Tom Hammond Biography, Age, Height, Family, Career, Net Worth
Tom Hammond Biography
Tom Hammond born Thomas Taylor Hammond is an American Sportscaster known for working with NBC Sports since 1984. He has covered the Thoroughbred Racing on NBC, Notre Dame Football on NBC from 1992-2012, and NFL on NBC from 1985-2011.
Tom Hammond Age
Hammond was born on May 10, 1944, in Lexington, Kentucky. He is 77 years old as of 2021.
Tom Hammond Height
Hammond stands at an average height. There are no details about his body measurements. These details will be updated as soon as they are available.
Tom Hammond Family
Hammond was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. He has not yet disclosed any information about his parents and siblings.
Tom Hammond Education
Hammond attended Lafayette High School. After graduating from high school, he joined the University of Kentucky where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in animal science.
Tom Hammond Career
Hammond began his career as a sports director at WVLK Radio. He moved to WLEX in 1970. In 1980, he became a play-by-play announcer for Southeastern Conference basketball games by TVS. He was also a play-by-play commentator for SPI/Lorimar and Raycom Sports.
Hammond joined NBC Sports in 1984. He started as a co-host of the inaugural Breeders’ Cup. He became the main host of Thoroughbred racing on NBC. Hammond later became NBC’s play by play voice for Notre Dame football coverage. Hammond also lead play by play commentator for The AFL on NBC.
Through the years at NBC he has covered Olympic Games, and track and field. He was the main commentator for figure skating and ice dancing at the winter Olympics. Hammond was the lead play by play candidate Sunday night NFL coverage but eventually lost to ABC announcer Al Michaels.
Hammond called NBC’s secondary Saturday Wild Card playoff game each year including Chiefs-Colts in January 2007, Redskins-Seahawks in 2008, and Falcons-Cardinals in 2009. In 2007, he filled in for Bryant Gumbel as play-by-play announcer on the NFL Network.
In 2009 and 2010, he was part of the anouncing team on the Madden NFL video game and Madden NFL 10. He has also commented for The NBA on NBC and The NFL on NBC. In addition, he called gymnastics, figure skating, the WNBA, the Orange Bowl and college basketball.
Hammond has won multiple emmy awards for coverage of the 1992 Breeder’s Cup, sports broadcasting in 1988 and Olympics coverage of track and field and diving. He is a receiver of the horse race broadcasting’s top honor, and the Eclipse Award (Media category), in 1984 and 1996.
Tom Hammond Wife
Hammond has been married to his wife Sheilagh for long. However, there is no information about when and where they got married. The two have three grown children David, Christopher and daughter Ashley.
David is a radio commentator for Syracuse University’s football and basketball teams. On March 2001, Hammond underwent an operation for Diverticulitis a disease that affects the colon. In 2002, he underwent another surgery, an open hurt surgery.
Tom Hammond Salary
Hammond is one of the best sportscasters with the longest careers working for NBC Sports. However, his salary details are still under review and will be updated as soon as they are available.
Tom Hammond Net Worth
Hammond has an estimated net worth in the range of $1 million – $5 million. He has been able to create his wealth from his career as a sportscaster.