- 1 Who is Abby Chin?
- 2 Early Life: An Infatuation With Sports
- 3 Education: University of Colorado and Staying Close to the World of Sports
- 4 Early Career: UPN 20 Denver and 850 KOA/ 760 Zone Radio
- 5 Continued Success: ESPN and Raycom Media
- 6 Becoming Famous: CSNNE (NBC) and Covering The Boston Celtics
- 7 Career Achievements
- 8 Personal Life: Is Abby Chin Married? Who is Her Husband Mike Schmidt?
- 9 Body Measurements: How Tall is Abby Chin?
- 10 What is Abby Chin’s Net Worth?
- 11 Social Media Presence
Who is Abby Chin?
Born in the United States of America, on an unspecified date in 1982, “Abigail Abby” Chin is a 36/37-year-old sports journalist, part-time anchor, reporter and writer. She started her career in journalism at UPN 20 Denver, Colorado, which boosted her love for sports, as she covered all major league teams in the state. Eventually, as a reporter at CSNNE, a Boston branch of NBC Sports, Abby rose to fame and became recognized as one of the country’s best sports journalists.
Early Life: An Infatuation With Sports
There is not much information about Abby’s early life or family. A reporter for more than 15 years now, Abby has declined to reveal too much about her private life, which further reinforces the fact that she is a dedicated professional who wants to keep her personal life separate from her career. We do know, however, that she grew up in a Chinese-American family, on one occasion revealing that her father came from China when he was a young man. Abby grew up alongside two sisters, who were her main competitors and role models when it came to sports. An avid athlete, she enjoyed snowboarding, skiing, soccer, track & field and gymnastics, on the school team for both soccer and gymnastics. Unfortunately for the sports world, Abby gave up on the career of a professional athlete when she decided to focus solely on education.
Education: University of Colorado and Staying Close to the World of Sports
After matriculation, Abby enrolled at the University of Colorado, Boulder; this is the most elite campus in the entire UC system, which gave Abby the opportunity to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. Known as one of the best sports schools in the entire country, UC fields no less than 17 varsity sports and is a regular member of Division 1 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA DI). This was the perfect opportunity for young Abby to get practical experience and first-hand insight about the dynamics of sports at the highest echelon. In May 2002, she started her career by getting the position of Sports Intern at KCNC Channel 4. She was still in college at this time, so she only stayed there for seven months.
Early Career: UPN 20 Denver and 850 KOA/ 760 Zone Radio
Upon graduating in 2004, Abby worked as a sideline reporter at UPN 20 Denver, where she interviewed athletes and coaches, writing stories for the station’s official website. Her major was in Broadcast Journalism, which surely came in handy at her first real job. Afterwards, she assumed the position of Sport Inter at several different stations and newspapers, such as 850 KOA/ 760 Zone Radio, The Fort Collins Coloradoan and finally, the Denver Post. Abby worked tirelessly to gain as much insight as she could into major league football, basketball, baseball and hockey; with this newly-acquired knowledge, she was ready for bigger and better things.
Continued Success: ESPN and Raycom Media
In March 2007, Abby was appointed the Production Assistant at ESPN, the biggest sports network on the entire North American continent. Her role included preparing the scene at sports events for pre- and post-game interviews, excerpts and everything else that is integral to a sports broadcast. There, she gained experience and the skillset needed to be a Sports Reporter/Anchor, a demanding position which she held during her tenure at Raycom Media. She stayed there from 2008 to 2010, until she left to work as an Anchor/Reporter at WIAT CBS42, a CBS-affiliated sports station in Alabama. With more than enough experience under her belt, Abby was ready to search for a position that would keep her happy for a longer time period.
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Becoming Famous: CSNNE (NBC) and Covering The Boston Celtics
Abby then decided to move to Massachusetts in 2013, accepting a position at Comcast SportsNet New England (CSNNE). She had been previously affiliated with Comcast SportsNet NorthWest (CSNNW), which meant that this was basically a promotion within the same conglomerate. Instead of having to sit behind a desk, Abby’s superiors decided to integrate her into the team using her best skill – sideline reporting. To remain focused, Abby covers mostly the Boston Celtics, a basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA), conducting interviews with the Celtics’ players, which led to her developing close professional relationships with players such as Evan Turner and Marcus Smart. Abby has been holding her position for more than six years, and the only time she’s been absent was during two bouts of maternity leave, in 2016 and 2019.
Abby’s role at NBC Boston’s CSNNE has been invaluable to her professionally, having the opportunity to be the voice that reports on the second-most popular team in the NBA, but as a versatile expert, Abby has also provided valuable analysis on other sports events, including traveling the world, to cover the 2018 Winter Olympics as a part of the NBC team, as well as being an integral part of one of the best sports reporting teams on the entire US East Coast.
Personal Life: Is Abby Chin Married? Who is Her Husband Mike Schmidt?
In 2014, Abby Chin married longtime beau Mike Schmidt. There is no reliable information about him, as both he and Abby prefer to keep their relationship out of the public eye. We do know that Mike is a software engineer, whom Abby met while working for ESPN in Colorado. They have two children together – in 2016 she gave birth to daughter Madel – whole experience was frightening, as the newborn underwent emergency open heart surgery just 13 days after she was born, thankfully surviving the procedure and growing up happily. In January 2019, after going on maternity leave, she gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy named Silas John. Abby is currently working to get back in her pre-pregnancy shape, and is expected to cover the Boston Celtics from the start of the 2019-20 preseason.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Abby Chin?
There is no credible information on any of Abby’s body measurements. By looking at her during Celtics games, we can see that she isn’t that much shorter than the players. This indicates that, without her usual heels on, she might be 5ft 9in (175cm) or even taller. Abby has straight dark brown hair with the eyes to match.
— Abby Chin (@tvabby) April 21, 2019
What is Abby Chin’s Net Worth?
According to several authoritative sources, Abby Chin has a net worth of approximately $1 million, as of mid-2019, accumulated through an astonishingly successful career in sports journalism. Abby also worked for several stations and channels other than CSNNE, meaning that her net worth is a result of years of hard work. As years go by, we might see her assume an even higher position.
Social Media Presence
Like many other reporters, Abby has understood the significance of social media as a tool that increases outreach and engagement with her audience. She has an official page on Facebook, on which 8,000 people follow her work. On Twitter, she mostly posts Celtics updates, news and rumors, and 33,000 people interact with her through intricate threads of basketball-themed Tweets. She also has an Instagram account with 11,000 followers. Funnily, she is so popular with fans of the Boston Celtics, that someone created The Abby Chin Consortium on Reddit, which is a hub for all her interviews and content.