A Deep Dive Into ESPN's Wendi Nix's Life — From Bio and Career To Husband and Net Worth
- Nationality American
- Profession Sports Reporter
- Relationship Status Married
- Husband/Spouse Joe Ritchie
- Ex-Husband Ben Cherington
- Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
- Dating/Affair No
- Net Worth Not Disclosed
- Ethnicity/Race White
- Father Wayne Nix
- Brother/s 1
- High School Socastee High School
- College University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Height/ How Tall? 5'11" (1.80 m)
- Weight 63 kg (139 lbs)
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Blonde
- Eye Color Green
- Body Measurements 35-25-38 Inches
- Lesbian No
- Daughter/s 2
- Date of Birth Sep 17, 1974
- Age 49 Years, 0 Months
Described as the “beauty of ESPN” and listed in ESPN’s top 30 sexiest women, Wendi Nix seems to have all she wants in her life — a mysterious husband, who she hides from the world, two beautiful daughters, and a blossoming career.
The South Carolina-native is an American anchor and sports reporter for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Networks (ESPN). She also covers NFL and College Football games.
Nix has been involved in sports since childhood. Her dad,Wayne Nix, was the head coach of a school football team.
Wendi Nix’s Bio: Age, Height
The ESPN anchor was born on 17th September 1974, in South Carolina, United States.
Nix got her passion for sports as a child from her beloved father, Wayne Nix, a former football and athletic coach.
She may not be an athlete herself, but her love for sports was imprinted on her from her childhood as she used to play many games growing up.
Enrolled at Wofford College, She graduated in 1996 with a degree in French and Economics. A year later, she earned her master's degree in sports management from the University of Massachusetts.
Standing tall at the height of 5 feet and 10 inches, the 44-year-old has a stunning physique with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Wendi Nix’s Career
Before working for ESPN, Nix was a sports anchor and reporter at WHDH-TV (NBC) in Boston for three years (2003-06). She also worked for FOX Sports and New England Sports Network.
Nix began her career at ESPN from 2006 as a TV host, covering college and pro football games.
In 2009, she became the first woman to host the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Awards dinner in 2009.
Additionally, Nix co-hosted Sunday NFL Countdown for three complete seasons and was the host of the weekly Chalk Talk events for ESPN’s prime-time Monday Night Football.
Wendi Nix’s Salary and Net Worth
Nix is estimated to have a total net worth of around $2 million as of 2021, including all of her incomes and properties.
A good chunk of the veteran sportscaster's net worth comes from working for ESPN for over a decade.
She reportedly gets paid a hefty sum of $800,000 as an annual salary by ESPN.
Wendi Nix Was Once Married To Former Boston Red Sox Manager, Ben Cherington
Despite having a perfect professional life, the ESPN anchor has endured an unstable personal life. She married (date undisclosed) Ben Cherington, a former general manager of Boston Red Sox.
They started dating each other when Wendi was still studying at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
But sadly their relationship fell through, and they got divorced in 2010. The couple shares two children together, both daughters, who now live with their Nix
Wendi Nix's Daughters: Wendi sharing the adorable picture of her lovely daughters on Twitter (Photo: Pinterest)
Despite lacking a father figure, Nix has been a good mother to her daughters with whom she spends some fun-time, once in a while.
Mentions of Wendi Nix's Husband
Wendi, in a tweet, mentioned something about her husband which raised some eyebrows among her fans and supporters.
Husband Alert: Wendi timely mentions her possible husband on her Twitter in October 2014 & August 2017 (Photo: Wendi Nix's Twitter)
Staying quiet for so long after her divorce, Wendi finally seems to be dating again. The mysterious husband she keeps mentioning in her tweets has become a hot topic for discussion among her fanbase.
And the beautiful reporter has not yet revealed who she was referring to in her tweets. She has been keeping her personal life under the blanket since her previous marriage ended in a disaster.
She did tweet a picture on January 2020. On the basis of the tweet many speculated that the man in the picture was Wendi Nix's husband. His identity, however, remains unkown.
Joe Ritchie was Speculated to be Wendi Nix's Husband
Fans assumed that Wendi Nix revealed Joe Ritchie, an options and commodities trader, presidential advisor, international businessman, serial entrepreneur, and an aviator, as her husband.
The rumour came into the spotlight when Wendi posted a status on her Twitter back in January 20, 2015, quoting,
Happy Birthday Joe Ritchie! We love you! #RitchieFamily
This definitely dragged people's attention towards speculating that her husband was Joe Ritchie. However, we are still of the belief that these speculations are baseless.
Out of respect for Nix, should ought keep our patience until she sheds some light about her marital life and partner herself.