Salary: $2 million per year
Thom Brennaman is the son of legendary radio sportscaster Franchester Martin Brennaman and currently works with Fox as their MLB & NFL Play-by-Play Announcer. Brennaman is an excellent sportscaster and is widely regarded as one of baseball’s best play-by-play broadcasters.
He called MLB games on Fox from 1996 to 2014 for a total of 31 seasons and has also been the voice of the Cincinnati Reds for the past 13 seasons. The acclaimed sportscaster also did plenty of voiceover work for baseball video-games, starring annually as the commentator in Microsoft Baseball 2001 and in All-Star Baseball from 2002 up until All-Star Baseball 2005. Brennaman is currently 56 years old and is married with 2 kids.
Clark Kellogg - CBS
Salary: $400,000 per year
The CBS college basketball analyst and our favorite NBA2K video-game announcer, Clark Kellogg, was named Mr. Ohio Basketball in 1979 and had a short but accomplished NBA career as power forward of the Indiana Pacers from 1982 until 1986. Unfortunately, Kellogg was forced to retire from basketball due to a chronic knee problem. He began broadcasting with ESPN in 1990 and joined CBS 3 years later.
Kellogg is undoubtedly one of the more insightful and loved college basketball analysts in the United States, mostly due to his kind and loving nature. He claims to have transformed into a devout Christian in the mid-’80s due to a crisis of purpose and often talks about the overwhelmingly positive impact that religion has had on him. He uses his Twitter account that has over 50,000 followers to provide both comments and opinions on basketball, as-well-as promote his love for Jesus. Kellogg was awarded the Coach Wooden "Keys to Life" award in 2003.
Fran Charles - MLB Network
Salary: $1.2 million per year
You can't watch an MLB Network game without watching popular studio host Fran Charles. The popular broadcaster made his debut in MLB network as the host of the 2013 World Basketball Classic and was also the host of NFL Network and the HBO sports series Boxing After Dark.
Charles has commentated on almost every sport, from boxing to basketball and football and even got a role as feature host in EA Sports' Madden NFL 2010. You can often see Charles in pre-game interviews where he gives commentary and predictions regarding upcoming games.
Colin Cowherd - Fox
Salary: $6 million per year
As Host of The Herd 9-12, podcaster and NYT bestseller, Colin Cowherd, is one of the rare examples of announcers using their TV fame and exposure to create a massive social media presence that guarantees their long-lasting exposure. As host of "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" with over 780,000 YouTube subscribers, the popular broadcaster definitely knew how to use his family name to great use.
With over 480 million views, his daily show consists of interviews with popular sports figures and Cowherd's opinions on the most pressing topics of the day in sports. Cowherd has been nominated as Sports Illustrated's 2005 Radio Personality of the Year and has also been voted 5 times as Nevada's Sportscaster of the Year. Cowherd often uses the show to express his personal values and uses various sports issues to promote and explain them. His various remarks and opinions have often put him in trouble, from directing his fans to all visit the sports blog "The Big Lead" simultaneously, causing it to crash for 96 hours, to his controversial remarks regarding the death of Sean Taylor.
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.