Wendi Nix is a famous media personality who works as a news reporter and anchor. The avid golf player is one of the best female sports anchors that has graced the screen for a while now. She has reported on a broad spectrum of sporting events including car racing, golf tournaments, etc, and she is considered as one of the sexiest sports female anchors in the United States of America.
This expose will tell you everything you need to know about her and her rise to acclaim as well as give you details about her personal life.
Wendi Nix – Biography
Wendy Nix was born on September 17, 1974, in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. She has only made reference to having only one sibling – a brother who she is 6 years older. Her father, Wayne, worked as a football coach and the athletics director of his school. Wendy recollects perfectly well that it was her father who made her love sports so passionately. He would take her and her brother with him to his team’s practice, and she remembers quite practically how she grew up on the pitch while watching the team play football. Her mother was also a sport loving person, as the whole family supported their father’s team at all times.
Wendi attended Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she completed her studies in 1992. Next, she got admission to Wofford College, Spartanburg in South Carolina in the United States in that same year, and graduated from the institution in 1996, obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in French and Economics. While Wendi was studying there, she was elected the president of the student body, and she captained the golf team for 2 years. It is worth noting that Wendi’s father also liked playing golf.
Having decided that she wants to go into the world of sports and entertainment, Wendi got admission into the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where she obtained her Master’s degree in Sports Management. After she completed her formal education with this degree, she proceeded to begin her professional career and life proper.
Wendi Nix began her career as a news anchor and reporter covering sports such as NASCAR professional racing and others at WPDE-TV – an ABC affiliate, in 1999. She worked with this station for 2 years and left in 2001.
She joined New England Sports Network (NESN) in 2001 as a news and sports reporter and left after a year. In 2002, she joined FOX Sports News as a reporter and left the network just a year later. Nix would then go on to work for WHDH-TV – an NBC affiliate station in 2003 as a sports anchor and reporter. She worked with this station meritoriously for 3 years, and her sterling performances and in-depth coverage of events began to get noticed by the bigger sports network channels.
Wendy joined ESPN in 2006 as a sports reporter and host covering events such as college football, golf, and professional NFL football stories and breaking headlines. She then moved on to hosting a segment on the network’s Monday Night Football show. Her hard work and dedication to her duties saw her rise through the ranks in ESPN to become a co-host with Chris Berman on Sunday NFL Countdown for 3 straight seasons. She is presently the host of ESPN’s NFL live, one of the station’s most popular sports programs.
Personal Details of The American Sports Reporter
Here are a few more details worth knowing about Wendi Nix:
1. Marriage and Children
One area of her life where Wendy Nix has chosen to be frugal with information is about her relationships, including details of her marriage.
She was married to Ben Cherington, who she reportedly met while in the university, and who worked with the Boston Red Sox, while they were married. Their exact year of marriage and the number of years they spent together are information Wendi has never disclosed to the public. She only revealed in an interview in 2011, that she and her husband were no longer together. She had two daughters with Ben.
She is currently married to Joe Ritchie, who she referred to as her husband via her twitter handle some time in 2015. She regularly talks about her “husband” on Twitter.
2. Net Worth
The exact figure of Wendi’s net worth is not available but reportedly stands somewhere between $ 1 million to $ 2 million.
3. Records Set
In 2009, Wendi became the first woman ever to work as the Master of Ceremony at the Walter Camp Football Foundation All American Awards dinner which holds yearly to honor the best college player of the year.
4. Height and Weight
Wendi Nix is 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78 meters) tall, weighs about 68 Kilograms (150 lbs). She has blonde hair and brown eyes, and her body measurement is 35-24-35 (breast, waist, and hips).