Dave Meltzer – American Journalist

Published Date   24th Jun. 2018, 14:46 pm
Dave Meltzer – American Journalist
Quick Info
Birth Name:David Allen Meltzer
Birth Place:New York, US
Birth Sign:Scorpio
Spouse: Mary Anne Meltzer
Ethnicity:White
Eye Color:Brown
Hair Color:Brown
Date of Birth:24/10/1959
Age: 59 years old
Nationality:American
Net Worth:$1.9 million
Qualification:Bachelor's degree in Journalism
College:San Jose State University




David Allen Meltzer who is also known as Dave Meltzer is an American Journalist. He is considered as one of the top journalists in the entertainment industry and is majorly known for covering professional wrestling and mixed martial arts.

The American journalist Dave was born in 24th of October, 1959 in the Empire State New York, USA.

Dave has been a publisher and editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON) since the year of 1983. Besides that, he has also written for the Los Angeles Times, The National Sports Daily, Oakland Tribune, and other many more newspapers.

Frank Deford of Sports Illustrated called Dave Meltzer “the most accomplished reporter in sports journalism“.

Dave Meltzer Net Worth and Earnings

Dave Meltzer’s net worth is estimated to be at $1.9 million. His main source of income is from his profession as a Journalist.

Dave Meltzer, Net Worth, Bio,Podcasts

Dave Weltzer has a net worth of $1.9 million. Photo Courtesy: What Culture.

The average earning of an American Journalist is $45,925. Dave exponentially must earn much more than that, because he has been in the industry for over two decades and his experience surely counts as something.

Since Dave mostly covers mixed martial arts and professional wrestling, that must be a plus point for him.


Besides that Dave Meltzer is not just a journalist but also a writer. Since he has been covering about wrestlings from his starting days he has written books mostly with reference to wrestling fans.

Here’s a list of books written by Dave along with its respective prices:

  • Tributes: Remembering some of the World’s Greatest Wrestlers. ($26.85)
  • Tributes II: Remembering More of the Worlds Greatest Wrestlers (Wrestling Observer) ($31.93)

All the money Dave gets from the sales of his books contributes a substantial amount of fortune to his $1.9 million net worth.

Wife, Children, and Family

Dave Meltzer is a family man. He got married to wife Mary Anne Meltzer aka Ann Meltzer in 2002. The two were childhood sweethearts.

Dave Meltzer and his wife Ann Meltzer Image Credit: LTU/Armpit Wrestling

Even though Dave had stated that he will not be marrying, looks like Ann was successful in changing his heart.

Besides being the wife of the famous wrestling journalist, Ann is a former Lacrosse player and the current head coach of the Lawrence Technological University (LTU).

The pair of Dave and Ann Meltzer has two lovely children.

Dave loves commenting about wrestling and mixed martial arts but doesn’t like to disclose information about his family so much so the genders and name of his children are still a mystery.

On October 2016, Dave who rarely misses a Wrestling Observer radio show missed a show. He is the hardest working wrestler reporter there is and has been in the gold standard since the 1980s.

Later information was provided that his mother had suffered a stroke, but at the moment his mother is fit and doing well.

Star Rating System

It was Dave Meltzer who popularized the “star rating” system. He works like a sort of a critic and rates wrestling matches on a scale of ‘zero to five’ sometimes the star goes into negative and sometimes it crosses too.

Kazuchika Okada vs Kenny Omega is the highest rated match by Dave Meltzer, the match got a 7-star rating.

Dave has also reviewed a match between Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa, an unsanctioned match.

The 58 years old American Journalist is so famous for his journalism and radio shows, his talking is often been snipped as short audio podcasts and been uploaded where the fans can specifically listen to the best parts.

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