- 1 Who is Kacie McDonnell?
- 2 Early Life and Education: Growing Up in Pennsylvania
- 3 Career Beginnings: QVC and FOX Sports
- 4 Establishing Herself: TNT
- 5 A True Star: KSHB and NESN
- 6 Career in Pageantry
- 7 Personal Life: Is Kacie McDonnell Dating Someone?
- 8 Body Measurements: How Tall is Kacie McDonnell?
- 9 Net Worth: How Rich is Kacie McDonnell?
- 10 Social Media Presence
Who is Kacie McDonnell?
Born under the fire sign of Leo on 30 July 1990, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA, Kacie McDonnell is a 29-year-old American sportscaster, journalist, reporter and anchor. She is best known for her time as a jack-of-all-trades journalist for the New England Sports Network (NESN), with other career endeavors including QVC, FOX Sports and Turner Sports. A versatile and knowledgeable broadcaster, Kacie is a sideline reporter for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).
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— Kacie McDonnell (@KacieMcDonnell) November 27, 2019
Working in Boston, perhaps the best sports city in the entire country, helped Kacie become a renowned sportscaster and a fan favorite. Her relationships with famous athletes have also positively contributed to her popularity.
Early Life and Education: Growing Up in Pennsylvania
Kacie was raised in her birthplace by Michelle and Ken McDonnell, of unknown professions. She has two siblings, whose identities are also undisclosed – Kacie is a very private person and insists on keeping her personal life shrouded in secrecy. On numerous occasions, both reporters and fans have inquired about various details of her family and childhood, but she always politely refuses to answer all such questions.
We do know, however, that she harbored an interest for broadcasting and reporting from an early age. ‘Almost every day, we watched Philly sports’, said McDonell about her first contact with her current profession. ‘I loved how confident the reporters were, and I wanted to be just like them.’ As for her education, she matriculated from the Nativity BVM High School in 2008 – the institution relies heavily on Roman Catholic teachings. Afterwards, enrolled at Villanova University, one of the very best schools in the nation for academics and sports, and in 2012 obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.
Career Beginnings: QVC and FOX Sports
Interestingly, Kacie’s first job after college involved being on television, but it had nothing to do with sports.
She was hired by the QVC network as an on-air model for several home shopping shows – given the fact that McDonnell has always been hailed as attractive, the job was perfect for her. However, she didn’t like the fact that there weren’t many opportunities for professional advancement, and although she was handed more responsibilities as time went by, her duties were pale in comparison to anything a sports reporter has to do. Her stint at QVC lasted approximately three and a half years before she quit, recruited by FOX Sports.
Given her talents and charisma, it’s no surprise that she became one of the network’s busiest reporters.
From the get go, she had a lot of obligations which involved traveling across the country on a weekly basis, but it’s exactly what she wanted. Initially, she was a sideline reporter for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL), and after just five months, she was promoted to do additional shows and pre-game broadcasts. However, it didn’t take long before she got an even better offer.
Establishing Herself: TNT
McDonnell left FOX Sports when she received a lucrative offer from Turner Network Television (TNT) to be a sideline reporter. She took the job and began working the sidelines during basketball games in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition.
Her performances were exceptional, to say the least, so she also worked during the Final Four tournament, which is the climax of the college basketball season. Fans loved the fact that she was knowledgeable about sports, and her fandom was evident. This endeavor also endeared her to colleagues too, who found her to be a perfect addition to their team.
A True Star: KSHB and NESN
After working for TNT, Kacie moved onto KSHB, an NBC affiliate located in Kansas City, Missouri. Known as one of the more popular virtual channels in the country, it was the perfect place for McDonnell to further perfect her skills.
After a few months on the job as a sideline reporter and sports talk show host, she got the offer she had always dreamed of. NESN wanted her to join their team, based in Boston, Massachusetts, a perfect setting for a sports junkie like Kacie; people around the country are always debating whether Philadelphians or Bostonians are the craziest sports fans. She felt right at home, and immediately became the host of several pre-game programs for both the Red Sox and the Bruins. Her duties involve doing some sideline reporting, as well as commentating on match, plus both before and after.
The people of Boston love her charisma and knowledge of sports, which in turn allowed her to blossom into one of the most respected journalists in the entire nation.
Career in Pageantry
Unbeknownst to most, Kacie was active in pageantry circles in her teens. She started competing when she was a child, and had great success in her home state. The pinnacle was when she won the Miss Teen Pennsylvania International title, and was then the runner-up at the Miss Teen USA International competition in Chicago, Illinois. Although it might not seem akin to journalism, pageantry also requires people to be able to withstand immense pressure.
It’s safe to say these endeavors perfectly prepared Kacie for being watched by millions of people on a daily basis.
Personal Life: Is Kacie McDonnell Dating Someone?
Kacie McDonnell is in a relationship with Eric Hosmer, a first baseman for the San Diego Padres baseball team of the MLB. They met in 2015 when Kacie was doing a segment before a game, which featured Hosmer’s Chiefs and the Red Sox. After immediately realizing they were right for each other, they started dating. However, a quarrel caused them to break up. Fans of theirs were devastated by this news, but they were soon delighted to hear that Eric and Kacie rekindled their affair once again in late 2017.
They have shown no indication of wanting to marry, so as of September 2019, Kacie is unmarried and doesn’t have children.
There is also much to say about her previous beau, former NFL quarterback Aaron Murray. They became an item in late 2013, and became so close that Kacie even stopped working to travel with him around the country. In 2014, Aaron announced that they were engaged, but the couple never made it to the aisle, as they broke up in 2015. The reason was undisclosed, but rumors had it that Murray was unfaithful. Before him, Kacie dated Jonathan Pettibone and Christian Ponder, both accomplished athletes.
Trivia and Fun Facts About Kacie McDonnell
As a child, Kacie played hockey competitively, but had to abandon her career because of education-related obligations. In college, she was a member of the Tri-Delta (ΔΔΔ) sorority. Her favorite places to travel to are Greece, London, Singapore and Australia. In her free time, she loves listening to music, with her favorite performers being Tom Billington, Tommy T, The BelleTones and Mohair.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Kacie McDonnell?
Net Worth: How Rich is Kacie McDonnell?
Have you ever wondered how affluent this famous reporter really is?
— Kacie McDonnell (@KacieMcDonnell) August 14, 2019
According to authoritative sources, Kacie McDonnell has a net worth of approximately $300,000, as of September 2019, accumulated in just seven years in the broadcasting world. Her knowledge and eloquence helped her become a staple of NESN, which resulted in several pay rises, awards and accolades. Given the fact that she is working harder than ever, it would be no surprise to see her net worth rise.
Social Media Presence
Kacie’s career requires her to track trade rumors, reports and everything else related to the sports she covers. Her Instagram profile is followed by guys and girls alike, as she is both attractive and well-versed in picking the right outfit for any kind of appearance. 175,000 people follow her on this platform. She is also popular on Facebook and Twitter, with 45,000 and 85,000 followers, respectively.