Curt Menefee Bio: Wife, Children & Net Worth

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Curt Menefee is an American sportscaster who is the play-by-play commentator for the Seattle Seahawks preseason football and the USFL on Fox. He also hosts the Fox Network’s pregame show Fox NFL Sunday.

On February 12, 2023, during the Super Bowl LVII pregame show, Curt Menefee, Derek Jeter, and Michael Strahan hosted the pregame on Fox Sports.

He was a nominee for the Sports Emmy Award; Curt also called XFL on FOX between the LA Wildcats and Houston Roughnecks in February 2020. 

Moreover, Curt even hosted UFC on Fox in 2011.

Aside from broadcasting, he is a writer and has written a book entitled Losing Isn’t Everything: The Untold Stories and Hidden Lessons Behind the Toughest Losses in Sports History.

Curt Menefee For Fox Sports
Curt Menefee Broadcasting (Source: Yahoo Sports)

After his doctorate in journalism, Curt quickly joined MSG Network Sports Desk.

Afterward, he continued his career at Fox Network, working with his co-host Terry Bradshaw and analysts  Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, and Michael Strahan. 

This article will shed light on the sportscaster’s net worth, beautiful wife, divorce, kids, height, net worth, and social media.

Let’s get started! With quick facts table.

Quick Facts

Full Name Curt Menefee
Birth Date July 22, 1965
Birth Place Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Nickname Curt
Nationality American
Education Coe College(BA)
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Don Jones
Mother’s Name Not Available
Sibling Sarah Schulz
Age 58 Years Old
Height 6 ft / 1.82 m / 182 cm
Weight Not Available
Shoe Size Not available
Profession Sportscaster
Net Worth $3 Million
Married Yes
Spouse Violette Doliricon Menefee
Children No
Broadcasting Affiliations Fox Network’s Show NFL Sunday
Salary $2,00,000 Annually
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Book
Last Update February 2024

Early Life, Parents, Age, & Body Measurements

Curt Menefee was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on the 22nd of July 1965. He belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity.

His birth sign is Cancer, and he celebrates his birthday every year on the 22nd of July. He is 58 years old as of 2024. 

Menefee graduated from Coe College, situated in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Arts. He gave the commencement speech at Coe College in 2010 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in Journalism.

He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity during his college days. In 2016, he was inducted into the Sigma Nu Hall of Fame. 

Curt stands 1.82 meters tall, but his weight is unavailable for now. The sportscaster has black hair and dark black eyes.

Career

Before joining Fox Sports full-time, Curt was a sports reporter for MSG Network’s SportDesk show. Earlier than that, he was the sports anchor for WNYW, New York City’s Fox flagship station.

Curt Menefee With Football On His Hand
Curt Menefee With Football On His Hand (Source: vladosta)

Menefee made his appearance on-air on WTLV in Jacksonville, Florida, and hosted a radio show on the famous Dallas-based sports radio station KTCK (“1310 The Ticket”).

Moreover, the host also worked as a sports anchor and reporter at WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wisconsin, and for Dallas-Fort Worth’s then-independent station and now CBS affiliate KTVT.

Fox Sports

The 58-year-old started his career at FOX Sports as a sideline reporter, then moved to play-by-play for Fox’s NFL Europe and Fox NFL coverage in 1977.

Then, in 2007, Curt became the host of FOX NFL Sunday. Menefee made an appearance on MLB on Fox on 24th May 2008.

He then held play-by-play duties alongside José Mota during a game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox.

Also, Menefee hosted programs such as Fox’s coverage of the 2010 UEFA Champions League Final between FC Internazionale Milano and FC Bayern Munich held on 22nd of May 2010 in the first broadcast of that tournament’s final on over-the-air broadcast television in the United States.

He covered UFC on Fox with Randy Couture and Jon Jones on 12th  November 2011. It was in the first broadcast of that tournament’s final on over-the-air television in the United States.

