In 1967, Verne got married for the first time in his life. That year he got married to Patricia Lundquist. As a loving husband and wife, they continued this married life for the next four years and they got divorced in 1971.
Within a year after he dissolved his first married life, Verne tied his married knot for the second time in his life. In 1972, he got married to Kathy Vernon. This married life was also not meant forever as they got divorced in 1980.
After Verne got divorced with his second wife Kathy, he lived a single life for about two years. And then in 1982, he was spotted with Nancy Lundquist. They got married the same year. They are still strongly bonded into this married life. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.
Verne was raised in Austin, Texas. There he attended Austin High School and finally earned his high school graduation from there. After his high school, he got enrolled at Texas Lutheran University and earned his bachelor's degree from there in 1962. While he was in Texas Lutheran University, he also played an important role in the formation of Omega Tau Fraternity. In 1962, he joined Augustana Seminary. During his early days, he was also active playing basketball and baseball. He also worked as a disc jockey at WOC. He began working at WFAA in Dallas as a sports anchor and that was the beginning of his broadcasting career. He also worked for KTBC. Later on he was named the radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys. In 1967, he was hired by Cowboys Radio Network and remained with them till the mid 1980s. In 1970, he got his nationwide recognition as a sports commentator. During the early 1970s, he served as the commentator for the sports show, Bowling for Dollars, in Dallas, Texas. He worked there till 1974 and then he began working for ABC Sports. He worked there till 1981 and then he joined CBS in 1982. He worked there 1995 and then he was hired by TNT cable where he worked for about two years. He rejoined CBS in 1998 and has been serving them as its lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports' coverage of college football. He has been earning lucrative amount of salary and his net worth is high. He is now aged 76 years old.