Adrian Wojnarowski Biography
Adrian Wojnarowski is an American sports columnist and reporter. Woj is an NBA insider for ESPN, having previously covered the NBA for Yahoo! Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski Age
Wojnarowski is 52 years old as of 2021. He was born on March 4th, 1969 in Bristol, Connecticut, United States.
Adrian Wojnarowski Height
Adrian measures a standing height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Adrian Wojnarowski Family
Woj is known for being a private person. As such, he has not disclosed any information pertaining to his parent, siblings nor his relatives. This information will soon be updated.
Adrian Wojnarowski Wife
Adrian currently lives in Glen Rock, New Jersey with his wife, Amy. The beautiful couple has been blessed with two children.
Adrian Wojnarowski Career
Woj began his career working for the Hartford Courant starting as a high school senior and continuing during breaks from college. Adrian wrote for some smaller papers after graduating from college. In 1995, he became a columnist for the Fresno Bee.
He was awarded the inaugural Tony Kubek Award for Media Excellence by the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in Michigan on June 20th, 2019. Additionally, in 1997, he started working for The Record in New Jersey.
He was named “Columnist of the Year” in 1997 and 2002 by the Associated Press Sports Editors as a result of his work with The Record. Adrian also contributed regularly to ESPN.com at the time. He published a New York Times best-seller: The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball’s Most Improbable Dynasty in 2006.
Adrian Wojnarowski Yahoo! Sports
Wojnarowski left The Record in 2007 and joined Yahoo! Sports full-time. He has helped break major national stories while at the station. Adrian alongside Dan Wetzel wrote a story tying the Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball program to several recruiting violations in March 2009.
In 2010, the New York Post reported that Woj was being sued by the Penguin Group for failing to meet a deadline for a book covering the life of coach Jim Valvano. He responded that the problem was “a miscommunication between my agent and me” and said that he would be returning the money to Penguin Books.
Adrian is widely considered one of the best NBA “scoopers” in the business, especially during the NBA Draft, when Wojnarowski has called the picks and trades involving said picks ahead of time on his Twitter account. However, Wojnarowski has been criticized by media critics for his reporting on NBA player LeBron James, being accused of having an apparent bias and relying on anonymous sources. He was listed #1 in Sports Media Watch’s Worst of Sports Media 2010 as a result of this criticism.
Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN News
On July 1st, 2017, Adrian left Yahoo! Sports for ESPN News. He left just before the start of NBA free agency. Woj made his ESPN debut on the midnight edition of SportsCentre earlier that day.
Adrian Wojnarowski Podcast
Woj is the host of The Woj Pod which regularly delivers the biggest stars and newsmakers in the NBA. Adrian also hosts The Woj Report on ESPN’s YouTube page.
Adrian Wojnarowski Josh Hawley Incident
Republican Senator Josh Hawley wrote a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on July 10th, 2020, questioning the propriety of the NBA allowing social justice statements on players’ jerseys, but not support for law authorities of the United States or anything critical of the Chinese Communist Party.
The NBA has business connections with China. Wojnarowski, CC’d on the Hawley communication, replied to Hawley via email saying “fuck you”. He apologized for the same day to Hawley and ESPN. Nonetheless, ESPN called Wojnarowski’s response “completely unacceptable behavior” and added the network was “addressing it directly with Adrian and specifics of those conversations will remain internal.” Two days later, ESPN suspended Wojnarowski without pay. He was due to remain suspended for one to two weeks.
Adrian Wojnarowski Salary
Wojnarowski receives an annual earning of $1.2 million. The majority of his earnings comes from his journalism career.
Adrian Wojnarowski Net Worth
Adrian has an estimated net worth of $6 million. He makes the majority of his earnings from his journalism career.