An American former tennis player, sportscaster Mary Carillo is also an author of many books. She is also a sport analytic for various channels including Olympics too. Mary is now an established personality with good earning. She won numerous awards and titles. Mary is divorced and is currently staying with her two children. There is a rumor that she is a lesbian because of her harsh voice.
Early Life and Education
Born to Anthony Carillo and Terry Sullivan Carillo on 15th March 1957 in New York City, Mary Carillo is an American and belongs to white ethnicity. She has a brother named, Charlie Carillo, an author and also has a sister named, Gina Carillo, an actor. Her cousin, Mike Francesa is a sports-radio host.
Carillo did her schooling from St. Mary School
Mary started her career from tennis. From 1977-1980, she played professional tennis. She was one of the top tennis players in the country. Carillo ranked 33 in the Women's Tennis Association Rankings in 1980. She also won the French Open mixed double title with John McEnre. She retired from the game because of her knee injury. Carillo is also a former BOD member of the Women's Tennis Association.
Mary was also the tennis analyst in various countries including Olympics too. Mary is known as one of the popular commentator and a host. In various TV networks, she had worked as a host, commentator and sports analyst in shows like- HBO, ESPN, NBC, TNT, CNB, and Bravo. She also appeared in the romantic-comedy movie, ''Wimbledon"(2004).
Carillo showed her skills in writing too. She published many books like- Tennis My Way (1984), Rick Elstein's Tennis Kinetics: With Martina Navratilova (1985) and Tennis Confidential II: More of Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies (2008).
Mary's hard work led her to win various awards. She won the Peabody Award for co-writing HBO documentary, 'Dare To Complete: The Struggle of Women in Sports.' Mary was named Broadcaster of the year by Women's Tennis Association. Furthermore, various magazines like- Toronto Star (1986), World Tennis Magazine (1986) and Tennis Magazine (1988-1991), labeled her as,''Best Commentator''. She was also awarded Sports Emmy Award in 2005. Later on, in 2010, she was the first women in the history to win the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism.
Mary Carillo got married to an Australian tennis instructor, Bill Bowden in 1983. Before dating, each other they were a long time friend. The pair together has two children, Anthony and Rachel. After fourteen years of being married, in 1998, they divorced. Mary took the custody of the children, and now she lives in Florida with her children.
After the separation, Mary has dated anyone which gave birth to rumors about her sexuality. Many of the fans assumed that she was a lesbian because of her husky voice and get up. Mary did not address the rumors so we can say she is straight and single.
The great tennis player, Mary has $5 million as an estimated net worth. The primary source of her income comes from hosting Tv shows, and from her career as a tennis analyst. Carillo is living with her two children in Naples, Florida.