Kenny Mayne is an American sports journalist currently working for ESPN. He joined the sports channel in May 1994 and currently hosts the 11 p.m. SportsCenter from Bristol and is a guest host on the 1 a.m. broadcast of SportsCenter from Los Angeles.
Kenny Mayne is reported to have a net worth of $8 million. In this article, we provide a breakdown of Mayne’s career, his net worth, and his salary.
Kenny Mayne: Net Worth and Salary Breakdown
Kenny Mayne started his career as a reporter for the Las Vegas, Nevada-based TV station, KLVX-TV (an affiliate of PBS). He had a long spell at the Seattle, Washington-based KSTW-TV from 1982 to 1989, during which, he was a production assistant, news writer, weekend sports anchor, and weekday news reporter.
Mayne joined ESPN in 1994 and began working as the anchor for ESPN2’s SportSmash, and a feature reporter for SportsNight.
He started getting prominent screen time and beginning in September 1995, he hosted ESPN2’s weekend motorsports news and highlights show, RPM 2day and RPM 2night; and occasionally hosted the 11 p.m. SportsCenter.
He left SportsCenter to host a myriad of shows for ESPN, including the quiz and trivia game show, 2 Minute Drill. He also hosted ESPN’s coverage on horse-racing and had a weekly segment on the Sunday NFL Countdown, called The Mayne Event.
From 2008 to 2011, Mayne also produced and starred in the scripted web series, Mayne Street, which was a fictional retelling of Mayne’s adventures at ESPN.
After Mayne Street was discontinued, Mayne hosted Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports, a show wherein Mayne traveled to exotic locations and covered unique sports.
He returned to SportsCenter on October 15, 2013, after his contract stipulated him, effectively ending his other obligations.
Besides his reporting gig at ESPN, Mayne has been somewhat of a celebrity for his dry sense of humor and oddball attitude.
He was one of the contestants of the second season of the ABC dance reality show, Dancing with the Stars, but was the first to be eliminated.
He was also seen in TV shows like Brockmire and played himself in the 1998 movie, BASEketball; and voiced himself in the 2010 animated movie, Kung-Fu Magoo, featuring Dylan and Cole Sprouse.
Mayne has also authored a book, An Incomplete And Inaccurate History Of Sport, published in 2008.
Who is Kenny Mayne? His Age, Childhood & Education
Kenny Mayne was born Kenneth Wheelock Mayne III on September 1, 1959. The 60-year-old is a native of Kent, Washington.
He attended Wenatchee Valley Community College in Wenatchee, Washington, where he was an honorable-mention junior college All-American quarterback.
He pursued a degree in broadcasting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor in Arts degree.
He was a backup quarterback in his university and later signed as a free agent with the NFL team, Seattle Seahawks.
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Is Kenny Mayne Married? Does He Have Children?
As of this writing, Kenny Mayne is married to his third wife, Gretchen Mayne. Mayne announced their wedding via Twitter on July 30, 2017.
Mayne is divorced from his second wife, Laura Waggoner. They were married for nearly two decades — from June 1, 1995, to December 19, 2014 — and had three children before deciding to call it quits.
Previously, Mayne was also married to Darcelle Black from September 17, 1983, to July 11, 1990.