Since her over 20 years presence in the world of journalism, Lindsay Rhodes has won many awards including an Emmy Award for Best Sports Reporting. Certainly, that makes her one of the most prominent sports anchors of the NFL Network. The journalist who has a degree in journalism has worked for multiple networks such as FSN West, NBC Network and currently NFL. She has also hosted various sports programs as well as interviewed famous football players. Her hosting history has seen her handle shows like Southern California Sports Report, L.A. Times High School Spotlight, Super Bowl LI, among others.
Biography of Lindsay Rhodes
The exact date of Lindsay Rhodes birth is not known for sure. Information online claim that she was born on December 31st, 1976, but this information is not trustworthy given that she made a post about her birthday on February 26th. In the post, she attached a picture that showed her alongside her colleagues at the NFL Network sharing some fun moments on set. Even though her actual date of birth remains uncertain, her year of birth is definitely 1976. The birth of the reporter who was born Lindsay Overman-Soto took place in Orange County Califonia. She is of American nationality but nothing is known about her ethnicity and her parents.
Lindsay attended El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California where she began getting actively involved in reporting. Considering her proficiency at that time, she was made sports editor for the school’s yearbook. With this role, Lindsay thought she had quenched her early desire for journalism, but that was not the case.
The enduring desire to be in the reporting circle got her to move to the University of Southern Califonia in 1994 for further study. Four years later, she obtained a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Lindsay Rhodes has a relatively long history in sports reporting. She started her career professionally during her college days when she interned at the USC Athletic Department and at Fox Sports Net.
In 1999, immediately after finishing university, she nabbed a job as a reporter for ABC affiliate KVEW-TV in the Washington Tri-Cities. The following year, she got the attention of an affiliate of FOX Network known as KKFX-TV. The Network, which is based in Santa Barbara, California then hired her as an anchor of weekday sports. Shortly after, she was given a higher position to work on FOX Sports Net West.
In that role, she anchored college games as a sideline reporter and also handled events of professional teams in Los Angeles. Her dedication and spot-on reporting soon earned her a reputation as one of the most visible reporters and anchors. After over five years of service at the network, she joined NBC Sports and continued to excel. As the then NBC sports desk reporter, she was responsible for reporting the 2008 Summer Olympics. She has also worked for Versus, another channel owned by NBC Sports Group where she anchored the Stanley Cup playoffs. In 2008, she moved to NFL Network and has since worked as a host and reporter for the network.
Her time in the world of sports reporting has earned her notable awards. So far, her awards include American Women in Radio and Television: GENII award, Emmy Award For Best Sports Reporting and Excellence in Sports Reporting Award in 2010, among others.
The esteemed sports reporter has also received a huge financial reward in her two-decade career in sports journalism. According to reports, she earns a six-figure salary of $500,000 every year and her net worth is estimated at $1.3 million – a little less than that of fellow sports Journalist Jenny Taft.
Who Is Lindsay Rhodes’ Husband – Matt Rhodes?
Not everybody puts their love life out there and so it’s understandable that Lindsay likes to keep the essence of her relationship out of circulation. The only thing most people know about the sportscaster’s love life is that she is married to a man named Matt Rhodes and that their wedding happened on new year’s day of 2012. Information on how and when they started the relationship is vague though it is believed that the duo began dating in 2011. After their marriage, Lindsay announced both on air and via Twitter that she was changing her name from Lindsay Overman-Soto to Lindsay Rhodes.
While Lindsay has succeeded in hiding details of her love life, one thing she hasn’t been able to hide is how pacific she appears in the relationship. There was a time it was rumored that she and Matt were heading for divorce. However, the couple remains extremely fond of each other. Together, they have two children; a son born in 2014 and their second child named Clayton Lee Rhodes born in May 2017.
Lindsay Rhodes’ Measurements
Lindsay’s privacy also touched on details of her body measurements as there is no information on her weight, shoe size, dress size, bust hips, etc. However, she appears fit with her 5 feet 6 inches height. Her height is perfect for her job as a former sideline reporter?