Nick Wright Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Nick Wright|
|Real Name:||Nick Wright|
|Birth Place:||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Profession:||Radio Host, Television Personality|
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
Expert radio host and renowned television personality Nick Wright is a co-host (alongside Kevin Wildes, Jenna Wolfe, and former NFL player Brandon Marshall) of FS1’s morning show ‘First Things First’ which airs weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 AM ET. He has hosted the show since 2017 when it hit the air. Since September 2018, Wright has also taken charge of ‘What’s Wright with Nick Wright’ as its host on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio. Before ‘First Things First’ was launched, Wright served as a regular contributor to more than a couple of FS1’s daily studio shows, often working as a guest host on ‘The Herd with Colin Cowherd’. He continues to work with Colin Cowherd every Wednesday, talking about the latest sports news from all parts of the world.
A broadcast journalism major, Wright is an Alumni of the Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He worked as a radio host in Syracuse, Kansas City and Houston in the earlier years of his career. He earned national attention for his zeal to talk about social issues, including matters of race, both outside and within the context of sports. Not only is he having a stellar career, but he is also having an awesome matrimonial life as well. He is married to television stylist Danielle Wright with whom he resides in Harlem along with their three children Deanna, Diorra, and Damonza.
Nick Wright’s Early Life & Career
Wright was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He was raised in Kansa City and attended Syracuse University.
After graduating from the university with a degree in broadcast journalism in 2007, he contested on the popular television game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’.
He began his sports broadcasting career at KCSP 610 AM radio station where he worked as a weekend host and production assistant. The radio station is based in Kansas City, his hometown.
Wright then started hosting his own weekly program ‘What’s Wright with Nick Wright?’ on the station. Following his spell in Kansas City, he co-hosted the program ‘In the Loop’ with Lopez and Nick on KILT 610 AM, a radio station based in Houston.
Wright parlayed his know-how in sports radio into a television broadcast career as he started working with Fox Sports in 2016. His initial work at Fox involved making frequent contributions to FS1’s daily studio shows. He appeared as a guest host on ‘The Herd’ severally as well. In late December 2016, Wright combined with former wide receiver Cris Carter to co-host an episode of The Herd, while regular host Colin Cowherd was away on vacation.
Carter and Wright showed they were an amazing and successful pairing and were then matched once again to host FS1’s morning show ‘First Things First’, which aired for the first time on September 5, 2017. The two men were soon joined by reporter Jenna Wolfe, who occupies the show’s anchor and moderator. First Things First also serves as a lead-in program for ‘Skip and Shannon: Undisputed’. In 2018, it was revealed that Wright would start hosting ‘What’s Wright’, a weekday radio program on Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio. He has been responsible for presenting the show ever since and still continues to thrill his audience to this day.
Nick Wright’s sports remarks have received both criticism and praise from media outlets as well as his listeners. His willingness to discuss political and social issues within a sports-related context has also been recognized and praised by media outlets. Wright’s positive analysis of LeBron James‘ style of basketball play has also received praise from media outlets and fans of the basketball star.
Awards & Achievements
The Pitch, a local newspaper in Kansas City, called Wright “610 Sports’ most captivating and likely most admired host, and went on to honor him with the best sports personality award in 2010. He has been called the ‘Most Annoying Person in Sports Media’ despite the outstanding feat and admiration he has enjoyed. Although Nick is very good at what he does, he has also been the subject of several cases of criticisms. In April 2019, the popular sports blog, The Sun, tagged Wright as the Most Annoying Person in Sports Media.
Personal Life & Family
The American sports commentator and news anchor is of Italian and Irish descent. He is a proud family man who likes to gush over his beautiful wife and three children. He met his current wife, Danielle Wright, sometime in 2007. They tied the nuptial knot in 2013 after dating for several years. Today, the couple is blessed with three children, a son named Damonza and his two sisters named Diorra and Deanna. Although Danielle takes full responsibility for taking care of the kids, she also has her job as a fashion stylist.
Like her husband, Danielle Wright works at Fox Sports and has even styled him on many occasions before he went on air. Other media personalities that have been styled by Danielle include Bomani Jones and MJ Acosta, among others.
Nick Wright has revealed on his Twitter handle, that he was a depressed drug and alcohol addict at some point in his life. Things changed for him when he met Danielle who agreed to go on a date with him. On their first date, Danielle came along with her two daughters Diorra and Damonza. She was prompted to do so just to let Wright know what was involved if he wanted to have anything to do with her. Although the fact that the Fox stylist already had two kids could have Wright changing his mind and running away, the opposite was the case. A beautiful relationship developed between Nick and Danielle and he grew fond of the two little girls, and decided it was best for them to make the next move. Six years after Nick started dating the mother of two, they exchanged marital vows and made things official. He adopted Danielle’s two daughters and their bond further cemented with the arrival of their third child and only son, Deanna.
Nick Wright Net Worth
As reported, Nick earns a salary of around $100,000 annually from all of his various streams of income combined. His professional career as a commentator and radio host which has seen him anchor several television and radio shows has helped him accumulate a net worth of $1 million. Also a sports pundit who likes to get involved in social and political discussions, Wright has picked up a couple of notable awards for his works, and continues to provide strong competition in the media business.