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Fox Sports' Jenny Taft Bio: Age, Husband, Married, Family, Salary & More

Date: 14 Mar, 2019

Fox Sports' Jenny Taft Bio: Age, Husband, Married, Family, Salary & More

Quick Summary

Date of BirthSeptember 05 ,1987
Age31 Years 10 Month(s)
NationalityAmerican
Birth PlaceEdina, Minnesota
Birth NameJennifer Lind Taft
ProfessionTelevision Personality
Husaband/SpouseMatt Gilroy
Divorce/SplitNot Yet
Wedding Date2016
Salary$65k Per Year (Approx.)
Net WorthNot Disclosed
Ethnicity/RaceWhite
FatherJohn Taft
MotherMary Taft
Brother/sCharlie Taft
High SchoolEdina High School
CollegeBoston University
Height/ How Tall?5' 9" (1.75 m)
Weight 136 lbs (62 kg)
HairLong
Hair ColorBlond
Eye ColorBlue
Body Measurements35-27-35 inches
LesbianNo

Sports reporter Jenny Taft had achieved celebrity status because of her skilled an in-depth reporting. Her marriage to the athlete husband further cemented her place as a star in the world of sports entertainment.

The Minnesota native gained prominence as a fill-in co-host on Fox Sports 1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed and The Herd. Her coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia for Fox Sports 1 had garnered a lot of traction. Similarly, she gained widespread praise for her coverage of 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Fox News' Sister Network's Team:- Jenny and her co-hosts, Skip and Shannon discuss recent comments made by Antonio Brown on 20 August 2018 episode of Fox Sports 1 show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed (Published on 20 August 2018)

Beginning of 23 July 2018, Jenny has been hosting Skip and Shannon: Undisputed alongside Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless every weekday.  

Jenny Taft’s Bio: Age & Family

Born on 5 September 1987 in Minnesota, USA, Jenny was raised in a family full of athletes. Her mother, Mary had competed as a speed skater as a teenager, while her father, John was a professional Hockey player who captained the 1976 US Hockey team.

A sports fanatics from an early age, the Fox Sports 1 reporter participated in various sports including hockey, tennis, and lacrosse growing up.

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After receiving her high school diploma from Edina High School in 2006, the Minnesota native enrolled in Boston University’s Broadcast Journalism programme.

Her Playing Career:

Jenny, aged 31, lettered for four years for Boston University representing the Terriers scoring 15 goals and giving five assists.

During her playing career, she shined her trophy cabinet with an accolade of NSLA Player of the Year in 2005 for her performances as a member of her high school lacrosse team.

Moreover, she was also engaged to 2006 MSHSL AII-State Team and 2005 MSHSL/NSLA AII-Star Team. In between 2008 and 2009, she played a lot of games and was able to score seven goals and three assists for the same team.

But after finishing her University she left her playing career entirely and initiated a new journey for herself.  

Behind Jenny Taft’s Salary: Career Height At Fox Sports 1

After graduating with a degree in journalism from Boston University, Jenny Taft didn't take a longer time to initiate her career as a broadcaster and soon joined IDPR in New York City for Public Relations.

But later, she moved back to her hometown where she started to work more efficiently as a FOX Sports Girl for the FOX channel.

Prior to landing the reputed gig at Fox Sports 1 - Fox News' sister sports-oriented cable channel owned by 21st Century Fox - in 2013, she had worked as a sports reporter and on-air host for Fox Sports North for three years between 2011 and 2013.

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Previously, the Boston University alumni had worked as an in-arena host for Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Wild.

At Fox Sports 1, she’s a go-to reporter for anything related to soccer and college football. In addition to covering soccer and football, the Minnesota native also reports on Monster Energy Supercross Pit and MotoGP Pit. 

As of 2018, Jenny is starring in an American sports talk show titled 'Undisputed' alongside famous names Skip Bayless, Joy Taylor and Shannon Sharpe where she gives her insights on every major sports updates and news. 

Most recently in August 2018, Fox Sports 1 has launched a new weekly college football show with Jenny as the host. The show is named CFB: Inside Slant which will include exclusive interviews and features related to US college football. The 30-minute show provides an in-depth in-sights at sport's biggest updates and top stories while also taking viewers beyond the football field for once. 

Besides her inspiring career, her biggest accolade was covering the U.S, Women’s National Team's news during The Caribbean Association Football, Women’s Championship, The Confederation of North, and Central American.

For all her excursions at Fox Sports 1, Jenny is reportedly paid $65k annually in salary. Her husband, on the other hand, once signed a contract which guaranteed $700k per annum salary.

Jenny Taft Married Sportsstar Husband Matt In Outdoor Wedding

Jenny and her husband, Matt Gilroy married in the summer of 2016. A host of guests had attended the outdoor wedding.

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Married For Life:- Jenny and her husband, Matt pose for the wedding pictures which was held in the summer of 2016 alongside their guest (Photo:- Terrierlacrosse's Instagram)

Jenny’s husband, Matt Gilroy, who stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m), is a professional ice hockey player who is currently applying his trades in KHL playing for the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers. He had previously played for the Moscow based ice-hockey outfits Atlant Moscow Oblast and Spartak Moscow. Matt Gilroy was also named in the squad of the US hockey team that represented the USA in the Olympics, the grandest stage of all. 

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The pair had reportedly met in college circa 2006. It is likely that the duo’s love for sports may have helped ignite the romance between the two.