Who is Kacie McDonnell?
Kacie McDonnell was born on 30 July 1990, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA, and is a broadcast journalist, best known for her work with the New England Sports Network (NESN). She is also known for her relationship with professional American Football player Aaron Murray – the two have been together for several years.
The Wealth of Kacie McDonnell
How rich is Kacie McDonnell? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $300,000, earned through a successful career in sports journalism. Prior to her work with NESN, she also served with other news networks, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Very little is known about Kacie’s family except that she was raised by her parents along with two siblings. She discovered her interest in reporting at a young age, and decided then that she wanted to pursue work that would allow her to work in a communications-related path. She attended the Roman Catholic Nativity BVM High School located in her area.
After matriculating in 2004, she enrolled at the private Villanova University located in a suburb of Philadelphia, the second oldest Catholic university in the state, having been established in 1842. She completed a degree in Communications in 2012 and soon after, began her career in a part of the television network QVC, serving as an On Air Model. The network specializes in home shopping, and is owned by the Qurate Retail Group. It has a base at West Chester, Pennsylvania and is broadcast to over 350 million households in seven countries.
Rise to Prominence
McDonnell stayed with QVC for the next three and a half years, but eventually wanted to pursue other endeavors, and found an opportunity to work for FOX Television, joining the company as a sports reporter. She began working as a sideline reporter, and also helped with the pre-game broadcasts of the professional American Football team, the Philadelphia Eagles. The group competes in the National Football League (NFL) and has won a Super Bowl along with three other championships. She worked for five months as a sideline reporter and was then promoted.
With the promotion, she started to do additional broadcasts including working as a traffic reporter and morning anchoring duties. In 2014, she decided to leave Fox and move to Turner Sports, which helped her gain better income and more opportunities. She started working as a courtside reporter to college basketball games, and appeared during the broadcast of the NCAA Men’s Final Four which features the top four Division 1 Men’s basketball team from around the country. Numerous players who participate in Division 1 go on to become professional basketball players with the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Magical weekend ✨✨✨! Dear friends’ gorgeous wedding, Sox win the World Series! #GreenMonstahDress!
Now back to Boston for work and the parade! pic.twitter.com/vgnQXgDw5I
— Kacie McDonnell (@KacieMcDonnell) October 29, 2018
After her work with Turner Sports, Kacie joined the NBC-affiliated station KSHB owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, and shares their station with KMCI-TV which is also owned by Scripps. The channel is available through numerous networks including Google Fiber, Consolidated Communications, and Charter Spectrum, and through Comcast Xfinity, and AT&T U-Verse. She did reporting work with the company before eventually moving to NESN, the New England Sports Network which is a regional sports cable network and serves most of the New England area, as well as being distributed nationally.
The network mainly covers for Boston teams, specifically the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins, serving as the exclusive home for all games that are not televised by a national network. They also broadcast minor league games, sports talk shows, regional college events, and Premiere League soccer games though these are mostly tape delayed. She has reported and hosted numerous programs with the network, and has also appeared on their various online platforms. She works with high profile on-air staff including Dale Arnold, Jonny Gomes, Steve Lyons, and Jim Rice.
For her personal life, it is known that McDonnell is in a relationship with professional football quarterback Aaron Murray, who joined the National Football League (NFL) during the 2014 Draft, selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round. He had initially earned fame playing college football for the University of Georgia, breaking Peyton Manning and Eli Manning’s record for the Southeastern Conference career touchdows. After being released by the Chiefs, he briefly had contracts with the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Los Angeles Rams, and after he was waived by the Rams he signed with the Atlanta Legends, joining the Alliance of American Football and was selected second overall during the 2019 AAF QB Draft.
During her free time, Kacie enjoys cooking and baking. She also goes on fishing trips and listens to country as well as hip hop music, watches television series, and often gives her followers updates on her day to day endeavors. She mentioned that one of her favorite places that she has visited is Greece, and that she really enjoyed the culture of the country and it’s great architecture. Prior to her television fame, Kacie competed in pageants, and was once named Miss Teen Pennsylvania International.