Jeremy Schaap is an American author, television reporter, and sportswriter. He is an elven time Emmy Award winner for his contribution in ESPN’s SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, and E:60. Jeremy is known for his participation in ABC World News Tonight and Nightline.
Jeremy Schaap is also an author of the Greatest Upset in Boxing History (Houghton Mifflin); New York Times best-seller, Cinderella Man; James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics.
Jeremy Schaap is the son of Dick Schaap, who was also an American broadcaster, sportswriter and author. Likewise, Jeremy seems to get most of his qualities from his father. The Associated Press Sports Editor honored Dick Schaap posthumously with the Red Smith Award in 2002.
He was also a part of into the Nassau County Sports Hall of fame, which created a Dick Schaap Award for outstanding journalism. Dick Schaap died on December 21, 2001, because of complications from hip replacement surgery on that September.
Lawsuit for Medical Malpractice on Jeremy’s Dad
Jeremy’s family and estate members filed a lawsuit against three physicians and Lenox Hill Hospital, claiming that Dick died of medical malpractice. His family filed the case two years before his surgery.
Dick was on a medication called amiodarone to treat an irregular heartbeat. Amiodarone can cause Lungs damage known as pulmonary amiodarone toxicity. Dick had given an X-ray for his chest which showed that he had lung damage. Just after three days of his surgery, according to their litigant, Dick had difficulty in breathing and diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Dick died in the hospital three months after the surgery. Therefore, the litigant had also claimed that doctors should have postponed dick’s surgery until the recovery of his Lungs.
The court had dismissed the allegation against the hospital by the fact that the physicians were not the employees of the hospital. The litigant claimed against all the three physicians that they went to trial on 2005 in Manhattan. Later, After nine days of deliberations, a jury found that the physicians were negligent but the only physician who was a cardiologist not looking at the pre-operative chest x-ray on July 1, 2001. The board compensated the litigant with $1.95 million for the damage.
Dick Schaap had six children, and Jeremy was one of them. Jeremy had five siblings: Renee, Michelle, Joanna, Kari, and David. He also has an uncle William Schaap who is a lawyer.
Jeremy Schaap’s wife is Jocelyn Schelin with whom he married on 20 September 2008 and had three kids: two girls and a daughter.
Jeremy Schaap has made many contributions in the field of literature, journalism, and entertainment. On the other hand, he is a writer, a journalist, and also a television producer. Jeremy is famous for his regularity in ESPN television series Sportscenter. According to the celebrity net worth website, Jeremy has a NetWorth of $700 thousand.
Jeremy’s Short Bio
Jeremy Schaap was born on August 23, 1969, in New York City. His current age is 49. Jeremy was also a member of Quill and Dagger society. Moreover like his father Dick Schaap, Jeremy is also a scholar from Cornell Univesity and a former editor at The Cornell Daily Sun.
Jeremy Schaap won the “Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Writing” at 2005 Emmys, an award named after his father, for an ‘Outside The lines’ titling “Finding Bobby Fischer.” He has published articles from various mediums viz. ESPN The Magazine, Time, Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Sports Illustrated.
Jeremy Schaap is also doing the podcast in which he is doing investigative reporting and offbeat stories, which are all related to sports.