Jim Lampley Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 Dec, 2016
Facts of Jim Lampley
Date of Birth: 1949 , April-8
Age: 72 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Jim Lampley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Hendersonville, North Carolina
Profession Sportscaster
Net Worth $16 million
Married Yes
Married to Debra Schuss ( 2012)
Divorce Bree Walker (1999)
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Movies The Fighter,Zombie Strippers
TV Show HBO Boxing,2008 Summer Olympics
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Jim Lampley is widely popular for his show HBO's flagship World Championship Boxing.

Early Life:

Jim Lampley was born on April 8, 1949, and he is 67 years. Lampley was born in North Carolina, United States. James "Jim" Lampley.Lampley was raised in Hendersonville near his birthplace and spent most of his childhood days there.

Jim Lampley’s nationality is American and he belongs to White ethnicity. His birth sign is Aries and he belongs to Native American descent. Lampley’s father left him at the age of five and his mother immersed him in sports. In 1971, Lampley attended the University of North Carolina where he studied English. Lampley completed a Master in Mass Communications in 1974 from the University of North Carolina.


Jim Lampley got a chance to work with Don Tollefson in a show regarding talent hunt in ABC. During his time at ABC, Lampley covered several events such as college basketball games and Major League Baseball. His other major events that he covered are the 1977 Monon Bell games, the 1986 and 1987 Indianapolis 500 and Wide World of Sports.

In 1983, Lampley started working as the host of ABC broadcasts of the United States Football League. And later was featured till 1985 along with Jim Kelly, Reggie White, Herschel Walker and Steve Young. Lampley along with Al Michaels worked for ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XIX.

Jim Lampley started working for CBS in 1987, where he worked as co-anchor on the daily news show in Los Angeles. Same year Lampley started working for HBO, where he was engaged in several programs HBO's annual telecast of Wimbledon and covering boxing. In 1992, he attended Olympics in 1992 for KCBS-TV as an anchor.

In 2004, Jim Lampley started working as a host for NBC's Olympics coverage for the 2004 Summer Olympics. As a central correspondent, he served for NBC Universal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in 2006. Lampley is most known for HBO World Championship Boxing show. And he has also been awarded the Sam Taub Award for his boxing broadcasting journalism.

Personal Life

Jim Lampley’s sexual orientation is straight and his current relational status is married. Lampley is currently married to Debra Schuss, whom he married in 2012. Lampley has been married four times in his life.

In the past, Jim Lampley was married to Linda Sharon Lee in 1970 and he was in relation with his ex-wife for about seven years. After divorce with his first wife, he was remarried in 1979 to Joanne Faith Mallis. He was married the third time to Bree Walker in 1990. Lampley has three children, two daughters and a son named Aaron Lampley, Andrea Lampley, and Brooke Mallis Lampley.

Net Worth and Salary

Jim Lampley’s is about sixteen million dollars and his salary’s information is under review. Being successful in his career Lampley has maintained a celebrity image throughout the world.


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