John Clayton Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19 Jul, 2017
Facts of John Clayton
Date of Birth: 1954 , May-11
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name John Clayton
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Braddock, Pennsylvania, United States
Ethnicity white
Eye Color hazel
Married Yes
Married to Patricia Clayton
Education Duquesne University
Awards Memorial Award winner
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Synopsis

Dick McCann, Memorial Award winner, John Clayton is a successful ESPN’s sports reporter. He recently retired after contributing 23 long years in the field of Sports journalism. The football specialist is also a abide writer for National Football League. Before jumping to ESPN, he also served as a beat reporter covering the Seahawks and the Steelers.

Early life and Education

John Clayton was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, United States, on May 11, 1954. He grew up in Braddock, Pennsylvania with his family. Regarding her ethnicity and nationality, he is a white American.

After completing his primary level from Woodland Hills High School, John Clayton attended at Duquesne University for his further studies and completed his graduation in 1976.

Professional Career and Path

John Clayton began his journalism career at professional American football team Pittsburgh Steelers based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1972. Besides, he also worked as a stringer for numerous radio networks. 

After graduating from Duquesne University in 1976, John Clayton served for The Pittsburgh Press. Before leaving the paper in 1986, he also became the Steelers beat writer at the Press.

After working with several Sports networks, he finally moved to ESPN in 1995 and started working as a sports reporter along with Adam Schefter, Ed Werder, and Chris Mortensen as well. It provided a perfect platform for his career.

John Clayton also hosted a show 'Four Downs' along with American football analyst Sean Salisbury. Furthermore, he worked for a number of Radio programs too. He remained a frequent contributor to KJR (AM). Clayton moved his show to the new ESPN station, because of the transition to all-sports of KIRO (AM).

Personal life and Affair

Moving on his personal life, ESPN reporter John Clayton is married to Patricia Clayton. His wife Patricia worked temporarily at the election headquarters in Renton, Wash for four years. However, she was fired from the job shortly. she has claimed using the wheelchair became the cause for her termination.

John Clayton is also active on Twitter, where he posts his daily activities.

Net worth and Body Measurement

John Clayton has earned a good amount of net worth from his journalism career. John received $4 million annually for his association with NFL. After that, he moved to ESPN and earned $2 million more than there. In 2007, he was also honored with the Dick McCann Memorial Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

63 years old, John Clayton has a medium height of 5 feet 7 inches and has hazel colored eyes.

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