Scott Van Pelt - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 27, 2022

Scott Van Pelt
Profession: Sportscaster, TV host
Best Known For: Sportscenter (TV show)
Salary: $4 million
Net Worth: $20 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 7, 1966 (age 56)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Scott Van Pelt
Birth Place: Brookeville, Maryland, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Sam Van Pelt
Mother's Name: Cathie Mathis
Siblings: 3

Mark Van Pelt (brother)
Matt Van Pelt (brother)
Mike Van Pelt (brother)

High School: Sherwood High Schoo
University: University of Maryland
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: October 22, 2011
Wife's Name: Stephanie
Children: 2

Lila Catherine (daughter)
Sam Van Pelt (son)
Charlie Van Pelt (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.98 meter (6 feet 6 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Scott Van Pelt?

Scott Van Pelt is a sportscaster and TV host.

Scott Van Pelt – Age, Parents, Siblings

Scott Van Pelt’s birth took place on July 7, 1966, in Brookeville, Maryland, United States. His father’s name is Sam Van Pelt and his mother’s name is Cathie Mathis. He has three siblings, all brothers. Their names are Mark Van Pelt, Matt Van Pelt, and Mike Van Pelt.

Source: Twitter (young Scott Van Pelt)

Education, Ethnicity

In regard to his education, he studied at Sherwood High School in Sandy Springs, Maryland. After graduation from high school, Scott Van Pelt enrolled at the University of Maryland. There he studied radio/television and film and graduated from the same in 1988.

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Scott Van Pelt – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Scott Van Pelt married his girlfriend Stephanie on 22 October 2011. Together with his wife, they have three children. Their first child, a daughter named Lila Catherine was born in 2012 while their sons Sam Van Pelt and Charlie Van Pelt were born in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

The couple seems to be happy in their marriage and there are no rumors of divorce.

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Scott Van Pelt – Career


Soon after graduating, Scott Van Pelt began his career at WTTG-TV, an affiliate of the broadcasting company FOX. He joined the company in 1990 and worked there for a couple of years.

In 1995, Scott Van Pelt sought a change in his work life. So, he joined the Golf Channel in 1995 as a studio host. After working there for around 5 years, he quit the job. In the year 2001, Pelt landed a job as a presenter for ESPN. On the channel, he presents SportsCenter.

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While working at ESPN, he has covered some major tournaments including Masters Tournament, and Open Championship. Moreover, he co-hosted Tirico and Van Pelt alongside Mike Tirico before its cancellation. 

Source: USA Today (Scott Van Pelt)

TV Shows

Other golf games in which he has worked as a commentator include Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 alongside Kelly Tilghman, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-AmIn addition to working on the TV, he also has worked on ESPN radio.

Scott Van Pelt has his own radio show as well. The Scott Van Pelt Show, his three-hour show started in 2009 and was later renamed SVP & Russillo in October 2012. For Friday night College Football on ESPN Network, Pelt is the studio presenter.

In May 2015, it was announced that Pelt would be leaving his show. He then was promoted to become the solo anchor for SportsCenter, a midnight show, which began in 2015.

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Source: ESPN Front Row (Scott Van Pelt)

Scott Van Pelt – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth has been estimated to be around $20 million while the figure on his annual salary is around $4 million.

Scott Van Pelt – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handle such as Twitter Scott Van Pelt has gained more than 2 million followers but is absent from Facebook and Instagram.

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