Gary Cohen Net Worth 2020, Bio, Profile, Career, and Achievement.
Millions of people listen to the baritone voice of Gary Cohen as he calls Mets baseball games. Yet this New York-born play-by-play announcer simply considers himself a ‘radio guy who now does TV most of the year’.
Gary Cohen was born in 1958 and was raised in Kew Gardens, Queens which is near the Grand Central Parkway from Shea Stadium.
On his 9th birthday, he received a gift that proved to be life-changing: a desk-model AM radio.
When he was interviewed by SportsNet New York, Gary said that with this AM radio by his bedside, he was listening to Mets baseball games, told in particular by Bob Murphy, the voice of the Mets during that time.
He said that the idea of bringing the entire game to people who couldn’t see it for themselves fascinated him.
In 1989, Gary Cohen was offered the chance of a lifetime: a job as a play-by-play announcer for METS baseball in WFAM station.
There, he was able to work alongside one of his childhood idols, Bob Murphy. Gary Cohen says, “I worked alongside Bob Murphy for 15 years on the radio. And there were many, many times that I sat in the booth and just thought to myself, ‘This is unbelievable. I am sitting next to and working with Bob Murphy who I used to listen to when I was 7 years old.’
Gary describes that during this move from radio to television, he had to learn to talk less, dress better and draw insights from his announcing partners.
Decades after playing on the role, Gary Cohen is quite deserving of every role and praise he has garnered as the Mets voice.
Dave Howard, Executive Vice President of business operations for the Mets says, “Gary is the voice of the Mets now, succeeding legendary announcers like Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy and Ralph Kiner.”
Net Worth and Achievement 2020
According to PayScale, the average sports caster’s salary is $55,000. With the top 10 percent of sportscasters in the industry earning over $200,000.
We can therefore assume that with his experience and talent, Gary Cohen earns about $150,000 to over $200,000 a year.