Chris Mortensen Net Worth

Chris Mortensen Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Chris Mortensen net worth is
$6 Million

Chris Mortensen Wiki Biography

Chris Mortensen was born on the 7th November 1951, in Torrance, California, USA, and is a journalist best known as a sports analyst working for ESPN’s series “Sunday NFL Countdown”, “SportsCenter”, “Monday Night Countdown”, as well as on ESPN Radio and its website ESPN.com. His career has been active since 1969.

Have you ever wondered how rich Chris Mortensen is, as of early 2016? It has been estimated from sources that the overall size of Chris’ net worth is $6 million, with the main source of this amount of money being his involvement in the entertainment industry as a sports journalist and analyst. Additional to this, he has also written a book, which represents another source of his wealth.

Chris Mortensen Net Worth $6 Million

Chris Mortensen went to North Torrance High School, after which he became a student at El Camino College. Upon graduation, he joined the US Army during the Vietnam War, serving for two years and receiving an honorable discharge.

Mortensen`s career began before the end of the 1960s, finding job at the Daily Breeze newspaper in Torrance, for which he worked until the 1980s. In 1983, he joined the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, with a main focus on investigative journalism. Chris also covered Atlanta-based sports teams, such as the Atlanta Braves from 1983 until 1985, then the Atlanta Falcons through 1985-1986 season, which led to him receiving the George Polk Award, becoming the second ever sportswriter to receive it, besides Red Smith.

He left the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 1989, and joined the National Sports Daily, under editor Frank Deford. Thanks to his previous accomplishments as a reporter, Mortensen was approached by ESPN in 1991, and in no time became one of the best NFL analysts for the aforementioned Network. He started building his career at ESPN, and with his progress, his net worth rose immensely. He is a regular contributor to the shows such as “NFL Insiders”, “Sunday NFL Countdown”, “SportsCenter”, “Monday Night Countdown”, “NFL Live”, and many others. Furthermore, he serves as the analyst for ESPN`s coverage of the NFL Draft, which has also added to his net worth.

Chris has also published a book, entitled “Playing for Keeps: How One Man Kept the Mob from Sinking Its Hooks into Pro Football” (1991), the sales of which have added a lot to the size of his net worth.

Thanks to his successful career as a journalist, Mortensen has received several awards, including the National Headliner Award in 1978, and nominations for two Pulitzer Prizes. He has also won over 15 different journalistic awards.

When it comes to his personal life, Chris Mortensen has been married to Micki Mortensen for over 30 years. The couple has a son, Alex, who is a former NFL player. In January of 2015, Chris announced that he had been diagnosed with throat cancer, which has rendered him unable to work. In free time, he is active on his Twitter account, on which he has over two million followers.

Full NameChris Mortensen
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 7, 1951
Place Of BirthTorrance, California, USA
ProfessionJournalist, Writer, Director
EducationEl Camino College
SpouseMicki Mortensen
ChildrenAlex Mortensen
NominationsSports Emmy Award for Outstanding Edited Sports Series/Anthology
MoviesThe Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling
TV ShowsSunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown


Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged2011Documentary producer
American Gangster2006-2008TV Series documentary producer - 6 episodes
Fearless2004TV Series documentary producer - 2005
SportsCentury: The Century's Greatest Athletes2001-2002TV Series producer - 2 episodes
Beyond the Glory2001TV Series documentary producer - 2001
Modern Marvels1997-2000TV Series documentary producer - 2 episodes
Biography1999-2000TV Series documentary producer - 2 episodes
The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling1999TV Movie documentary producer
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War1998TV Series documentary producer - 6 episodes
Unsung2009-2012TV Series documentary producer - 7 episodes


SportsCentury: The Century's Greatest Athletes2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Modern Marvels1997-2000TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Biography1999-2000TV Series documentary 2 episodes
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of WarTV Series documentary 1 episode written by - 5 episodes, 1998
ESPN Outside the Lines Primetime1992TV Series 1 episode


The Moneychangers2016Documentary
Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged2011Documentary
The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling1999TV Movie documentary
The American Dream Contest1990TV Movie


Independent Lens2011TV Series documentary advisor - 1 episode
The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling1999TV Movie documentary title sequence


Monday Night Countdown1993TV Series

Camera Department

Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged2011Documentary additional photography

Editorial Department

Marwencol2010Documentary cut watcher


Mike & Mike2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - ESPN Senior NFL Insider / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Senior ESPN NFL Insider / ...
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2013TV SeriesHimself - ESPN Senior NFL Analyst
2007 NFL Draft2007TV SpecialHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines2007TV SeriesHimself - Reporter
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2007TV SeriesHimself
Minister of Defense: The Reggie White Story2006Video documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
2001 NFL Draft2001TV SeriesHimself - Analyst
2000 NFL Draft2000TV SpecialHimself - Analyst
1999 NFL Draft1999TV MovieHimself - Analyst
1995 NFL Draft1995TV MovieHimself - Analyst
1993 NFL Draft1993TV MovieHimself - Analyst
1992 NFL Draft1992TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1991 NFL Draft1991TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst

Archive Footage

30 for 302016TV Series documentaryHimself - Reporter
Mike & Mike2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - ESPN Senior NFL Insider / Himself - Senior NFL Insider

Nominated Awards

1993CableACECableACE AwardsSports Information SpecialESPN Outside the Lines (1990)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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