Heidi Watney is not just a famous reporter and anchor but she is also three times Miss California, USA runner-ups. Now, she is working as a host or reporter for MLB networks and she has climbed the success ladder in a very short time.
She has been working in the media world since 2002 and she has been doing her best every time to get stand out from other reporters. Being a reporter for sports she gets in touch with athletes frequently.
Heidi has been walking on this journey not just as a reporter but also as a mother, daughter, wife along with her professional career.
Who is Heidi Watney?
|Full Name||Heidi Watney|
|Date of Birth||19 May 1981|
|Birth place||Fresno, California, United States|
|Education||Clovis West High School and University of San Diego|
|Siblings||Josh Watney, Kelly|
|Spouse/Partner||Mike Wickham (m. 2014)|
|Estimated Net Worth:||NA|
|Source of net worth||Sportscasting career|
|Height||Feet- 5 ft 10 in
|Weight||65 kg (143lb)|
|Eye color||Dark blue|
|Hair color||Bright Blonde|
Heidi Watney was born on May 19, 1981, and her birthplace was in Fresno, California. She spent her childhood with her parents and her father’s name is Mike Watney mother’s name is Paula Watney.
Her family background is from sports also, her father is related from golf sports where he worked as a golf coach since 1979. Mike coached at Fresno State Athletics and California State University for a long time as a golf coach.
And her mother Paula was a reporter so, she is a mix of her parent’s careers because she is also a reporter for sports. Later, her father joined the army which made her to shift from city to city and some countries due to her father’s work. In her childhood days, she also moved to Vietnam where her father was in charge of duty and she spent around 2 years over there.
When she was still kidded her parents got separated and they choose their own path since then her father married another woman and her mother took custody of Heidi and her siblings since than they have been living with her mother.
She has four siblings including two brothers and two sisters, her brother’s name is Josh and Dusty, whereas her sister name is Kelly.
Her brother Josh is also in the world of sport where he has been following his father’s footsteps and playing golf in schools and coaching the students. Dusty was suffered from rare diseases which made him passed away in April 2018.
Heidi completed her education at Clovis West High School which is located in Fresno and she was also a very active student in sports on her school days. Every sport she used to attend like gymnastics, diving, football and she was an active cheerleader for the college teams.
As soon as she completed her high school education, she got into National Merit Scholarship and won a scholarship to San Diego University from where she completed her further education with BA where she got distinction in 2003.
While she was studying in a university she was also doing a participant in Miss California, the USA where she also became a runner up for 3 times.
Heidi Watney Professional Career as a Reporter
She was inspired a lot by her mother and she always wanted to be like her mother who was also a reporter, adding this she also has a stunning body figure and good look which is very attractive and can benefit her media career as well.
As soon as she completed her university days she began to get her hand involved in modeling but her interest on modeling quickly fell and she began to pursue her dream job to become a reporter.
Her career starts in her hometown where for a local FM station KFIg-AM radio and later she changed the job to pursue her career on reporting world more detail where she joined as an assistant producer for KUSI News which is located in San Diego, California. Later, she worked as a sports talk presenter for ESPN Radio and as a weekly journalist for KMPH-TV. She was good at her work and this made her company get more promotions to her.
After she gained knowledge on the media world she started to work as an on-field reporter and host for The Red Sox Report and The Ultimate Red Sox Report. Spending some time of her career in The Ultimate Red Sox Report her career was quickly boosted and she managed to gain huge popularity from all over the USA as a reporter.
More and more experience was gaining and later she joined Time Warner Cable SportsNet where is worked for about 1 year which helped to gain more experience about this field to her.
Later in 2012, Heidi also joined MLB Networks as a host, this was a turning point of her career because this made her more experienced and demanded sports reporter. MLB Networks focuses on Baseball news, players and it’s related.
Now just on these channels she also worked for Quick Pitch,’ ‘Nightly Highlights’ and ‘Hot Stove’.
Besides this she is also featured in music videos named Going Out in Style which was released by Dropkick Murphy. Heidi is more into baseball games and by looking on these and also looking on her experience it is clear that she is a successful reporter and she has been doing her best everyday which made her more and more demanded reporter.
Heidi Watney Appearances is Perfect
She has turned 40 years old this year but she still looks like young and her height is 5’8 ft (1.28m), her weight is 65 kg (143lbs). Looking at her weight and height it looks like she has a fair body and a slim body figure.
As per the report, her body stats is 32-24-36 inches with long limbs and curvy figure which makes her look hot. She is into fashion and her dress looks well-fitting, her dressing style never makes anyone angry and it is very satisfying.
Her eye color is blue and hair color is blonde once, she was also voted as one of the sexiest woman in the job of sports or media world. There is nothing we know about her tattoo.
Heidi Watney controversy
Being famous is not so easy there comes with a lots of controversies sometime which also hamper the image in the society. Same like other famous people, Heidi also comes with a lots of scandal and controversy.
First one was when she was working in KMPH radio she used a rough words which made her fire from the job and later KMPH management team said that her behavior is not acceptable while working with them.
Another one is she was accused of dating Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and this rumor started to catch fire when both of them were spotted in a bar located at Baltimore. Everybody thought this as a rumor but when Jason filled a divorce than this topic was more sharpened and interesting.
After divorce Jason married another woman named Catherine Panagiotopoulos which made this rumor to be only rumor.
Later she was found dating with another man named Nick Green but there is no any detailed information about them and it was found that they split very early so, there is no any information about their separation is known to the public.
Is Heidi Watney Married?
Heidi is now a married woman and she is also a mother, she was married to Mike Wickham in 2014 since then she has been living a happy life and family life. Mike is a director of the baseball operation at Miami Marlins LLC. where is served as a baseball executive for a long time.
Their meeting happened while she was working as a MLB reporter from there they started to date quickly and exchanged their vows in Edgewater, New Jersey.
After the married the couple were blessed with a baby and they named him Jaxson Wickham who was born in April 26, 2018. The couple was very happy and they also posted a lots of photos of their baby in Instagram and Facebook.
There is no any bad news about the couple and it looks like they are very happy and any divorce news has been published about them till now.
Heidi Watney’s Net worth and Salary
After looking her career background we can easily figure out that she has made a lots of money from her profession since, she is a high-demand and experienced reporter. As soon as she joined MLB networks her salary was more than $10,000 per month making her yearly income to be $250K.
Not just in the media world, she is also active in business and many advertisement agencies has approached her for the endorsement and for the service ads through which she has made a ton of money.
Also, her husband has a long career history in the baseball world and being an executive he also made a ton of money which is really enough to live a luxurious life in the USA.
Her Social Media
You can follow her for the daily update and to know about her as well as about her family. Being a model her fan base is growing more and more every time.