Erik Kuselias is an Emmy Award-winning radio and TV host known for his enthusiastic and energetic hosting of famous sports shows.
Kuselias, previously in the law sector, turned his career around in the sports talk show world after being recruited by ESPN.
What started as a fun talk show where Kuselias talked about sports with his brothers soon became a national afternoon drive-time show.
ESPN took it upon itself to change The Sports Brothers into The Erik Kuselias Show and make it the fastest-growing talk radio show aired on over four hundred radio stations. Kuselias left ESPN and is currently working for CBS Sports.
|Date of birth
|March 18, 1963
|60 years old
|Place of birth
|Haldeman, Connecuit, USA
|Haldeman, Connecuit, USA
|Ralph Impemba and Chris Impemba
|In a relationship
|Erik Kuselias and Troy Kuselias
|Radio host and TV host
|6.5 Million USD
|6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
How Much is Erik Kuselias Worth?
Kuselias has around 6.5 million USD as his net worth.
The famous radio and TV host has been actively leading many renowned shows like The Sports Brothers and The Erik Kuselias Show since the 2000s and is still hosting Sportsline.
He has worked for many renowned sports establishments like ESPN and is still working with CBS.
Even before turning his career toward sports host, Kuselias had a successful career in law.
He was doing well in the law sector and did even better in his recent career, which has helped him to earn a hefty sum of money.
Details on His Early Life, Parents, and Family
Kuselias was born and raised in Haldeman, Connecticut, to his parents, Dominic and Rose.
Both his parents are from Syria, they moved to the USA for a better life before his birth.
Kuselias grew up with his two brothers, Chris and Ralph, with whom he started The Sports Brothers, which became his entry portal into the world of radio and TV talk shows.
Though the show started with all three brothers, only Kuselias continued it as both of his brothers left it to make a career in something else.
Kuselias continued the show as a way to relieve his stress from working in the law sector.
Soon, with his presenting skills, humor, and intellectual brain, he got an offer from ESPN, and the rest is history.
Besides being a great host, Kuselias is known for being a member of MENSA, the largest and oldest international society of people with high IQ, and for being a star high school football and baseball player.
Maybe it was because of his high IQ and athletic career in high school he achieved such fame as a sports talk show host.
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Marriages and Relationship
Kuselias has been married twice before, but both marriages ended with divorce.
Who is Erik Kuselias married to?
His first wife was Kristen Kuselias, with whom he had tied the knot in 2001.
The ex-couple remained married for nine years and had two sons, but things turned sour after Kuselias met the former pro-golfer and ESPN journalist Holly Sonders.
Relationship of Holly Sonders and Erik Kuselias and Divorce
Kuselias met Holly while working on the Golf Channel, and things escalated rapidly. So, he divorced Kristen in 2010 and married Holly in 2011.
The talk show host was with his second wife for five years before Holly filed for a divorce in 2016, stating infidelity as the reason.
Holly found out about the extramarital affair of Kuselias that he had with Stephanie Bell, a physical therapist and sports commentator at ESPN.
After learning about the affair, Holly filed for divorce in 2016 and got finalized in 2017.
Though the divorce was messy, Kuselias and Holly both have moved on. While Holly is dating entrepreneur Oscar De La Hoya, Kuselias is still with Stephanie.
Kuselias has three children from his relationships, two sons and a daughter.
Education and Double Degree
The MENSA member earned his high school degree from Hamden High School and then got recruited by Brown Univerisity.
He got offered a scholarship to play both baseball and football for Brown University.
He graduated from the university with honors and a double degree.
After graduating, he became interested in the law sector and joined the University of Michigan.
After his time in Michigan, he enrolled in the School of Journalism at Columbia University and earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees there.
Career as a TV Host
Kuselias initially had a stable law career before entering the talk show world.
Career in ESPN [The Sports Brothers, NASCAR Now, and Fantasy Football]
His journey as a talk show started when he and his brothers started The Sports Brothers, a weekly sports talk show, in 2003.
The show got great hype, and soon ESPN approached Kuselias to make it a national drive-time afternoon show as The Erik Kuselias Show.
The show on ESPN became the fastest-growing radio talk show and broadcasted on over four hundred radio stations.
Kuselias also got to host NASCAR Now, another show on ESPN.
For NASCAR Now, the sports enthusiast host even got nominated for the Emmy as the best studio show.
Despite the popularity, Kuselias left the show and started Fantasy Football Now, which got him an actual Emmy win.
While working in Fantasy Football, he returned to doing a full-time radio show and appeared in various other shows on ESPN like College Football Live, NFL Live, etc.
Career in Golf Channel [Morning Drive]
He left ESPN in 2011 after working for around six years to join the Golf Channel, where he hosted the Morning Drive.
Career in NBC Network [ProFootball Talk, Fantasy Football Talk, & Sportsline]
Because of his love and enthusiasm for sports and his unique way of presenting information, he soon got promoted to NBC Sports in 2012, where he hosted ProFootball Talk and Fantasy Football Talk.
The same year, he also got the offer to host the Erik Kuselias Show for the NBC Sports radio network.
He ran the show till 2016, and after that, he started working for CBS Sports in 2018, where he has been hosting Sportsline.
While working for ESPN, Kuselias got suspended after one of the workers reported his inappropriate conduct to the higher-ups.
The complaint was made after a Super Bowl Monday Night Football party, where Kuselias blurted out a female employee.
Besides, this the radio and TV talk show host also has a bad reputation for his inappropriate behavior and cheating scandals among his peers.
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