ESPN’s Magnificent Is Cari Champion married or in a relationship? a glimpse into her personal life


Cari Champion claims that dating Black guys is “difficult” because they have unrealistic expectations of women. As a result, she prefers to date White men rather than Black males.

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth Jun 01, 1975
  • Age 46 Years, 6 Months
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place Pasadena, California, United States
  • Birth Name Cari Racquel Brooks
  • Profession Journalist
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Salary $1 Million
  • Net Worth $2 Million
  • Ethnicity/Race Afro-American
  • Father Dylan Champion
  • Mother Mariah Champion
  • Siblings Three
  • College University of California, Los Angeles
  • Height/ How Tall? 6′ 1″
  • Hair Color Black
  • Eye Color Black
  • Official Site

Cari Champion is an American sportscaster who hosts the ESPN2 sports talk show First Take. She also became a familiar face to ESPN fans as the host of the sports-related show SportsNation.

Champion has become the subject of gossip as a result of her celebrity, and there have been several discussions regarding her personal life, which she has kept secret.

Find out everything we know about the sportscaster’s personal life, as well as her bio and net worth, by reading on.

When it comes to dating black men, Champion says no

Despite the fact that Champion is of African descent, she prefers not to date black guys.

In a December 2017 interview with MTO News about interracial dating, she claimed that interracial partnerships were “easier.”

When it came to having an interracial boyfriend, she noted that the cultural differences made it easy to blend in with one other, giving them more time to develop an understanding connection.

She went on to say that dating Black males is typically “difficult” because they have unrealistic expectations of women. As a result, she prefers to date White men rather than Black males.

Admitted In Paris, I Have 15 Boyfriends

Champion admits to being liked by Europeans, according to YouTuber Oshay Duke Jackson, and that she has 15 lovers in Paris, France.

According to the sportscaster, White men in France treated her better than Black guys in the United States.

However, it is still uncertain whether she had 15 boyfriends in Paris, as she may have joked.

Ryen Russillo was introduced as a boyfriend

Champion, a sportscaster, has kept her dating status hidden from the public eye. In 2014, however, she perplexed her fans when she revealed Ryen Russillo, a coworker, as her boyfriend.

On May 26, 2014, Champion made her relationship with Russillo public with a tweet. “It’s a fact… Here’s @ryenarussillo, my boo “she penned
Champion and Russillo have also mentioned each other as boyfriend and girlfriend on Twitter in multiple more situations.

Cari Champion and Ryen Russillo together on their show. (Photo: Twitter)

The two, however, have ceased appearing together and, more crucially, no longer follow each other on social media. And this means they aren’t dating right now.

Is Cari Champion currently single?

In terms of Champion’s current relationship status, she hasn’t made any recent statements about being married or dating a partner.

She likes a secluded personal life for this reason. She even stated in a tweet dated July 10, 2020 that she would never reveal the details of her relationship. As a result, it’s pointless to guess on whether she’s single or married.

That said, she adores her Sportscaster job, which pays her a million dollars a year. She has a net worth of $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

What Was Her Reaction to a Racist and Sexist Tweet? Controversy Is Inevitable

Artie Lange, an American comedian, made a racial joke about having sex with Champion in a series of tweets in November 2014. His remarks drew widespread condemnation, and ESPN even issued a statement condemning his tweets.

Later, after seeing the flaws in his racist and sexist remark, the comic apologized to Champion in writing.

Champion, on the other hand, never took the tweets personally and simply went about her work without thinking about it.

Furthermore, she gained notoriety for her views on basketball player Kevin Durant, which drew negative attention to her. Kevin was not included in Champion’s top five basketball players on her show, with SportsCenter claiming that he lacks heart.

Another American basketball star, Damian Lillard, responded on Twitter by asking where the media finds individuals like Champion.

The Champion’s Biography: The Road to ESPN

At the start of her career, Champion worked as a reporter for the Orange County News Channel. In 2002, she moved on to NBC-affiliated WPTV-TV, where she served as a reporter in the same capacity.

She moved to WGCL-TV in Atlanta after leaving WPTV-TV, and while working as an anchor for the network, she was fired in November 2007 for reportedly using profanity on the air.

However, her “Never Give Up” mentality benefited her in overcoming adversity. She was rehired in 2008 after proving her innocence by claiming that the floor director had not communicated with her after the commercial and that the microphone had captured the embarrassing moment.

She has worked for media outlets such as ABC, CBS, and NBC, covering sports and entertainment news around the country.

Champion joined ESPN in 2012, where she hosted the network’s First Take conversation show for three years. From 2015 to 2018, she also presented SportsCenter, a daily sports conversation show.

Champion was announced as the presenter of SportsNation in March of this year. She currently co-hosts SportsNation with LZ Granderson and Marcellus Wiley.

Cari Champion during a show with co-hosts LZ Granderson and Marcellus Wiley in June 2018. (Photo: Cari Champion’s Instagram)

The 42-year-old is also a proponent of women’s rights, as seen by her Instagram post about women’s empowerment.