Tom Joyner Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Tom Joyner

Biography / Wiki

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 a few R&B songs being aired in between.

He is the founder of Reach Media Inc,, and the 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, and his height is 5’10” tall. This prominent personality weighs 70 kg in Kilograms or 154 lbs in Pounds. He will turn 73 years old. He has a twinkling black color eye and 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).

Net Worth

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 Alabama, 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 the 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.


Tom Joyner

Real Name Thomas Joyner
Birth Place Tuskegee, Alabama, USA
Date Of Birth November 23, 1949
Age 73 Years
Height In centimeters – 177 cm

In feet inches – 5’10”

Weight In kilograms – 70 kg

In pounds – 154 lbs

Eye Color Black
Hair Color Bald
Profession Radio Personality
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
School High School
College Tuskegee University
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town Alabama, USA
Debut Not known
Fathers Name Hercules L. Joyner


Tom Joyner with his father
Tom Joyner with his father

Mothers Name Frances Joyner
Brothers Albert Joyner


Tom Joyner with his brother
Tom Joyner with his brother

Sister None

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

Girlfriends Not known
Marital Status Divorced
Wife Dora Chatmon


Dora Chatmon
Dora Chatmon

Donna Richardson

Tom Joyner with his ex-wife Donna
Tom Joyner with his ex-wife Donna

Children Son – Thomas Joyner Jr, Oscar Joyner


Tom Joyner with his sons
Tom Joyner with his sons

Tom 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.
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