This was a proud moment for Curt, as he became the host of the UFC on Fox alongside his partners. After that, Curt continued to serve as host until ESPN took the rights to broadcast UFC.

He has worked alongside several broadcasting partners, such as Brock Huard, Brian Stann, Tim Green, Tim Ryan, Brian Baldinger, and Chael Sonnen.

Additionally, Menefee hosted the inaugural FOX Sports coverage of the U.S. Open in 2015.

The sportscaster hosted an XFL game between the LA Wildcats and the Houston Roughnecks on February 8, 2020.

Recent Career

An American former professional baseball shortstop Derek Jeter will appear on TV this summer as he joined Fox Sports’ Major League Baseball during Super Bowl 57 pregame show beginning with the 2023 season with Michael Strahan and Curt Menefee on the studio set.

Curt was one of the hosts at the Super Bowl LVII, and he said he would go to the stadium three and a half hours before the game started.

He expressed, “People keep asking you do a pregame on Super Bowl Sunday, it’s all about pacing because it is a long day.

It does go by fast once you’re in it and the excitement builds.

On February 12, 2023, Menefee, one of the hosts in the Super Bowl LVII, shared his views on the Fox analysts who chose the Eagles over the Chiefs.

He continued that all the four football legends could be onto something, or this would come back to haunt them as a cold take on Sunday night.

Rihanna slayed during the performance at halftime of Super Bowl 2023 at State Farm Stadium; the Fox NFL made a quick review before a block of commercials.

Curt said that he spied Jimmy Johnson dancing. Johnson admitted, “I was bouncing up and down.” “That’s about all the rhythm I’ve got.”

Likewise, Curt Menefees expressed his views on Dan Campbell being a head coach as a rare difference-making on January 2023.

Boxing

Curt has also done some boxing commentary. He was a ringside commentator on the fight between Pacquiao and Hatton.

He was once the play-by-play announcer for Showtime Championship Boxing. However, later he decided to leave ShoBox: The New Generation and left in January 2012.

Books

Besides commentating, Menefee also loves to write. Everyone was shocked when he published his book with Michael Arkush, titled, Losing Isn’t Everything: The Untold Stories and Hidden Lessons Behind the Toughest Losses in Sports History.

The book teaches pain, disappointment, remorse, acceptance, and resilience.

Also, he has beautifully written how these lessons can help us look at our lives and ourselves in a profound new way. 

Awards & Achievements

Menefee is a successful sportscaster liked by his colleagues and fans because of his job. He was appreciated by many notable figures and nominated for a worthy Sports Emmy Award.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) presents the Sports Emmy Awards to recognize excellence in American sports television programming, including sports-related series, live coverage of sporting events, and best sports announcers.

Moreover, for his amazing work as a sportscaster, anchor, and reporter, he was awarded the Associated Press Award for Best Sports Reporter in New York and four Katie Awards (the Texas equivalent of an Emmy) for Best Sportscast Best Sports Special in 2016.

Hosting A Dog Show

Isn’t it interesting for a football game host to completely change his theme and become a host for a Dog Show? 

Curt had all the fortunes in his hands to experience this wonderful feat. He was offered to host A&E’s new competition series “America’s Top Dog.”

Curt Menefee Anchoring
Curt Menefee Anchoring (Source:youtube.com)

The series features K9 police and civilian dogs (with their handlers) competing in an obstacle course for $25,000 cash prizes. 

Ex-Marine, former Secret Service member-turned-dog-trainer Nick White, and side-line reporter Jamie Little joined Curt.

If you are a big-time dog lover and are into watching shows like America’s Ninja Warriors, this show is a must-watch on your routine (help with some recreation).

The plus point is that Curt was pleased to do the show as he has two rescue dogs at home and does many dog-related charitable events. 

Wife & Children                             

If you are wondering whether the sports announcer is married, you have come to the right place because we have all the answers to your questions.

Curt has had two marriages. Previously, he was married to Annalies Menefee. Her profession and personal life are unavailable.

Therefore we do not know who she is and where she is from. What we do know is that they were married in 1999 but got separated after some years.

