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Gary officially retired, April 13, 2011, after calling the NBA's Phoenix Suns games.

Relationship Facts of Gary Bender

Gary Bender is married to Linda Bender.
He is father of Two (Trey Bender, Brett Bender).
Gary Bender is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

How many children does Gary Bender have?

Gary Bender has kept his personal life away from the media. He is married to Linda Bender for a long time. Their marriage date is unknown.

The couple has two children together named Trey Bender and Brett Bender.

Gary and Linda have been married for a long time now and their relationship is going very well.

Gary Bender: Biography in Details

Who is Gary Bender?

Gary Bender is a retired American sportscaster. He worked for Fox Sports Arizona network for 18 years.

Gary officially retired, April 13, 2011, after calling the NBA’s Phoenix Suns games.

He also worked with CBS Sports and ABC Sports.

Gary Bender: Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

Talking about his early life, he was born on September 1, 1940, in Norton, Kansas, USA. There is no information about his father and mother.

Gary Bender spent his childhood and early life in a nearby town of Ulysses, Kansas.

He prefers people focusing on his work rather than his personal life. His nationality is American and he is of Caucasian ethnicity.

Gary Bender
Caption: Gary Bender and Donna Kessler (Source: Travels)

Gary completed his education from Ulysses High School in 1958. After that, he attended Wichita State University.

From there, he graduated with a journalism degree in 1962.

Gary Bender then graduated from the University of Kansas with a master’s degree in 1964.

Gary Bender: Professional Life, Career

Gary Bender began his broadcasting career as a game announcer at Hutchinson Community College.

In the 1960s, he did the same job at the University of Kansas‘ football and basketball programs.

After that, he worked as a broadcaster in Wisconsin for two years. In 1975, he joined CBS Sports.

He then worked as CBS’ first play-by-play announcer for the network’s coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Gary Bender left CBS in 1987 to join ABC Sports.

As an ABC’s announcer, he did play-by-play for the American League Championship Series in 1988.

He left ABC in 1992. After that, he called NFL games for TNT from 1992 to 1994. Gary worked 18 years as the television play-by-play announcer on Fox Sports Net.

Gary Bender worked 18 years as the television play-by-play announcer on Fox Sports Net.

After calling the NBA’s Phoenix Suns games on April 13, 2011, he officially retired. Gary co-wrote the biography Call of the Game with Michael Johnson.

Net Worth and Salary

This former reporter’s net worth was estimated at around $2 million.

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

Gary Bender’s Rumors, Controversy

Currently, there are no rumors of him being in any affairs.

Also, there are no rumors regarding his professional life. He has not been in any controversy till now.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Moving towards his body measurements, Gary Bender’s height, weight, and other body measurements are unavailable.

His eye color is hazel blue and his hair color is blond.

Social Media Profiles

One of the popular American sportscasters, Gary Bender is not active in any sort of social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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