He’s giving the details of the latest story when he abruptly stops mid-sentence and looks down at his phone. How about you take a second to live in the moment, Adam?
He gives a quick blurb to update the anchor and audience on the scoop he received. By the time he’s done talking, a tweet is up announcing the news to the world.
Schefter is the master of breaking NFL news, whether that be on live television or on social media in the wee hours of the night.
He was a pacesetter in starting this trend, and his paycheck proves it.
Early Life & Career
Schefter’s birth place is Valley Stream, New York. He grew up in the Long Island community of Bellmore, New York, where he attended John F. Kennedy High School. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan — where he was an editor for The Michigan Daily — and his graduate degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
The American sportswriter’s career began in the Pacific Northwest as an intern for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He later moved to Denver, Colorado and wrote for the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post. While in Colorado, he covered the Denver Broncos.
The sportscaster used to sub for Woody Paige on ESPN’s Around the Horn and also appeared on The Sports Reporters. He did some NFL preseason work with NBC as a sideline reporter in 2008.
Schefter joined the NFL Network team in 2004. His duties included television appearances on NFL Total Access and writing for NFL.com.
Personal Life & Other Ventures
The sports media member met his wife Sharri Maio on a blind date and married her 11 months later. Sharri brought her son Devon from her previous marriage into the new relationship. Her first husband Joe Maio died in the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks.
Maio and Schefter have a daughter named Dylan together.
The NFL reporter had a cameo in Adam Sandler’s The Longest Yard.
The NFL television analyst officially joined ESPN in 2009. Today, he holds the title of Senior NFL Insider.
He hosts his own podcast for ESPN audio called The Adam Schefter Podcast. The podcast was formerly called Know Them From Adam: The Adam Schefter Show.
In addition to breaking the latest NFL news to his 8.3 million Twitter followers, Schefter has written several books.
His bibliography includes The Class of Football: Words of Hard-Earned Wisdom from Legends of the Gridiron; TD: Dreams in Motion: The Memoirs of the Denver Broncos’ Terrell Davis with Terrell Davis; Think Like A Champion: Building Success One Victory at a Time with Mike Shanahan; Romo: My Life on the Edge: Living Dreams and Slaying Dragons; and The Man I Never Met: A Memoir.
Adam Schefter Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Adam Schefter’s estimated net worth is $4 million. Schefter makes $1.2 million per year.
Schefter signed a five-year contract extension with ESPN in 2016. The new contract included his podcast, some occasional NBA sideline reporting, and sideline reporting for ESPN’s 2017 NFL Wild Card coverage.
His annual salary is sure to increase in a new deal.