John Canzano is an American radio talk show host who became widely renowned after serving on Portland’s 102.9-FM and 750 AM ‘The Game‘. Along with it, he is also the lead sports columnist at The Oregonian newspaper in Portland Oregon as well as a sports commentator on KGW-TV, Portland’s NBC affiliate.

The Early life

He was born in the year 1976 in Medford, Oregon, the United States. But, there is no information about his actual date of birth. After his birth, he moved to Gilroy, California and grew up there. There he graduated from Gilroy High School. Then, he attended California State University, Chico and graduated with a B.A. in English in 1995. While studying in Chico, he used to play baseball.

In the Career of John Canzano

He started his career by working at six daily newspapers including The San Rose Mercury News and The Fresno Bee. Later, during the tenure of coach Bob Knight, he covered University of Notre Dame Football and Indiana University Basketball as the beat writer. Then in 2002, he was hired as the lead sports columnist at The Oregonian. Subsequently, he appeared on KGW-TV as a commentator and did analysis on sports.

Furthermore, he has also hosted a radio show called ‘The Bald-Faced Truth‘ on Portland 750 AM ‘The Game‘ and 102.9-FM. Similarly, he has also served as the NFL and Major League Baseball communist at the San Jose Mercury News. Along with it, he is also the member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. His contributions have also shown in GQ magazine and The Sporting News.

Awards and nominations

For his works and contributions, he has been honored with several awards and nominations. He has won a ten-time Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) in four different writing categories including column, investigative reporting, enterprise, and projects. In 2010 and 2015, he was named as the National Sports Communist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists. Similarly, in 2004, 2010, and 2014, he was recognized as the national sportswriter of the Year by The Press Club of Atlantic City. He has also won first place in Special Topic Column Writing in the Best of the West contest in 2013 for his portfolio of columns. Furthermore, he was named as the five-time Oregon Sportswriter of the Year winner (2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, and 2014) by the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). Similarly, he was also named as the ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ by NSMA in 2016.

John Canzano’s Net worth

At current (2018), his net worth is estimated to be approximately $704 million. Being a columnist, according to, his annual income is around $34 thousand. Similarly, he also earns about $65 thousand as a sports commentator in KGW Media group. However, there is no information about his cars and mansion but we can imagine that being a millionaire he must be living a comfortable life in a beautiful and expensive house. Also, we can imagine that he must be using luxury cars for his transportation.

In the Personal life of John Canzano


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At the age of 32, on July 2010, he married an American broadcast journalist Anna Song Canzano who works at KOIN-Television. With his wife, he has three daughters named Dakota, Graziana, and Sojourner. In the 2018 valentine day, he shared his wedding picture to wish his wife on the lover’s day. At current, the couple is living their life happily with their daughters. However, there is no information about his love affairs before and after his marriage.

Facts about John Canzano

For his children in 2009, he founded The Bald Faced Truth Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization extracurricular activities. As of now (2018), he works as a host on a daily radio show called ‘The Bald-Faced Truth‘.

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