Chip Caray Biography
Harry Christopher “Chip” Caray III is a television broadcaster for Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast’s coverage of the Atlanta Braves baseball and Southeastern Conference basketball. Christopher is also an occasional radio broadcaster and co-host of the pre-game and post-game shows on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
He is also known from his time as a broadcaster for the Fox Saturday Game of the Week and as the television play-by-play broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs from 1998 to 2004. Chip is the son of broadcaster Skip Caray, the grandson of broadcaster Harry Caray and the older half-brother of broadcaster Josh Caray.
Chip Caray Age
Harry Christopher Caray III was born on February 27, 1965. He is 54 years old as of 2019.
Chip Caray Height
Chip stands at a height of 1,70m.
Chip Caray Salary and Net Worth
Chip earns an annual salary of $100,000 u.s dollars has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. The talented television broadcaster has been able to accumulate the amount from his successful career.
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Chip Caray Wife
Caray Chip is married to Susan since 1996 and the couple is blessed with three sons, Christopher, Stefan and Tristan and a daughter, Summerlyn.
Chip Caray Family
His grandfather, Harry, was a broadcaster famous for calling games of the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs. His father, Skip, was the longtime broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves until he died in 2008. Chip occasionally imitates his father with sarcastic comments made in a high, nasal voice. Caray also has a brother named Josh, who is the radio broadcaster for the Hudson Valley Renegades (the Class A Short Season New York–Penn League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays).
Chip Caray Education
Caray graduated in 1987 from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism. Well before his first big job with Fox, Chip worked with local television stations in Panama City, Florida and Greensboro, North Carolina. From 1989 to 1996, he was the play-by-play broadcaster for the Orlando Magic of the NBA.
Chip Caray Career
From 1993 to 1995, Caray worked on baseball games for the Seattle Mariners of the American League. While broadcasting with the Mariners, he received a two-game tryout with the St. Louis Cardinals. After the 1994 season, Caray was expected to sign with St. Louis, but chose instead to remain with Seattle. In 1996, he was also a broadcaster for the first edition of Major League Baseball on Fox.
Chip Caray was hired In 1998 to work together with his grandfather as broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs. Harry Caray died in February 1998 and Chip stayed with the team and took his grandfather’s place as “the voice of the Cubs”. Caray would go on to serve as their announcer for seven seasons, with Steve Stone providing the color commentary for most of those years. Both Caray and Stone left the Cubs booth in 2004 after the season.
On the final day of the 2004 season, he announced that he had signed a long-term contract with both TBS and Clear Channel to work together with his father, Skip, broadcasting games for the Atlanta Braves, staying closer to his family, who lived in Orlando, Florida. Caray also became a broadcaster for TBS’s college football coverage of the Big 12 and Pac-10.
There was a major shake-up in 2007 of the Braves broadcasters: Don Sutton departed to be the full-time broadcaster with the Washington Nationals, Skip Caray and Pete Van Wieren went to the Braves Radio Network full-time. Joe Simpson signed with Fox Broadcasting Company to be a color analyst on FSN South and Sports South and also signed to call a limited schedule of games on TBS with Chip Caray. It was announced that Chip Caray would be a broadcaster for TBS and also would be the main play-by-play broadcaster for TBS during its coverage of the Major League Baseball playoffs. TBS would cover all Division Series games and the National League Championship Series. Hall of Fame player Tony Gwynn called the playoff games with Caray.
During postseason broadcasts, Caray has been criticized for making factual mistakes. In response to such criticisms, he said, “It wasn’t the job that I had when I came here in the first place. It would be like being a pinch-hitter or being a relief pitcher that works once every 10 days. I’m better when I work more.” TBS announced that Caray and the network decided to part ways on November 30, 2009.
Fox Sports South
Fox Sports South and SportSouth announced on December 21, 2009, that Caray would be the play-by-play announcer for all 105 Braves games on the networks. The deal also includes selected college basketball games on the regional sports networks.
Chip Caray Career Timeline
- 1989–1998: Orlando Magic Play-by-play
- 1991–1992: Atlanta Braves play-by-play on TBS and Atlanta Braves Radio Network
- 1993–1995: Seattle Mariners Play-by-play
- 1996–1998: Major League Baseball on Fox Studio host
- 1999–2000: Major League Baseball on Fox Play-by-play
- 1998–2004: Chicago Cubs Play-by-play on WGN-TV and FSN Chicago
- 2005–2009: Atlanta Braves Play-by-play on TBS, Peachtree TV and Atlanta Braves Radio Network
- 2007–2009: MLB on TBS Lead play-by-play
- 2010–present : Atlanta Braves Baseball