Kenny Mayne Biography
Kenny Mayne Net worth – Kenny Mayne (born September 1, 1959) is a $10 million dollar American sports writer and comedian. From 1994 to 2021, Kenny reported for ESPN for 27 years. He anchored “Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports” for ESPN.com and a weekly “Mayne Case” feature on “Sunday NFL Countdown” during his tenure at ESPN.
Kenny Mayne Early Life and Background
Kenny Mayne was born in September 1959 in Kent, Washington. He was a quarterback in high school and was named honourable mention junior college All-American at Wenatchee Valley College in 1978.
Kenny Mayne Education
He earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 1982.
Mayne spent seven years (1982–89) at KSTW-TV in Seattle, Washington, after starting his television career as a reporter for KLVX-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada. He progressed through the ranks to becoming a weekend sports host and a weekday news editor. In 1989, Mayne resigned from KSTW.
Mayne was hired by ESPN in 1994 after he gave the network a note asking if they would recruit him. The note clearly asked recipients to check a box, with one choice reading, “We’ll recruit you when there’s an ESPN5”.
Mayne began her career at ESPN in 1994 as a SportSmash anchor on ESPN2, and transitioned to the weekend version of RPM 2Night from Labor Day weekend 1995 to August 1997.
Kenny played a phone call from David Letterman, then a co-owner of Rahal Racing, telling him that he couldn’t stop doing RPM 2Night on his last episode of RPM 2Night. Mayne then switched on to the main network. After Keith Olbermann quit ESPN, he worked as co-anchor of the 11 p.m. SportsCenter with Dan Patrick for a while.
After two years on SportsCenter, he moved to a variety of late-night ESPN programmes, which were normally re-aired in the next morning. The game show 2 Minute Drill was part of his resume. Mayne is also best known for hosting horse racing competitions on ABC and ESPN.
Mayne was signed to a one-year deal by ESPN on January 17, 2007, to do features and cover horse racing, as well as return to SportsCenter for around 50 shows in 2007.
Mayne Street, ESPN’s first scripted web series, premiered on October 2, 2008, with Mayne portraying a fictionalised version of himself.
Kenny Mayne’s Wider Universe of Sports, a compilation of videos on ESPN.com featuring Mayne’s travels around the world, debuted in 2011. Mayne took part in competitions such as the King’s Cup Elephant Polo competition in Thailand, the world’s longest par-3 hole (Extreme 19) in South Africa, and a road bowling match in Ireland during the first season of the programme, which aired in six countries (England, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, and New Zealand).
After a five-year hiatus, Kenny Mayne returned to SportsCenter on October 15, 2013. Mayne signed a new deal with ESPN earlier that month, committing to host 70 episodes of SportsCenter and 10 special features every year until 2015. Mayne characterised the new arrangement as “kind of a part-time work” at the time, implying displeasure with some of the caveats. Mayne’s involvement in horse racing was largely eliminated, and his Wider World of Sports series was cancelled, allowing him to concentrate solely on SportsCenter.
He’s been known for his dry sense of humour during his tenure at ESPN.
Mayne, on the other hand, declared his departure from ESPN on May 10, 2021, after 27 years as an anchor and correspondent for the network, eliciting a wide range of reactions.
Kenny Mayne Net worth
Kenny Mayne net worth is estimated to be $10 million, based on his $3 million income.