Joe Buck Biography
Joe Buck born as Joseph Francis Buck is an American sportscaster and the son of sportscaster Jack Buck.
Joe is known for his work with Fox Sports, including his roles as lead play-by-play announcer for the network’s National Football League and Major League Baseball coverage. He has served s the play-by-play announcer for the World Series each year, with the exceptions of 1997 and 1999.
Joe Buck Age and Birthday
Born as Joseph Francis Buck, Joe was born on April 25th, 1969 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. He is 52 years old as of 2021. Additionally, Buck celebrates his birthday on April 25th every year.
Joe Buck Height and Weight
Francis Buck measures a standing height of 6 feet 1 inch tall which is equivalent to 1.85 meters tall. However, his weight as well as his other body measurements are currently unavailable. This information will soon be updated.
Joe Buck Family, and Sister
Buck was born in St. Petersburg, Florida where the St. Louis Cardinals, for whom his father broadcast, then conducted their spring training. However, he was raised in the St. Louis area. Joe has not disclosed the identity of his parents, siblings nor his other relatives. This information is however currently under review and will be updated as soon as it has been made publicly available.
Joe Buck Wife and Twins
Joe was married to Ann Archambault from 1993 to 2011. The beautiful couple had been blessed with two daughters. On April 12th, 2014, he married NFL Network and now ESPN reporter and former Bronco cheerleader Michelle Beisner. In April 2018, the beautiful couple was blessed with twin sons.
Joe Buck Education
Buck was raised in the St. Louis area, where he attended St. Louis Country Day School. He began his broadcasting career in 1989 while he was an undergraduate at Indiana University Bloomington.
Joe Buck Career
Prior to joining Fox Sports, Buck called play-by-play for the then-Louisville Redbirds which is a minor league affiliate of the Cardinals. He was also a reporter for ESPN’s coverage of the Triple-A-All-Star Game in 1989. Joseph did report for St. Louis’ CBS affiliate KMOV in 1991.
Also, in 1991 he began broadcasting for the Cardinals on local television and KMOX Radio, filling in while his father was working on CBS telecasts. Additionally, he was the play-by-play voice for University of Missouri basketball broadcasts in the 1992-93 season. He continued to call Cardinals games after being hired by Fox Sports initially with his father on KMOX and later on FSN Midwest television.
As his network duties increased, however, his local workload shrank, and prior to the 2008 season, it was announced that he would no longer be calling Cardinals telecasts for FSN Midwest. This marked the first time since 1960 that a member of the Buck family was not part of the team’s broadcasting crew. In 1994, Buck was hired by Fox, and at the age of 25 became the youngest man ever to announce a regular slate of National Football League games on network television.
Joe Buck Hall of Fame
In late 2020, Buck was shortlisted to be part of the Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony where he would be receiving the 2020 Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. However, the ceremony was delayed due to COVID-19. Although he was to be part of the induction ceremony, he’s not enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as he would be winning an award from Pro Football Hall of Fame but not be inducted.
Joe Buck Net Worth and Salary
Over the years, Joe has made a great fortune from his career as a sportscaster. However, his annual earnings as well as his estimated net worth are currently under review and will be updated as soon as it has been made publicly available.