Colin Cowherd: Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Career, ESPN, The Herd, Salary, Net Worth, Wife, Daughter, Podcast, Blazing 5, FAQS & More

Colin Murray Cowherd aka Colin Cowherd is a famous sports commentator and caster in the sports journalism world. He is currently working for Fox Sports. He is basically known for his appearance in the show The Herd in 2001. In addition, he has also worked for ESPN radio and ran the famous sports show SportsNation coupled with Fox Sports Radio and Fox Sports 1. Furthermore, he also gave guest appearances on various shows like Speak for Yourself along with Jason Whitlock. He also co-hosted ESPN’s SportsNation together with NFL Marcellus Wiley.

Popular As Colin Cowherd
Occupation Television producer, Radio personality, Film Producer, Actor
Age 59 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 6 January 1964
Birthday 6 January
Father Charles Cowherd
Mother Patricia Cowherd
Siblings Marine Cowherd
Birthplace Bay Center, Washington, United States
Nationality United States
Height 1.87 m, 6 ft 1-inch
Wife Ann Cowherd (m. 2010), Kimberly Ann Vadala (m. 1996–2007)
Children Liv Cowherd
Net Worth $31 Million

Colin Cowherd Age & Height

Colin Cowherd

Regarding his personal life, Cowherd is 59 years as of 2023. Furthermore, he belongs to the zodiac sign Capricorn. In addition, he surpasses 86% of the US population with a height of 6’4 or 193 cm. In addition, he weighs 70kgs or 154 pounds. He bears a fair complexion and pretty blue eyes.

Personal Life

Cowherd was born in Aberdeen, Washington. His father, Charles worked as a professional optometrist. His mother Patricia was a housewife who emigrated from Britain to the United States as a child. Cowherd grew up in Grayland, Washington which was basically a small fishing village about 130 miles away from Seattle with very little population. Nevertheless, his parents ended up getting divorced while he was young since his father had alcohol issues. Due to this, he and his older sister named Marlene were raised mainly by their mother.

According to Cowherd, he was a calm and lonely kid during his childhood. He preferred spending most of his time sitting on his roof. Moreover, he used to listen to baseball games on the radio. Nonetheless, in 1982 he successfully managed to graduate from Ocosta High School located in Westport. In high school. Cowherd played quarterback for the football team. He played as a quarterback All-Far West Conference guard for the basketball team. Not only that, but Cowherd was also roommates with Coach Jim McElwain at Eastern Washington.

Colin Cowherd Daughter

Colin Cowherd

Talking about kids, he had two kids from his ex-wife Kimberly Vadala. Needless to say his daughter Liv Cowherd ended up being famous due to the influence and fame of her father. Talking about Liv, she finished her graduation from Barrett Honors College which comes under. Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Not to mention that Liv has managed to amass over 110,000 followers on Twitter. Moreover, she got lucky enough to get the opportunity to wear the tag of f  “The New Queen of Twitter”. Liv went viral in September 2019 after she responded “y’all wtf” to a troll post pointing towards her modeling pictures. The post headlined “COLIN COWHERDS DAUGHTER IS FOR THE STREETS”.

Colin Cowherd Wife

The talented sports media celeb Cowherd walked down the aisle twice during 1996-2010. His first marriage was with Kimberly Ann Vadala who formerly used to work as a model back in 1996. They enjoyed their relationship and married life happily for more than 11 years. For more than 11 years. He has one son and a daughter with Vadala. Currently they are under Kimberly’s custody after the couple got separated in 2007.

Furthermore, Colin Cowherd met his second love, Ann in 2009 through his friend Trace Gallagher in Las Vegas. The couple ended up marrying each other in 2010 after dating for a while

Details about her previous affair and husband’s name are unfortunately unknown but Ann has four children from her previous marriage. Not to mention that Colin and Ann together do not have any children although he has 4 step children.


Cowherd made his debut in the commentary world as a play-by-play voice for an American baseball team San Diego Padres. Later on, he worked at NBC affiliated channel KVBC in Las Vegas, Nevada on the position of a sports director. There, he owned the title of “Nevada’s Sportscaster of the Year” five times consecutively. Not only that, but he also got lucky enough to be named as Sports Illustrated’s 2005 Radio Personality of the year.

