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						John Saunders

John Saunders

Date of Birth February 2, 1955
Date of Death Aug 10, 2016 (61 age)
Place of Birth Canada
Country Canada
Profession Sportscaster
Horoscope Aquarius

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John Saunders is a famous Sportscaster, born on February 2, 1955 in Canada. As of January 9, 2023, John Saunders’s net worth is $5 Million. He was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality.

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Siblings Bernie Saunders
Spouse Wanda Saunders (m. ?–2016)
Children(s) Jenna Saunders, Aleah Saunders


Play-by-play man who covered games for ESPN and NBA on ABC. John Peterson Saunders (February 2, 1955 – August 10, 2016) was a Canadian-American sports journalist. He worked for ESPN and ABC from 1986 until his death in 2016..

He had a brother named Bernie Saunders and he raised his children with his wife in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Saunders attended high school in Châteauguay. Saunders was an all-star defenseman in the Montreal junior leagues, received a scholarship and played hockey at Western Michigan University from 1974–76 with his brother, Bernie. He transferred to Ryerson University in Toronto and played for the Rams from 1976–78. After the 1977–78 season, Saunders was named to the Ontario University Athletic Association All-Star team.

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He was the news director for CKNS Radio (Espanola, Ontario, 1978), and sports anchor at CKNY-TV (North Bay, Ontario, 1978–1979) and at ATV News (New Brunswick, 1979–1980). He also served as the main sports anchor for CITY-TV (Toronto, 1980–1982). He then moved to the United States to work as a sports anchor at WMAR-TV (Baltimore, 1982–1986).

John Saunders Net Worth

John Saunders is one of the richest Sportscaster & listed on most popular Sportscaster. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, John Saunders's net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Sportscaster
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House Living in own house.

He played hockey at Western Michigan University.

He was the news director for CKNS Radio (Espanola, Ontario, 1978), and sports anchor at CKNY-TV (North Bay, Ontario, 1978–1979) and at ATV News (New Brunswick, 1979–1980). He also served as the main sports anchor for CITY-TV (Toronto, 1980–1982). He then moved to the United States to work as a sports anchor at WMAR-TV (Baltimore, 1982–1986).

Saunders joined ESPN in 1986 and was the host of ESPN’s The Sports Reporters, starting with the illness and subsequent death of Dick Schaap in September 2001. He previously co-hosted NFL Primetime from 1987 to 1989. He was also the studio host for the network’s NHL broadcasts from 1992–93 until 2004, and was the studio host of ABC’s coverage of college football from 1992 to 2015. He has also hosted ABC’s coverage of baseball under the Baseball Night in America banner and was involved in ESPN’s coverage earlier in his career. He also anchored the 1995 World Series for ABC.

He was the television play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Raptors from 1995 to 2001, eventually being replaced by Chuck Swirsky.

John Saunders Wife

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In 2008, he began hosting the 7pm ET Sunday SportsCenter during the NFL season with Chris Berman and analyst Tom Jackson.

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Sportscaster. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Canada. John Saunders celebrates birthday on February 2 of every year.

Saunders also served as a back-up play-by-play man for NBA on ABC. He called most of the Team U.S.A. games on ESPN for the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.

What happened to the John Sanders?

At the time of the incident, witnesses reported that the officer had used a racial slur during his encounter with Sanders, and that Sanders’ breathing had been obstructed by officer Kevin Herrington for as much as 30 minutes. Sanders died at the scene. At his funeral on July 18, 2015, 1,000 people attended.

What did John Saunders do?

In 1986, John Saunders debuted to the American audience and would be a fixture on the channel for the next 30 years. He was a natural morphing between an anchor on SportsCenter to doing play-by-play on a variety of sports, including college football, college basketball, and the NHL.

Who passed away on ESPN?

Former ESPN reporter John Clayton, who was nicknamed “The Professor,” died Friday at age 67, the network reported. His family told ESPN Clayton died following a brief illness. Clayton began working at ESPN in 1995 covering the NFL.

Who was John Saunders India?

17th December 1927: British police officer John Saunders was killed by Indian revolutionaries. On December 17, 1927, the revolutionaries Bhagat Singh and Shivaram Rajguru shot and killed assistant superintendent of police John Saunders.

Who did Bhagat Singh shoot?

In 1931 Bhagat Singh was hanged for the murder of Officer J.P. Saunders in the city of Lahore (then in India). Saunders had been mistakenly killed as part of a plot to kill the police chief responsible for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, an influential Indian writer and politician.

On August 10, 2016, Saunders’ wife discovered him not breathing in their New York home. Emergency responders rushed to the scene, but around 4 a.m., he was pronounced dead. He was 61 years of age. Foul play was ruled out by authorities. Family members stated Saunders had not been feeling well in the days leading up to his death but no specific cause of death was publicly announced. John U. Bacon, who coauthored Saunders’s autobiography, stated in the book that the coroner found that Saunders died from a combination of an enlarged heart, complications from his diabetes, and dysautonomia, which affects the nervous system which regulates breathing, blood pressure and heart rate. Saunders’s brain was donated to Mount Sinai School of Medicine for research as requested. He was included in the “in memoriam” segment at the 2017 ESPY Awards.

Saunders’ memoir, Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope, which spans his three-decade career at ESPN and ABC, was published posthumously in 2017.

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