Darren Rovell Biography
Darren Rovell is an American journalist currently working as a sports business reporter at CNBC. He is responsible for analyzing and reporting on the sports business world across all of CNBC’s programs, including “Squawk Box,” “Power Lunch,” and “Street Signs.” He also authors the “Sports Biz” blog on CNBC.com. He also worked as Before joining CNBC, Rovell was a sports business writer for ESPN.com.
Darren Rovell Age and Birthday
How old is Darren? Rovell is 45 years old as of 2023. He was born Darren Michael Rovell on 30 June 1978 in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 30th of June every year.
Darren Rovell Education
Rovell graduated with honors from Roslyn High School in Roslyn Heights, New York. Darren was also a student at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern University awarded Rovell a bachelor’s degree with honors. RELATED: Kenya Moore
Darren Rovell Nationality and Ethnicity
Darren holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in the United States. He belongs to the Jewish-American ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.
Darren Rovell Height
How tall is Darren? Rovell stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.74 m).
Darren Rovell Family | Parents
Rovell is the son of (mother) Marcia Gordon Rovell and (father) Jeffrey Rovell of Roslyn Heights. His mother is a Spanish teacher at Roslyn Middle School in Roslyn Heights. His father is the president and founder of Jeffrey Rovell & Associates, a consultancy in the medical device industry in Roslyn Heights.
Darren Rovell Married | Wife
Is Darren married? Darren is happily married to his wife Cortney Brooke Schlosser. Cortney’s father is a senior vice president and the director of retail banking at Emigrant Bank in New York. Together, they have three children, two boys, and a daughter. RELATED: Snowbird Brown
Darren Rovell Wedding
After dating for a while, Darren married his fiancée Cortney Brooke Schlosser on November 8, 2008. The couple got married through a Jewish wedding officiated by Rabbi Alan B. Lucas at the Woodbury Jewish Center in Woodbury, Ney York with Cantor Ofer Barnoy taking part.
Darren Rovell Salary
How much does he earn? Rovell earns an estimated salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500. per year.
Darren Rovell Net Worth
Rovell is an American journalist with an estimated net worth ranging between $1 – $5 million.
Darren Rovell ESPN
Rovell began his career as an ESPN.com games business reporter. He covered game operators, supporters, and contracts on ESPN’s SportsCenter at the time. Later in his career, Darren worked as a primetime documentary host for CNBC News. Since joining CNBC in 2006, Rovell has hosted five primetime documentaries. Swoosh! Among the documentaries are Inside Nike, Inside Track: Refueling the NASCAR Matter, and many others.
Darren Rovell CNBC
CNBC’s Sports Business Reporter, Darren Rovell, is responsible for analyzing and reporting on the sports business world on all of CNBC’s programming, including “Squawk Box,” “Power Lunch,” and “Street Signs.” In addition to his role at CNBC, he also authors the “Sports Biz” blog on CNBC.com. RELATED: Jennifer Llamas
Since joining CNBC in July 2006, Rovell has interviewed many of the world’s greatest athletes, including Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Maria Sharapova, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michael Phelps, and Lance Armstrong. He has also interviewed top power brokers in the sporting world, such as NBA Commissioner David Stern, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, Major League Baseball President and COO Bob DuPuy, super agent Scott Boras, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, Nike CEO Mark Parker, and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
Rovell has reported and anchored several CNBC primetime documentaries, including “Swoosh! Inside Nike,” which earned an Emmy nomination, “Inside Track: Refueling the Business of NASCAR,” “As Seen on TV,” “Behind the Counter: The Untold Story of Franchising,” and “Business Model: Inside the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.” He won an Emmy for his contribution to NBC’s 2008 Election coverage.
Beyond his reporting duties, Rovell has also demonstrated a passion for sports through personal endeavors. He finished the New York Marathon in 2004, ate six hot dogs and buns at a hot dog-eating qualifier, finished fifth in the world in the World Championship of Watermelon Seed Spitting in Luling, Texas, and scored one point in a two-minute stint for the Washington Generals at Madison Square Garden in 2008. He is also on the Green Bay Packers season ticket waiting list, has searched for golf balls in the water of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, and has been tutored by the Dallas Mavericks free throw coach. In February of 2008, Rovell gave Shaquille O’Neal the idea to call himself “The Big Cactus” when Shaq was traded to the Phoenix Suns. In 2009, he played then No. 2 ranked Andy Murray in a game of tennis and sat in Kyle Busch’s car during the Pennzoil Burnout Competition at the Sprint All-Star Race in Charlotte.
Before joining CNBC, Rovell was a sports business writer for ESPN.com and reported on the world of agents, stadium deals, endorsements, and contracts on ESPN’s flagship program “SportsCenter,” as well as its investigative show “Outside the Lines.” He also had weekly segments on “ESPNEWS.”
Darren Rovell Books
Rovell is also an accomplished author, having written two business books: “First In Thirst: How Gatorade Turned The Science of Sweat Into A Cultural Phenomenon” and “On the Ball: What You Can Learn About Business From America’s Sports Leaders.” “First In Thirst” was named by Soundview Summaries as one of the top 30 business books of the year, while “On the Ball,” co-written with industry insider David Carter, was named to the Top 25 list of “What Corporate America Is Reading” by the Knight Ridder/Tribune News.
Rovell’s impressive accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. In 2004 and 2007, he was named to Newsbios’ “30 under 30,” a list of the top 30 national business reporters under the age of 30. He is the only sports reporter in the two-decade history of the awards to have been honored.