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Ernie Johnson

Ernie Johnson

Keynote Speaker: Sports Broadcaster for Turner Sports & CBS Sports

Ernie Johnson Biography

Ernie Johnson, Jr. is one of sport’s most respected and loved personalities. The four-time Sports Emmy Award winner and host of TNT’s “Inside the NBA” has helped audiences break down games and belly laugh for decades. Ernie is also the host for NBA TV’s popular “Fan Night” and a host for Turner and CBS’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship coverage. He is the lead play-byplay announcer for Turner’s coverage of Major League Baseball and the PGA Championship, and has covered the National Football League, The British Open, Wimbledon and the Olympics. In addition to his professional accolades and lifetime achievement awards, Ernie has earned honors recognizing his incredible actions off-camera, including the first-ever John Wooden Keys to Life Award and a Musial Award, both of which salute characteristics such as integrity, faith, and good sportsmanship. He is also a Georgia Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

Maybe more impressive than his professional fame and recognition is Ernie’s innate ability to connect with people on a human level. His willingness to discuss topics such as the adoption of his and his wife Cheryl’s children, including their special needs son Michael; the death of his father and best friend, iconic sportscaster and pitcher Ernie Johnson; and his own battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma has endeared him and given hope to millions.

In his new book, UNSCRIPTED: THE UNPREDICTABLE MOMENTS THAT MAKE LIFE EXTRAORDINARY, Ernie takes readers behind the scenes of those very moments. With grace and humility, Ernie gives readers a look at TV’s most popular shows and broadcasts, as well as into the privacy of his own home to share hard-won lessons in being open and slowing down to savor moments that really matter. UNSCRIPTED takes readers back to Ernie’s early days, offering intimate insight into his athletic career, first jobs in TV, falling in love, his close relationship with his father and more. While the book is full of warm tales from Ernie’s youth and hilarious outtakes featuring coworkers Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal, UNSCRIPTED does not stick solely to life’s happy surprises. From the death of his father, the adoption of their special needs children, the health scares of his son Michael, to his battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and much more, Ernie shares the gut-wrenching side of weathering the unexpected with grace, wit, and wisdom. Ernie lives in Braselton, Georgia, with his wife, Cheryl, and their six children, four of whom are adopted.

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Ernie Johnson Videos

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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 including Football, Sports and Athlete. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ernie Johnson for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $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 Inky Johnson, Magic Johnson and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ernie Johnson for an upcoming event.

Ernie Johnson Videos

Ernie Johnson: 'Make somebody's life Better' 'There's value in ...
University of Georgia Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker: Ernie ...
Ernie Johnson: Only Time Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith Was ...
Ernie Johnson's Incredible Perspective on the 2016 Election ...

Ernie Johnson Reviews

  • Great experience with All American Entertainment and their team. I highly recommend Ernie Johnson, Jr. as a speaker. He was one of the best we have ever had for our event. So inspiring and funny!
    Texas Health Resources Foundation - Nov 13 2020

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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 including Football, Sports and Athlete. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ernie Johnson for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $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 Inky Johnson, Magic Johnson and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ernie Johnson for an upcoming event.

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