The graduate from the University of San Diego, Heidi Watney has successfully built a successful career as a host and a reporter. Her sporty background contributed immensely to the choice of her career. She currently works for MLB Network after several years of working under different radio stations. She is a married woman and a mother. Read on as we take you through her bio and family life below.
Heidi Watney Bio
Born on the 19th of May 1981 in Fresno, California; Heidi Watney is one of the four children born to Mike and Paula Watney. She has a brother and two sisters and belongs to an athletic home. Her dad built his career as a golf coach; he superintended the Fresno State Athletics and the California State University golf team. Also, her only brother, Josh is currently a golf star who is still building his collegiate career. She is also directly related to Nick Watney, the famous professional golfer.
Heidi started picking interest in sports from a tender age, she later got the privilege to practice her inexperienced skills as a student-athlete at Clovis West High school. There, she partook in several sports activities and was also a queen bee with her cheerleading group. One interesting fact about the sports lady in her school days was her ability to adequately manage her academics and ambitions.
More so, records have it that she was a whiz student who ran on National Merit scholarship. She later bagged an academic scholarship and eventually graduated with a BA degree with honors from the University of San Diego in 2003. While concentrating on her sports ambitions in college, Heidi also took to pageantry. She competed in the Miss California beauty pageant for four consecutive times and emerged as the first runner up for three consecutive times and the third runner up in 2003.
Heidi Watney started her sports career working for the ESPN Radio 1430 KFIG as the sports talk radio host in Fresno while subsequently shuffling in between jobs to work for KMPH-TV during the weekend as the sports anchor.
The amazing sportscaster later left the radio stations and started working as an on-field reporter for Boston Red Sox. Like they say hard work surely pays off; with her hard work, she began championing The Red Sox Report and The Ultimate Red Sox Show on New England Sports Network (NESN).
While NESN enjoyed her paroles, she accepted a job offer to work as a sideline reporter for Time Warner Cable SportsNet in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the sports lady moved from California to Los Angeles with the intents of shaping her big dreams. After working briefly for the Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Heidi Watney joined the MLB Network. Then, she began hosting the MLB Network’s show Quick Pitch weeknights. She has proven loyalty with the show from 2013 till date. However, in early 2018, she took maternity leave before coming back to man the show.
Married: Who is her Husband – Mike Wickham?
Heidi Watney is one lady who has been tagged with most popular sports male celebrities in the sports world. Well, before we download the gist of her several love escapades, let’s talk about the man who she finally took the forever commitments with, Mike Wickham.
The two took their nuptial vows in Edgewater, New Jersey on the very last day (31st) of December 2014. There is no detailed information regarding how they met, however, it is no mystery that they spent their honeymoon at Nevis Island in the Caribbean before going to have another round of sweetness in Bora Bora. They welcomed their charming young man, Jax on 26 April 2018.
Back to her many love tango gist, like we all know it is no news that most celebrities have undergone different kinds of hoaxes during their career course, be it rumors of divorce, wrong relationship tags, sexual orientation status; just name it! Heidi has had her own share of rumors and controversies. She was once said to be romantically involved with Jason Varitek; her colleague at Boston Red Sox. Even though Jason was married at that time, it didn’t prevent the spread of the rumor.
Things got complicated after the duo were seen together in a bar in Baltimore. Pictures they say speak, internet snitches came to conclusions that a look at the captured picture shows that the two were very much engaged in a somewhat intimate conversation. Later on, Jason’s actions of filling a divorce with his then-wife only intensified the spread of the rumors.
Till date, both Jason and Heidi has never confirmed these allegations. The only savage reply fans got from Jason was his union with a lady named Catherine Panagiotopoulos in 2011. Also, Heidi was also rumored to be romantically linked with another Boston Red Sox player Nick Green.