'Dan Patrick Show' Host and His Journalist Wife: Is It Just His Salary That Contributes to His Net Worth?

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In today's time every next day you get to hear about falling relationship and crumbling marriages. And in contrast when one gets to hear about a couple's marital bliss and years and years of togetherness, then people are pleasantly surprised. Also, it always feels good to see our favorite celebrity couple enjoying their happy married life.
'Dan Patrick Show' Host and His Journalist Wife: Is It Just His Salary That Contributes to His Net Worth?

Quick Information

  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Official Site
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Hair Color Black & White
  • Hair Short
  • Weight N/A
  • Height/ How Tall? 6'3" (1.91 m)
  • College University of Dayton
  • High School William Mason High School
  • Career 1979–present
  • Net Worth $25 Million
  • Salary $5 Million Per Year
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Gay No
  • Date of Birth May 15, 1956
  • Age 67 Years, 9 Months
  • Wife/Spouse Susan Patrick
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Daughter/s Molly Patrick, Georgia Patrick, Grace Patrick
  • Son/s Jack Patrick
  • Brother/s Bill Pugh, Dave Pugh
  • Mother Patricia Pugh
  • Father John Pugh
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Religion Christianity
  • Zodiac Sign Taurus
  • Birth Name Daniel Patrick Pugh
  • Profession Sportscaster
  • Nationality American

In modern times, every next day news surface in the media about failing relationships and crumbling marriages. On the contrary, when one gets to hear about a couple's marital bliss or years of togetherness, people are pleasantly surprised. Also, it always feels good to see your favorite celebrity couple enjoying their happy married life.

Similarly, popular Dan Patrick Show's host Dan Partick has a prosperous career and is blessed with a loving wife and children. And what else does sportscaster Dan Patrick boasts of possessing? Let’s find out.

Thriving Married Life With Wife, Kids, Proposal Story

Dan has been happily married to his longtime partner, Susan White.

The couple first met when Dan was working at CNN. At the time, he was a reporter/presenter, while his then to-be-wife was the producer of Inside Politics. It's not sure if the couple fell in love at first sight or not, but they sure did hit it off well. For their first date, Dan took Susan to a bar in Manhattan and sat there talking and drinking all night long. He had to walk 30 blocks home since he spent all his money on liquor and was too embarrassed to admit it.

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The story of Dan proposing to Susan is more interesting as he shared it with the Ohio Magazine back in 1999.

While returning back to New York after visiting Dan's family for Thanksgiving, the couple traveled back in separate planes. Dan gave an antique Russian engagement ring to his sister Mollye and told her to give it to Sue with a note. When the two landed back home, the tears in Susan's eyes made it clear that she was swept off her feet by Dan's proposal. Later, the lovers got married and have been together ever since. Together, the husband and wife have four beautiful children: daughters Georgia, Molly and Grace and a son Jack. 

Dan Patrick at the premiere of Grown Ups 2 with wife Susan and daughter in NYC on July 10, 2013 (Photo:

In recent times, social media has become a platform to voice one's opinion, but it is often used to defame a celebrity or his family members. Dan has always been a protective father and husband, who insists on keeping his family out of the gauging eyes of the bystanders. On 9 June 2017, he tweeted about imposing strict privacy protection policy for woman and children.

"We must continue to fight for strong privacy protections for women and children in Texas. #txlege"

The 61-year-old radio personality's tweet showed his concern as a husband and father of four children towards the growing necessity of strong privacy laws. Further, Dan has also been vocal about various social issues arising in the American society. On 16 July 2018, he posted a tweet in which he expressed his concerns about the recent school shooting in Santa Fe. He mentioned in the tweet that entrances and exits should be secured in order to avoid such tragedies in the future.

Previously, he also praised President Donald Trump for appointing Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the position of Supreme Court Justice via a tweet on 9 July 2018. He described Judge Brett as an impressive personality and even took the opportunity to criticise Hillary Clinton.

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Career Highlights and Net Worth:

Dan Patrick has been able to establish himself as one of America’s most famous and respected sports journalist. He attended Eastern Kentucky University and was later transferred to the University of Dayton. He graduated with a major in broadcast journalism.

Apart from being a sportscaster, he also hosts a radio and television show named The Dan Patrick Show, which is aired on Premiere Radio Networks, NBCSN, and Audience Network. He also works as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and co-hosts Football Night in America on NBC. He worked for ESPN for about 18 years as an anchor of SportsCenter.

Apart from being a famous sports news personality, Dan is also an actor who has appeared in many movies, music videos, and television series. He is seen doing cameos in films like The Longest Yard, Benchwarmers, Grown Ups 1 and 2, The Do-Over and more. He is a good friend of Adam Sandler because of which he has done cameos in most of his films.

With so many feathers in his cap, there is no doubt that the Ohio-native has been able to fulfill all his family's necessities. From radio and television shows to films and magazines, Dan has been a very busy man earning enough to feed the family of 6. His annual salary leads up to $5 million. With all his hard work, passion and dedication he has accumulated a net worth of $26 million.

Along with Dan Patrick sports journalist including Jay Crawford, Kenny Mayne and Rich Eisen are setting new standards to achieve, for the upcoming new journalists.

A Short Bio on Daniel:

Daniel Patrick Pugh, aka Dan Patrick, was born on 15 May 1956 in Zanesville, Ohio as the son of John Ambrose Pugh and Patricia Miller. Dan was close to his father until he passed away in 1981, some years after Dan completed his journalism course.

Daniel has a total of five siblings in his family. Dan attended Eastern Kentucky University and was later transferred to the University of Dayton. He graduated with a major in broadcast journalism.

He is a sportscaster who used to be the anchor of SportsCenter. Currently, he hosts a radio and television show called The Dan Patrick Show. The show has been running from nearly two-decades. The show which was previously syndicated by ESPN Radio is currently produced by Premiere Radio Networks. in the podcast, Daniel has invited various high-profile celebrities including Tiger Woods, Andre The Giant, Rich Lerner, David Feherty and more.

He also contributes as a writer for Sports Illustrated magazine.

He has made cameo appearances in some films; The Do-Over being the latest one. He is very active on social media. You can find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter under the name Dan Patrick.