Chris Mortensen

Chris Mortensen is a popular American journalist, author, and film director. In his career, he has worked on various popular programs including, “ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown”, “SportsCenter” and He has been highly successful in his career as a journalist and has won 18 awards, to date.

Well, how well do you know about Chris Mortensen? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Chris Mortensen’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Chris Mortensen to date.

Biography and Early Life

Chris Mortensen was born on the 7th of November 1951 in Torrance, California, U.S. The identity of his parents isn’t out yet but it is known that his family always supported him, especially in regards to his interest in sports. It also isn’t known if he has any siblings or not.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Chris Mortensen in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Chris Mortensen’s age is 69 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 7 November 1951. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 209lbs in Pound and 95 kg in Kilograms.


Chris Mortensen received his high school education from North Torrance High School, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. Following that, he studied at El Camino College. He has also served in the U.S. Army for a couple of years during the Vietnam War.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Chris Mortensen is married to Micki Mortensen. Together, they have a son, Alex Mortensen who is an American football coach. Coming to the other aspects of his personal life, it’s worth being mentioned here that he was diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer in 2016 and he had been battling it since then.

Is Chris Mortensen Gay?

Chris Mortensen is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He is married to Micki Mortensen with whom he shares a son as well. Apart from that, there’s no record of his previous relationship(s), which shows that he is single and that he is straight.

Professional Career

Chris Mortensen began his career in 1969 working for the Daily Breeze newspaper. He was massively successful in 1978 as he won the National Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting in all categories. In 1983, he joined the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and worked there for the next seven years. During this time, he covered the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, and the NFL as well.

From 1989 to 1990, he worked at The National, where he covered NFL. In 1991, he first appeared on ESPN and since then, he has worked on various popular ESPN programs including, “Sunday NFL Countdown” and “Outside the Lines”. In 1991, he released his book, “Playing for Keeps: How One Man Kept the Mob from Sinking Its Hooks Into Pro Football”. Apart from being a journalist and author, he is a film director as well. In 1998, he directed the popular documentary film, “The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling”.


  • Chris Mortensen was honored with the Dick McCann Memorial Award in 2016 for his work for
  • Chris Mortensen was the winner of the 1987 George Polk Award in the category of Sports Reporting for his work for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chris Mortensen in 2021

As of 2021, Chris Mortensen has garnered a net worth of $8 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career in journalism. Seeing how successful he has been in his career, it’s only natural that he has earned such a handsome net worth.

Chris Mortensen has been an amazing journalist and the list of his awards proves that. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors and hope he keeps shining like he always has.


Facts of Chris Mortensen

  • Gender Male
  • full nameChris Mortensen
  • birthplaceTorrance, California, U.S.
  • Date of Birth November 07, 1951
  • Age 72 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristianity
  • net worth$8 Million
  • professionJournalist, Author, and Film Director
  • weightIn Kilograms –  Kg, In Pounds –  lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 185 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
  • hair colorGrey
  • eye colorHazel
  • high schoolNorth Torrance High School

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