Sadly, Curt has not opened up about his relationships or shared any information regarding his first wife.

Later, he met a woman named Viollette Doloricon. For those who do not know who she is, Violletee is a nurse and has been working in that field for the last 15 years.

She loves baseball and dogs and has an excellent taste for wine. After dating for some years, they engaged on July 19, 2012.

Later, the beautiful couple tied the knot and finally married on May 31, 2013. The wedding ceremony took place at Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, Italy.

They live in Los Angeles, California. When going through his Instagram, we do not see his pictures with Violette maybe because Curt wants to keep his personal life private.

On the other hand, Violletee also has Instagram, but it is private.

She has almost 385 followers, which can only be close friends and family presumably.

About Curt’s kids, he has not yet shared any pieces of information about his children. Till now, there have been no such rumors about pregnancy or news of any kids.

Student Life

Seeking to bring a positive change, he returned to receive a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration in 2022. 

While other sportscasters and announcers his age are striving to increase their level or get some increment in their salary, Curt is enrolled at Northwestern University in the United States.

But what made him do this?

Moved, upset, and obscured by the country’s political scenario, including what happened to George Floyd.

Thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic that devastated everything, Curt is bound to do something.

Hall Of Fame Induction

During the early years of his life, while Curt was doing a Bachelor of Arts at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.

And there, he got inducted into the Sigma Nu Hall of Fame in 2016, which rendered him the opportunity to brief a speech at Coe College in 2010.

Similarly, Curt experienced the Hall of Fame induction again in 2019. He was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Hall of Fame.

The energetic Fox’s NFL host joined as the full-time host in 2007 and had Terry Bradshaw as co-host, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Gonzalez, and Michael Strahan as studio analysts, and Jay Glazer as NFL Insider during the season.

With the NFL Insider Jay Glazer, Curt was seen hosting Super Bowl LIV in Miami, joined by Colin Cowherd.

Net Worth & Annual Salary

I bet you are wondering how much a sports broadcaster earns, right? According to sources, on average, a sports broadcaster earns about $60,000 monthly. This is quite a decent amount and is considered a good salary. 

While looking at his income, it can be estimated that Menefee has a net worth of $8 million as of 2024. Mostly his earnings are from sportscasting and journalism.

Besides, Curt acquires handsome amounts from his sponsorships, advertisements, and endorsement deals. Thus, we can be sure that Curt lives a luxurious life with his wife and dogs. 

To add on, Curt receives an annual salary of around $200,000 while working at Fox Sports alongside American sports analyst/anchor Terry Bradshaw.

Social Media Presence

As a broadcaster, being active and maintaining good social media is a must. As a result, the Fox Network’s Sports broadcaster is very active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

He has about 10.2k followers on his Instagram, where he mostly uploads pictures of his trips to different countries with his dogs and Menefee’s broadcasting partners and staff members.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Moreover, he also loves traveling, as seen in his pictures with the monks in Bhutan.

Based on his Instagram, it can be said that he has a soft spot for dogs. He frequently posts about his line of work, good quotes, and so on.

Menefee is also active on Twitter, with 43.2k people following him.

Popularity Graph 

Curt Menefee is a sportscaster who works closely with the NFL. He has been working in this field for almost three decades.

Curt Menefee Popularity
Curt Menefee Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The above graphs show Curt’s popularity over the past twelve months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) 

Which is Curt Menefee's most used social media platform?

Compared to Instagram, he is quite active on Twitter, where he tweets about his professional career

Which university did Curt Menefee attend?

Curt Menefee attended Northwestern University and enrolled to their Master's in Public Policy and Administration program with plans to relocate to Chicago permanently in 2021.

Has Curt Menefee ever sold the property?

Yes, Menefee sold his home in Studio City, California bought, in 2007 for $2.34 million in November 2020 for $2.546 million. This talented sportscaster bought an 8-acre property in 2014 in Ojai, California, and sold it in October 2021 for $2.65 million.

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