Jim Nantz, the CBS announcer, is getting a divorce from his wife of 26 years, Lorrie. Jim Nantz cried in front of a judge this week while talking about how their marriage deteriorated due to her “lack of support for his career and [her] excessive spending.” Nantz, who makes more than $7 million a year while calling golf, college basketball, and the NFL for CBS, also revealed on the stand that he has a 29-year-old girlfriend, whom he met while promoting his last book, “Always By My Side.” Jim Nantz is 50.
“In 2004, I got the Man of the Year award from the New York Athletic Club. Rudy Giuliani had been the previous year’s winner and it really meant a lot to me,” he said, his eyes welling with tears. “My mother flew in from Houston, but Lorrie wasn’t there.” Nantz said he was given an oil portrait of himself at the dinner, but Lorrie wouldn’t let him hang it in their Westport home. “It ended up in a warehouse,” he lamented.
The Nantz’s have a full-time nanny/housekeeper for their 15-year-old daughter. Lorrie Nance is seeking alimony in excess of $1.5 million a year, in addition to their 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom house in Westport, Connecticut.
Play-by-play gets tearful in sportscaster’s divorce trial (Connecticut Post)