Jenny Taft, a prominent sports reporter on FOX Sports 1 known for her adorable personality, started her career in journalism in 2011 as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports North. In 2013, she was promoted to join FOX Sports 1. Since this remarkable elevation, Jenny has become a regular face in the sports industry, anchoring varying shows, most notable among them is Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.
Prior to her career as a reporter, Jenny was passionate about sports and made a significant mark as a college athlete. She has also played in US National Soccer team. Here’s everything we know about the host and anchor.
Jenny Taft was born on September 5, 1987, in Edina, a beautiful city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The sports journalist is from a family of four. Her father’s name is John Taft while her mother’s name is Mary Taft. She also has a brother named Charlie Taft. The siblings were raised in Minneapolis, a bubbly city in Minnesota. Taft attended Edina High School; for her evident obsession for sports, she also served as the captain of her high school’s hockey team during the time. Jenny Taft later moved to Massachusetts’ capital, Boston for her higher education at Boston University.
At the university, the female sports journalist majored in Broadcast Journalism and in 2010, she obtained a bachelor’s degree. During her school days, Taft had an active sports life just like her dad, a college athlete who played in the men’s ice hockey and won different NCAA titles.
Jenny was also hugely talented in lacrosse and tennis. She also played 11 games for Boston University Terriers women’s lacrosse team, recording three goals and two assists. In 2009, she played nine games for the Terriers as a junior and recorded four goals with one assist.
Her entire experience with sports motivated her to begin a career in sports reporting immediately after graduation. Her first job in journalism was as a “FOX Sports Girl” who worked as a FOX Sports North sideline reporter for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. While she was carving a niche for herself in sports journalism, she didn’t let her active sports life wear out. In 2005, she won NSLA player of the year for her outstanding performance in lacrosse. She was also admitted in 2005 MSHSL/NSLA ALL-Star Team and 2006 MSHSL All-State Team. She recorded one goal and one assist for two points in six games. Her performance also led to two draws, one against Vermont in 2007 and another against Havard.
She joined the US Women’s National Soccer Team during the FIFA Women’s World Cup. After playing a total of 11 games with the team in 2008, she went on to dish out accurate reports and analyses of the team since the world cup qualifiers in 2015.
Although her soccer playing days are over, Jenny’s career in sports journalism has experienced growth since 2013 when she was promoted to join FOX Sports News. She has since anchored and moderated different sports programmes on FOX Sports 1 including hosting the channel’s new show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.
Is Jenny Taft Married? Who Is Her Husband?
Celebrities are not exactly famous for long-lasting relationships but Jenny Taft has added a fine difference to that standard belief. The media personality has been married to her longtime boyfriend, Matt Gilroy, an American professional ice hockey defenseman. The star hardly discusses her love life, so details of how she met Gilroy and how long they have dated remains scarce. However, it is known that their wedding took place in 2015.
Matt Gilroy, who started his career in 2009 with the New York Rangers, currently plays for the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of NL. The hockey player from North Bellmore previously played for Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers, among others in the National Hockey League.
Height: How Tall Is Jenny Taft?
Jenny Taft has been getting attention in the Sports industry for her good looks, especially her 5 ft 10 inches height. The reporter also weighs 62kg (136 lbs). Her bust measures 35 inches while her waist and hips are 27 and 35 inches respectively. Her other distinctive physical features include her brown hair and blue eyes.
Other Facts About Jenny Taft
1. Jenny Taft is not the only person who has a deep love for sports in her family. Her younger brother Charlie plays hockey for his college team. Her father, John Taft was a two-time champion with the University of Wisconsin’s hockey team.
2. Jenny’s time on FOX Sports 1 has earned her an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2018.
3. She is active on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram where she enjoys nothing less than 55 thousand fans keeping up with her updates.