Salary: $14.9 million per year
Although boxing did not begin with the same lucrative attraction as other nation-wide favorite sports such as football, basketball, and baseball, Harold Lederman was there right from the ’60s. Starting off as a boxing judge and eventually settling as a boxing analyst, Lederman was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2016 for his long list of contributions and dedication to the sport. He passed away just 3 years later.
As a boxing judge, Lederman presided over 100 fights from 1967 until 1999 and continued as a commentator with HBO until the network eventually dropped boxing in 2018. It may be just a coincidence that he sadly passed away merely 6 months after finishing his role as boxing commentator, but it’s clear that his passion for the sport was beyond anyone else at the time. Lederman was loved and commemorated by many of his colleagues and boxers following his passing from a battle with cancer.
Lisa Guerrero - Inside Edition
Salary: $7 million per year
The famous and talented sportscaster from Chicago made her name as Fox Sports host and journalist. Her exciting career in entertainment began after her father enrolled her in theater lessons, as a way to cope with the loss of her mother when she was just 8 years old.
Guerrero worked hard and managed to build a path for herself, leading her to an exciting career that includes sportscasting, hosting, modeling, writing and even acting. She is currently married to former MLB pitcher Scott Gavin Erickson and works as the host and reporter for the American investigative news TV show, Inside Edition.
Kirk Herbstreit - ESPN
Salary: $4 million per year
Kirk Herbstreit started his career playing football as a quarterback for the Elks and was quickly awarded the "Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year" title as a senior. Herbstreit quickly proved himself as one of his generation's best college football players. The player has since gone to host with Chris Fowler. Since then, he has been racking trophies like crazy and received seven nominations and three Sports Emmy Awards for Best Studio Analyst.
Many fans love the highly decorated sports analyst for his straight and clear analysis and insightful ways of looking at the game that results from his years of experience. He was ranked by Sporting News magazine as one of the "Most Powerful Media personalities in Sports" in 2003. He married his wife Allison in 1998 and the married couple has 4 children, 2 of which are twins and 2 of which currently play football at Clemson University in South Carolina.
Ian Eagle - CBS, TNT, YES
Salary: $1 million per year
Known by many as "Bird" or "Birdman", Ian Eagle is an award-winning broadcaster from Essex Fells, New Jersey with over 2.5 decades of sportscasting. He has called NFL, NBA and various other games in almost all major networks from CBS, to TNT, YES, YES Network, and even the Tennis Channel.
Eagle was the play-by-play voice of the Orangemen for football, basketball, and lacrosse, and was awarded the Bob Costas Award for Outstanding Sportscasting. He lives in Essex Fells, N.J., with his wife, Alisa, and two children.
Jim Rome - CBS
Salary: $30 million per year
As one of the most influential and listened-to talk radio show hosts in the United States, Jim Rome has built a substantial following and currently hosts The Jim Rome Show, where he interviews sports guests and expresses his various predictions and opinions. Before going out on his own, the radio host started his career in a college radio station as a sports director and went on to work for ESPN2, FX, and Fox Sports Net.
Rome was involved in various controversies due to his outspoken and very expressive nature. A few years ago he sent out an offensive tweet calling marching bands "dorks running around with their instruments", which inspired a hashtag "#MarchOnRome". His joking demeanor also put him in trouble when he made fun of retired hockey legend Gordie Howe for wishing to play a shift with the Detroit Vipers at age 69.