John Rooney Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, St. Louis Cardinals

John Rooney
John Rooney

John Rooney Biography

John Rooney is an American vet sportscaster serving as an MLB radio play-by-play announcer for St. Louis Cardinals. Prior to joining the Cardinals, he was serving for the Chicago White Sox as a play-by-play announcer.

John Rooney Age

John Rooney was born on January 30, 1954, in Cameron, Missouri, in the United States. John is 68 years of age.

John Rooney Height

He is a man of above-average height. John has a height of 5 feet 8 inches( approximately 1.73 meters ).

John Rooney Family

Rooney is a citizen of Cameron, Missouri, in the USA. Despite being a famous play-by-play announcer, he has been secretive about his private life he has not revealed the identity of his parents, their profession, or whether he has any siblings. Thus, John’s childhood remains incomprehensible.

John Rooney Wife

Rooney has been wedded to his wife Susan for at least three decades. The duo is proud parents of all-grown daughters, Colleen and Rachel. The duo lives in Missouri. Nevertheless, he has not revealed when he met his wife, how he popped the big question, or even when they exchanged their nuptial vows due to his confidential nature.

John Rooney Salary

He receives an annual salary of  $107,900. This is according to St. Louis Cardinals anchors/reporters’ salaries.

John Rooney’s Net Worth

Rooney has an estimated net worth of  $1 Million – $5 Million US dollars.

John Rooney Career

He is now serving as the play-by-play announcer for the Cardinals on KTRS along with veteran Mike Shannon. Prior to joining the Cardinals, he was serving as a radio play-by-play announcer for the White Sox.

While serving for the Cardinals, he got the privilege of working back to back with the World Championship after the Cardinal’s win in 2006 and also the Whitesox win in 2006. He called his foremost MLB game in 1983 during the game series between the host Cincinnati Reds and the Cardinals.

Similarly, he began his baseball broadcasting career while calling the Oklahoma City 89ers and Louisville Redbirds. Apart from calling baseball, he also served as a sports reporter for KMOX in the the’80s. Likewise, he began his broadcast career in Lexington, Missouri while serving for KLEX. During his job as a sportscaster, he has served KTRS in St. Louis, KLIK in Jefferson City,  KMOX, and KFRU in Columbia.

Prior to joining the Cardinals in 2006, John spent 18 years serving as a radio play-by-play announcer for White Sox between 1988 to 2005. Nevertheless, he left the Network after a salary dispute with the new flagship station. His final broadcast with the Whitesox was during the 2005 World Series following the team win in 1917.

He has been broadcasting baseball for almost four decades. He had begun in his baseball career while laboring as a play-by-play announcer for a minor league baseball team, the Oklahoma City 89ers. Similarly, he has also served as a baseball play-by-play announcer for Louisville Redbirds, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, and the Cardinals.

During his employment as a baseball broadcaster, he has had the privilege of covering two teams that won the World Championships in two consecutive seasons; the White Sox in 2005 and The Cardinals in 2006. Away from calling baseball, he also announced for the Chicago Bulls and Missouri Tigers men’s basketball

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