Mike Francesa is a radio journalist and television
commentator. He is widely recognized for co-hosting the show Mike and the Mad Dog.
Mike Francesa Wiki: Bio
Mike Francesa was born on 1954, March 20 in Long
Beach, New York, U.S. His birth name is Michael Patrick Francesa, Jr. At the age of eight, his mother abandoned the
family. He has two brothers, John and Marty.
On November 27, 1990, his younger brother Marty committed suicide. He completed his schooling in Maria Regina High school. Mike graduated from St. John’s University with the degree in communications and athletic administration in 1977.
Mike Francesa is married to Rose
Mike Francesa was firstly married to Kate in 1983
but they later divorced in 1994. He has been married to Rose on July 14, 2000.
The couple has three children together, Emily Grace and Jack Patrick who are
twins and Harrison James. They reside in Manhasset, New York.
Mike Francesa and his career as a journalist
He started his career as a researcher at CBS Sports
in 1982 and he was promoted to studio analyst for college football and
basketball. He was offered to join ESPN but he declined the proposal. He joined
WFAN in 1987 and the show Mike and the Mad Dog debuted.
He was paired with
Chris Russo and they are the first sports talk host to receive the 2000 Macroni
Award for Major Market Personality of the Year. Mike also hosts The NFL Now and
appeared on the YES Network from 2008 to 2014. He also hosts on the CBS Radio
Network and Westwood One.
On September 2008, Mike announced he is planning to host a new program Mike’d up on WFAN. On 30 March, 2016, he hosted the show Mike and the Mad Dog reunion with Russo. Mike’s last day was on December 15, 2017 in WFAN.
He said “I want to thank you guys, the listeners, the audience. Because without you- we don’t last a week. We don’t last a month. So, what I’d like to say to you is, “ I will miss you. And, from the bottom of my heart, I love you. Goodbye.”
Mike Francesa Net worth: Where is he now?
Mike has a net worth of $4 million. He was ranked No. 1 of the most important sports talk radio hosts by Talkers Magazine in 2012. He was again ranked No. 1 sports talk radio host in 2013 and 2014. He also won 2012 Macroni Award for Major Market Personality of the Year.
On 2016, nypost.com posted that Mike Francesa said, “I’m not saying I’m leaving the business, I’m
leaving Monday to Friday, 5½ hours, FAN. I’m bringing the curtain down on that
part of the show. I’m not saying I’m not going to work again. I’m not saying
I’m not going to do anything ever again. What I’m saying is, that part of my
life is ending at the end of 2017.” Fans are eager to know what his new job is?