Clay Travis Biography

Clay Travis is a well-known American sports journalist, lawyer, radio jockey, and media personality. He is also known to be a successful author of several books. He is well respected and known for his versatile nature. Clay will host the Rush Limbaugh radio show along with Buck Sexton.

Early Life

Clay was born on 6th April 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He was born in a Christian family and is of white Caucasian ethnicity. Clay has not shared much about his family and parents and is also not known to have any siblings. He is believed to be a single child.

Clay has not shared much about his early education but it is known that he graduated from Martin Luther King Magnet at Pearl High School in 1997. He then went on to attend the George Washington University in Washington DC to pursue his bachelor’s degree. He later also enrolled in the Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville and graduated with a post-graduation degree in law.

Clay Travis Career

Clay began his career as a lawyer in the Virgin Islands after finishing law school. In 2005, he joined CBS Sports, writing unpaid articles. In 2006, he left law to pursue journalism, focusing on CBS and writing his first book “Dixieland Delight” in 2007. Later, he edited and wrote for Deadspin, and then became a national columnist for FanHouse. In 2008, he authored “Man: The Book” and the next year, “On Rocky Top”.

Fame

After FanHouse merged with Sporting News in 2011, Clay established Outkickthecoverage.com. His content made the site a top spot for college sports fans. Covering NFL leagues and drafts, he gained recognition and hosted the radio show “Best Sports Radio Hosts We Love to Hate.”

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In 2010, his show was lauded by The Nashville Scene in their “Best of Nashville” list. Clay later hosted radio programs like “3HL” on 104.5 The Zone with Brent Dougherty and Blaine Bishop. He also helmed a national show on NBC Sports and continued on radio until he switched to Fox Sports.

In 2014, Clay launched weekly college football pre-shows, expanding to a full contract covering his media work, including Outkick the Coverage. He initiated a national weekly TV show, “Outkick the Show” airing in 2016. The same year, he began hosting a Fox Sports radio show.

Rush Limbaugh Show

Presently, Clay remains engaged with Fox, hosting diverse programs. In 2018, he authored “Republicans Buy Sneakers Too: How the Left Is Running Sports with Politics.” Recently, it was unveiled that Clay and Buck Sexton would take over the radio show on Premiere Network, once hosted by Rush Limbaugh.

This decision comes after Limbaugh’s passing, aiming to present a fresh perspective without directly replacing him. Clay aspires to carry forward Limbaugh’s legacy and has extended his best wishes. The show is scheduled to debut on July 21.

Controversy

Over time, Clay has drawn considerable media attention due to his statements and actions. His first notable incident came when he publicly criticized his university’s plan to remove “Confederate” from a memorial statue’s name. This led to losing a $3000 deal with Jack Daniels. In the subsequent year, he appeared on CNN to discuss free speech and whether Jemele Hill should be fired for her remarks about Trump and police officers. He advised against her firing.

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A later instance saw him criticized for using inappropriate language, saying the word “boobs” on his radio show. Consequently, he faced bans from both ESPN and CNN. Lately, he’s been consistently in the media spotlight for his comments on the COVID-19 pandemic. Clay has referred to it as “overrated” multiple times on his radio shows, downplaying its severity. His statements on this topic have been widely criticized for their lack of awareness.

Clay Travis Biography

Real Name Clay Travis
Birth Date April 6, 1979
Age (as of 2023) 45 Years
Birth Place Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Nationality American
Profession Sports journalist, Writer & Radio host
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aries

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  165 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Athletic

Family

Father
Mother
Sister
Brother

Qualification/Education

School Martin Luther King Magnet at Pearl High School
College George Washington University, Vanderbilt University Law School

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his Wife? Lara Travis
Children Three

Personal Life

Clay is currently married to his wife, Lara Travis who was earlier a Tennessee Titans cheerleader.  They got married back in 2004 but have not shared any more details about their marriage. The couple has three sons together whose names have not been shared but it is known that the oldest is 12 years old while the youngest son is 6.

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The couple is currently settled in Florida and often spends time with their kids, and also spending time while boxing. They often go on family trips to watch various games live and also visit various places like the Harry Potter studios.

Clay Travis Net Worth

Clay has been working as a journalist, radio host, writer, as well as blogger over the years and, has gained immense popularity and respect. He is well-known among the journalists and radio communities. He has worked hard throughout his career as a radio host and journalist and has earned major income through these professions. His net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $600,000.

Trivia

  • Clay first came under media attention when he wrote about going on a pudding strike for not getting a ticket to watch an NFL game over his personal blog and kept sharing his experience over the blog for weeks.
  • He claimed to have always voted for Barack Obama and never once for the republican party until 2020 when he voted for Trump. He states himself to be racially moderate and against the death penalty.
  • Clay had earlier wished to run for US senator of Tennessee but dropped the idea.
  • He interned for 4 years under US representative Bob Clement during his college years and also worked at Jim Cooper’s US congressional campaign but was fired due to damaging his wife’s car.

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