- Name: John Saunders
- Age at Death: 61 years old
- Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Sports Journalist
- Net Worth: Pending
- Status: Deceased
John Saunders was a Canadian-born American sports journalist and television personality. He spent most of his career working for ESPN and ABC. Saunders was born on February 2, 1955 in Ontario, Canada. He played hockey in the Montreal junior leagues and at Western Michigan University. Saunders continued his hockey career at Ryerson University where he played two seasons for the Rams.
In 1978, Saunders landed a position as a news director for CKNS radio in Ontario. He later served as sports anchor for CKNY-TV, followed by ATV News, and later CITY-TV. Saunders chased a job opportunity to the United States in 1982. He held the position of sports anchor for Baltimore’s WMAR-TV for four years.
Saunders began his long tenure with ESPN in 1986. He served as co-host of NFL Primetime for two years starting in 1987. Saunders did play-by-play for the Toronto Raptors from 1995 to 2001. He replaced Dick Schaap as the host of ‘The Sports Reporters’ on ESPN in 2001. Saunders hosted a number of programs including NFL on SportsCenter, and NBA Shootaround on ESPN. He was honored with the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality in 2005. His book “Playing Hurt: My Journey From Despair” is scheduled for release in April 2017.
John Saunders died on August 10, 2016 at the age of 61. The official cause of death is still under investigation. Saunders was married to ‘Wanda’ and they had two daughters, Aleah and Jennah.
John Saunders Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: John Peterson Saunders
- Birthday: February 2, 1955
- Place of Birth: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Sports Journalist, TV Personality, Commentator
- Years Active: 1977-2016
- Net Worth : Salary:
- Marriage(s): Wanda Saunders
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: August 10, 2016
- Cause of Death: Not Disclosed
- Place of Death: New York, U.S.