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Tommy Sanders Biography

Tommy Sanders

Facts of Tommy Sanders

Date of Birth: 1954 , April-20
Birth Nation: United States
Name Tommy Sanders
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Magnolia, Arkansas, United States
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession TV Host, Writer, Editor
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Married Yes
Education Hendrix College
TV Show ESPN Outdoors

Quick Timeline of Tommy Sanders

1954 Born in Arkansas, United States
1977 Started Professional Career
1987 Established an Audio Studio
1989 Started Working In ESPN
2019 Net Worth Over $1 Million

Detail Timeline of Tommy Sanders

April 20 , 1954

Born in Arkansas, United States

Tommy Sanders was born in Magnolia, Arkansas, the United States in 1954. He belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group and American nationality. 


Started Professional Career

The American TV host started working at the age of 23 years in Arkansas Educational Television. He worked there for three years.


Established an Audio Studio

Sanders with his two other friends opened their own audio studio named, The Work, where they produced advertisements.


Started Working In ESPN

Tommy was selected in ESPN's show ESPN Outdoors in 1989 and worked in the same show for 15 years.


Net Worth Over $1 Million

The American TV host has accumulated over a million with over 40 years of a professional career.


Tommy Sanders is an American editor, producer-director, sportscaster and host of various TV shows like ESPN Outdoors, The Great Outdoor Games and The Bassmasters. Moreover, he was enlisted in the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame in 2009.

Early Life

Tommy was born on April 20, 1954, in Magnolia, Arkansas, the United States. He belongs to American nationality and Caucasian by ethnicity. His birth sign is Taurus. The information regarding his parents is currently unavailable.

Tommy CAPTION: Tommy Sanders SOURCE: Bassmaster

The American sportscaster attended Hendrix college from 1972 to 1976 and received a degree in Theatre Arts. He also attended New York University in 1980.


In 1977, Sanders started his professional career as a staff of the Arkansas Educational Television after completing his study. He worked as an editor, cameraman, technical director, and on-screen talent for three years.

Following this, he worked as a production assistant and assistant editor at Devlin Production during the time of his study at the New York University.

In 1981, Tom returned back to Arkansas where he served as a copywriter and broadcast producer in Smith and Jennings Advertising Agency for five years. During this time, he did various odd jobs including, radio commercials, sports, industrial and marketing films, etc.

In 1987, he founded an audio studio titled The Works along with his other two partners, where they produce commercial advertisements.

Tommy CAPTION: Tommy Sanders honored for working 25 years in ESPN SOURCE: Bassmaster

He was selected as the first-ever host of TV show ESPN Outdoors in 1989. The show broadcasted for 15 years and in the course, he appeared in many other shows of ESPN such as ESPN Great Outdoor Games, The Bassmasters and Stihl Timbersports. He continues to work in ESPN until now.

Besides ESPN, the sportscaster worked as a writer and host in the several projects of National Geographic and Outdoor Channel.

Personal Life

The American TV host is married, however, the information regarding his wife and children is currently unknown. He currently resides in Little Rock, Arkansas, with his family.

Moreover, he is a philanthropist and is active in United Cerebral Palsy, which is an international non-profitable organization for helping adults and children with disabilities.

Net Worth

The net worth of ESPN Outdoors’ host is currently unknown however, her colleague and co-host working in the same television network Michelle Beadle earns $5 million for her show Get Up.

The average salary of a TV host in the US is around $60,000 annually, however, ESPN is a popular television network and the hosts are paid hefty wages. So, we can assume that Sanders must have amassed over a million. 

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Age, Height, and Statistics

Age: As of 2019, the TV host is 65 years old.

Height: His height is currently unknown.

Eye Color: He has brown eyes.

Hair Color: Similarly, Sanders has brown hair.

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