Who is Kristine Leahy?
Kristine Marie Leahy was born on the 16th October 1986, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a sports reporter and talk show host, probably best recognized for being the host of NBC TV’s competition program “American Ninja Warrior” as well as the co-host of Fox Sports 1’s talk show “The Herd With Colin Cowherd”.
Early Life and Education
Kristine Leahy was raised with two younger brothers in Chicago by her parents, and from an early age became interested in sports. She went to Prairie Ridge High School, located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and upon matriculation, she enrolled into Boston University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism in 2009. While in college, she co-founded with her friends a sports talk show for its television station, BUTV.
Right after graduation, Kristine was hired at WEEI, a sports radio station located in Boston where she remained for the next two years, gaining greatly needed knowledge for her future career, and then became an official reporter for the Boston Celtics and Celtics.com. Eventually, she got a job at FOX Boston, where she started covering all Boston’s sports teams. During her stint there, Kristine also reported not only a Stanley Cup, but also a Super Bowl, which considerably increased her popularity.
Two and a half years of moments like these, arguments about LeBron and Russ, and many life stories. Bittersweet to announce that I am leaving The Herd to host my own show starting this Fall on FS1. I am so excited to share details in the coming weeks, and I hope you’ll watch ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7qGOazBIdg
— Kristine Leahy (@KristineLeahy) April 25, 2018
In 2012, Kristine decided to leave Boston and move to Los Angeles, California in order to pursue her professional career further. There she began working for a number of stations and covering various sports, including Turner Sports’ March Madness as a sideline reporter, a horse race, among other engagements. She then became a part of several CBS-affiliated sports stations such as CBS LA news, on which she anchored “Sports Central”.
“American Ninja Warrior”
Kristine’s breakthrough came in March of 2015, when she landed her first national job as a sideline reporter for the sports entertainment competition “American Ninja Warrior”, on the NBC channel. After a couple of successful years, she was promoted to the position of co-host of the show, working along with Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Matt Iseman.
“The Herd With Colin Cowherd”
To speak further about her career, her next major success came in September of 2015, when she became Colin Cowherd’s co-host in his own sports talk show “The Herd With Colin Cowherd”, which airs on the FOX Sports Radio Network, and the Fox Sports 1 channel. Since then Kristine has become one of the most prominent women sports reporters and hosts, so her career has only gone upwards as well as her wealth. Moreover, she won the 2016 Gracies Award in the category of On-Air Talent, Sports.
Most recently, she announced that she is going to leave the program due to creation of her own show, which will be aired on the same network.
Kristine Leahy Net Worth
Her career started in 2009, and since then she has been an active member of the sports industry, known for her successful broadcasting career. So, if you ever wondered how rich Kristina Leahy is, according to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of her net worth is over $5 million. As she continues her career, it is expected that her fortune will also continue to increase in the forthcoming years.
Feud with LaVar Ball
Because of her new position, she got into a feud with LaVar Ball after his appearance in the popular show in May of 2017. Ball made sexists comments towards Kristine, and during the whole interview he never faced in her direction. The feud continued, and in November 2017 she criticised CNN for their invitation of Ball to one of their shows, in order to discuss his feud with US President Donald Trump. Many have supported her, encouraging her to stay true in pursuit of an apology from the US President.
When it comes to speak about her personal life, Kristine Leahy is in a relationship with Aaron Hines, a professional health and fitness trainer. However, there have been several rumors that she has had an affair with her colleague Colin Cowherd, but both of them denied it. Her current residence is in Los Angeles, California.
Body Measurements and Social Media Presence
Regarding her appearance, Kristine is one of the taller female journalists with the height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm). Her weight is reputed to be around 143 lbs (65 kgs).