Jon Champion is a British sports commentator currently working for the American channel ESPN. He is the lead play-by-play voice for Major League Soccer joining them in 2019.
Previously, he worked for the BBC and ITV for more than two decades. He has covered some big football events including the last seven FIFA World Cups.
Renewing acquaintance with @chriswaddle93 for global TV comms of #NEWMUN tonight – just like the old days on @ESPNUK ! One of my favourite #PremierLeague fixtures over the years – Philippe Albert's chip, Roy Keane's meltdowns, the goals of Van Nistelrooy, Rooney & @alanshearer ? pic.twitter.com/eH7xhiM5sB
— Jon Champion (@JonChampionJC) December 27, 2021
Champion started his career with BBC Radio in the 1980s and later moved to BBC Television’s iconic football show, Match of the Day. Moreover, he joined ITV in 2001 and covered the UEFA Champions League match for them.
In 2007, he joined Setanta Sports UK to become its lead FA Premier League play-by-play announcer. Similarly, he began working for ESPN in the U.K. in 2009 until 2019.
Apart from sports commentaries, Jon has voiced on numerous commercials. He has covered three Olympic Games and World Cups in both rugby and cricket.
Get to know Jon Champion’s wife, married life, children, family, net worth & facts here.
Who Is Jon Champion Wife?
Jon Champion has been married to his wife for over decades. His wife is Anna Champion.
However, the commentator has not disclosed much about his wife and married life. Indeed, he is a fortunate guy to have a wife who is always supportive of his career so far.
Jon often keeps mentioning his wife on his Twitter account. Back in February 2018, Jon made a Twitter comment stating that he had Valentine’s meal with his wife.
Jon Champion & His Wife Have Four Children
Champion and his wife are now parenting four children. They have three sons Ben Champion, Harry Champion, and Will Champion, and a daughter named Emily Champion.
Emily serves as a Global Digital Acquisition Manager at a cosmetics company named The Body Shop. Similarly, Ben is the co-founder of Fygo, a social shopping and rewards app. Harry is currently studying Psychology at The University of Edinburgh.
— Jon Champion (@JonChampionJC) March 23, 2019
Jon now resides with his wife and their youngest son Will in the United States.
Jon Champion Early Life & Family
Born on 23 May 1965, Champion is 56 years of age now. His birth name is Jonathan Martin Champion.
Jon was raised by his parents in Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire. His father David Champion was the deputy headmaster of the independent school Bootham School, York.
Furthermore, his mother is from Blyth and his maternal grandfather was the Borough treasurer of Blyth council.
Champion has been watching football since an early age. He often used to go to St James’s Park with his family to watch the matches of Newcastle United FC.
How Much Is Jon Champion Net Worth?
Jon has made an astonishing amount of net worth from his career as a commentator. His net worth probably shines in million dollars.
However, there are no details on the exact figure of his net worth.