Who is Wendi Nix?
Wendi Nix was born in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina USA on 17 September 1974, so under the zodiac sign of Virgo, and holding American nationality; he follows the Christian religion. Wendi is mostly known for her career as a reporter, and an anchor for ESPN, particularly covering National Football League (NFL) and college games.
Early life and education
Wendi inherited her love for football from her father, Wayne Nix who was a big fan and a football coach at school and then college. Wendi also has a six years younger brother, mentioned in one of her tweets. Wendi attended and matriculated from Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach in 1992, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the track team. After that, she attended Union County College in New Jersey and got her bachelor’s degree, then the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and got another degree there, and lastly, she went to Wofford College in Spartanburg and got her third degree – while at Wofford, Wendi was the president of the student body, while she was also into sports and the captain of the university’s golf team.
Wendi launched her career in 1999 when she started working as a reporter for WPDE, staying with them for two years. She then switched to NESN in 2001, where she did really well as a reporter, but when she got a chance to switch to FSN New England, where she worked from 2002 to 2003. In 2003, she was offered a position with WHDH in Boston which she accepted, and stayed with them for three years before in 2006 switching to ESPN, and where she is still working as the co-host of their main program “NFL Live”. Even though a lot of people doubted her ability to report football and baseball, she had managed to become an excellent reporter, and is currently covering NFL and college football games played between teams in the New England area.
In 2009 Wendi was the first woman to serve as the master of ceremonies at the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America awards dinner, which is organized to honor the division 1A college football player of the year.
Personal life and likes
Wendi is not that open about her personal life, but it is known that her ex-husband is Ben Cherington who is a former general manager of Boston Red Sox baseball team, and is now working with Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball as their president of baseball operations. The date of their wedding is not known, but they divorced in 2010 – they have two daughters together which are currently living with Wendi.
Wendi is now married to Joe Ritchie, however, there is nothing known about the date of their wedding or how long they dated before they tied the knot. The couple is living together with both of Wendi’s daughters from her first marriage.
Wendi loves football, but a few things which she loves more are travelling, the ocean, and her family – she also loves baseball but not as much as football, explaining that football is her first love thanks to her dad, but she loves the tactical nature of baseball, what it stands for and the ballparks – she loves the venues and going to these ballparks. Wendi claims that she is not a serious person at all, but appears to be one on TV as her job demands that of her.
Being on the road
During her interview with the “Fansided”, Wendi admitted how one of her favorite parts of the job is being on the road, as it connects her to the game and the players. She claims to be okay with being behind a desk as well, but it is not as close as talking to managers, being there, hearing what they have to say and getting their perspective on where their team is and in which direction they are headed – she says how that is what she likes the most, and what is keeping the love of her job alive.
Appearance and net worth
Wendi is currently 44 years old, has long blonde hair, green eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, weighs around 128lbs (58kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-24-35. She wears shoes size six – she doesn’t have any tattoos.
According to authoritative sources, as of early 2019 Wendi’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, while she has an annual income of over $80,000.
Social media presence
It is uncommon that a famous reporter such as Wendi isn’t active on social media platforms but it is true – Wendi doesn’t have an Instagram account nor a Facebook page, but only maintains her Twitter account which she launched in April 2011, and has so far gathered nearly 40,000 followers and tweeted around 2,500 times.
— Wendi Nix (@WendiNix_ESPN) November 18, 2014
Wendi has been named one of the 30 sexiest women in ESPN history, and holds the nickname of a ‘sideline hottie’.
‘You definitely have to be flexible. This is not a job for someone looking to work Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, with holidays. But the tradeoff is doing something you’re passionate about and the flexibility changes over the years. You just think of it as a lifestyle, not a job, with unique demands.’