Dan Jiggetts Bio | Wiki
Dan Jiggetts is an American sportscaster and former football offensive lineman. He was first drafted during the 1976 NFL Draft by Chicago Bears. Currently, he serves as a sportscaster for NBC Sports Chicago. Dan returned to WFLD-TV in September 2010 and is working as of Friday and Saturday sports anchor. In 1990 he was inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame with the class of 1990.
Dan Jiggetts Age
He was born on March 10, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States. Dan is 68 years old.
Dan Jiggetts Height
He is a man of tall stature. Dan is 6 ft 4 in tall (Approx 1.93 m).
Dan Jiggetts Family
He was born to his hardworking parents in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States. Dan is the son of Floyd and Hattie Jiggetts. His parents moved to Long Island after he was born. His mother died four days after he graduated from high school after battling cancer and his father died first.
Dan Jiggetts Wife
He married his beautiful wife Karen in 1981. Karen and Dan first met when Dan was on a business trip. The couple has two all-grown daughters Lauren and Kristan. Dan’s family resides in Lake County.
Dan Jiggetts Education
He earned his high school diploma from Westhampton Beach High School, where he ranked in the top 10% of his class academically. During his high school tenure, he was elected class president each of his four years. Dan graduated in 1971 named a high school All-American defensive end, and also won the New York State regional championships in discus and shot put.
He joined Harvard University after changing his mind to attend Ohio State and play for their coach Woody Hayes. Dan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in government in 1976. He played as an offensive tackle and was the 1975 football team captain. Further, he was named All-Ivy League three times and All-East twice as well as All-American by both the AP and UPI in his senior year.
Dan Jiggetts Bears
He was first drafted in the sixth round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. Dan joined the team playing as a backup offensive lineman for the Bears from 1976 to 1982. Moreover, he left the team having played 98 games. He later moved to the Chicago Blitz and San Antonio Gunslingers in the USFL and played for one season for each team. During the 1982 strike, he was the vice president of the National Football League Players Association. He retired in 1985.
Dan Jiggetts Daughter
He has a daughter Lauren Jiggetts who is an anchor at WGN Morning News from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. Before WGN she worked at NBC 5 in Chicago in a variety of positions, most recently as the weekend news anchor for a decade. Laureen married Patrick Brian Donovan in 2009 and they have a son Brendan.
Dan Jiggetts NBC Sports
He serves as a sportscaster for NBC Sports Chicago. Dan returned to WFLD-TV in September 2010 and is working as of Friday and Saturday sports anchor. Before, he served at CBS and ESPN and also hosted a highly-rated radio show on WSCR in Chicago.
Previously, he co-hosted “Monsters and Money in the Morning” with Mike North on CBS 2 Chicago from February 1 to August 27, 2010. His journalism career kicked off in 1985 as an NFL analyst on CBS. In addition, in 1987, 1990, 1991, and 1993, he split play-by-play partners with James Brown and Brad Nessler.
Some of Dan’s colleagues at NBC Sports include:
Andrea Joyce – Gymnastic Reporter
Michele Tafoya – Sideline Reporter
Siera Santos – Sports Broadcaster
Al Michaels – Sportscaster
Amina Smith – Host and On-Air Talent
Kathryn Tappen – Sportscaster
Tom Hammond – On-Air Presenter
Dan Jiggetts Salary
His main source of income is from his work at NBC Sports and WFLD-TV. Dan’s salary is $80,570 annually.
Dan Jiggetts Net Worth
He has calculated decent fortune over the years working as a sportscaster and a former football offensive lineman. Dan has an estimated net worth of $1 Million.
Where Is Dan Jiggetts
Dan serves as a sportscaster for NBC Sports Chicago. Dan returned to WFLD-TV in September 2010 and is working as of Friday and Saturday sports anchor. Before, he served at CBS and ESPN and also hosted a highly-rated radio show on WSCR in Chicago.
How Old Is Dan Jiggetts
Dan is 68 years old born on March 10, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, in the USA.