Who is Antonietta Collins?
Antonietta “Toni” Gonzales-Collins was born on 22 November 1985, in Mexico City, Mexico, and is a sports broadcast journalist, best known for being a part of the program “SportsCenter” which airs on ESPN. She has been with the company since 2013, and has covered numerous professional sports leagues as a part of her work.
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The Wealth of Antonietta Collins
Antonietta Collins has a net worth estimated to be over $200,000, earned through high valued contracts with her work at ESPN.
She also probably benefitted from the success of her mother, award-winning host Maria Antonieta Collins.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
At a young age, Antonietta developed a strong interest in sports and was always athletically inclined. She started learning how to play soccer when she was 10 years old, and developed her skills over the years. Her prowess led her to be invited to join the Mexican national team, competing for the under-19 division.
She never became a professional in soccer, but still maintained her love for sports. Her family moved to the US, and she attended St. Brendan High School located in Miami.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Mount Union College where she took up a degree in communications, with a major in sports management, graduating in 2007. During her time there, she played for the school’s women’s soccer team. The private university is located in Alliance, Ohio and it has a student population of over 2,000.
The school was closely affiliated with the Methodist Church until recently. After graduating, she focused her attention on a career in the media, and was hired by the Miami-based company Univision as one of their production assistants. Univision is an American Spanish television network airing in the US.
Media Career and ESPN
As Collins continued her work with Univision, she became involved in many national programs including “Primer Impacto”, “Premios Juventud”, and “Nuestra Belleza Latina”.
While still with Univision, she also did other work and found a regular job at CBS Sports Radio with their affiliate based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Thanks to the job, she was able to cover several professional teams within the state, including the ice hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the professional American Football team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. She also covered games of the football team at the University of South Florida.
After working two years in the background, she had her first on-camera role as a part of the Univision Noticias 48 news team, which collaborated with Fox2.
She covered news stories surrounding the border of Mexico and Texas, including immigration as well as issues of drug trafficking. She did weather and sports reports too, and was also assigned as an anchor for Deportes 23, covering big sports events such as the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB) play-offs.
In 2013, she joined Entertainment and Sports Network, or ESPN, one of the most successful international sports networks. She became an anchor for their flagship program “SportsCenter”, covering news in various major professional leagues in the US.
Mother – Maria Antonieta Collins
While Antonietta would make her career in the US, her mother became quite famous in her home country of Mexico, where she’s been working as a reporter and host for news programs in the country since the 1970s. She did general reporting and was also assigned to cover Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, working with the Spanish International Network (SIN), and was later hired by the Univision Network as their Mexico Correspondent. Subsequently she went to Telemundo, and became the host of the morning show “Cada Dia”.
— Ma Antonieta Collins (@CollinsOficial) September 23, 2017
Over the years she’s written several books, which have helped in the growth of her wealth. Some of her most notable publications include “Dietas y Recetas de Maria Antonieta”, “Dijiste que me querias”, and “Quien dijo que no se puede?” She also writes a weekly column which is syndicated through various newspapers in Mexico.
After her contract with Telemundo expired, she returned to news reporting. She is a big supporter of plastic surgery and is also an animal rights activist.
Antonietta is single and has been very private about this aspect of her life, preferring to keep it away from the public. Her mother has mentioned through books that she’s had boyfriends in the past, and was even a victim of domestic violence from an ex-boyfriend.
Like her mother, she is a big animal lover and owns several dogs. She is also a big fan of keeping up to date with the latest fashion trends, and loves designer brands. She also spends a lot of her free time keeping fit, going to the gym, and has participated in marathons for charity.