Barry Tompkins Biography
Barry Tompkins is a sportscaster from the United States. He is best recognized as a boxing analyst, but he has also covered football and other sports. In 1965, he began his broadcasting career as a writer and producer for San Francisco radio station KCBS, before moving on to the local CBS television affiliate, KPIX-TV, as sports director. Since then, he has worked for NBC for five years, HBO for 10 years, ESPN for eight years, and Fox Sports for the past fourteen years.
Barry Tompkins Age | Birthday
Barry is 82 years old as of 2022. He was born May 2, 1940, in San Francisco. He celebrates his birthday every 2nd of May yearly.
Barry Tompkins Height | Measurements
Barry the veteran sports anchor stands at a height of 5 ft 8 inches (1.73 m), however, details about his other body measurements will be updated as soon as possible.
Barry Tompkins Nationality | Ethnicity
The veteran reporter is an American national and citizen by birth, he was born in San Francisco, United State of America, and he is of white ethnicity/heritage/ancestry of Korean-Jewish-American.
Barry Tompkins Early Life | Family
He was raised by his parents, but he has not provided any information about his siblings or family in general. It is unknown whether he had siblings, and the identity of his father and mother is still unknown. He has kept the public in the dark about his childhood.
Barry Tompkins Wife | Married
The 82-year-old anchor is happily married to his wife, Joan Ryan an American author. The two got married in May 1988 and are parents to a son Ryan. The family resides in Sausalito, California.
Barry Tompkins Salary
He has an estimated earning of $135,800 annually.
Barry Tompkins Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of 2.5 million dollars.
Barry Tompkins Sportscaster | Career
In 1965, he began his broadcasting career as a writer and producer for San Francisco radio station KCBS, before moving on to the local CBS television affiliate, KPIX-TV, as sports director. Since then, he has worked for NBC for five years, HBO for 10 years, ESPN for eight years, and Fox Sports for the past fourteen years. He came to New York in 1974 to work as a sports anchor and feature reporter for WNBC-TV, before joining NBC Sports in 1975 to host weekly radio shows as well as basketball and football play-by-play. Tompkins returned to San Francisco in 1978 as sports director for then-NBC affiliate KRON-TV, while continuing to cover Pac-10 basketball and feature stories for NBC’s NFL. He joined the faculty at the Dominican University of California as a professor for the university’s Communications Department.
As a part of the HBO Boxing show’s squad, Tompkins rose to national notoriety alongside Larry Merchant and Sugar Ray Leonard. For many years, he called fights for HBO, and some of his calls became famous, such as when Alexis Argüello was hurt by Aaron Pryor in round fourteen of their Battle of the Champions (Arguello…oh! Arguello is hurt!! ) when Héctor Camacho was buckled by Edwin Rosario in round five of their fight (Camacho had never been hurt before! ), and when Mike Tyson won the WBC World Heavyweight title with a second- (And we have a new era in boxing.). Tompkins also co-hosted Race for the Pennant, an HBO baseball show.
In the 1985 film Rocky IV, Tompkins made his acting debut as a USA Network sportscaster during the Rocky Balboa-Ivan Drago fight. Later, he joined the ESPN network, where he worked as a play-by-play announcer alongside Al Bernstein on Thursday Night Fights. He also competed in college basketball, the French Open, and numerous other tennis tournaments, as well as the Tour de France, the World Track and Field, Swimming and Diving Championships, and the World Gymnastics Championships. For several syndicators, he continued to be “The Voice” of Pac 10 (now 12) Conference football during that time. Tompkins announced in July 2011 that he will quit Pac-12 football broadcasts to become the new play-by-play guy for the WAC Sports Network, which is now in its second season.
In 1995 Tompkins left ESPN to join Fox Sports as the play-by-play announcer of Sunday Night Fights, and he began traveling through the United States alongside Sean O’Grady and Rich Marotta. Tompkins continued as the lead play-by—play commentator of FSN’s coverage of Pac-12 football with Petros Papadakis and basketball with Dan Belluomini, Marques Johnson, Don MacLean and Ernie Kent through 2011. He also commentated much of FSN’s poker coverage, including the Aussie Millions and Poker Dome Challenge.
Following the demise of the WAC Sports Network in 2011, Tompkins became a free agent in terms of college football sports broadcasting in 2012. He was hired by the Mountain West Conference to be their primary play-by-play announcer for Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s new MWC regional package (started after Mtn folded after spring 2012). Jay Leeuwenburg was assigned to him as his color analyzer. On February 18, 2012, Tompkins joined Showtime Sports as the voice of the network’s ShoBox and ShoExtreme series, alongside veteran analyst Steve Farhood. For Time-Warner Network and Comcast, he continues to cover college football and basketball.