Jim Nantz’s wife Courtney Nantz is his second and far more youthful attempt at marital bliss. He pays his first wife the grand amount of $918,000 dollars per year in alimony. Nantz also reportedly makes an insane salary of $7 million a year. Let this be a lesson: if you are at the top of the broadcasting world, you will make bank, and there’s a small chance you will have to funnel 1/7th of that fortune to a third party you were once married to.
Courtney is a former executive at IMG, which is kind of like the Toyota of sports management agencies (from what I understand). It’s a large and powerful agency similar to the one Jerry Maguire worked at. Yes, all of my sports agency references revolve around that dumb movie. Jim Nantz’s wife Courtney is a smart cookie, and she’s also just had the couple’s first child, a girl. Aside from entering the world of motherhood, Courtney is supporting Jim’s venture into winemaking. He’s a regular Drew Bledsoe in that regard. his wine is called “The Calling,” which is some sort of weird reference to him calling sports games. He’s kind of obsessed with that, as far as I can tell– because he refers to the fact that he gets to broadcast as “magical.”
Additionally, the couple can take credit for helping out in the mammoth fight against Alzheimers. Jim himself has opened a special building at the Methodist Hospital in Houston called the Nantz National Alzheimer Center. This is pretty huge, folks. How many athletes or media personalities can you think of that open an entire center for helping people? Yes, it’s common for them to do charity events and benefits, but this is the big leagues here. High marks for Mr. Nantz and young Courtney.