Jordan Cornette Broadcasting, Brother, Wife & Net Worth

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Jordan Cornette is a well-known ACC Network host and college basketball analyst on ACCN’s signature football studio program, The Huddle. Time and again, Cornette hosts and works as an analyst across ESPN networks.

When some changes reflect in life, people will try to adapt to them no matter what happens as time passes. This quote may exhibit Jordan Cornette’s changes in his respective career.

Jordan Cornette (Source: Instagram)

Cornette went through numerous ups and downs in his professional life. So, he chose a broadcasting career over playing in the National Basketball League (NBA). Furthermore, he became involved in production works, as an assistant.

In October, 2021, this duo hosted an ESPN+ show, SportsNation, and Jordan also appeared in a podcast of the Enquirer, “That’s So Cincinnati”.

Before jumping into his details, let’s start with quick facts about Jordan Cornette in the following table.

Jordan Cornette | Quick Facts

Full Name Jordan Cornette
Known as Jordan Cornette
Nickname “Jody”
Birth Date March 31, 1983
Birth Place Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Current Place of Residence Chicago, Illinois, USA
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Education Notre Dame University (2001 – 2005)
Horoscope Aries
Father’s Name Joel Cornette Sr.
Mother’s Name Christi Cornette
Siblings 2 Brothers – Joel Cornette & Jonathan Cornette
Age 41 Years Old
Height 6’9″/20.6 m/206 cm)
Weight 107 kg/ 236 lbs.
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark brown
Body type Mesomorph
Profession Host, Sports Analyst, Commentator, News Producer
Marital Status Married (since June 1, 2019)
Spouse Shae Peppler
Children 2 – Joey Jackson and Carter (step-son)
Beginning of Professional Career 2001
Retirement 2005
Position Small Forward/Power Forward
Sports Team Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men’s Basketball Team
Net Worth $10 Million
Salary $51k (Per Year)
Favorite NBA Team Cincinnati Bengals Men’s Basketball Team
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Last Update June 2024

Jordan Cornette | Early Life & College Career

Jordan Cornette was born on March 31, 1983, to Mr. Joel Sr., and Mrs. Christi Cornette. He grew up with his older brother, Joel Cornette in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. 

The 20.6m tall attended the University of Notre Dame following his high school graduation. As a student-athlete, he played as a power forward for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men’s basketball team for five years.

Jordan was eligible for his debut in the 2005 NBA Draft. However, he decided to pursue a career in the field of broadcasting in spite of basketball.

Cornette became two-times team’s captain during his sophomore and senior year at Notre Dame. He also held the career record for most blocked shots in the history of college basketball.

Jordan Cornette | Broadcasting Career

Jordan Cornette had a deep, but secret interest in broadcasting. He became much influenced by the playing style of Michael Jordan. Similarly, he looked up to outspoken broadcasters, Marv Albert and Bob Costas.

With such a keen interest in the broadcasting field, Cornette joined the University of Notre Dame. He then earned a Bachelor in Arts (B.A.) in English degree with honors.

Jordan then interned as an assistant to various TV productions. Furthermore, he spent his quality time learning about networks.

Cornette joined the Big Ten Network as a production assistant in June 2007. Simultaneously, he became familiar with the camera while serving as a segment host.

He also worked as a Notre Dame Basketball Color commentator for 9 years.

Jordan then served as an on-air personality at Silver Chalice in 2013. He also worked as a lead studio college basketball analyst at Campus Insiders.

Went To Serve As A College Basketball Analyst

Jordan Cornette went to serve as a college basketball analyst at CBS Corporation in November 2015. He also became the host for the weekly morning show, The Jam under WCIU-TV Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Cornette resigned from the position of college basketball analyst at The Jam in April 2018. He did not feel it necessary to share his next plan while resigning but, soon revealed it. He spent two years improving himself as a media personality.

ACC Network

Jordan Cornette joined ESPN Network in 2018 in the designation of a college basketball analyst.

Jordan currently serves as a studio host and in-game analyst for ACC Network. He also hosts the long-running sports program, The Huddle.

