Born on 17 July 1940 Merton Laverne Lundquist, Jr. eminent as Verne Lundquist is Media Personality and Sports News anchor of American nationality. Before his retirement, he was associated with CBS Sports Channel. He also worked as a game announcer of College football and NCAA basketball. Not only that, but he also acted as a commentator of PGA Tours and championships.
Verne Lundquist is married thrice in his lifetime. Verne married his first wife Patricia Lundquist in 1967 and divorced in 1971. After a year in 1972, he got married to his wife Kathy Vernon. However, his second marriage also didn’t last long and Verne got divorced from Kathy in 1980.
For now, Verne Lundquist is married to his third wife Nancy from 1982.
Verne was born in Minnesota to anonymous parents. He grew up in Texas where he went to Austin High School. After his high school graduation, he went to Texas Lutheran University.
He in his University days founded Omega Tau Fraternity alongside his friends in the year 1958. He completed his university graduation in 1962.
Knowing his career and growth, soon after his graduation, he started to work for WFAA as sports news presenter. After working as Sports anchor of KTBC Channel he became the radio game announcer of Dallas Cowboys. After working for 17 years with Dallas Cowboys he left his job to search other big opportunities.
While working for Cowboys he also served ABC Sports for 5 years. He from 1982 to 1995 worked for CBS network and also worked for TNT cable from 1995 to 1997.
In 1998 he again went back to work for CBS network. He is also highlighted as a game announcer in the Golf oriented movie Happy Gilmore. For ABC station he worked as Sports news anchor of the sports-based show Bowling for Dollars.
He hosted the show for four seasons where he interviewed the members and coach of Dallas Cowboy as well as presented pregame and postgame talk shows. In Winter Olympics of 1992, 94 and 98 he alongside Scott Hamilton worked as a game announcer of Skating games.
He on the behalf of CBS and TNT network went to cover the live events on the venues. He acted as a news reporter of ABC pro Bowlers Tour of 1978 alongside Chris Schenkel.
Apart from media field, he is also known as an actor as he has acted in some of the movies. The movies where he showed his acting talent are The Last Boy Scout of 1991, 1996 Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl of 1996 and 1989 Mobil Cotton Bowl of 1989.
His acting ability also was highly acknowledged and praised. He presently works as the lead game announcer of CBS’s telecast of College football and College Basketball. He together with Gary Danielson is performing the task given by CBS.
He is also a commentator of The Masters and PGA tours. He in his career till date has served channels like CBS and TNT. He for CBS announced the NFL and NBA games whereas for TNT he presented Sunday Night Football. From 2006 to 2008 he announced the game of Seattle Seahawks.
His sense of humor and hard work has made this personality one of the prominent media personalities of American Media Field. He is also featured in NBA Live ’98 Video game and in College Hoops 2k8 Video game as a game announcer.
How much is Verne Lundquist worth? Verne Lundquist is a prominent sportscaster whose net worth is yet a mystery. He is a well-experienced man and has been on the media from a long time. Looking at his career timeline and efficiency we can assume him to earn a massive amount of salary.
He is famous for his quote “nailed it dead on” which he commented to Phil Hartman for his Skating while they were out to cover Skating games on Winter Olympics. According to many of his fans and colleagues, he has gained much weight these days.
According to Kevin McCarthy, his weight is continuously raising which may lead him to illness. Verne is the recipient of various awards.
In 2005 he became the Sun Bowl Hall of Famer. He also was inducted into National Sportscaster and Sportswriter Association Hall of Fame.
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