Early Life and Sports Broadcasting Career
Max Kellerman was born to Henry Kellerman and Linda Kellerman in New York City, New York, and attended Hunter College High School before going off to Columbia University.
While just a teenager, Kellerman began making appearances on United States’ public-access cable television with a program called Max on Boxing, which managed to gain some popularity.
After graduating from Columbia, Kellerman joined ESPN as an analyst for its boxing series, Friday Night Fights.
Kellerman left Fox Sports and returned to ESPN as the host of a radio show, which eventually became The Max Kellerman Show. He also featured as a guest in various ESPN programs, including SportsCenter and Pardon the Interruption.
Following his career in radio, Kellerman returned to cover the sport he was most passionate about: boxing. Kellerman joined HBO and moved up to the HBO World Championship Boxing team. He was a color commentator for Boxing After Dark and covered the highly-coveted fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
Kellerman served a brief stint for CNN in 2010 before re-joining ESPN as the radio host of Max & Marcellus, alongside former NFL player Marcellus Wiley, replacing Andrew Siciliano and former NBA player Mychal Thompson, the father of Klay Thompson. Kellerman then went on to host the ESPN talk show SportsNation alongside Wiley and Michelle Beadle.
Kellerman formerly hosted ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim, one of the network’s most popular programs, until September 2021. Now, the former HBO Boxing commentator co hosts the morning show Keyshawn, JWill and Max on ESPN Radio.
His career in sports broadcasting has earned him a fortune, and according to Celebrity Net Worth, Kellerman’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million.
Max Kellerman’s Wife and Family
The American sports television personality is married to his wife, Erin Manning Kellerman, who works as an attorney, and have been married since 1994. The pair reportedly met in high school and started dating during college.
The couple have three daughters together: Esther, Sam and Mira Kellerman. Sam is named after Kellerman’s late brother, Sam Kellerman, who was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment in 2004.
While Max and Erin are happily married, in 2014, Kellerman let slip a dark detail from their past which resulted in him being suspended from ESPN for domestic violence, per the New York Daily News.
While on the ESPN-LA radio show Mason & Ireland, Kellerman revealed that while at a college party, Erin, his then-girlfriend slapped him, and that he slapped her back. His comments were particularly unsettling considering the incident occurred just weeks after Ray Rice was suspended from the NFL. The comments aired briefly on an ESPN podcast, which was removed shortly after.
The suspension was the only repercussion for Kellerman, and he and his wife are still happily married.
The couple keep their personal life private on social media, with neither sharing photos of each other publicly.