Rick Telander Wife, Bio, Age, Wikipedia, Books, Sun-Times, Salary, Family, Height and Net Worth

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Rick Telander Biography and Wikipedia

Rick Telander is an American television personality and sports columnist currently working as a senior sports columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. He joined Sun-times News Group in April 1995. He has an experience of more than twenty-nine years as a sports columnist.

Rick Telander Education

Telander received his high school diploma from Richwoods High School. He is a proud alumnus of Northwestern University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, General. While in both high school and college, he participated in football. READ: Kristin Thorne

Rick Telander Age

How old is Rick? Rick is 75 years old as of 2024. He was born in 1949, in Peoria, Illinois, United States of America. However, details about his birthday date and month are currently unknown.

Rick Telander Nationality and Ethnicity

Telander holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, United States. He belongs to the White-American ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Rick Telander Height

He stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) and maintains a body weight of 165.35 lbs (75 kg).

Rick Telander Family

Rick is a Peoria native, where he was born and raised by his parents. However, information regarding his family members including his father, mother and siblings is currently under research.

Rick Telander Wife

Is Rick married? Rick is currently married to his wife Judy. The couple got married in a private wedding ceremony attended by friends and close family members. The duo are proud parents to four children namely; Cary, Zack, Lauren and Robin. READ: Karli Ritter 

Rick Telander Books

Rick is a New York Times best selling author whose work has been approved by many of his followers. He has authored and published several books including His Heaven Is a Playground (1974), The Best American Sports Writing 2016, The ’85 Bears: We Were the Greatest, From Red Ink to Roses: The Turbulent Transformation of a Big Ten Program and In Life, First You Kick-Ass: Reflections on the 1985 Bears and Wisdom from Da Coach.

Rick Telander Salary

Rick as a senior sports columnist at Sun-Times earns an estimated annual salary of $120,000.

Rick Telander Net Worth

Rick is an American television personality and sports columnist with an estimated net worth of $2 million READ: Wendy Nations

Rick Telander Sun-Times

Rick currently holds the position of senior sports columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. He first joined the publication in 1995, initially serving as a Senior Writer. Rick’s journey into sports journalism began after college when he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1971 but was subsequently released during training camp. Undeterred, he transitioned into freelance writing, eventually becoming a Special Contributor to Sports Illustrated in 1973. Throughout the 1980s, Rick’s talent as a writer became increasingly evident, leading to his appointment as a Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated, where he quickly gained recognition as a rising star.

During his tenure as the college football beat writer in the mid-1980s, Rick covered notable scandals affecting universities such as the University of Miami and the University of Oklahoma, among others. In December 1985, Rick was invited to join The Sportswriters on TV as a regular panelist, a groundbreaking show that garnered national syndication and developed a devoted following until its conclusion in 2000. Notably, Rick stood out on the panel, being significantly younger than the other three panelists.

In January 2008, Rick stirred controversy by refusing to submit a ballot for the 2008 baseball Hall of Fame. He expressed frustration with the steroid issues plaguing baseball, stating in his January 9, 2008, Chicago Sun-Times column that he could not in good conscience vote for anyone on the ballot due to his lack of trust in the integrity of the game.