• Kaylee Hartung was born on November 7, 1985 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
• She holds an American nationality and is a renowned reporter for CNN and ESPN
• She graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism
• Has worked for CBS News, ESPN, CNN and ABC News
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $3 million
Who is Kaylee Hartung?
Kaylee was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA, on 7 November 1985 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and she holds American nationality. She’s a reporter who’s probably known best for the work which she’s done for the multi-national news-based pay TV channel Cable News Network (CNN), and the international basic cable sports channel ESPN.
Early life and education
Kaylee was raised in Baton Rouge by her parents, about whom little is known because she respects their privacy; it’s said that her mother Julie Tucker is an accountant, and that her father is the owner of his own small business. Because Kaylee hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most of her fans believe her to be an only child.
Kaylee became interested in journalism when she was around 12 years old, as she watched news with her parents nearly every day. She studied at Episcopal High School, and was interested in numerous activities during her four years there, including practicing creative writing, playing several sports, contributing to the school newspaper, and acting with the school’s drama club.
Kaylee matriculated in 2003, and then enrolled at Washington and Lee University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 2007.
Career as a journalist
Kaylee launched her career straight out of college in 2007, when she began working at CBS News as their journalist; she stayed with them for the following five years, and had reached the position of an associate producer.
CBS News is one of the divisions of the American commercial broadcast TV and radio network CBS, with a couple of others being CBS Evening News, CBS News Sunday Morning and CBS Mornings. Between 1 March 2019 and April 2021, Susan Zirinsky was the president and senior executive producer at CBS News, its first female president.
It was revealed in the first half of 2012 that Kaylee would be joining the ESPN team as a reporter, a job which she then also held for five years. The network is mostly popular for its coverage of American sports, especially football, and is today owned by The Walt Disney Company, who have an 80 percent share, and Hearst Communications with a 20 percent share. Founded in 1979, ESPN is today amongst the most popular sports networks in the world.
Kaylee revealed on Twitter on 27 March 2017 that she was leaving ESPN, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women’s Division I Tournament Regional Final game between Baylor and Mississippi State, played on 26 March 2017, was her final coverage for the network.
Between 2017 and 2019, Kaylee worked at CNN as a correspondent; it’s another highly popular American network, founded in 1980, and is today headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. At the time of its launch, CNN was the first TV channel to provide news coverage 24 hours a day.
Since July 2019, Kaylee has been working as a correspondent at ABC News, a division of Walt Disney Television’s ABC network.
Some of its most popular shows include “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir”, “Good Morning America” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”. ABC was founded on 15 June 1945, and today has its headquarters in Manhattan, New York City.
Kaylee is quite active on Instagram, and has uploaded close to 1,000 pictures onto the network, while she’s today followed by close to 100,000 people; most of her pictures have been taken while she’s working.
Kaylee launched her Twitter account in August 2009, and has since amassed more than 100,000 followers, while she’s tweeted close to 6,000 times, mostly to keep her fans updated on all of the most recent news.
Kaylee has a Facebook page as well, and it’s today followed by over 20,000 people, although her most recent update was on 27 January 2020.
Kaylee doesn’t have a TikTok account, but many videos featuring her covering news have been uploaded onto the network by other users, and these have been watched over 400,000 times.
Love life and husband
Kaylee is highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of her love life with the public, and hasn’t spoken of any men or women whom she’s perhaps been with. This is mostly why there are rumors circulating the internet concerning her relationships and her sexual orientation.
Some of her fans believe that she was previously in a relationship with Tim Tebow, an American professional Football Player who’s currently a free agent. The two were apparently seen spending time together on a couple of occasions, but neither has addressed the rumors of them having been in a relationship.
There are also those who believe Kaylee to be lesbian, and this to be the reason behind her not speaking of the men whom she’s dated, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of March 2022, Kaylee seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Kaylee’s passionate about travelling, and her career as a journalist has taken all around the US, while she’s apparently also had an opportunity to travel to Canada and Europe, to report on a couple of events; her dream travel destination is Paris, France.
Kaylee enjoys listening to music in her spare time, and her favorite singers are Mariah Carey and Beyonce.
Kaylee is physically highly active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, while she also likes to go scuba diving, cycling and snowboarding.
Kaylee is a philanthropist, and has donated money to multiple charity organizations which aim to help terminally ill children.
Kaylee enjoys watching movies late at night – her favorite actor and actress are Will Smith and Kate Winslet, while a couple of her favorite films include “Men in Black”, “Bad Boys” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Some of Kaylee’s fans noticed in 2020 that the reporter’s left eye seemed strange, and people even believed that she had a fake eye. It was soon revealed that Kaylee had been diagnosed with coronavirus, and that she felt pain between her eyes, so took medications which included a cream which she put between her eyes, and which made her left eye seem a bit unusual.
Age, height and net worth
Kaylee’s age is 36. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 2ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of March 2022, Kaylee’s net worth has been estimated at more than $3 million.