Moreover, he worked as a weekend sports anchor at WTVT tv station in Tampa, Florida side by side. He ended up moving to Portland, Oregon in 1996. There he worked as a sports anchorman for another NBC digital channel KGW-TV.

Colin Cowherd and ESPN

Furthermore, during 2009-2012, Cowherd served as a co-host of the ESPN2 show “SportsNation” coupled with famous personalities such as Michelle Beadle and Charissa Thompson . His dedication to this field helped him earn multiple awards and titles. Later on, in 2013, Cowherd started to host the ESPN Sunday morning pro. He also stepped into the field of college football talk show through his own Football Show. Unfortunately, Cowherd officially announced his retirement from ESPN On July 16, 2015. Needless to say his presence was of great value as the network president John Skipper himself stated his presence to be “mutually beneficial” for the channel.

In addition, Cowherd also gave an appearance as a co-host on the daily sports talk show “Speak for Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock” on Fox Sports 1 coupled with Jason Whitlock as his co- host. Currently, Cowherd is known for hosting one of the most popular sports talk show “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Fox Sports Network.

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

Colin Cowherd

In 2003, Cowherd got selected to replace Tony Kornheiser for the late-morning time slot on ESPN Radio.

For the most part, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, is said to be an affiliated talk radio show broadcast on Fox Sports Radio. Furthermore, from 2004 to 2015, it got transferred to ESPN Radio affiliates throughout the United States and online at Moreover, in 2008, Herd added a simulcast on ESPNU. Needless to say, the show revolves around commentary on sports news, perspective on other news stories. In addition to that, it also carried out interviews with popular analysts and sports figures. Even though he works as a sports broadcast, he often reflects his views on personal life and business as reflects to the sports world. To enumerate, the majority of his conversations primarily revolve around the National Football League (NFL), college football, and the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Colin Cowherd Controversy

In November 2005, ESPN had to apologize following several complaints when Cowherd made unfair comments about the death of professional wrestler Eddie Guerrero on the The Herd show. In the same token, Cowherd also stated that nobody cares about his death and labelled his death as “not newsworthy” before doing his research on the cause of death. As a result, he had to face a huge backlash from ESPN Radio general manager Bruce Gilbert over his remarks. In spite of facing so much criticism, Cowherd again flashed into controversy in April 2014 when he allegedly made remarks on the death of The Ultimate Warrior. Despite the fact that Cowherd previously referred to professional wrestling fans as “lonely, pathetic Booger Eaters”- was spotted on an episode of WWE Smackdown.

Action on Colin Cowherd

On April 5, 2007, edition of The Herd, Cowherd asked his listeners to “blow up” or spam visit the homepage of the sports blog The Big Lead.  As a result, the site had to face connection issues for approximately 96 hours since the server could not handle the traffic flow. Consequently, ESPN’s new Ombudsman, LeAnne Schreiber, wrote an article sharing her negative opinion of Cowherd’s actions. In addition to this, Schreiber contacted Traug Keller, a Senior Vice President at ESPN Radio. He indicated that Cowherd would face no disciplinary action for the stunt due to a lack of policy against such a tactic at the time. Nevertheless, Keller instituted a zero-tolerance policy of zero-tolerance in the future in order to prevent this from happening again

Needless to say, Cowherd went through immense criticism for comments he made regarding the circumstances related to the death of Sean Taylor. Merely one day after Taylor’s home invasion murder, Cowherd stated that Taylor got murdered due to his own deeds and that Redskins fans who mourned him were not “grown-ups”. In addition, he stated about Taylor’s turnaround.

“Well yeah, just because you clean the rug doesn’t mean you got everything out. Sometimes you’ve got stains, stuff so deep it never leaves.” Taylor’s death ended up being said to be the result of a botched robbery and the robbers hadn’t known Taylor was home when they entered.

Colin Cowherd and SportsNation

Colin Cowherd

Colin along with Michele Beadle, and later coupled with Charissa Thompson to co-host the TV show SportsNation on ESPN2. The show made its first debut on July 6, 2009 and lasted till 2012. Yet at the end, Cowherd and Thompson got two choices to select from. In fact, they had to make an attempt in order to determine which choice had the favour of the audience. As a result, Cowherd announced in September 2012 that he would be leaving the program; his last month as host was December 2012. After Cowherd, Marcellus Willey replaced him on January 2013. Although the very same year, Cowherd started to host the ESPN Sunday morning pro and college football talk show named as Colin’s New Football Show.

