Ernie Johnson – Sports Announcer Superstar and Adoptive Dad

The Louisville Courier-Journal carried a great story yesterday on sports announcer Ernie Johnson.   It reveals that Ernie isn’t just one of the most recognized voices in sports today, he’s also committed follower of Christ and adoptive dad.

Along with two biological children, the family of Ernie and Cheryl Johnson now includes a boy who came from Romania with special needs, a girl from Paraguay and, most recently, two teen girls who were aging out of the foster system in Cleveland.

“It’s rooted in our faith, our Christian faith,” he said. “We’re instructed to care for orphans and widows. We don’t want credit. We don’t want pats on the back. We’re getting a heck of a lot more out of it than they are.”

Read the full story, TNT’s Ernie Johnson combines talk and action.

 TNT studio host Ernie Johnson, right, autographs a hat for Mike Martin of Danville, Ky., at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville during the PGA Championship. Aug. 6, 2014. (Photo: Jessica Ebelhar/The Courier-Journal)
TNT studio host Ernie Johnson, right, autographs a hat for Mike Martin of Danville, Ky., at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville during the PGA Championship. Aug. 6, 2014. (Photo: Jessica Ebelhar/The Courier-Journal)