Joe Schmit KSTP, Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Cancer, Books, Net Worth

Joe Schmit Biography

Joe Schmit is an American sports broadcaster known for his work as a weekend sports anchor for stations such as KCRG-TV and WKBT-TV. Likewise, he is an author known for books such as Silent Impact and The Impact Blueprint. He is also an entrepreneur as well as a speaker.

How old is Joe Schmit? – Age

The sportscaster is 43 years old as of 2023. He was born on November 13, 1980, in Seymour, Wisconsin, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Joe Schmit? – Height

Schmit is 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

Joe Schmit Mother, Father – Family

Joe was born to his parents in Seymour, Wisconsin, United States of America. It is known that his father was a tax accountant and wanted him to be a dentist. However, he has not disclosed any details regarding his father or mother to the public. It is also not clear whether he has any siblings or not.

Joe Schmit Education

Schmit enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he studied and graduated with a degree in Mass Communications.

Is Joe Schmit Married? – Wife

Joe is currently married to his lovely wife, Laura Schmit. It is known that the couple runs Minnesota’s largest food shelf known as VEAP. They chaired a successful $4 million capital campaign for the firm. Presently, he resides in Bloomington along with his wife and children.

Sportscaster and Author Joe Schmit Photo
Sportscaster and Author Joe Schmit Photo

Joe Schmit Children

The author and his wife Laura have been blessed with three children. However, details regarding their private lives are still unclear.


Schmit is a vastly recognized journalist who joined KSTP-TV in 1985. Before KSTP-TV, he served as the Sports Director for WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Most noteworthy, he has worked as a weekend sports anchor for both KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Throughout his career, it is known that he excels in two areas: delivering outstanding returns on client investments. Likewise, he guides them through the complexities of team-building. With 30 years of experience, he brings extensive research on successful leaders and organizations.

On the other hand, he is a dedicated youth mentor who is very active in Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He served as the past president and board member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities. Over 16 years, he raised over $3 million for the organization through the Joe Schmit Celebrity Golf Tournament.

In 2000, Joe received the Jim Kelly Distinguished Service Award and the Odyssey Award for his dedication to youth mentorship in 2001. Additionally, he was honored as the JDRF Community Leader of the Year in 2005.


Schmit was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma known as MALT lymphoma. As a result, he underwent treatment and gracefully recovered. He is an active member of the MG Charities in the fight against brain cancer for which he won the Mike Givens Award.


  • Silent Impact: Stories of Influence Through Purpose, Persistence, & Passion
  • The Impact Blueprint
  • The Right Thing to Do: The Joe Mauer Story


  • 18 Emmy Awards
  • National Television Academy
  • National Headliner Award
  • Mike Givens Award

Joe Schmit’s Net Worth

Citing his career, Joe sits at a net worth that ranges between $100,000 and $1 Million (Approx.).


You can find and follow Schmit on Twitter using the account name: @JoeSchmitKSTP

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