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An American host Tom Joyner is known for his association with “The Tom Joyner Morning Show”. On his show, he commented on daily news and sports events along with few R&B songs being aired in between.
He is the founder of Reach Media Inc, BlackAmericaWeb.com, and Tom Joyner Foundation. He is known for being the first African-American to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Height / Weight / Age
Tom Joyner is 177 cm and in feet inches, his height is 5’10” tall. This prominent personality weighs 70 kg in Kilograms or 154 lbs in Pounds. In November 2021, he will turn 72 years old. He has a twinkling black color eye and has a bald head.
He has a stunning physique with the following body measurements 42 inches chest, 33 inches waist, and 37 inches hips. His biceps size is 16 inches whereas his shoe size is 11 (US).
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Tom Joyner is $8 million USD approximately. His monthly salary is $25,000.
Education / Family
Tom Joyner was born on November 23, 1949, as Thomas Joyner. He was raised along with his brother Albert Joyner in Albama, USA. He belongs to a well-educated family and is the son of Frances Joyner and Hercules L. Joyner who were graduates of historically black colleges. Along with his brother he had attended Tuskegee University.
While growing up, he aspired to become a musician and hence joined a band “The Commodores” along with his friend Lionel Richie who is now one of the judges of “American Idol”. But his parents didn’t encourage him to pursue his passion as the bands did not make enough money at that time.
|Real Name||Thomas Joyner|
|Birth Place||Tuskegee, Alabama, USA|
|Date Of Birth||November 23, 1949|
|Age||72 years (as in 2021)|
|Height||In centimeters – 177 cm
In feet inches – 5’10”
|Weight||In kilograms – 70 kg
In pounds – 154 lbs
|Home Town||Alabama, USA|
|Fathers Name||Hercules L. Joyner
|Mothers Name||Frances Joyner|
Career / Fashion And Style
Tom Joyner has started his career in broadcast media just after graduation. He has been working in various radio stations since early 1978. He made his debut from the morning show WVON which he left in three months to work with its competitor WBMX-FM.
In 1985, he hosted two shows, in the morning at KKDA-FM (K104) in Dallas and later in the afternoon at WGCI-FM in Chicago. He managed to work for both programs for eight years by flying between two cities daily. He had received his major breakthrough from hosting a nationally syndicated program “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” in 1994.
He hosted the show for more than 25 years until he announced his retirement on December 13, 2019. Later in 2005, the one-hour TV show The Tom Joyner Show” was launched which attracted advertisers like Chrysler, Walmart, McDonald’s, and many more.
Along with the writers Thomas LaVeist and Wil, he has published a book titled “Tom Joyner Presents How To Prepare For College. As an actor, he appeared in two films “The Gospel” and “Madea Goes To Jail”. In 2015, he was honored with the “Humanitarian Award” at the 2015 BET Awards.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More
Tom Joyner was first married to Dora with whom he has two sons named Oscar and Thomas Jr. His first marriage didn’t go along and hence got divorced. Later he got married to Donna Richardson who is a celebrity aerobics instructor-fitness expert. The couple got married on July 29, 2000, in Jamaica. After being married 12 years to Donna, the couple got separated
|Children||Son – Thomas Joyner Jr, Oscar Joyner
Some Interesting Facts About Tom Joyner
- Tom Joyner is being nicknamed “The Fly Jock” and “The Hardest Working Man in Radio”.
- His grandfather Oscar, was the only black physician in the USA to earn a degree in medicine in 1909.
- While studying at Tuskegee University, he had joined the fraternity Omega Psi Phi.
- At the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, he was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame on January 12, 2008.