Sal Paolantonio Biography
Sal Paolantonio is an ESPN Philadelphia-based bureau reporter who joined the network in 1995 and is a staple in their NFL coverage.
He has also been an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia since 2001.
Sal Paolantonio Age
Paolantonio was born on June 13, 1956. He is 63 years old as of 2019.
Sal Paolantonio Wife
Paolantonio is married to Lynn McGraw. Paolantonio and Lynn met in 1976 at the State University of New York at Oneonta.
Lynn graduated a year after him in 1978. The couple got married in 1979 and have been together ever since.
Sal Paolantonio Daughters
Paolantonio and his wife Lynn have three adult daughters; Zoe, an attorney who is married, living in Washington DC; Kyle, a school teacher in Steamboat Springs CO; and, Sarah, a coordinating producer at Sirius/XM radio in Washington DC.
Sal Paolantonio ESPN
Paolantonio joined ESPN in 1995. He covers the NFL and contributes to shows such as SportsCenter, NFL Live, Sunday NFL Countdown (from a game site) and Monday Night Countdown (from the Monday Night Football site).
In 2004, Paolantonio replaced Suzy Kolber as the host of NFL Matchup, an X’s and O’s football show; joining him are Louis Riddick and Greg Cosell.
In ESPN, his best-known work is his coverage of the Terrell Owens saga with the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
In 2007, Paolantonio and fellow sports journalist Reuben Frank put out The Paolantonio Report: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players, Teams, Coaches, and Moments in NFL History. The book has been the best-selling NFL book in the country according to Amazon.com.
In his 2008 folk story, How Football Explains America, Paolantonio made a provocative claim. He claimed that the competition informed the public morality on integration and consciously developed in the mid-20th century into an almost mythic spectacle.
Prior to joining ESPN, Paolantonio was a political reporter and Philadelphia Eagles beat reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1993-1995.
During that time he also served as a reporter for WPHL-TV nightly news show, Inquirer News Tonight and hosted Saturday Morning Sports Page on WIP sports radio.
Paolantonio published his first book, a biography of Frank L. Rizzo entitled The Last Big Man in Big City America, in 1993.
Sal Paolantonio Books
- Philly Special: The Inside Story of How the Philadelphia Eagles Won Their First Super Bowl Championship (2018)
- How Football Explains America (2008)
- The Paolantonio Report: The Most Overrated and Underrated Teams, Players, Coaches, and Moments in NFL History (2007)
Sal Paolantonio Net Worth
Paolantonio has a net worth of $2 million.
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