Jorden With His Co-Hosts (Source: Instagram)

At the moment, Cornette also reviews every football season with his broadcast. Moreover, he also provides information regarding the daily sports evening program, Network’s Flagship.

Broadcasting History

To sum up, Jordan Cornette has also been a co-host on Kap & CO weekdays on ESPN1000 in Chicago. He spent two seasons as a college basketball analyst with CBS Sports Network.

Jordan also served as a co-host of Davis Kaplan‘s midday show on ESPN Radio sports/talk WMVP 1000-AM. Last but not least, he became a CBS Sports and Fox Sports 1 commentator.

Hobbies And Other Interests

Besides his broadcasting, he keeps himself occupied with different hobbies including basketball, golf, walking, and riding his bikes with wife. He prefers to keep his body in shape and hits the gym at least four days a week.

He organized an annual charity golf tournament in his hometown of Cincinnati in honor of his late brother, Joel.

Jordan is also delighted by travelling to different destination and thanks to his broadcasting career, he gets to quench his thirst for new adventures. Among his favorite destinations, Fairfield, Connecticut tops the list. 

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Jordan Cornette | Marriage, Kids & Work

Jordan Cornette is married to his beautiful, athletic, and broadcaster wife, Shae Peppler. It feels like their love just needed to happen in such a chaotic and fast-paced world of sportscasting.

Shae attended Indiana University while Cornette went to Notre Dame University. Eventually, they started dating in 2014 after he started working alongside her at Campus Insiders.

Jordan During His Wedding Photoshoot (Source: Instagram)

Also, Jordan always feels like Shae is just a much better female version of himself. Besides, Jordan found Shae’s outgoing and gregarious personality pretty likable. She loves his big personality and how he makes her laugh every time.

There no denying to the fact that this duo is having a pleasant and affluent life with their kids and career.

Work And Kids

On June 1, 2019, the couple tied their knot at 18th Lane of Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island. Not to mention, they also became the first married couple to host a show on ESPN Radio.

Contrary to other beliefs, the two are very comfortable and excited about working together. In fact, the two motivate and cheer each other when they work.

 “I had reservations at first, I was like, ‘We are going to kill each other.'” stated Shae. 

“We live together, we work together. But we have so much fun on Sundays. It’s really the highlight of my week.”

Before tying the knot with Shae, Jordan welcomed a baby boy, Carter Cornette from his affair. Moreover, he and his ex-girlfriend parted ways on good terms. They are currently co-parenting their 13-year-old son.

What’s more, Jordan and Shae became blessed with their first child, a boy, Joey Jackson Cornette at 6:04 on April 10, 2021, at Norwalk Hospital. At the time of birth, their son weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces, and 0.5 m tall.

A Short Intro About Jordan Cornette’s Wife, Shae Peppler

Jordan Cornette’s wife, Shae Peppler was born in Chicago with her family of sports nuts. But Shae never had any intention to make her career in sports. Once on a fine day at her college, all of her classrooms were made to give a speech for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, Shae surprised and impressed her professor with 4 minutes speech. Her professor even praised her for giving such random things with ease and suggested joining broadcast journalism.

Shae did exactly that while her love for sports grew more and more after entering the college basketball team. 

Jordan Cornette and his wife, Shae Peppler co-hosts ESPN Radio's GameDay. Do they share any children?
Jordan Cornette’s beloved wife (Source: Instagram)

Back in 2008, in the senior year, Kelvin Sampson was forced to resign because of NCAA violations, and Shae was also there to ask students about the coach’s firing. It was fortunate that there were no resources or reporters on campus for the big news.

And this became an opportunity for Shae as she took the package and sent it to a Big Ten network. Later, Peppler contacted industry leaders and landed an internship for MTV Networks and Showtime Networks.

Shae even became a production assistant for Chicago Bears games that were broadcasted on CBS. With the same flow on her achievements, her career in broadcasting took off after graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism and a Kinesiology minor.

Shae is reported to have a net worth of around $2 million, enough to provide her life a lavish lifestyle.

What Happened To Jordan Cornette Brother, Joel Cornette?

