Who is Heidi Watney?
Born on the 19th of May 1981, in Fresno, California USA, Heidi Watney is a 37-year-old Caucasian sportscaster, host and reporter, perhaps best known as one of the hosts of the MLB Network. Other than that, she has had a number of other positions on various TV networks throughout her career, active in the often lucrative sportscasting business since early in the century.
Early Life and Education
Although she was born in the aforementioned city, Heidi didn’t only grow up there; she is an only child to a military man father named Dean Mitchell Watney, and due to the nature of his job, the family moved around a lot, including living in Vietnam for two years. While Heidi was still very young, her parents divorced, her mother was awarded custody, and they returned to Fresno, where her mother remarried, but Heidi maintained relations with her father. She attended Clovis West High School, where she excelled at diving, gymnastics, hurdles and cheerleading. Eventually she went on to receive a National Merit Scholarship, having enrolled at the University of San Diego upon matriculation. She graduated from the said institution with a Bachelor of Arts degree and high honors, although the exact subject is unspecified. Although unrelated to her education, there’s also the fact that Heidi did modeling before pursuing her present career, since she was a runner up in the 2002 Miss Universe beauty contest.
Heidi’s first reporting job was for a local radio station in her home town, after which she became a sports anchor at ESPN Radio 1430 KFIG, and around the same time at KMPH-TV as well. Although this is unconfirmed, it is believed that she was fired from the job at some point for abusing her boss. In 2008 she became employed at New England Sports Network in Boston, Massachusetts, where she hosted “The Red Sox Report” and “The Ultimate Red Sox Show” until 2011. In that year she was also employed at Time Warner Cable SportsNet, until in September 2012, she obtained a position at the MLB (Major League Baseball) Network, where she is now employed as the host of “Quick Pitch.”
Aside fom broadcasting, Heidi made an appearance in the Dropkick Murphys music video entitled “Going Out in Style.” Additionally, she co-owns a custom-printed baseball bat business with her husband. Additionally, she is a well-known benefactor, having held events in Boston for the Ortiz Children’s fund to aid in pediatric care.
As for Heidi’s romantic involvements, there are quite a few details that are available to the public. First off, she dated professional baseball pitcher Jacob Edward Peavy for a few months before splitting up. In 2008, she entered a relationship with the former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, who retired in 2011 – the two met at Fenway Park, and were seen conversing intimately at a bar in Baltimore in the same year. However, they broke up, and Jason married Catherine Panagiotopoulos in 2011. It is also said that in 2009 Heidi dated baseballer Nick Green, since they were spotted together on multiple occasions. However, on the 31st of December 2014, Heidi joined hands in marriage with Mike Wickham, the Director of Baseball Operations at Miami Marlins LLC, in Edgewater, New Jersey, and spent their honeymoon at Bora Bora. According to her recent Instagram posts, it looks like she and her husband now have a son named Jax, who was born on April 25th 2018.
Meet my little angel… 👼🏼 pic.twitter.com/g6TBBBQYjA
— Heidi Watney (@HeidiWatney) May 1, 2018
What is Heidi Watney’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Heidi Watney is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Heidi’s accumulated wealth is close to $5 million, largely aided by her successes in the news industry, with the greatest contribution coming from her long-term presence at the MLB Network. As her career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.
Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced sportscaster, it is said that her vital statistics are 32-24-36, her height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m), but her current weight is unavailable. Her body shape is generally described as slim, while her hair color is bright blond and her eyes are dark blue. Lastly, her bra, dress and shoe sizes are unknown until specified by the celebrity herself.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active sportscasters to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the TV networks they’re employed at, and thus their own net worth. Heidi herself seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as she is quite ubiquitous on most social networks. Her Facebook account is currently followed by an over 7,000 people, while her Twitter account boasts almost 150,000 followers, and her Instagram account by almost 50,000 fans.