Darren Rovell is a sports business analyst who works as the Senior Executive Producer with The Action Network. Rovell has previously worked for ESPN, ABC News, and CNBC.
Darren Rovell is also an active member of Twitter. With more than 2 million followers, Rovell tweets about the latest updates and news on sports. Rovell is married to Cortney Brooke Schlosser since 2008.
Darren Rovell’s Net Worth Is Estimated At $1.9 Million
According to Net Worth Post, Darren Rovell has a net worth of $1.9 Million, mostly generated from his career as a sports business analyst at major news houses.
During his time in college, Rovell had hosted various radio shows about sports businesses. For his passion for sports business, Rovell had the opportunity to intern at FoxSports.com and be recruited from college as a sports business writer for ESPN.com. Rovell worked for ESPN from 2000 to 2006, where he reported on “SportsCentre” on sports agents, contracts, and more.
During his time at ESPN, Rovell was also part of “Outside The Lines,” reporting on the investigation of the NCAA’s violation of rules. This report remains unconfirmed as Rovell did not speak with the NCAA and confirm the story.
In 2006, he joined CNBC and was the anchor of five prime-time shows, including “Swoosh! Inside Nike” and “Behind The Counter: The Untold Story of Franchising,” among others. The former show was also nominated for an Emmy. Rovell left CNBC in 2012. Rovell also earned an Emmy for his contribution during the 2008 Election coverage by NBC.
Rovell also worked as a business correspondent with ABC News covering the flagship shows such as “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” He is currently the Senior Executive Producer at The Action Network.
Darren Rovell’s Authorship
Rovell is an author of two books. “First In Thirst: How Gatorade Turned The Science of Sweat Into A Cultural Phenomenon” had been ranked in the top 30 business books of the year by Soundview Summaries.
He also co-wrote “On the Ball: What You Can Learn About Business From America’s Sports Leaders” with David Carter. The book was listed in the Top 25 of “What Corporate America Is Reading” by Knight Ridder.
Controversy on Twitter
In 2011, Rovell tweeted asking his followers to narrate their personal stories on how their businesses were at a loss during the NBA lockout in 2011. One user, ‘Ted,’ fed up with Rovell, created a fake account and came forward with a fake story of how he lost 30% of his business during that period.
Rovell ran the story in CNBC’s column without verifying the authenticity of the story. ‘Tim’ confessed the truth stating, “He’s just such a [expletive] on twitter all the time [I] just got fed up.”
Once Rovell had been made aware of his mistake, he issued an apology on his show and said, “There will always be people out there who want their 15 minutes of fame and not really care how they get there.“
Rovell has also been involved in spreading misinformation on his shows. The most popular of these was 2012, 30 for 30 episodes, “Broke” on ESPN, where Rovell made several false statements on the NFL Players Association Financial Advisor Program. Despite clarifications by the NFLPA, the statements have been included in the documentary.