Sportscaster Chris Berman is learning to move on after his Wife's tragic death

News by Valdemar Published on 05 Jan,2018 Updated on 05 Jan,2018

American sportscaster Chris Berman most popular as an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN faced a huge emotional loss when his wife of more than 30 years Katherine Ann Berman died in a car crash in May 2017.

The couple married in 1983 and has two children together. Eight months after the death of his partner Chris has slowly been adjusting to life without Kathy. How is Chris' doing these days? Has he finally moved on in his life?  

Chris Berman's Wife Katherine Ann Berman Died In A Car Accident  

Chris revealed the story behind the shocking death of his wife Katherine Ann Berman in a statement released in October 2017.

Katherine was killed in a two-car crash on May 9, 2017, Tuesday afternoon when her vehicle struck a car traveling on a two-lane road. 

Chris lost his lovely wife in a car crash

Source: People

The car went down an embankment and overturned in a body of water. The accident happened one day before Chris's birthday.

The car of Kathy turned upside down

Source: New York Post

Berman recalled the moment,

'I got a troubling call right around the start of the game. I was still downstairs in the Giants’ locker room and no one really could say, but at that point, I knew it was something really bad.'

'I knew it pertained to Kathy and I had a feeling it was a car accident. I didn’t know how bad, but I knew it was bad.'

The driver of the other car, Edward Bertulis,87, also died in the incident. The primary cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The hardest part of losing someone is learning to live without them, and currently, Chris is going through the pain which cannot be imagined.

Chris is learning to move on and his family especially his two children are with him. We wish Chris to overcome his pain.  

Chris Berman's Married Life With Late Katherine Ann Berman

Chris was married to Katherine for 33 years. They wedded in July 1983 at the Inn on Lake Waramaug in New Preston, Connecticut. The event was profiled by the New York Times.

Katherine was a school teacher when she married Chris and later retired in 1985.

Chris with his late wife, Kathy, and their kids, Meredith and Douglas

at the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in 2010,

Source: Deadspin

The couple is blessed with two children, Meredith Berman and Douglas Berman. Both the kids attended Brown University.   

The couple enjoying a quality moment

Source: TMZ

He spoke in an interview with the Los Angeles Times where he revealed that he faked car trouble in order to ask Katherine out when he first saw her. Firstly, he asked her for help and later asked her out for a breakfast.

He even explained his love for his family and two kids.

'I like being in the kitchen and hearing them yell, from the other room, "Hey Dad, 'F Troop's' on.'

Their kids are going well with their professional career. Doug currently works at the alcohol-delivery service Drizly as the New York Market Manager and Meredith is the Director of Regional Engagement Programs at Brown University.

Chris Berman; Quick Facts                

  • Born on 10 May 1955 in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Raised in Irvington, New York.
  • Studied at the Hackley School in 1970.
  • Completed his graduation from Brown University in 1977.
  • He initiated his career at Hartford's WVIT-TV as a weekend sports anchor.
  • He worked as the host of Sunday NFL Countdown for 31 years and ten years hosting Monday Night Countdown.
  • He presented ESPN's Broadwalk and Baseball's Super Bowl of Sports Trivia.
  • He was declared the leader of the ESPN team in 1993.
  • He has an estimated net worth of about $18 million.