American Sports broadcaster Heidi Watney-her controversial affairs, marriage, husband, career, and childhood!
Heidi Watney, the MLB Network sportscaster, has a very interesting relationship history.
Heidi Watney’s dating history and marriage
She used to be dating American professional baseball pitcher Jacob Edward Peavy. This went on for several months before they split. In 2008, she had a relationship with a former Red Sox baseball catcher named Jason Varitek.
He played for the team from 1997 till his retirement in 2011. The two had met at Fenway Park, liked each other and fell in love. There were reports of intimate conversations between the two at a Baltimore Bar in 2008.
Their togetherness was much hyped about since Jason had just separated from his wife of 10 years, Karen. However, this relationship was short-lived and the same year they separated. Jason went on to marry Catherine Panagiotopoulos in 2011.
One year into the marriage and the allegations of his past affair with Heidi again made headlines. However, Catherine came to the rescue of her husband and Heidi and shut down those allegations.
At the start of 2009, Heidi was spotted with the team’s infielder Nick Green. They seemed to be together for sometime before they broke up.
On 31st December 2014, Heidi married Mike Wickham. He is a Director of Baseball Operations at Miami Marlins LLC. The wedding took place at Edgewater, New Jersey. Their honeymoon was at the exotic and expensive location of Bora Bora.
The two make an adorable couple and share a very loving relationship with each other. They frequently travel together for work and vacations. They were in the Caribbean and other wonderful holiday destinations.
Heidi’s childhood and growing years
Heidi Watney was born on 19th May 1981 in Fresno, California. She is the only child of her parents. Her father Dean Mitchell Watney was with the US Army while her mother was a reporter. Due to her father’s job nature, they used to move from one place to another.
They were also in Vietnam for two years. Her parents divorced when she was still young and on their return from Vietnam. Heidi’s father remarried and she continued to stay with her mother. Her relations with her father are good.
Heidi attended Clovis West High School. In high school, she was good at sports such as hurdles, diving, gymnastics, and also in cheerleading.
She received a National Merit Scholarship for further studies. She enrolled at the University of San Diego. In 2003, she earned a BA degree with honors from this University. The professional golfer, Nick Watney is her cousin.
Heidi’s broadcasting career
Heidi had good looks and was also good at sports. She modeled and participated in the beauty pageant and was a runner-up in the 2002 ‘Miss Universe’ beauty competition.
She took up the career of reporting and broadcasting. Her first job was with the local radio station in Fresno. She served as the sports anchor and host for ESPN Radio 1430 KFIG, and KMPH-TV. She was supposedly fired from her job due to the use of curse words against the boss there.
In 2008, Heidi joined New England Sports Network in Boston. She was the host of ‘The Red Sox Report’ and ‘The Ultimate Red Sox Show’ and continued with this job till 2011.
Afterward, for a few months, she worked with ‘Time Warner Cable SportsNet’. In September 2012, Heidi joined MLB Network. She hosts the show called ‘Quick Pitch’. She has also appeared on Dropkick Murphy’s music video ‘Going out in style’.
Also, she has a business in baseball accessories and custom-printed baseball bats with her husband. She earns a decent sum of money and has an estimated net worth of around $ 3 million.
Heidi also does charity work and has held events in Boston for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund to assist in pediatric care.
Heidi is not only talented but extremely beautiful. Trevor Hauver, the top school baseball player had mentioned her name amongst the 3 women with whom he would like to have dinner with.
Heidi Watney Social Media Profile
— Heidi Watney (@HeidiWatney) July 3, 2016
Heidi is active on social media. She uses Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has over 7.4k followers on her Facebook account, over 144k followers on her Twitter account and over 50.1k followers on her Instagram account. Additionally, she keeps sharing her thoughts and pictures on her social media handle with her fans and followers.
Short Bio on Heidi Watney
California-born Heidi Watney is a well-known name in the sports broadcasting field. Heidi is an American citizen. She is a Sportscaster by profession. She is a broadcaster of sporting events. Presently, she works for the MLB Network. She is a host and a sports reporter.
Previously, she also worked as a model. She took part in the ‘Miss California’ competition finishing runner-up. Similarly, she also worked as the host of “The Red Sox Report” in the past. More Bio…