Anyone who is a keen sports follower probably knows who Heidi Watney is. The native of California, Heidi Watney is a popular sportscaster of this age. She has worked with many popular ad reputed companies and networks. She worked as a sports journalist and reporter in networks like New England Sports Network(NESN), ESPN Radio 1430 KFIG, Ultimate Red Sox, MLB Network, Quick Pitch, and so on.
A journalism graduate from the University of San Diego, she has indeed risen up the benchmark for all the sports journalists of the world. Know more about her below:
Received Scholarship At University of San Diego- All On Heidi Watney Early Life & Academics
Born on 19th May 1981 in Fresno, California, the USA, Hedi is one among the five children. Not much on her family background is out except the name of her parents: Mike Watney and Paula Watney. As of October 2021, the MLB Network reporter is 40 years old.
Regarding her academics, Watney attended Clovis West High School. She had a keen interest in gymnastics, cheerleading, and so on since she was a schoolgirl. Then, she went to the University of San Diego on an academic scholarship & graduated in 2003 with a degree in journalism.
The American sportscaster with a height of 5 feet 8 inches is conscious of her health & fitness. She has a slim body figure with a measurement of 32-24-36. Her bright blonde hair and dark blue eyes greatly benefit her bold and beautiful personality.
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Career As a Sportscaster: Involvements in MLB & Quick Pitch
There is no denying that the California-born Heidi Watney is among the sort-out sportscasters but it didn’t come up in a snap. In the early days, she sought interest in pageantry & modeling before the journalism fever embraced her.
The University of San Diego alumna competed in ‘Miss California USA’ three times before graduation. Although she didn’t win in any, she managed to be a finalist and runner-up in all three seasons.
After graduation, Heidi began working as a reporter in KFLG-AM radio in Fresno. To expand her interest and profession, she joined KUSI News in San Diego, California as a sports reporter and assistant producer. Later on, she left that job and started working for ESPN Radio 1430 KFIG as a sports anchor and host. It gave her a huge success and audience.
In September 2003, Watney started working in KMPH-TV(Fox 26) as a morning traffic reporter. As she showed good progress, she became a weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter for the same TV since 2005. After working there for 5 years, she moved to Massachusetts and worked at New England Sports Network(NESN). She gained huge popularity as she worked there.
Then, she served as a gameday reporter for Boston Red Sox, Ultimate Red Sox, and Red Sox Report. After working for some years, she left the job at Red Sox as well.
In search of wider horizon, Watney worked as reporter in Time Warner Cable SportsNet in January 2012. Later on, she went to collaborate with MLB Network as the studio host of the network. Additionally, she has worked for Quick Pitch, Nightly Highlights, and Hot Stove as well.
Indeed, she has left an amazing charm everywhere she has worked in.
Relationship Details- Who is Heidi Watney Husband? Any Children?
The Miss California USA participant shares a very happy married life with her beloved husband, Mike Wickham. Mike is an American director of the baseball operation at Miami Marlins LLC.
The couple tied knots on 31st December 2014 in Edgewater, New Jersey. They married each other happily in presence of their family, friends and well-wishers. Reportedly, the lovebirds visited Bora Bora for their honeymoon.
They experienced the happiness of parenthood on 26th April 2018 as they welcomed their first child, Jaxson Wickham, aka Jax. He is 3 years old as of 2021. The duo welcomed their second son, Chase Dustin Wickham in December 2020. With the arrival of Chase, they have now become parents of two little champs.
Reportedly, Heidi is the first girlfriend of Mike. However, the case is not same for Heidi.
The American sportscaster had three relationships before him. Reportedly, Watney had a fling with baseball player Jacob Edward Peavy before she got in a relationship with another baseball player Jason Varitek in 2008.
But they broke up later. Shortly after, the young model-cum-sportscaster began dating American baseball infielder Nick Green. Like the past two failed relationships, the connection was extinguished too. However, the reasons for all these breakups are still out of public knowledge
Wickham family is enjoying a beautiful and happy family life for now. They seem to be loving, caring and having mutual relationship among one another. There are no any signs of conflict or divorce. They are deeply in love with each other and the world knows it.
How Much Is Net Worth of Heidi Watney?
Watney has worked for almost two decades now. The MLB Network host & reporter started at 21 in 2002 and still continues to work with the same beauty & increased confidence as she walks in her 40s. Obviously, with such a successful career & fame, she does enjoys the perks of the incredible sum of money.
As of 2021, Heidi Watney has an estimated net worth in the range of $3 million– $5 million. All the credits go to her hard work & proficiency as a journalist. Reportedly, a sportscaster in the United States earns a salary of $55,000 on average, but it may go as high as $240,000 annually depending on workload & proficiency.
In addition, the looks and personality of the multi-millionaire facilitates her to be featured in many ads and endorsement deals. Needless to say, she must earn a lot from those sources as well. The mother of a son is living a wonderful and luxurious life as seen in her social media handles. She has worked hard and gained a lot of wealth as well as fans from her hard work.