Scott Van Pelt is a decorated American media and sports presenter who is a popular host on several sports talk shows. He has worked as a co-host for the 23:00 edition of SportsCenter on ESPN and as a presenter of various golf events for the television station.
Van Pelt is a prominent figure on ESPN radio, where he hosted his own three-hour program called The Scott Van Pelt Show (2009) until the show was renamed SVP & Russillo in 2012. In 2015 he left the radio show to work as a solo presenter for the midnight edition of SportsCenter.
Scott Van Pelt’s Biography (Age)
The sports reporter was born in Brookeville, Maryland, on July 7, 1966, the son of parents Cathie Mathis and Sam Van Pelt and three brothers Mark, Matt, and Mike. Van Pelt grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and attended Flower Valley Elementary School in Rockville, but graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland.
He then studied radio/television and film at the University of Maryland, where he graduated in 1988 and is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Brotherhood.
Van Pelt began his career as a sports presenter in 1990 at WTTG-TV, a FOX subsidiary in Washington, D.C. Three years later he moved to the Golf Channel, where he presented some of the network’s signature programs between 1994 and 2000.
In 2001, he started working for ESPN as a moderator for the SportsCenter. His expertise in this field made him one of the channel’s top golf correspondents, and he also gained recognition by covering major tournaments, including the Master Tournament. With the acquisition of the cable rights to the Open Championship, he received a passport to cover the golf tournament for ESPN.
On ESPN radio, he and Mike Tirico hosted the Tirico and Van Pelt Show for several years before it was canceled and replaced by the Scott Van Pelt Show in 2009. In addition to the SVP & Russillo Show, as it was renamed in 2012, Van Pelt began working for the ESPN network as a studio host for the station’s Friday night college football games.
His other commendable work as a successful media anchorman includes commenting on golf video games for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 at EA Sports.
He has also appeared in a comedic twist in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am. His decision to stay with ESPN was made in 2012, and by late summer 2015, the station was promoting him as a solo presenter for a midnight edition of SportsCenter, which features sporting events with commentary by the presenter and some popular elements of the radio show.
Born in Brookeville, he is involved in several speeches, including the G2E conference where he spoke about sports betting in the U.S. gaming sector in October 2018. In his opening speech on the second day of the Las Vegas conference, Van Pelt discussed integral issues such as how live betting can conquer the millennial market and the legitimacy of an integrity fee. In his opinion, advertising in the gambling sector should “not be about hitting people on the head”.
Not surprisingly, Van Pelt has accumulated an estimated net worth of $16 million during his career as a television personality in 2018. As far as we know, he is one of the highest-paid media personalities with an annual salary of $4 million.
With an outstanding height of 1.98 m (6 feet 5 inches), Van Pelt is undoubtedly taller than the average height of a typical American man, and he also looks athletic and fit for his career as a sports reporter. At the age of 52, as of 2018, the father of two still aspires to high goals and may not retire anytime soon.
Family – Married, Wife, Daughter
Van Pelt is known to be married and as much as he is remarkably successful as a television presenter with over 1.9 million fans on Twitter, his family life is not always an open topic. However, he has posted pictures of his daughter Lila Catherine and son Sam Van Pelt and their dog Otis on social media.
Scott Van Pelt and his wife Stephanie Van Pelt married in 2011 and had their children: daughter is 2012 and son in 2017. The couple enjoys a happy life in their home in Connecticut.
Stephanie Van Pelt graduated from the University of Saint Joseph with a K-6 teaching certificate and is currently a teacher at Hinds County Schools in Jackson, Mississipi. She enjoys being a housewife and spends much of her time planning and decorating each new activity.