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Ernie Johnson Jr. is a three-time Sports Emmy Award winner and host of TNT’s Inside the NBA with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal. He is the studio host for NBA TV’s popular Fan Night and a studio host for Turner and CBS’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship coverage. He is the lead play-by-play announcer for Turner’s coverage of Major League Baseball and the PGA Championship, and has also covered the National Football League, The British Open, Wimbledon, and the Olympics. In 2007 Johnson was presented with the first-ever honorary John Wooden Keys to Life Award, presented by Athletes in Action, which is awarded to individuals who exemplify Wooden’s “Seven Keys to Life,” including character, integrity, and faith. In 2015 he was recognized with a Musial Award, presented in honor of Stan Musial’s legacy by celebrating iconic “good sports” and the year’s greatest moments in sportsmanship. In 2016 his alma mater, the University of Georgia, honored him with the Grady College of Journalism John Holliman Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Bill Hartman Award for Lifetime Achievement from the UGA Athletic Department. Johnson lives in Braselton, Georgia, with his wife, Cheryl, and their six children, four of whom are adopted.

Press Coverage

Sports Spectrum , April 2017

TNT Host Ernie Johnson — “Trust God … Period”

ESPN - Mike & Mike, April 2017

The Barkley Prank That Enraged Ernie Johnson

Sports Illustrated, April 2017

Inside the NBA: The Rise of Ernie, Chuck and Kenny

Sports Illustrated, April 2017

Ernie Johnson: The Steadiest Voice in Sports

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, April 2017

Ernie Johnson Jr. is The Rogue Traffic Cop on 'Inside the NBA'

For the Win, April 2017

Ernie Johnson Once Cut Charles Barkley Out of a Segment Because He Was Furious Over a Prank

Dallas News, April 2017

Diane Ackerman, Tyehimba Jess, Ernie Johnson Jr. and Other Authors on Tour April 2-8 in D/FW

Yahoo! Sports, April 2017

Q&A: Ernie Johnson on Family, Faith, Cancer and Embracing the Unscripted

Phoenix Business Journal, April 2017

TNT Host Ernie Johnson Talks College Hoops and Phoenix Hosting its First Final Four

Yahoo! Sports, April 2017

Q&A: Ernie Johnson Talks 'Inside the NBA,' LaVar Ball and His MVP Pick

Sporting News, April 2017

Ernie Johnson: NCAA Tournament Source of Unity at Time 'Everybody is So Stinking Confrontational'

Dime Magazine, April 2017

Ernie Johnson On His Favorite ‘Inside The NBA’ Moments And Handling The Shaq And Chuck ‘Mayhem’

Awful Announcing, April 2017

AA’s Top @ClippitTV Videos of the Week: Charles Barkley Raving About Ernie Johnson was a Pretty Great Moment

Dime Magazine, April 2017

Charles Barkley Had Amazing Things To Say About TNT Host Ernie Johnson

CBA Christian MARKET, February 2017

Memoirs & Biographies - Unscripted

Publishers Weekly , November 2016

Religion Book Deals: Ernie Johnson, Jr. Goes 'Unscripted' with Baker

Rush to Press, November 2016

Baker Books to Publish Autobiography of Inside the NBA's Ernie Johnson, Jr.: UNSCRIPTED

ESPN E:60, April 2014

Ernie Johnson: My Story

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