Scott Van Pelt Net Worth, Wife, Kids, Height
Famous being a sportscaster, Scott Van Pelt hosts the midnight edition of ESPN's SportsCenter. He became a part of the channel in 2001 and went on to win hearts with his anchoring stints.
For his work, Scott even got nominated for Sports Emmy Award's category of Best Sports Personality.
Parents, Education, And Career
A son to parents Sam Van Pelt and Cathie Mathis, Scott was born on 7 July 1966. He grew up alongside his three brothers Mark, Matt, and Mike in Brookeville, Maryland.
Scott graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland. And, in 1998, he finished studying Radio/Television and Film from the University of Maryland.
After pursuing education, he started sportscasting at WTTG-TV in 1990, a FOX channel subsidiary.
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He, then, worked as a studio host on the Golf Channel between 1995 and 2000.
In 2001, Scott left the channel to work for ESPN. He operated different segments on ESPN and served on the channels radio broadcast. In 2015, he became a solo anchor for midnight edition of SportsCenter.
In the mid-2000s, it was rumored that Scott had cancer. One of Scott's appearance during the show, with hair shaved and skinny body, supported the claims of his cancer.
But, it was not Scott, who suffered from cancer, it was another ESPN host, Stuart Scott. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2007. Unfortunately, Stuart Scott didn't survive his battle with the disease and passed away in 2013.
After Stuart's death, Scott's only relation with the term cancer comes, when he is supporting cancer patients through his segment.
Wife Plus Three Kids
Scott is married to wife, Stephanie Van Pelt.
His wedding with the elementary school teacher, Stephanie took place on 22 October 2011. The couple welcomed their first child daughter Lila Catherine in 2012 and their second child son Sam Van Pelt in 2016.
Scott Van Pelt and daughter Lily Catherine in May 2017 (Photo: Scott's Twitter)
Showing his love for his children, Scott created a segment called “A Dad’s Love For His Daughter,” where he talks about life with his daughter Lila.
The show went viral after its release in May 2019.
Net Worth, Salary
Scott is also known for casting golf games. He has voiced commentators in golf video games such as ES Sports' Tiger Woods PGA tour 10 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour II.
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Along with his casting and voice career, Scott is additionally an actor and writer. He appeared in movies like By the Seat of the Pants, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am, and Creed II.
Achieving a great recognition like his height of 6 feet and 5 inches(1.98 m), Scott Van Pelt remains at ESPN as one of its important host and anchor at the age of 52.
Also, he boasts a net worth of $16 million while receiving a salary of $4 million per year.