Darren Rovell Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, CNBC, Net Worth, Salary

Darren Rovell is an American sports and business reporter working at CNBC serving as a Sports Business Reporter. He joined the network in June 2006.

Darren Rovell Biography

Darren Rovell is an American sports and business reporter working at CNBC serving as a Sports Business Reporter. He joined the network in June 2006.

Darren Rovell Career

Rovell serves as a sports Business reporter at CNBC. In this role, he is in charge of reporting and analyzing the sports business world on all of “Power Lunch,” “Squawk Box,” and “Street Signs.” In addition to these roles, he also serves as the author of the “Sports Biz” blog on CNBC.com.

Rovell has also interviewed quite a number of athletes including Tiger Woods, Dwyane Wade, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Lance Armstrong, Michael Jordan, Maria Sharapova, Michael Phelps, and LeBron James. Some of the other people he’s interviewed include Major League Baseball President and COO Bob DuPuy, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Nike CEO Mark Parker, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

Rovell also anchored and reported a CNBC documentary called “Swoosh! Inside Nike” which took viewers to the company’s factory in Vietnam. In addition to that, he also anchored two other documentaries called “As Seen on TV,” “Inside Track: Refueling the Business of NASCAR, ” and  “Business Model: Inside the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.” Due to his contribution to NBC’s 2008 Election coverage, he won an Emmy Award.

In 2004, he finished the New York Marathon and ate six hot dogs as well as buns at a hot dog-eating qualifier. In addition to that, he also participated in the World Championship of Watermelon Seed Spitting in Luling, Texas, and finished fifth in the world in 2005. He participated in the Washington Generals at Madison Square Garden in 2008 where he scored one point in a two-minute stint. In February 2008, he gave Shaq the idea to call himself “The Big Cactus” when Shaquille O’Neal was traded to the Phoenix Suns.

Prior to his tenure at CNBC, he worked at ESPN.com where he served as a sports business writer and reporter. During his time at ESPN, he enclosed the world of agents, endorsements, and contracts on ESPN’s flagship, “Outside the Lines,” “SportsCenter,” its investigative show, and had weekly segments on “ESPNEWS.”

Darren Rovell Photo
Darren Rovell Photo

Rovell also authored two business books: “On the Ball: What You Can Learn About Business From America’s Sports Leaders” and “First In Thirst: How Gatorade Turned The Science of Sweat Into A Cultural Phenomenon.” He was also tagged in Newsbios’ “30 under 30,” in 2004 and 2007. He went to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where he graduated cum laude.

Darren Rovell Age

Rovell is 45 years old. He was born on 30 June 1978 in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 30th of June every year.

Darren Rovell Height

Rovell stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Darren Rovell Family

Rovell is the son of Marcia Gordon Rovell and Jeffrey Rovell of Roslyn Heights, N.Y. Rabbi Alan B. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed more information about his parents. It is also not known if Rovell has any siblings.

Darren Rovell Wife

Rovell is a married man. He is married to Cortney Brooke Schlosser. The couple married in a Jewish wedding in 2008 at the Woodbury Jewish Center in Woodbury, N.Y., with Cantor Ofer Barnoy taking part. Cortney’s father is a senior vice president and the director of retail banking at Emigrant Bank in New York.

Darren Rovell Net Worth

Rovell has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.

Darren Rovell Salary

Rovell earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Darren Rovell Racist/Darren Rovell Black History

Rovell drew criticism after his comments on the issue of college football players getting paid under new NIL deals. He was called a racist after someone suggested that his comments had racist inferences. Rovell defended himself by saying that “calling him a racist is cute” and that he has one of the biggest Martin Luther King Jr. collections in the world.

Also, he stated that some of his closest friends are Black. Further, he said that he is a fan of what MLK has done and even owns a Rosa Parks-signed NAACP card. Moreover, he voiced that he was shocked to be called a racist as he is a lover and student of Black History.

Darren Rovell CNBC

Rovell works at CNBC where he works alongside other famous CNBC anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Trish Rega
  2. Carmen Rita Wong
  3. Dee Dee Myers
  4. Cory Johnson
  5. Kathleen Hays
  6. Alina Cho
  7. Kate Bohner
  8. Bob Sellers
  9. Carl Quintanilla
  10. Ted David
  11. Shepard Smith
  12. Sara Eisen
  13. Kate Rogers

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Rovell.

Who is Rovell?He is an American journalist currently working as CNBC’s Sports Business Reporter
AgeRovell is 45 years old
Height5 feet 9 inches
SpouseCortney Brooke Schlosser
Salary$40,000 – $ 110,500
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million