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Who is Mina Kimes?
Mina Mugil Kimes was born on 8 September 1985, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, and is a journalist, best known for her work in the business as well as the sports sector. She has written for various high profile publications such as Bloomberg, Fortune, and ESPN, and also on several high profile news programs during her career.
The Riches of Mina Kimes
How rich is Mina Kimes? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career in journalism. She’s won numerous awards throughout her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Mina is of Korean descent from her mother’s side. There is very limited information regarding her family and her childhood, except that she grew up in Omaha, and after matriculating from high school, enrolled at Yale University where she studied for a degree in English. She graduated as summa cum laude, and soon after in 2007 she began working with “Fortune” magazine as a business journalist, focused on small businesses.
The multinational business magazine is considered one of the main competitors of “Forbes” and “Bloomberg Businessweek” in terms of being a business magazine, known for its use of long and in depth feature articles. It is also known for its Fortune 500, a list of companies by revenue published annually. She stayed with the company for the next seven years, and during her time there earned numerous awards for her work, from the New York Press Club, The Asian American Journalists Association, and The National Press Club.
Rise to Prominence
In 2012, Kimes was awarded the Henry R. Luce Award thanks to her investigative report entitled “Bad to the Bone” – the report revealed an unauthorized use of cement to repair bone tissue, which led to lethal consequences. Her expose in the business industry lead her to becoming one of the most read journalists of the year, and was highly praised by the Columbia Journalism Review. The following year she left “Fortune” to join the “Bloomberg News Agency” as an investigative reporter. She joined one of the top international news agencies based in New York, and continued writing various articles for the company.
One of her best-known articles for the company was on King Kat and The Sun Tzu at Sears. However, she only stayed with the company for a year, as she decided to change the direction of her career towards sports. She left Bloomberg and signed with ESPN. The television network is primarily owned by The Walt Disney Company, and is considered one of the most successful sports networks of modern times, despite accusations of biased coverage. The network has also courted controversies with their broadcasters, and various conflicts of interest.
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) March 14, 2019
Career with ESPN
Mina continued her trend of writing interesting articles, switching to more sports oriented stories. She wrote about University of Houston basketball player Devonta Pollard, who testified against his own mother after a family dispute. She has also profiled various players in the National Football League (NFL), include Antonio Brown, Aaron Rodgers and Martellus Bennett, and wrote about the online video game “League of Legends” and its Korean star Faker. She became a regular feature of the sports round-table discussion program called “Around the Horn” (ATH), airing over 2,500 episodes since 2014; the show is hosted mainly by Tony Reali and the program was a replacement for “Unscripted with Chris Connelly”.
She also began working for other programs of the network including the daily sports television program “Highly Questionable”, in which she mainly did guest hosting work as the show rotated hosts on a regular basis during its run from 2013 to 2015. In 2018, ESPN confirmed through a press release that she had been signed to a multi-year deal extension with ESPN along with an NFL themed podcast called “Bootleg with Mina Kimes”, which started airing the same year. She also contributes to “ESPN the Magazine” and is a debater on “First Take”, and has been given work to cover various sports events focused on women.
For her personal life, it is known that Kimes married Nick Sylvester in 2014 after being in a lengthy relationship. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the founder of the record label called GODMODE which is based in New York City. They reside in Los Angeles, California, don’t have any children, but own a dog named Lenny.
She is a big fan of professional American Football, and her favorite team is the Seattle Seahawks; she watches football games during her free time, and is a big follower of several players including Russell Wilson. She also has a tattoo on her inner bicep which reads XLVIII, which is the Superbowl series number in which the Seahawks were victorious. Similar to numerous broadcast journalists, she is active online through accounts on social media websites such as Twitter and Instagram; she posts a lot of news and promotes her programs on Twitter, on the other hand her Instagram account gives a bit more insight on her personal life, including a lot of pictures of her dog.