In 2013, Cowherd published his first ever book ”You Herd Me! I’ll Say It If Nobody Else Will”. Cowherd made a statement on a radio show that he worked on the book on and off for a few years. In 2015, Cowherd a chance to publish his second book, Raw: My 100%, Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look at Sports.

Colin Cowherd Salary

Colin Cowherd claims to be one of the most popular Fox Sports radio/television host and a caster. The reported average salary for Cowherd as of 2018 is estimated to be approximately $40,000 to a whopping $1 million. Needless to say, he enjoys his retirement life pretty well.

Colin Cowherd Net Worth

As Cowherd carries a reputation as an experienced host and play-by-play announcer, he undoubtedly generated a lot of income displaying his talent as a host. In 2015, Fox Sports Network got Cowherd for their show with whopping $6 million in annual salary for mere 4 months. The American sportscaster/media personality, Colin Cowherd is said to have an estimated net worth of $14 million. As of 2018, he earns an annual salary of $6 million from his successful reporting career and a share of the net revenue from the show.

In addition, the talented host receives an added sum of money from his radio and TV guest appearances as a sports pundit too. In 2015, Cowherd bought two luxurious homes in the Manhattan Beach area for $4 million and $3.1 million respectively. Moreover, later on in 2018, Cowherd sold one of his houses (3,700 square feet) for $3.25 million.

Nevertheless, Cowherd currently resides in Los Angeles, California, along with his family. He put his another house on sale at $4.25 million. As per reports, he owns another home in western state Utah.

Colin Cowherd Podcast

Furthermore, In 2021, Colin founded and launched his podcast network called “The Volume.”. Moreover, in July 2015, an announcement was made that Colin would leave ESPN after the end of his contract with them. Needless to say, this announcement came after Colin made a controversial statement about Dominican Republic baseball players.

Colin Cowherd Blazing 5

Every week on “ The Herd “show Colin Cowherd gives his top five betting picks against the spread in the NFL. He named this segment of his show as the “Blazin’ 5” where he gives stats, trends, and a prediction on the final score. This prediction leads to his betting pick for the given matchup.

Colin Cowherd Twitter

Needless to say, Cowherd has a huge fan base and is extremely popular among sports lovers. He is pretty active on Twitter and has a verified account with more than 1.6 M followers. Furthermore, he usually talks about sports and his podcast.

Colin Cowherd FAQs

What is Colin Cowherd’s salary?

When Cowherd worked for ESPN, we can estimate his peak salary was around $1.5-$2 million per annum.

How did Colin Cowherd get his first job?

In 2003, Colin Cowherd got super lucky as he got an offer to work with ESPN radio. Needless to say, he started to gain some level of influence and popularity at the radio station. Not only that, but also by his second year, he launched his very own show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

What happened to the Colin Cowherd show?

When Colin moved from ESPN to Fox Sports, The Herd also moved with him to the premiere Networks-distributed Fox Sports Radio Network.

What high school did Bill Cowherd go to?

Cowherd did his graduation from Ocosta High School in Westport in 1982. In high school, Cowherd used to play quarterback for the football team and was an All-Far West Conference guard for the basketball team. Not only that, but Cowherd was also roommates with Coach Jim McElwain who currently works as the University football head coach at Eastern Washington.

Is Colin Cowherd still on the fan?

Colin Cowherd made the leap from The FAN to national radio for over 20 years. He  continues to deliver America’s most popular sports talk show from coast to coast. Needless to say, no one can guide an audience through sports, to business, through life, and back to sports again like Colin.

What did Colin Cowherd say about ESPN?

ESPN stated in their statement that Cowherd’s statements over the past decades do not reflect the values of ESPN or the people work there. ESPN stated “Colin will no longer appear on ESPN”.  Cowherd later on made an apology via Twitter.

I realize my choice of words was poor and not reflective of who I am”. Cowherd stated.

Who took over for Colin Cowherd in 2013?

After Cowherd stepped down from his show SportsNation, Marcellus Wiley replaced him in January 2013.

What happened to Joy on The Herd?

Joy Taylor made his way up as a sports personality ever since she worked on the famous show The Herd with Colin Cowherd as a co-host. In addition, she even got a chance to host her own show for the radio network. Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports stated that Taylor will soon be added to the Saturday radio lineup by FOX.

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