years. The couple has 2 children. They separated in 2007. Colin often recalls Kim as being a strong independent woman.

He was upset due to his divorce with Kim and also related it with the other divorces in him a family that he had encountered. Cowherd often goes into the dark when he remembers his father’s death and his own awful childhood. Colin then got engaged to his second love, Ann and later in 2010 the couple got married among close friends and relatives. Colin is currently a father of six children out of whom two are his own and the other four are his stepchildren. He doesn’t talk much about his personal life and his divorce with Kim but Cowherd stated that he was happy to meet his children during holidays.