Sports reporting and writing is a reputable job for now but at the time John Travis Clayton began his career in it wasn't like the same. However, he kept on going with his job and gained the popularity he wanted and deserved from his job. But how much the job paid him?
The current National Football League writer and former ESPN reporter Clayton earned a handsome amount of money through his profession. His devotion to the profession for over forty years paid him a lot of money and he gained the limelight he wanted as well.
After spending almost 45 years in the sports journalism, John is a multimillionaire man no doubt. His earnings and salary make a whopping net worth of him counted in million dollars. However, we are unable to tell his exact figurative net worth at the moment.
Famous American sportscaster John Clayton, Source: United.agronaplo.hu
Journalist John Clayton is one of the highest paid mans at the ESPN network of all time. According to the source, the 62-year-old man earns a whopping annual salary of around $6.5 million. It is almost $ 2.5 million more per year income of him than he made in the NFL.
John Clayton, Source: fowlersullivanfuneralhome.com
The million dollar man Clayton, however, wouldn't get any more money from the ESPN network as he said a sweet goodbye to the network by the end of May 2017. He used the classic hilarious tweet to end his association with the network on 31st May.
John Clayton started his job as a sports journalist in 1976 officially. But he started covering the sports while he was a student at Churchill Area High School. After doing a lot of small jobs, he finally settled as the Steelers beat writer at the press; worked until 1986.
His career swerved after he joined the ESPN network in 1995. At the beginning, he worked as a reporter but later, he added his duty for a weekly radio show during the NFL offseason. As a radio journalist, he remained a frequent contributor to KJR and hosted its ''Sports Saturday" on Saturday morning.
Former ESPN sports journalist John Clayton, Source: twobillsdrive.com
He collected some awards and recognition during his active career in sports journalism. Clayton received the Dick McCann Memorial Award in 2007, from the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the sports hall of fame of his University, from the Duquesne University in 2001.