Who is Katie Osborne?
Katie Osborne was born on 2 May 1978, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, and is a sports broadcaster, best known for her work with the Spike TV program entitled “PowerNation TV”, which features a variety of topics regarding automobiles. She also reports for other sports networks such as CBS Sports and NBC Sports, often handling racing-related programs, including “Mecum Car Auctions”, “Snocross” and “The Off Road Championship” (TORC).
The Wealth of Katie Osborne
How rich is Katie Osborne? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through a successful career in broadcasting, but she also does other types of work such as hosting and fashion design, and spends a good portion of her time serving charitable organizations. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and EducationWhile there is little information about Katie’s childhood, it is known that she developed a strong interest in sports at a young age, preferring athletic activities in school, and was also highly interested in the automotive racing scene. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled Iowa University, but transferred into Indiana University after a year to study for a Sports Communication Broadcast degree. During her time there, she was a member of the Orange County, California-based US Masters Swimming Club called the Novaquatics Masters (NOVA), and competed in national level swimming competitions, being considered one of the best swimmers from her state.
Sports Broadcasting Career
After completing her education, Osborne started working as a reporter and host for various sports-related shows. She worked with high profile networks, including Fox Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, and NBC Sports, quickly gaining attention thanks to her national exposure. She’s covered a variety of sports and professional leagues, including the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Football League (NFL), and the X Games.
Felt quite nice to be back working in dirt.✌🏼Yes, these whoops def happened to be make it or break for some & yes, that’s a #twostroke forever tee.💁🏼♀️ #redbullstraightrhythm pic.twitter.com/tZv1UAERym
— Katie Osborne (@ktmosborne) October 21, 2018
As her career progressed, she started focusing more on automotive-based sports and her popularity significantly increased when she started working on the Spike TV show called “Powernation TV”, dubbed as the number one automotive how-to show in the country. In the show, she reports on top racers, vehicles and recent updates in the racing industry. She goes behind the scenes at races, talking to racers, technicians and team owners regarding their efforts to stay at the top of their respective fields. The show has been running for five seasons, and is notable for its tutorial-like content, which helps viewers repair, modify, or upgrade their cars.
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Other ProjectsAside from Katie’s work on “PowerNation TV”, she also continues to serve NBC Sports as a reporter for “Mecum Car Auctions”. Mecum is known for organizing the largest collector car auctions in the country, usually holding auctions for over 1,000 vehicles in an event, and sell vintage and highly sought after automobiles. Auctions are held all around the country, and are broadcast on television. For CBS Sports, she reports on competitive Snocross racing events, commonly known as snowmobile racing. She also serves as a pit reporter for The Off Road Championship, a series which focuses on off-road cars, and racing in dirt tracks. When not working on sports or other television-related projects, Katie does hosting work for live events, and also designs fashion items.
For her personal life, it is known that Osborne is in a relationship with television host, professional racing and stunt driver Tanner Foust. He competes in numerous types of racing including ice racing, rally cross, drift, and time attack, winning multiple national championships over the course of his career. He’s also set world records and has multiple podium places to his name. He is the co-host of the motoring television show entitled “Top Gear”. While there hasn’t been any details as to how the couple met, the fact that both of them are involved in the racing industry means they likely met while working their respective jobs. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, yoga, and coffee. She also enjoys connecting stories, talking to people, and helping others. There are times which she goes to the farmers market to get tulips, or check various automobiles, including vintage pickups.
Charitable Endeavors and Social Media
Her passion to help others has led to her to co-ordinate with numerous charitable organizations. She has created several Make-A-Wish experiences, and has also contributed to numerous other organizations, including creating the FindJoy Project, which is a digital space designed to help companies and individuals share life lessons, as well as positive stories.
Similar to numerous broadcast personalities, Katie has a strong online presence through social media, having accounts associated with Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Her Instagram account shows a lot of personal pictures with friends and co-workers, posts including photos while working, often taking pictures with collectible cars at Mecum auctions or with vintage trucks. Her Twitter account takes time to promote some of her recent appearances and upcoming projects. Her Facebook account is also very active, posting her recent work with “Powernation TV”, and content similar to that of her other accounts. She also spends some of her free time watching races based on her posts.