Dick Vitale Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Mar, 2019
Facts of Dick Vitale
Date of Birth: 1939 , June-9
Age: 82 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Dick Vitale
Birth Name Richard John Vitale
Nick Name Dick
Father John Vitale
Mother Mae Vitale
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Passaic, New Jersey
Ethnicity White
Profession Sportscaster
Working For Television
Net Worth $ 15 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Married Yes
Married to Lorraine McGrath (m. 1971)
Children 2
Divorce N/A
Education William Paterson University, Seton Hall University
Siblings John Vitale
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At the age of 201, Dick Vitale landed his first coaching job at an elementary school in New Jersey but his career peaked a new height after he was chosen to work as an assistant coach at nearby Rutgers University which likewise played one of the vital roles to0 select him as a head coach at the University of Detroit. 

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Dick Vitale

Dick Vitale born with his birth name as Richard John “Dick” Vitale was born on June 9, 1939, in Passaic, New Jersey. This 79 years old personality is an American basketball sportscaster. Previously, he worked as a head coach within college days also gaining proper professional rank with success.

With his excellent work, Vitale got the recognition as college basketball broadcaster and his often used work as “baby” and “diaper dandy” are the words from where he is known among his people. His father name is John and during his working stage, he was working as a security guard. After serving as a guard he also worked in a clothing press as an operator.

His mother used to work in a factory whose name is Mae as a seamstress. She also used to sew coats during the very time and they did not have a wealthy life during the time. Later her mother got suffered a stroke.

Vitale completed his graduate degree from Seton Hall University which was in the year 1963. He obtained his degree in science as his major subject along with the further business administration. Later, he had his master’s degree from William Paterson University. He also maintained a good friendship with Jim Valvano and still having a good relationship with him.

Dick Vitale's Professional Career 

Dick Vitale also became a part of the University of Norte Dame during the early time as well. He also studied at East Rutherford High School for his further education and also started presenting himself within Mike and Mike in the Morning which was the program that was on air once a week. 

One of his Vita's popular quote is 

One of my biggest gifts ever, my mother made a Yankee uniform for me as a little boy, and I wore it to bed dreaming I could pitch in the major leagues and then be a Yankee.

Vitale has also authored several books like Dick Vitale's Mount Rushmores of College Basketball: Solid Gold Prime Time Performers from My Four Decades at ESPN and many others. 

Dick Vitale's Net Worth And Salary 

The American sportscaster Dick Vitale has collected a considerable amount of money from his splendid career. His estimated net worth is around $16 million, in 2019 and his annual salary is around $3 million.  

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Dick Vitale's Affair,  Wife, And Relationship 

Moving forward to his personal life of this celebrity it is seen that he is a married man. He is the father of 2 children and undertaking all the responsibility of his family. He loves his wife a lot and he can even be seen expressing his love in twitter towards his beloved wife.

His wife name is Lori Matsuoka whom he married in 1990. Previous to Lori his name was also mentioned with Susie Walton whom he married in 1978 till 1989. But their divorce made him get married for the second time. He has an excellent form of presentation with amazing quotes delivered during his presentation time.

He is also training his children from an early age in the best form of stage presentation. He is not gay and there is no rumor about his status of sexuality.

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Dick Vitale's Age, Height, And Other Facts 

  • Dick Vitale's Height: He has a perfect height. 
  • Age: June 9, 1939 (age 79).
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White