John Clayton Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, ESPN, Commercial, Salary and Net Worth


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John Clayton Biography

John Clayton is an American National Football League (NFL) writer as well as a former reporter for ESPN who was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania as John Travis Clayton. He was also a senior writer for ESPN.com.

He was one of the company’s massive layoffs in the spring. The sportswriter already had jobs in Sirius XM radio that he was going to continue, but now it looks like he has another position: sideline reporter for Seattle Seahawks games.

John Clayton Age

Clayton is 67 years old as of 2021, he was born on 11 May 1954 in Braddock, Pennsylvania, United States. He celebrates his birthday on May 11 every year, his birth sign is Taurus.

John Clayton Height

Clayton stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches. He has brown hair and blue eyes color.

John Clayton Weight

Clayton has a weight of 66 kg or 144 lbs.

John Clayton Education

Clayton studied at Woodland Hills Junior-Senior High School and later joined Duquesne University. While attending college, he had done part-time work for the paper.

John Clayton Family

Clayton was born and raised in Braddock, Pennsylvania, United States. Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail, as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of Clayton’s parents is still unclear. It is also not known if he has any siblings. Nevertheless, this section will be updated as soon as it is available.

John Clayton Wife

Clayton is married to Patrica Clayton. They are blessed with a son named Gerald Clayton as their only child. His wife, Patricia Clayton, was a temporary worker at the elections’ headquarters in Renton for four years, so she was surprised when her bosses told her Monday she was no longer welcome. “They said there was a complaint – complaints from my co-workers that I was a burden to my co-workers asking them to assist me,” said Clayton.

John Clayton Salary

Clayton’s receive an estimated annual salary of $6.5 million dollars while working with ESPN. He received $4 million annually for his association with the NFL.

John Clayton Net Worth

Clayton has an estimated net worth of $9 million dollars as of 2021. This includes his Assets, Money, and Income. His primary source of income is his career as a National Football League (NFL) writer, as well as a former reporter for ESPN.

John Clayton Career

Clayton starts covering sports while still a student at Churchill Area High School. He started with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 1972 training camp, John covered the team in twice-weekly dispatches in St. Marys, Pennsylvania Daily Press. Later he wrote for Steel City Sports, a weekly publication in Pittsburgh.

In the year 1975, Steel City Sports changed into a Score! Pittsburgh and he was a staff writer, covering the Steelers. Also, Clayton was a stringer for several radio networks, such as AP Radio, and covered games, providing the network with sound clips from locker room interviews after games involving Pittsburgh’s professional sports teams.

In May 1978, Clayton was sent to cover a Steelers mini-camp in place of the Press’s regular Steelers beat writer, Glenn Sheeley. When he was there, he was able to discover and reported a rules’ violation that would cost the team a draft pick. The affair was dubbed “Shouldergate” by Clayton. The ESPN anchor became persona non grata for some time in his hometown for his role in the affair.

Eventually, he worked his way up to become the Steelers beat writer at the Press, before leaving the paper in 1986. He moved across the country and began covering the Seattle Seahawks for The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington.

During this time, Clayton began appearing in NFL segments on Seattle sports radio station KJR (AM) on host Nanci Donnellan’s program “The Fabulous Sports Babe”. When Donnellan’s show was picked up by ESPN for national syndication, he came along as an NFL correspondent.

John Clayton ESPN

In the year 1995, he joined ESPN as a reporter and later added to his duties a weekly radio show during the NFL offseason. He hosted the show with former NFL quarterback Sean Salisbury; the show involved “Four Downs,” a debate with Salisbury over current NFL issues.

Their debates often became quite heated, with Salisbury referring to Clayton as the “Cryptkeeper” and “Mr. Peabody”, mocking his geeky and “eggheaded” appearance and voice, and his responding by calling Salisbury “Mr. Backup” supported his restricted enjoying time throughout his NFL career. There is debate as to the seriousness of the animosity between Salisbury and Clayton. He was let go from ESPN on May 31. 2017.

John Clayton ESPN Commercial

As the worldwide leader in sports separated with NFL reporter Clayton(who has been a mainstay at the network for over two decades), the purge at ESPN continues. He is known for his NFL insights, is perhaps best well-known for this ESPN commercial he shot years ago, which shows off the man’s “wild side.”

John Clayton Radio Programs

Clayton remained a frequent contributor to KJR (AM) and hosted its “Sports Saturday” show on Saturday mornings. Around the country, he is a regular caller to sports-talk radio stations. Because of the transition to all-sports of KIRO (AM) Seattle, he moved his show to the new ESPN station.

John Clayton Awards and honors

Clayton was the winner of the “Dick McCann Memorial Award” from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007. This distinction puts him in the “writer’s wing” of the Hall of Fame. Also, he was inducted into the sports hall of fame of his alma mater, Duquesne University, in the year 2001.

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