Award-winning journalist Roy Firestone is considered one of the greatest interviewers of all time who has reportedly interviewed more than five thousand prominent figures, especially the huge list includes sports personalities. He is also a sports commentator and was a host of the ESPN television series SportsLook (now known as Up Close) from 1980 to 1990.
As of 2020, the popular on-air personality serves as a host of the HDNet series Face to Face with Roy Firestone as well as AOL's Time Out with Roy Firestone.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Firestone owns a $1.5 million net worth as of 2020. His years-long journalism career is a major contributing factor to his wealth.
Roy kick-started his journalism career, landing the job as a sports anchor and reporter at WTVJ, Miami. He later moved to Los Angeles and joined KCBS-TV as a sports anchor in 1977. He was reportedly paid from $63909 to $82418 a year.
In 1980, Firestone was named the host of interview program SportsLook (now renamed Up Close) on ESPN. He likewise became a color commentator for the network's first season of Sunday Night Football in 1987. He left the network in 1994. Sources suggest that Roy's salary from ESPN ranged from $63909 to $82418 per annum.
As of now, the known media personality works as a host of the HDNet series Face to Face with Roy Firestone as well as AOL's Time Out with Roy Firestone.
Besides, Roy Firestone is also an occasional actor who is notable for his work in SportsLook (1980) and Misfits of Science (1985). He likewise rendered the voice in the 1988 Warner Bros. compilation film Daffy Duck's Quackbusters.
In 1996, Firestone was a cast in a superhit movie Jerry Maguire along with Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston, and Jerry O'Connell. The movie grossed over $273 million at the box office worldwide.
As per some sources, Roy Firestone has a house in Los Angels, California. Though the journalist has clandestine the financial detail of his property, the median price of the house in the sprawling city is around $743,900 as of 2020.
Roy Firestone was born on 8th December 1953 in Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America. He holds an American nationality and belongs to White ethnicity.
Firestone did his schooling from Miami Beach High School. He later went on to enroll at the University of Miami.
Roy Firestone tied the knot with his former wife, Midori Kawamura, on 16th June 1987, in a private wedding ceremony. The couple, nonetheless, divorced in 2005.
The two also have two children. As of 2020, Firestone is single and lives in Los Angeles.
The journalist is an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles, a professional baseball team. He was a spring training batboy for the team as a teenager too.