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At TNT, Ernie Johnson known as "E.J.", works as the studio host for the network's coverage of the NBA, working pregame and halftime shows, as well as hosting the network's famous studio show that airs after each NBA doubleheader, Inside the NBA. At the end of each broadcast, Ernie presents "E.J.'s Neat-o-Stat of the Night," which has become a popular part of the show. For all NBA-related shows, Johnson is joined by former NBA stars Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley, and, on occasion, Magic Johnson and/or Reggie Miller. In addition to working basketball, Johnson is also the play-by-play announcer for TNT's PGA TOUR coverage. At TBS, Johnson works as the studio host for their coverage of college football. In 2002, Johnson was co-winner of the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host, tying with Bob Costas of NBC and HBO. It was the first time Johnson had been nominated for a Sports Emmy.

Johnson's past work at TNT included roles as studio host for The Championships, Wimbledon from 2000 to 2002, in addition to working several roles at the 1994, 1998, and 2001 Goodwill Games, as well as the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. He also co-hosted Barkley's now-defunct talk show, Listen Up! Past work at TBS also included working as studio host for their NBA coverage. Johnson also called weightlifting for NBC's coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Johnson's career began in 1977 while he was still a student at the University of Georgia, taking a job as the news and sports director for the radio station WAGQ-FM in Athens, Georgia. He held that job until 1978. In 1979, Johnson began his broadcasting career in Macon, Georgia, joining WMAZ-TV after graduating. He worked there as a news anchor until 1981, when he moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina to work as a news reporter at WSPA-TV. Johnson moved back to Georgia in 1982, this time taking a job in Atlanta at WSB-TV as a general assignment news reporter. He became the station's weekend sports anchor and reporter in 1983. He held those jobs until 1989, when he left to join Turner Sports. From 1993 to 1996, Johnson called Atlanta Braves baseball games for SportSouth (now FSN South), where he had a unique broadcaster partner his father, Ernie Johnson Sr., a former Major League Baseball pitcher and Braves play-by-play announcer.

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Ernie Johnson Biography

At TNT, Ernie Johnson known as "E.J.", works as the studio host for the network's coverage of the NBA, working pregame and halftime shows, as well as hosting the network's famous studio show that airs after each NBA doubleheader, Inside the NBA. At the end of each broadcast, Ernie presents "E.J.'s Neat-o-Stat of the Night," which has become a popular part of the show. For all NBA-related shows, Johnson is joined by former NBA stars Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley, and, on occasion, Magic Johnson and/or Reggie Miller. In addition to working basketball, Johnson is also the play-by-play announcer for TNT's PGA TOUR coverage. At TBS, Johnson works as the studio host for their coverage of college football. In 2002, Johnson was co-winner of the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host, tying with Bob Costas of NBC and HBO. It was the first time Johnson had been nominated for a Sports Emmy.

Johnson's past work at TNT included roles as studio host for The Championships, Wimbledon from 2000 to 2002, in addition to working several roles at the 1994, 1998, and 2001 Goodwill Games, as well as the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. He also co-hosted Barkley's now-defunct talk show, Listen Up! Past work at TBS also included working as studio host for their NBA coverage. Johnson also called weightlifting for NBC's coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Johnson's career began in 1977 while he was still a student at the University of Georgia, taking a job as the news and sports director for the radio station WAGQ-FM in Athens, Georgia. He held that job until 1978. In 1979, Johnson began his broadcasting career in Macon, Georgia, joining WMAZ-TV after graduating. He worked there as a news anchor until 1981, when he moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina to work as a news reporter at WSPA-TV. Johnson moved back to Georgia in 1982, this time taking a job in Atlanta at WSB-TV as a general assignment news reporter. He became the station's weekend sports anchor and reporter in 1983. He held those jobs until 1989, when he left to join Turner Sports. From 1993 to 1996, Johnson called Atlanta Braves baseball games for SportSouth (now FSN South), where he had a unique broadcaster partner his father, Ernie Johnson Sr., a former Major League Baseball pitcher and Braves play-by-play announcer.

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  • How to book Ernie Johnson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ernie Johnson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ernie Johnson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ernie Johnson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ernie Johnson?

    Booking fees for Ernie Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ernie Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ernie Johnson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ernie Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ernie Johnson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ernie Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ernie Johnson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ernie Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ernie Johnson for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ernie Johnson generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Herman "Herm" Edwards, Howie Long, Ed McCaffrey, Fran Tarkenton and Vince Papale. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ernie Johnson for an upcoming event.

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