Erik Kuselias is an Emmy-winning American TV and radio personality, known as the host of the CBS Sports show Sportsline. He has also worked for several other news network like ESPN and NBC Sports. Along with his huge professional accomplishments, he is also recognized as the ex-husband of professional golfer Holly Sonders.
Unfortunately, he is no more with his wife, but what was the reason behind his divorce? Is he dating anyone at present? In this article, we are going to talk about every detail about his career, marriage, earnings, net worth, and other interesting details as well.
Erik Kuselias Age, Early Life, Education
If sources are to be believed, Erik was born on March 18, 1963, in Hamden, Connecticut, the U.S. As of 2021, he is 58 years of age. When it comes to his parents, he is very tight-lipped and he has not so far revealed much about them. But he reportedly had a great relationship with them.
Talking about his education, he did her schooling at Hamden High School. During his high school days, he even was a quarterback and two-time all-state baseball player. After completing high school, he attended Brown University, where he earned his major in honors.
His formal education did not end at that but Kuselias also attended the University of Michigan Law school. Thereafter, he did his master’s and Ph.D. from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.
Erik Kuselias Career
As of 2021, he is regarded as one of the most successful sports journalists. Since 2018, he has been working for CBS Sports show Sportsline. But before becoming a CBS reporter, he worked for several other news networks.
He first began his career in 2003, working as a host of the sports talk show The Sports Brothers, along with his brother. Soon after that, he joined ESPN where he continued his show The Sports Brothers for the network.
He continued the show until 2005 when it was rebranded to The Erik Kuselias show. And fortunately, it became one of the fastest-growing sports talk radio shows, being aired in over 400 radio stations.
As the success of the show continued, ESPN finally offered Erik an opportunity to host a new daily tv show, NASCAR Now. The show became a huge success and was even nominated for an Emmy for Best studio show.
The following year in 2008, Kuselias quit NASCAR Now and created another show named Fantasy Football Now. It became the Emmy winning show right in the first year. Meantime, he also joined radio full time and hosted several ESPN TV programs like Mike and Mike in the Morning, NFL Live, College Football Live, and SportsCenter.
Eventually, in 2011, Erik left ESPN and joined another American sports TV network, Golf Channel. There he started and hosted a new show named Morning Drive. Within a year, he got promoted to NBC Sports where he hosted “ProFootball Talk” along with Mike Florio. Likewise, he also hosted another show named Fantasy Football Talk.
On August 4, 2012, NBC announced the launch of the NBC Sports Radio network and a morning show by Erik that was named Erik Kuselias Show. He was active with NBC TV and radio until he partnered with Genesis Communications in 2016, where he broadcasted The Erik Kuselias show on radio.
Is Erik Kuselias Married Or Already Divorce?
Love life of a celebrity has always been a matter of media scrutiny and no one can help it. The case is same with the CBS reporter Erik. Well, to answer the question, he is not married at present, but has gone through two divorces in the past.
The 6’ 1” and a fitness enthusiast was previously married to his first wife Kristen Kuselias. The couple got married in 2001, but like most of the celebrities out there they had a divorce in 2010.
His second marriage was TV host, golfer, and a fitness model Holly Sonders. He married Sonders a year after his divorce with Kristen in 2011. They were together for over 7 years before they finally called it quits in 2016. The couple have not revealed the reason behind their divorce.
From their marital bliss, they also welcomed two children Erik and Troy. He has managed to keep most of the details about his children away from the limelight.
His Ex-Wife Holly Is Engaged To a New Man
Not many know, but the following the split in 2016, Kuselias’ ex-wife Sonders began dating a successful gambler Dave “Vegas Dave” Oancea. The couple are together since late 2019. In fact, in December 2019, she shocked everyone with the news of their engagement. Both the duo posted beautiful photo of the proposal on their Instagram, which happened in Playa Balandra beach in Mexico. In the caption, she wrote,
I never thought this day would ever happen
Talking about the day Sonders fell in love with Dave, she said,
I was so taken by Dave’s personal story and his rise above adversity to become a self-made man that I sincerely fell in love with him instantly.
For the last few months, Oancea has been living at his parent’s home, so as to focus on his work. Talking to The Post about his decision to sacrifice his relationship with Holly, he stated,
Me and Holly are still together, but for the last month and a half, I’ve moved back in with my parents so I can sleep good at night — no disruptions — and so I can work better from their home office. So I’ve pretty much sacrificed my relationship with a beautiful woman.”
How Much is Erik Kuselias’ Net Worth?
Having been the part of some successful radio and TV shows with high profile news networks, his salary is pretty high. Unfortunately, he has not revealed his annual income at present. However, sources has assumed that his net worth is somewhere from $3 million to $5 million.
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