KENNY Mayne is a much-loved sports anchor, known for his dry humor and hilarious sayings.
The TV star became a “salary cap casualty” at ESPN.
Who is Kenny Mayne?
Kenny Mayne, 61, is a popular SportsCenter anchor and ESPN personality.
Mayne has always had a keen interest in sports. He played football for two seasons at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Kenny started out serving as a freelance reporter and field producer for ESPN from 1990-1994.
He officially joined the network in 1994, covering their motorsports and horse racing coverage.
He went on to contribute features for Sunday NFL Countdown and anchor the SportsCenter show
From 2008 to 2011, he starred in an original scripted series on ESPN.com, Mayne Street, in which he played a fictional version of himself.
He took to the dance floor in 2006 when he competed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
Kenny has been married to Laura Waggoner since 1995 which whom he has three children.
What was Kenny Mayne’s salary at ESPN?
Networthpost has estimated Mayne’s salary at $3million.
Exact figures are not known, but it seems that ESPN are limiting the salaries of their top anchors.
Mayne said in a tweet that he was leaving the network as a “salary cap casualty”.
What is Kenny Mayne’s net worth?
Mayne has a net worth of $8million.
As well as his TV work, Mayne has cashed in by authoring the book An Incomplete And Inaccurate History of Sport in 2008.
He has also done commercial campaigns for Progressive auto insurance and Top Flite golf balls.
Why did Kenny Mayne leave ESPN?
Kenny Mayne announced he was leaving ESPN on Twitter.
He wrote: “I am leaving ESPN. Salary cap casualty. Thanks for the opportunity Vince Doria & Al Jaffe & for taking my solicitations Herman/Stinton/Lynch.”
He tweeted: “I will miss the people. I will miss the vending machine set up over by the old Van Pelt joint. We had everything.”
New York Post media columnist Andrew Marchand tweeted about Mayne’s decision to leave the network saying: “The seven-figure SportsCenter anchors are either going to take cuts or be forced to leave for the most part.
“That’s where ESPN is going, outside of Scott Van Pelt.”
What did Kenny Mayne say on his final ESPN broadcast?
Mayne made his final appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter early in the morning on Tuesday, May 25.
He did a memorable interview with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers to end his tenure.
“Last time we did an interview together, you told me to go heavy in the cryptocurrency game,” Mayne said, according to the New York Post.
The departing anchor added playfully: “We’re down 40 percent, then I lost my job, Gretchen just wants a new comforter. F*** you, Aaron Rodgers.”
Mayne, would walk off the set as Rodgers laughed.
“I love you, Ken,” Rodgers said.
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