Kacie McDonnell isn’t someone who can go unnoticed if you are a fan of NHL’s Boston Bruins or MLB’s Boston Red Sox. She has been serving as an anchor for the New England Sports Network (NESN) owned by the ice hockey and baseball teams since August 2016. Even though she is now mostly known for her work with the American sports cable and satellite television network where she, among other things, anchors NESN Sports Update, NESN Live, and NESN Sports Today in the Greater Boston area, her career in broadcast journalism didn’t start with the outlet regarded in several quarters as the most watched network in New England.
Lady Kacie has worked with a few other popular media establishments in the country including Fox Television. Thanks to her career, she became a public figure and since she was thrust into the limelight, many have been curious about details of her personal life. If you are one of those, below is a concise description of who she is, in addition to facts about her love life.
Who Is Kacie Mcdonnell?
Quite often, you can come across people wondering how old Kacie McDonnell is; that question ends here. Records have it that this media personality was born in 1990 on the 30th of July. As she takes pride in calling herself Philly Girl, one may be tempted to think that she was born in Philadelphia. This is not so, it was in Pottsville, a city in Pennsylvania that she was birthed. Her parents have long been identified as Ken and Michele McDonnell. Kacie isn’t their only child, they are also the parents of Lochlan and Isabelle McDonnell.
Raised in the city she was born alongside her two siblings, Kacie McDonnell attended the popular Roman Catholic high school in Pottsville – Nativity BVM High School. She started schooling there in 2004, graduated in 2008, and moved on to Villanova University, the private research institution located in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication in 2012 and kicked off her career with Fox thereafter.
Prior to that, Kacie spent almost three and a half years working as an on-air model for QVC, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She precisely worked with the establishment from April 2009 to August 2012. Kicking off her career in Journalism with Fox Television, she served as a traffic reporter and producer in the Greater Philadelphia Area. This lasted for more than 2 years – from August 2012 to August 2014. In the same month the previous year (2013), she started covering Eagles pregame, working as a sideline reporter. The next year (2014), from April to August, Kacie anchored Fox 29 program Good Day Philadelphia.
She would later move to Kansas City, Missouri where she worked with KSHB / KMCI / The EW Scripps Company as a reporter; this was from September 2014 to August 2016. With Sporting Kansas City, she served as a sideline reporter and pre/postgame host from February 2015 to August 2016. That’s not all, Kacie McDonnell equally had a brief stint that lasted from March to April 2016 with Turner Sports as a courtside reporter, covering the NCAA Men’s Final Four. It was sometime in August 2016 that she became an anchor with NESN.
Is She Dating Anyone, Engaged Or In A Relationship?
Kacie McDonnell has had a love life that’s as popular as her career and it has been quite dramatic for her. Since she became a public figure, she has been romantically involved with several popular individuals. To the best of our knowledge, she started dating Christian Ponder, the ex-American football quarterback sometime in 2009. For reasons best known to them, the relationship survived for only two years.
Ponder moved on and married ESPN reporter Samantha Ponder in December 2012, then it later emerged that Kacie is seeing the American professional baseball player, Jonathan Pettibone; this was in 2013.
But then, the Kacie-Jonathan romance was fated to last for only a few months. When they parted, Aaron Murray, the American football quarterback stole her heart. They became lovers in 2013 and soon got engaged. They started making serious plans for their wedding thereafter and everyone was waiting for them to announce the date they’ve picked for the event when it emerged that they have called off the engagement.
It was later rumored that they parted because the footballer did something he shouldn’t have done with Andi Dorfman who was engaged to Josh, his older brother. While this claim hasn’t been substantiated in any meaningful way, many have embraced it, owing to the fact that Josh called off his engagement with Andi two weeks earlier.
Anyway, Kacie is now dating Eric Hosmer, an American professional baseballer. They have been together since 2015 and considering the way things are for them, one can only anticipate an engagement in the nearest future.