Fergie Olver Biography
|Birth Place/City||Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan|
|Working For||Just Like Mom|
|Famous for||Just Like Mom|
|Affair with||Susan Wheeler|
|Married to||Susan Wheeler|
|TV Show||Just Like Mom|
Fergie Olver is a Canadian former game show host and a renowned sportscaster. A well-known media personality came to limelight and grabbed a lot of fame after he co-hosted the Canadian game show Just Like Mom with his ex-wife Catherine Swing. He also worked as a broadcaster and dugout reporter for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Early Life And Professional Career Of Fergie Olver
Fergie Olver was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, western Canada.
Olver kick-started his journalism career working as an outfielder in baseball minor leagues. He later began working with Saskatoon/Medicine Hat in the semi-pro Western Baseball League.
Becoming one of the prominent faces of Major League Baseball in Canada, Olver also played the old Western Major Baseball League. In the 1960s, he started his broadcasting career in the Moose Jaw/Regina area.
In 1969, Olver landed a job at the CFCF-TV in Montreal and later joined the CFTO-TV in Toronto. In 1981, he started working for Toronto Blue Jays’ baseball crew as a broadcaster and dugout reporter and served in the same post till 1996 covering games on CTV, TSN, and BBS.
Olver featured in the 1971 film Face-Off as a member of the press where he covered a hockey team. His biggest breakthrough came when he joined the 1980s Canadian children's game show Just Like Mom from its second season. He hosted the show along with his ex-wife Catherine Swing and it ran from 1980 to 1985 on CTV.
In 2004, Olver won a nomination for the Ford C. Frick Award too.
Fergie Olver's Net Worth And Salary
Fergie Olver has also gained a good amount of money, however, the actual amount of his net worth is yet to be revealed which as per some online sources is believed to be more than $0.5 million.
As a sportscaster, Olver's annual salary was around $68,913.
Fergie Olver's Personal Life, Married, And Divorce
Fergie Olver married twice in his life. He first tied the knot with his girlfriend, Canadian television personality Catherine Swing. The couple has two children Emily Olver and Alison Olver. However, their love relationship didn't go the distance and ended in a divorce.
Olver later went on to marry Susan Wheeler in 1986. The couple is still together and living happily. Olver also has a daughter named Carrie Olver who is now a Canadian TV personality, works on shopping channels and The Weather Network. The details of who the mother is not public.