Israel Gutierrez

Inside Biography


Israel Gutierrez is a famous journalist and sports reporter for ESPN channel. He is also known for being a reporter at The Palm Beach Post and The Miami Herald.

Early Life

Israel Gutierrez was born on June 26, 1977, in South Florida in the United States. He was born to his Dominican origin parents. Gutierrez is an American by nationality and Dominican by ethnicity. He grew up in Miami, U.S with his parents and family.

Gutierrez completed his graduation from the University of Florida. In his initial stages, Israel Gutierrez worked as the staff writer for Independent Florida Alligator which was a student newspaper at the University of Florida. He learned the basics of journalism during his days at the University.


Having worked for The Miami Herald as well as The Palm Beach Post, Israel Gutierrez covered the Miami Heat basketball team in both these newspapers. Apart from the Miami Heat, Gutierrez has also covered the Miami Marlins team. Israel Gutierrez has made appearances on ESPN2’s ESPN First Take as a sports commentator with Jay Crawford and Skip Bayless.

Gutierrez made a debut on the show titled Around the Horn on March 18, 2008. He recorded a win on the second day against Kevin Blackstone. He became a part of the show as a regular panelist.

He was out of the show for two years, but he finally returned on August 1, 2012. He won a gold medal when he defeated Bomani Jones at the Around the World Summer Games.

Israel Gutierrez joined the show titled the Sports Reporters at ESPN in November 2008 as a regular panelist. He also appears on a regular basis at various ESPN radio shows including the Dan LeBatard Show and Highly Questionable. He is the co-host of the show titled Izzy and Spain.

Personal Life

The personal life of Israel Gutierrez is quite interesting. It is because he has admitted openly that he is a gay. He had reportedly confessed that he had been in a lot of affairs but he was finally revealing because he was getting married.

Gutierrez never had a girlfriend because he was gay. Gutierrez met David Kitchen and started dating him. Israel Gutierrez is engaged to his partner David Kitchen. He had even revealed that he is getting married on September 12. 

Net worth and height

Israel Gutierrez already has worked for big sports channels like the ESPN so he has good star value. Sources reveal that his total a s sets are worth over $5 million. Similarly, his annual salary and earnings is around $350 thousand. 

At 39 years of age, this ESPN star journalist Israel Gutierrez is fit and healthy. He stands tall at around five feet and eleven inches

by Bchrome, 28 Mar, 2017

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