Chuck Swirsky [Radio Announcer] Facts- Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Gay, Height, Net Worth

Last Updated : January 23, 2023

Who is Chuck Swirsky?

Chuck Swirsky is an American-Canadian Radio and Television Sports announcer and sports director. He is the common name among NBA fans; on his 25th season as an NBA basketball broadcaster, covering his 2000th NBA game between Chicago and Thunder on January 13, 2023.

His fan remembered him for his trademark phrase “Salami & Cheese.” Toronto Raptors used the tagline to advertise Raptors during their NBA 2007-2008 season. In addition, he gains a great connection with his viewers by using the catchy Phrase “Onions, Baby, Onions” when players made 3 points short.

He is a current NBA play-by-play voice of the Chicago Bulls and a former play-by-play voice of the Toronto Raptors.

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Age, Birthday, Nationality

Chuck Swirsky was born on January 30, 1954, 9, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America. As of 2023, he is 68, but he will celebrate his 69th birthday on January 30, 2023. He is Aquarius by zodiac sign based on his birth month and date.

Swirsky is American -Canadian by Nationality. By birth and his parent’s nationality, he is an American. But on January 14, 2008, he became a Canadian citizen, acquiring Canadian nationality.

Chuck is white by ethnicity and follows the Christian religion.

Parents, Sisters

Chuck has had quite intense relationship with his family. As reported by Chicagosuntimes, his father’s name is Arthur Swirsky, a decorated naval officer. His father did not love sports as much as Chuck, but he was fond of playing with cars- tinkering with vehicles and other household project. Unfortunately, his father died of a heart attack at the age of 50, and at that time, Chuck was just a young lad studying at sixth standard.

Paula Swirsky is his mother who takes all the burden of growing her son in the absence of Arthur Swirsky. Besides her job as a teacher, she did two part-time jobs as a clerk(hospital gift shop) and actor(small theatre company) to fulfill her family’s needs. His mother died at 67 in January 1987 from cancer and Leukemia.

He grew up with his two sisters, Jane and Mary. Mary is a flight attendant by profession.

His Career Highlight

He began his broadcasting career in 1979 at WCFL and hosted a nightly sports radio. He has worked for WLUP, Chicago Bulls, WGN radio, Detroit, WJR radio, and Toronto Raptors.

Since he left Toronto Raptors in 2008, he has been associated with the Chicago bulls as a radio play-by-play voice and is on the verge of completing his 25 years of an NBA broadcaster.

Chuck Swirsky's 2000th NBA game as a host
Chuck Swirsky’s 2000th NBA game as a host [source: Instagram]

Educational Background

Despite being born in Norfolk, Virginia, he grew up in Bellevue, Washington, and attended Interlake high school. Then, he enrolled in Ohio University and graduated in Interpersonal Communication.

Chuck Swirsky’s New Wife

Chuck’s new wife’s name is Ann Swirsky. She is his second wife of, Chuck, and Ann has six children.

His first wife’s name is Judy Swirsky. He got married to Judy when they met in 1990 in Wheaton. He has three children with Judy. The detail regarding his relationship with his first wife is still unknown.

Chuck  Swirsky's New Wife
Chuck Swirsky’s New Wife [source: Instagram]

Is Chuck Swirsky Gay?

Chuck Swirsky is not gay; a happily married man. He has 9 children from his first and second wives. Chuck hasn’t declared himself being, and there are no rumors about his queer identity.

Chuck Swiraky’s New Book

Chuck’s New book, “Always A Pleasure,” was released on October 26, 2022. This book is his memoir about his personal life and professional career as a sports broadcaster.

How Tall is Churk Swirsky?

Chuck stands at a medium height of 5 ft. 8 inches or 1.73m and weighs around 66 kg. he looks so handsome in his bald look and carries a beautiful smile and deep voice.

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Net Worth and Salary

Chuck has not disclosed his net worth publicly, so it is difficult to determine his financial information. However, our close analysis estimates his net worth in the region of $1 million – $5 million as of 2023.

He earned a reasonable sum from his more than three-decade of professional careers as a radio and TV host.

Considering the Chicago Bulls reporters/host’s average salary and long career experience, he has an annual income of more than $1,25,000.

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