|Profession||Sports reporter and columnist|
|Birth City||Torrance, California|
|Birth Country||United States|
|No Of Children||1|
|Date of Birth||November 7,1951|
Chris Mortensen is an American journalist. He serves as a reporter for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and ESPN.com.
Mortensen is currently 69 years old. He was born on November 7, 1951, in Torrance, California, USA. Talking about his height, as per some online sites, Chris is 6 ft and 1 in (1.85) tall.
The 69-year-old attended North Torrance High School in Torrance, California, and later El Camino College before serving two years in the Army. He has not given much information about his parents and siblings.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mortensen's net worth is estimated at $6 million as of 2021. In the early years of his career, he worked with the Daily Breeze newspaper in Torrance, California. The 69-year-old has received 18 awards in journalism and earned nominations for two Pulitzer Prizes.
Moreover, in 1978, Chris received the National Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting in all categories. Mortensen worked at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1983 to 1990. There, he filled investigative reports and covered the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, and the NFL.
Chris also covered the NFL for The National from 1989 to 1990. The 69-year-old joined ESPN a year later and has since provided reports for its Emmy-winning programs such as NFL GameDay and the Outside The Lines series. Mortensen also served as an analyst for ESPN's coverage of the NFL draft in 1991 and 1992. While his salary has not been disclosed, he probably earns a good six-figure salary for his work.
Mortensen is happily married to Micki Mortensen. He reportedly first met his wife in 1983. Both tied the knot a year after dating for a few months.
Their first and only child, son Alex Mortensen, was born on November 24, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia. Alex is a football coach and former quarterback.
Mortensen was diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer, he revealed via an ESPN statement on January 15, 2016.
“I am probably in better shape than I have been in a long time...Maybe they have plans someday to retire me, but I’m telling you I have no plans to retire," he told LA Times in 2019.
In 2015, the 69-year-old erroneously reported on the Deflategate controversy. Following this, his plans to appear on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan radio show on July 31, 2015, was canceled.
As per WEEI, Mortensen remarked that he would "not allow WEEI, Kraft, or anybody to make me the centerpiece of a story that has been misreported far beyond anything I did in the first 48 hours."
1 Is Chris Mortensen ill?
Mortensen was diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer in 2016.
2 How much does Chris Mortensen make?
Mortensen makes a good six-figure salary a year, with an estimated net worth of $6 million as of 2021.
3 How old is Chris Mortensen?
Mortensen is 69 years old; he was born on November 7, 1951.
4 How is Chris Mortensen's health?
Mortensen's health seems to be improving; he has been taking advice from cancer survivors such as Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and longtime NFL official Tony Corrente.
5 Who is Chris Mortensen son?
Mortensen's son Alex Mortensen is a football coach and former quarterback.