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He was best known for his works with numerous radio and television networks including NBC, CBS, and ESPN.

Relationship Facts of Dick Enberg

Dick Enberg is married to Barbara Hedbring.
He is father of Six (Alexander Enberg, Ted Enberg, Jennifer Enberg, Nicole Enberg, Emily Enberg, Andrew Enberg).
Dick Enberg is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Dick Enberg?

Dick Enberg had been married twice in his life. His first wife was TV scriptwriter Jeri Taylor. They got married in 1963. The couple together had three children named Alexander Enberg, Andrew Enberg, and Jennifer Enberg. After a decade of their marriage, they divorced in 1973.

Enberg married his second wife Barbara Hedbring in 1983. They have three children together named Emily Enberg, Nicole Enberg, and Ted Enberg.

Who was Dick Enberg?

Dick Enberg was a retired American sportscaster. He was best known for his works with numerous radio and television networks including NBC, CBS, and ESPN.

He worked as a sportscaster for approximately 60 years. Dick retired from broadcasting in 2016. In his career, he worked with NBC Sports for 25 years.

What caused Dick Enberg’s death?

Enberg passed away on 21 Dec 2017 at the age of 82 years. The cause of his death was a heart attack.

Dick Enberg: Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

Talking about his early life, he was born on January 9, 1935, in Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA. His birth name is Richard Alan Enberg. His parents Arnie and Belle were natives of suburban Detroit, Michigan.

He spent his childhood near Pontiac, one of Detroit’s suburbs. His nationality is American and belongs to the Swedish ethnicity.

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Caption: Dick Enberg and Barbara Enberg (Source: Heavy)

Enberg completed his high school education at Central Michigan University, where he played college baseball. He graduated from there with a bachelor’s degree in 1957. After that, he attended Indiana University.

From there, he earned master’s and doctorate degrees in health sciences.

Dick Enberg: Professional Life, Career

Dick Enberg began his career as a sportscaster while he was at Indiana University. While at the university, he voiced the first radio broadcast of the Little 500. He also served as a play-by-play announcer for Indiana Hoosiers football and basketball games at the same time.

In 1961, he first called his first NCAA basketball tournament event. That same year, he became an assistant professor and baseball coach at Cal State Northridge. He left the job in 1965.

Enberg began a full-time sportscasting career in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. At that time, he also announced boxing matches at L.A.’s Olympic Auditorium. From 1973 to 1974, he hosted the game show Baffle. The following year, he joined NBC Sports. He worked there for the next 25 years.

He broadcasted several sports and events for NBC, including the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the National Basketball Association.

In 2000, CBS Sports hired Enberg. He then began working as a play-by-play announcer for the network’s NFL, college basketball, and US Open Tennis. After that, he worked as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN2‘s coverage of the Wimbledon and French Open tennis tournaments in 2004.

In 2009, San Diego Padres hired him as a television play-by-play announcer. He held the job until his retirement in 2016.

Awards and Titles

Enberg had won many awards and honors over the years. He has won 13 Sports Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement, Emmy.

Enberg had been National Sportscaster of the Year nine times. He has also won many other awards and honors in his career. In 2006, the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission awarded him the Ambassador Award of Excellence.

In 2015, the National Baseball Hall of Fame awarded him the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting.

Net Worth and Salary

This reporter’s net worth was estimated at around $16 million as of 2022.

As per the records, a sportscaster’s average salary is between $18k-$75k per year.

Dick Enberg’s Rumors and Controversy

In 2009, Dick Enberg faced a big controversy in a tennis game between Juan Martín del Potro and Roger Federer. In the post-match ceremony, del Potro requested him to address his fans in Spanish.

He declined the request saying that he was running out of time. But when del Potro won the game and made the same request again, he agreed to say “Very quickly in Spanish. Many people and the audience criticized him after the event.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Dick Enberg’s height was 6 feet. His weight and other body measurements are unavailable. His eye color was brown and his hair color was light.

Social Media Profiles

Dick was active on Twitter and he had more than 6k followers. He was not active on Facebook and Instagram.


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