Jordan Cornette’s younger brother, Joel Cornette was found dead on August 16, 2016, in his River North flat. According to the medical reports, he suffered coronary atherosclerosis – blocking the arteries close to his heart.  

Joel, who shared his childhood memories with Jordan, was 35 at the time of his sudden death. He was 21 months older than his brother, Jordan. 

Prior to Joel’s tragic demise, Jordan just introduced him to his sister-in-law, Shae. Unfortunately, it came as devastating news for the Cornettes after hearing about the loss of a family member.

Jordan And His Brother Late Joel (Source: Twitter)

Joel was a former basketball power forward and center for the Butler Bulldogs. In his college career, he led the Bulldogs to the round of 16 after scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds against Louisville Cardinals in a 79-71 victory.

Joel was always close to his family and a hero to his college basketball team. However, his younger brother, Jordan suffered pain after losing him. But, Mrs. Shae led him to the bright side of life during the worst moment of his life.

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How Much Is Jordan Cornette Net Worth As Of 2022?

Jordan Cornette’s net worth is around $10 million as of 2022. While serving as an ESPN co-host, he garners $51 thousand as an annual average salary.

After pursuing college basketball for five years at Notre Dame, Cornette is now serving as a host on ESPN and ACC Network. So, he probably garners a hefty sum of fortune that fulfills his bank balance.

Like Jordan, his beloved wife, Shae Peppler is a sports reporter on ESPN. She also hosts ESPN Radio’s GameDay with her husband on weekends.

Mrs. Cornette earns a base salary of $85k per year for serving as an ESPN reporter. Reportedly, she maintains a fruitful net worth of $5.5 million in 2022.

2022 Update 

Former Notre Dame Basketball star was promoted to co-host a weekday highlight show on ESPN+ called SportsNationtalks.

It was a unique appointment as they were the first couple to host a weekly Sunday show on ESPN radio together.

Jordan appeared on a podcast of the Enquirer, “That’s So Cincinnati”, where he discussed his career growth in broadcasting after he was influenced by a Cincinnati sportscaster and his experiences working alongside his wife.

Recently in October 7, 2022, Jordan Cornette with the NFL crew discussed Broncos/Colts matchup, copper rush’s impact on the cowboys offense and Kenny pickett’s upcoming though schedule in Thursday Night Football Preview.

Jordan Cornette | Social Media Presence 

Jordan Cornette is active on Instagram and Twitter. Likewise, he usually posts his professional reviews during a special event. He also shares photos of his family, including his wife, son, and pet dog.

Jordan tweets more about basketball and his broadcasting career-related posts via Twitter. Similarly, he showed his love and respect for the ESPN Radio team by retweeting his wife’s tweet. 

Catch Jordan Cornette via his usernames attached with direct links to his official social media accounts below:

Instagram – @thejordancornette (8.3k followers)

Twitter – @jordancornette (18.3k followers) 

Jordan Cornette | Popularity

Though his popularity graph has a fluctuating figures, Jordan Cornette is seen to be in continuous limelight on the internet 

Jordan Cornette Popularity (Source: Google Trends)

The above figure gives a brief about his popularity in the US over a year.

Jorden Cornette | FAQs

Is Jorden Cornette be hosting ‘The Huddle?

Yes, just in September 2020, Jorden announced that he will now be with the ACC Network as the football show host, The Huddle.

To which High School does Jorden Cornette belongs?

Jorden Cornette completed his study at St.Xavier High School (Kentucky) and college from Notre Dame.

Who is Jordan Cornette’s brother?

Jordan has two siblings, Joel Cornette (older brother) and Jonathan Cornette (younger brother). However, Joel passed away tragically at the age of 35.

What is Jordan Cornette doing right now?

At present, Jordan Cornette has taken over Hosting SportsNation on ESPN+ alongside Shae Cornette. Furthermore, they have been hosting it since October 2021.

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Pratima Gurung
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Hello there! I am Pratima Gurung, currently a bachelor's running student. Besides that, I have so much interest in traveling. Additionally, I love to dance and watch rom-com movies during my spare time.

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