Heidi Watney Biography and Wiki
Heidi Watney is an acclaimed American sportscaster who currently serves as a host and reporter for MLB Network. She previously worked at New England Sports Network in Boston, Time Warner Cable SportsNet in Los Angeles, and two stations in Fresno. Besides that, Watney has competed in the Miss California USA pageant, where she was the first runner-up in 2002.
Heidi Watney Age and Birthday
Heidi Watney is 39 Years Old as of 2020, she was born on May 19, 1981, in Fresno, California, in the United States. She celebrates her birthday on May 19th every year and her birth sign is Taurus.
Heidi Watney Height and Body Measurements
Blessed with beauty and elegant body figure, Watney stands with an average height of 5 feet 8 inches and a bodyweight of 65 Kg(143 Ibs). She posses a slim body structure. The color of her hair is blonde, which suits her fair complexion. similarly, she has dark brown eyes. Likewise, her body measurements are 32-24-36.
Heidi Watney Education
Heidi was born in Fresno, California, where she attended Clovis West High School where she participated in numerous sports such as gymnastics, diving, and cheerleading. Progressively, she was lucky enough to earn a scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship funded by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. With determination to fulfill her dream, she got enrolled at the University of San Diego. She graduated from the University with a Journalism degree with distinction in the year 2003.
Heidi Watney Miss California USA
While at University, Heidi competed in the Miss California USA pageant 3 times. She was a finalist in 2000, semi-finalist in 2001, first runner-up in 2002, and third runner-up in 2003.
Heidi Watney Family, Parents, and Siblings
Watney is the daughter of Paula Watney(mother) and Mike Watney(father). She experiences her childhood in Fresno, CA, alongside her four siblings, two brothers Josh and Dusty, and two sisters, one is Kelly. Her father Mike used to be a Golf coach before he turns into a .US soldier serving in Vietnam.
Because of her father’s duty calls, she has lived in different countries and cities not to mention two years in Vietnam. Heidi’s younger brother Dusty died in April 2018 from Prader-Willi syndrome. Sadly, her parents divorced when she was young. Hence, her father married another woman that left her mother to take custody of Heidi. Furthermore, she has a cousin named Nick Watney, who is a professional player.
Heidi Watney Husband, Married, and Baby
Watney is married to her lovely husband Mike Wickham, the director of the baseball operation at Miami Marlins LLC. The couple did their wedding in 2014 at Edgewater, New Jersey, and spend their honeymoon in Bora Bora. As a couple, they became parents for the first time on April 26, 2018, when Heidi gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Jaxson. Moreover, they are often seen enjoying their free time and hanging out together as a family.
Other News Personalities include;
Heidi Watney MLB Network Reporter
Her journey to MLB Network began at a local radio in her home town Fresno at KFIg-AM radio. From there, she moved to San Diego, where she served as a sports reporter and an assistant producer for KUSI News. With hardworking and determination, she earned a position at ESPN Radio 1430 KFIG as a sports anchor and host. After a couple of months, Heidi joined KMPH – TV as a weekend sports anchor.
Heidi Watney At NESN
After a great experience working for numerous TV stations and radio, Watney packed her bags and moved to Boston, where she became part of the New England Sports Network (NESN) in 2008. Besides that, she has had a position as an on-field reporter, as well as host for The Red Sox Report and The Ultimate Red Sox Report, and NESN. Luckily, she made the station gain dominance with good rite in the market.
Watney At MLB Network
In 2011, Heidi gave her goodbyes to NESN fans to joined MLB Network in November 2012. At MLB, she is responsible for hosting and reporting MLB games. Additionally, she anchors ‘Quick Pitch,’ ‘Nightly Highlights,’ and the weekday morning show ‘Hot Stove.’
The quick pitch show primarily features the Baseball game highlights of the previous game.She joined this Quick Pitch in 2013. However, in 2018, Heidi missed half of the season due to her pregnancy. Later on, she revealed that she took maternity leave during this period.
Aside from being a prominent sportscaster, Watney appeared in the music video for the Dropkick Murphys’ single “Going Out in Style.” Apart from that, she has also been featured as the sideline reporter for the video games MLB The Show 19 and MLB The Show 20
Heidi Watney Salary
Watney receives an annual salary ranging between $ 24,292 and $ 72,507 that translates to an hourly average wage of between $ 10.15 and $ 31.32.
Heidi Watney Net Worth
Watney has an estimated net worth of over $500, 000 as of 2021, she has amassed this amount from her career as a sportscaster for MLB Network, and other previous networks she has worked for.
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— Heidi Watney (@HeidiWatney) February 3, 2021