Max Kellerman - Updated Feb 2024

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Max Kellerman

Max Kellerman is an American sports television personality. Max Kellerman is mostly popular for his boxing commentary on HBO World Championship Boxing and HBO Boxing After Dark. Currently, he works as the co-host of the ESPN talk show First Take.

Early Life and Childhood

Max Kellerman was born on 6th August 1973 and is currently 50 years old. He was born in The Bronx and grew up in Greenwich Village with his family. He was the eldest among the 4 brothers in the Kellerman family.

However, his younger brother Sam was murdered On October 17, 2004. Former boxer James Butler is behind the murder.

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Caption: Max with brother Sam
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Kellerman attended PS 41 in Greenwich Village as a preschooler. Later in 1991, he joined Hunter College High School. After graduating from high school, he was admitted to  Columbia University to pursue a  degree in History.

Max Kellerman – Net Worth 2024

Kellerman has dedicated most of his life to sports broadcasting and boxing commenting. His life work has earned him a net worth of $8 million, However, his annual salary under the ESPN contract is still under review.


Max Kellerman is married to their beloved wife Erin. The couple has three daughters together namely, Esther, Sam, and Mira. The family lives happily together.

Career and Professional Life

Sports Broadcasting

As a teenager, Kellerman had started his broadcasting journey. Back then he hosted a TV program called Max on Boxing on a New York City public-access television cable. However, his career journey took a step up after graduation.

In the late 90s, ESPN hired Kellerman as an analyst on its boxing series Friday Night Fights. After working as an analyst for a few years, he got his show Around the Horn in November 2002.

Although the show was an incredible hit, Killman and ESPN could not reach an agreement. Consequently, he left the network in 2004.

From there he moved to host I, on Fox Sports Net with Michael Holley and Bill Wolff. Despite gathering the highest ranking the show was canceled the following year. Later he signed with MSNBC as a permanent contributor on its show Tucker.

Apart from this Kellerman also cohosted Spike TV’s 2006 series, King of Vegas.

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Caption: Max Kellerman in the set of ESPN’s First Take.
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Kellerman’s 1050 ESPN Radio Journey began on August 21, 2006. He hosted WEPN at 7 PM with Sid Rosenberg. He had a rollercoaster journey with ESPN changing broadcast time, duration, and cohost multiple times.

Subsequently, Kellerman and ESPN Radio mutually ended their relationship on March 9, 2009.

Midst the ESPN Radio contract, HBO had hired Killerman for Boxing After Dark telecasts.

He later moved to the HBO World Championship Boxing main team alongside Jim Lampley, Harold Lederman, and Roy Jones JrHBO was a great platform for him yet he had to lose his job with HBO leaving the boxing business at the end of 2018.

After that, he signed a multiyear contract with ESPN for the network’s boxing coverage. Apart from this, Killerman has worked for CNN, ESPNLA 710


In 2006, Max Kellerman made his debut in his acting career. He appeared in the film Rocky Balboa alongside Lampley and Merchant. He continued appearing in movies like Creed as a reporter and The Wedding Bout and Real Husbands of Hollywood as himself.


The Sports Emmy Awards nominated Max Kellerman in the category of Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst in the year 2002. Despite being amazing at his work he couldn’t take home the award.

Max Kellerman – Social Media

As a reporter by profession. Kellerman also keeps connecting to the public via various social media sites. He has a massive number of followers on Twitter @maxkellerman which counts to 533.1K.

This number even exceeds his Instagram followers which is 182k. However, his followers on Facebook are comparatively low which is around 18k.

Body Measurement

46 years old Max still has a fit and healthy body. He stands the height of 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 70 kg. His other body features include blue eyes.

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Caption: Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith with a guest in their TV show First Take
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