Net Worth and Salary
Merton Laverne Lundquist is a poplar sportscaster from CBS Sports. Verne Lundquist salary from CBS Sports is huge. With such a long career, Verne Lundquist net worth must be in millions of dollars. His earning also comes from covering College footballs and NCAA Basketball while he also does commentary on sports.
Though he was officially retired, he continues to work for CBS network. He covers the golf and basketball as a play-by-play announcer and a commentator. Recognizing his contribution, he has been included in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 2007.
Verne Lundquist retired in the December last year before returning for the March madness. Currently he works for the CBS Network where he calls play by play for its coverage of NCAA Basketball. He is also a commentator for the Masters and the PGA Championship. In his young age, he played baseball and basketball and was a disc jockey at WOC. After his return from retirement, Verne made quite a news himself after getting hit in the face with a basketball.
Work with Different Broadcasting Partners
With such a long career, Verne got chance to work with several broadcasting partners including Clark Kellogg, Allie La Force, Frank Broyles, Greg Anthony, Brad Sham and more. He got to represent himself as one in the 1996 motion picture Happy Gilmore. The founder of the Omega Tau Fraternity and the leader used his golden voice for preaching in his classroom in his college days.
He started his career as the sports anchor for WFAA in Dallas. He worked for several different networks before joining the ABC Network from 1974 to 1981, CBS from 1982 to 1995. Later he worked at the TNT cable where he stayed for two years. Before retiring, he returned and worked for the CBS until December 2016. He continues to contribute to the network for its sports programs.
Who is Verne Lundquist Wife?
Verne Lundquist met his current wife Nancy Lundquist in a bar in Dallas. In 1980, Verne married Nancy and has been living happily. Verne had had many failed wedding with his former wives. In 1952, he married Bette Lorraine Higgins. He has a son named Vaughan Matthew Lundquist with this spouse. His other marriage was with Patricia Lundquist. This wedding also lasted for only four years as the couple divorced in 1971. In 1972, Verne tied knots with Kathy Vernon. They remained together for eight years before finally getting separated.
According to Verne Lundquist wiki, he was born in Duluth, Minnesota, United States on 17th July 1940 which makes Verne Lundquist age 76years as of 2017. He was born to white parents. He is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University. He belongs to white ethnicity. Verne Lundquist height is 5 feet and 9 inches.