Brett Okamoto is an ESPN mixed martial arts writer who is not afraid to ask hard-hitting questions to the UFC and MMA fighters without the intention of Instigating them.
He is liked by Fans for the way he takes interviews, the way he reports his news, and the way he provides the information in a remarkable fashion that no other sports journalists are capable of.
Brett’s method of reporting is so simple and yet interesting that the viewers who are new to UFC can also understand and would have the interest to watch the show just for the sake of Brett. Moreover, Okamoto is known for his work on 30 for 30 (2009), UFC on ESPN (2019), and X Annual Fighters Only MMA Awards (2018).
Brett Okamoto Age, Birthday, Parents, Heritage, Ethnicity
Born to his parents in the year 1985 in Windsor Colorado, Brett Okamoto is 35 years old. Brett Okamoto celebrates his birthday on the 22nd of October which makes him a Libra.
Now, talking of Brett Okamoto’s parents, father, Stephen Ted Okamoto, and mother, Kim Okamoto, he has not revealed much about them. However, Brett has posted pictures of his beloved parents on his Instagram account. Also, Okamoto, in one of his tweets. has clearly stated that his interest in MMA and writing actually comes to him because of his father.
Since he was in the fifth grade, Brett’s interest in sports writing was already awoken thanks to his father. Also, Brett’s mother is a sweetheart, who created a Twitter account, to like his tweets.
Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing mom, who created a Twitter account JUST so she could like every single one of my tweets on a daily basis. 100 percent she will see this later tonight before she goes to bed, and hit the like button. Love you, mom!
And talking of Brett Okamoto’s ethnicity, he belongs to a mixed ethnic group as his father is Japanese. However, Brett’s mother’s heritage isn’t known.
Brett Okamoto Education
Brett attended Windsor High school in his hometown and graduated with his high school education in 2004. As Brett was into writing from his early life, he spent the last year of his High school writing for two newspapers namely The Greeley Tribune and The Coloradoan. T
Throughout his college years, Brett became the sports editor and writer for The Rocky Mountain which was the Student Newspaper.
Brett Okamoto Career Bio: ESPN, UFC
Initially, Brett was an intern for Sports Illustrated in New York City and worked as a fact-checker. Brett first started his professional career in sports journalism from Sports Illustrated magazine. He has also worked with CNN.com as a sports writer and reporter and later went on to work with Las Vegas Sun Newspaper as Boxing and MMA writer.
In December 2010, Okamoto joined ESPN and since then working as a breaking news reporter, feature writer, analyst, and a one-on-one interviewer for MMA content across linear and digital platforms for ESPN.com. He has also worked as an analyst for ESPN2’s MMA Live and has contributed to ESPN The Magazine.
Brett Okamoto Wife, Married Life, Son
Now talking of this good looking sport’s journalist’s romantic life, he is leading a prosperous one! For those who don’t know, Brett Okamoto is already a married man. So, for those who have a crush on him, Brett is off the market for now.
Okamoto is currently married to his sweetheart wife Jessica Detterer. He and his wife exchanged their wedding vows in September 2012. From their marriage of over 8 years, Brett and his wife have also started their family.
The year 2020, gifted the Okamoto couple with a beautiful baby boy, whom they named Kamryn Thomas Okamoto. Okamoto’s son was born on July 13, 2020. The family is currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada the capital of MMA.
Fun Fact: Brett Okamoto’s wife, Jessica, was born in the year 1987 and celebrates her birthday on October 24; which is two days after Brett’s birthday.
Brett Okamoto Net Worth, Salary, Earnings 2021
Brett is very comfortable in his profession because he loves his job. He loves to interact with athletes and bring their real stories in front of audiences. Okamoto has portrayed well how difficult the life of fighters are, what problems they face in their real life.
It’s not always glittery as Gold and that’s what makes Brett the true sports journalist and different from others. It is estimated that ESPN has been paying Brett an annual salary of more than $85,000. And as of 2021, Brett Okamoto’s net worth is around $500,000. Also, this young man has a very bright future ahead of him, which means his net worth will only rise in the days to come.
Brett Okamoto Social Media
Brett on his Twitter account, which he created in December 2010, keeps tweeting about his news regarding UFC. He never forgets to admire the champions and players. Since his presence on Twitter for 10 years, Brett has gained 213.3k Followers, guess his tweets have been interesting as he himself as a person.
Brett is a lover of UFC, that’s why he keeps posting pictures of UFC events and players, his interview with different athletes in his Instagram account which has to date 170k followers.
Unlike Instagram and Twitter, Bret is not that active on his Facebook account @BokamotoESPN as his last posts is a year ago in June 2019. still, his Fb post and stories have been able to gain 13,361 likes and 23,705 followers.
Quick Wiki Facts and Information on Brett Okamoto
|Full Name/Real Name||Brett Stephen Okamoto|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||22nd of October in 1985|
|Ethnicity||Mixed(Asian and American)|
|Parents||Father: Stephen Ted Okamoto, Mother: Kim E Okamoto|
|Education||Colorado State University|
|Children||1 Baby Boy: Kamryn Thomas Okamoto|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram|
|Hair color||Dark Brown|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|