One of the many faces that sports lovers can easily recognize almost anytime is that of Joe Buck. The man is an American sports reporter who works with Fox Channel. He may not be the most popular sports presenter in the US, but the award-winning sports presenter does his thing as best he can.
Joe Buck’s Dad
Joe was born Joseph Francis Buck on April 25, 1969, in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of Jack Buck, who was himself a sports photographer, as he would later become.
His father met his mother after he was already married and had 6 children, and they got married only one month before his birth. As soon as he started to grow, he followed his father to look after his other family, whom he knew immediately that they did not want him there. Nevertheless, he would call himself “lucky” because he was born to his father by his mother.
As he grew up and saw what his father did, his interest was drawn to sports broadcasts that he would maintain for many years to come.
Growing up in St. Louis, young Buck attended the St. Louis Country Day School. From there he went to Indiana University Bloomington, where he earned a B.A. in English and a minor in telecommunications. Even before he graduated, Joe had already begun his career in broadcasting. That was in 1989.
His earliest career dates back to an individual call for a Cardinals’ sub-league subsidiary, the Louisville Redbirds. He also worked as a reporter for ESPN. He started working with his father and filled in for him at KMOX when he worked at CBS.
His career took a real turn in 1994 when he got a job at Fox. He was only 25 years old at the time, making him the youngest person on Network TV to announce for NFL games.
In the years to come, he would be criticized by many for believing he had only made it into the industry because of his father. There are just as many others who would criticize him for his alleged bias, but he will retain his place at the top of sports broadcasting when it comes to awards.
Over the course of his career, Joe Buck has won a number of awards, including 7 Sports Emmy Awards, putting him alongside the likes of Roy Firestone and Al Michaels, who have also received the same number of awards. He has also won the National Sportscaster of the Year award four times, in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006.
Like his father, Joe Buck is a Hall Of Fame sports reporter, and he became the youngest play-by-play announcer to announce a World Series when he was given the opportunity at age 27.
The man is also a writer and actor. He co-wrote a book with Michael Rosenberg; Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I’m Not Permit to Say on TV. He has also appeared in a number of films, including Fever Pitch (2005) and Deconstructing Harry (Voice, 2007).
Wife and Daughter – Is he Gay?
Joe Buck married Ann Archambault in 1993. The two stayed together for the next 17 years, and during that time they had two children; a daughter, Natalie Buck, who seems to be following the same path as her father and grandfather, as she completed her internship with Fox-affiliated television station KTVI in 2015. Buck also has a son, Trudy Buck.
Joe’s marriage to Ann Archambault broke up in 2011 and their paths parted. It wasn’t until 2014 that he decided to give the marriage another chance when he decided to enter into a marriage with ESPN reporter Michelle Beisner.
Given the above and the fact that the man has never been associated with any man in the past, it is quite obvious that Joe Buck is not gay. He will not have a child with Michelle Beisner yet.
His Salary and Net Worth
For as long as most people can’t even remember, Buck was on TV. Thanks to that, he’s risen to an enviable position, earning him a hefty paycheck. For his net worth, Joe is estimated at $15 million. His annual salary should be in the region of $5 million.
Height and Body Stats
Height: 1.85 m (6 Feet 1 Inch)