Field Yates (ESPN) Wiki Biography
Field Yates was born in Boston, Massachusetts USA, on 23 April 1987, so under the zodiac sign of Taurus and holding American nationality – he is popular for his career of a journalist, and particularly for the work he has done with the ESPN network.
Early life and education
Field grew up being in love with sports, as both of his parents are very sporting, especially his father who is a huge fan of football – Field rarely talks about his parents as he is trying to keep them away from the media’s attention, but sometimes mentions them as the main reason for the origin of his passion for football.
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Field has a brother named Taylor. He has been interested in sports since a very young age, and he began playing in football in elementary school. He went on to play at high school, but wasn’t as good as he wanted to be – when he realized he was not going to become a professional football player, he decided to look at things from a rather different perspective.
After matriculating from high school, Field enrolled at the Wesleyan University, and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.
Career of a reporter
Field’s career began soon after he graduated from college, as he started working for the Kansas City Chiefs American Football team, and spent two seasons with them, serving as their scout and collaborating with the coaching staff.
Field also interned for four summers with the New England Patriots Football team, and was simultaneously working as a football writer, while he rose to prominence after the launch of his own football blog entitled “Thoughts from the Field”.
Field joined the ESPN network in 2012, and could have since been seen in numerous ESPN shows, including “NFL Live”, “SportsCenter”, “The Fantasy Show with Matthew Berry”, and several others – he also serves as a co-host for the “Fantasy Focus Football” podcast.
Every Sunday during the season, Field can be seen in the “Fantasy Football Now” show, together with Berry, Bell, Tim Hasselbeck, and Molly Qerim Rose – he is also a key part of a few ESPN radio programs such as “Operation Football” and “Football Friendzy”.
Field is currently the main person to cover NFL Draft and Fantasy Football Marathon for ESPN while he also serves as a writer for their websites ESPN.com as well as ESPN Boston.
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Love life and relationships
Not a lot is known about Field’s love life as he prefers to keep his personal matters to himself, however, he has still uploaded some pictures with his girlfriend onto his Instagram account.
Field is currently dating Chapin Duke, and although he doesn’t usually talk about her, it seems that the two have been dating for years now. Rumor has it that they met at the university as they were both attending Wesleyan, but didn’t start dating until after a year of being best friends. They have been together for more than 10 years now, and they married in June 2019, to everyone’s surprise – Field did not announce it before the wedding took place, but rather only uploaded a picture from their wedding two days afterwards.
Field and Chapin are both huge fans of football, which is what connected them in the first place – nothing is known about Chapin as she is not a social media personality, an actress, or a model.
Hobbies and other interests
The main part of Field’s life is closely connected to NFL (National Football League), and while football takes most of his free time, he still finds some time for his other interests.
Field likes to go fishing, which is a passion he inherited from his father – his father took him fishing when he was still a young boy, and it took him two or three boat rides to get to like it.
Field is a big fan of food as he enjoys tasting different cuisines and vines – in the future, he would like to open his own restaurant together with his wife, in which you could taste all kinds of food. He is also very fond of video games, but doesn’t have much time to play them, which means that they are even more interesting for him.
Both Field and his wife prefer to spend their nights at home watching movies rather than going outside and partying – they have seen numerous movies, and their favorite is the “Star Wars” franchise.
Appearance and net worth
Field is currently 32 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, while his height and weight are not known.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 31, 2020
According to authoritative sources, his current net worth is estimated to be more than $500,000, and is steadily rising thanks to his job with ESPN.
Social media presence
Field is quite active on several popular social media networks, as it is important for his career of an NFL reporter to connect with his fans. He launched his Twitter account in July 2009, and has gathered nearly 400,000 followers, and tweeted almost 44,000 times. His Instagram account is currently followed by more than 50,000 people, while he has uploaded nearly 800 pictures onto it – Field is running a Facebook page as well which is currently followed by nearly 8,000 fans.