Who is Heidi Watney? Wiki Bio
Heidi Watney was born in the US on 19 May 1981, so under the zodiac sign of Taurus and holding American nationality – Heidi came into the spotlight thanks to her career of a sportscaster.
Early life and school
Heidi has been into sports since she was a young girl, as she was looking up to her parents who are both sporting – she hasn’t talked about them as she doesn’t want them involved in the media, but often mentions them in the captions of her pictures on Instagram. Heidi is allegedly an only child, as she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings.
While attending Clovis West High School, Heidi participated in several sports and events, including hurdles, diving, and gymnastics while she also served as the lead cheerleader. She was somewhat popular amongst her peers thanks to her involvement in so many things – she went on to become a National Merit Scholar, and enrolled at the University of San Diego, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003.
Heidi’s career of a sportscaster
Heidi’s first choice of career was modelling. She was noticed by modelling scouts who invited her for a photoshoot, and Heidi then signed with a modelling agency based in Boston. Motivated by her newfound fame in the modelling industry, she entered the Miss California USA pageant, and although she didn’t win it, she still became the first runner-up.
She launched her career of a reporter in 2006, when she started working for KMPH-TV station in Fresno, as their weekend sports anchor – she also took a job at ESPN Radio 1430 KFIG, and did both of these simultaneously. In May 2008, she moved across country and became a host of “The Ultimate Red Sox Show”, which airs on the NESN sports network, and followed by becoming a host of “The Red Sox Report”, and then working for the Boston Red Sox professional baseball team as their on-field reporter.
After leaving NESN, Heidi started working for Time Warner Cable SportsNet in November 2011 as their sideline reporter for all the regional sports, and moved to Los Angeles as the job was based there. She wasn’t part of their team for too long, as she quit in September 2012, and began working as the host of the Major League Baseball (MLB) “Quick Pitch” weeknights show in 2013 – she has been working for them ever since, only missing the start of 2018 as she gave birth to her son.
While she is not an actress, she was featured in the music video “Going Out in Style” sUng by Dropkick Murphys.
Personal life and husband
Heidi prefers not to share too much about her love life with the public but some details regarding her husband are still known. Heidi and Mike Wickham met each other in 2012 after they worked together on a project, as Mike is a reporter as well. It took them a while to start dating but they haven’t separated since they went out on their first date. Mike proposed to Heidi in the summer of 2014, and they exchanged their wedding vows on 31 December that year as they both liked the idea of walking into the new year as a married couple. The wedding took place in Edgewater in New Jersey, and they spent their honeymoon on Nevis Island in the Caribbean while later visiting Bora Bora.
Although they have been married for years, they decided to wait to have children – Heidi gave birth to their son Jax on 26 April 2018. While Heidi hasn’t talked about the other men she might have dated throughout the years, rumor has it that she was in a romantic relationship with Jason Varitek, who was working alongside her at Boston Red Sox. Jason was a married man when the rumors started, but it did not affect his marriage as both him and Heidi denied the rumors publicly, however, things changed when paparazzi shot a couple of pictures of Heidi and Jason spending time in a club. Jason would later file for divorce, which sparked the rumors even further.
Likes and other interests
Heidi is mostly focused on sports and her career of a sportscaster, but there are numerous other things she enjoys doing.
Being a new mother, Heidi currently spends most of her free time with her baby. She was actively going to the gym before the birth of Jax and had five training sessions each week – she was mostly focused on her lower body and cardio exercises. She is the kind of person who prefers to spend her free time in nature rather than in crowded cities, and has so far been to all the national parks in her state while also visiting most of the lakes. She is a big lover of animals as well, and has a pet dog – she believes her son should grow up having a dog as his best friend.
While she had a dream of becoming an actress, this still hasn’t worked out for Heidi. Some of her favorite movies are “Forrest Gump” and “Cast Away”, as Tom Hanks is her favorite actor, while Angelina Jolie is her favorite actress.
Appearance and net worth
Heidi is currently 38 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes but hasn’t shared her exact height, weight and vital statistics with the public.
According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million, and is steadily rising thanks to her career of a host and a sportscaster.
Social media presence
Heidi seems to be very active on the internet, as she has opened accounts on several popular social media networks.
— Heidi Watney (@HeidiWatney) June 3, 2019
She launched her Twitter account in April 2009, and has since gathered nearly 150,000 followers and tweeted over 22,000 times. Her Instagram account has more than 55,000 people following her, while she has uploaded over 1,100 pictures onto it – Heidi has a Facebook page as well which currently counts more than 7,500 fans.