Dan Le Batard is a newspaper sportswriter, radio host, and television reporter, best known for work with ESPN. He is the son of Lourdes Le Batard (his mother) and Gonzalo Le Batard (his father). Batard was born on December 16, 1968, in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background. He has contributed to several ESPN programs during his professional career.
Early Life and Education
Born in Jersey City, he grew up in Miramar, Florida, where he attended Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory. He then moved to the University of Miami and graduated from the university in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and politics.
Le Batard started his working career at the Miami Herald in 1990, as a columnist for its sports section. His first major work for The Herald was to investigate his former college’s football team, breaking the Miami Hurricanes Football Team Pell Grant Scandal.
He hosts a morning radio show weekdays with Jon “Stugotz” Weiner on ESPN Radio in addition to his work for the Miami Herald. He is known for his self-deprecating humor, which carries over onto the show through running jokes. He was featured on Fox News Hannity and Colmes to discuss the issue after writing a column for The Herald on the former topic.
He is a frequent contributor to several programs on the ESPN network. He has been a recurring guest on various programs like Outside the Lines, The Sports Reporters and College Game Day. He is also a regular guest host of Pardon the Interruption, where he has been named “The Hateable Dan Le Batard” because of his controversial opinions as well as his unorthodox attire.
Le Batard launched a show named “Dan Le Batard Is ¿Highly Questionable?” on ESPN 2 as part of the afternoon “Sports Talk Block”. Le Batard and his father originally featured the show in the beginning. Later, Bomani Jones joined the show as a host accompanying Dan and his father discussing current sports news and event topics.
Personal Life and Affairs
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, His Cuban exiled parents moved the family to Central Islip, New York. He has a brother named David Le Batard who is a Miami-based artist professionally known as LEBO. Dan is also fluent in Spanish, which he learned from his parents’ heritage.
He has reached the age of 48 now. His birth sign is Sagittarius. He is a well-known sportswriter, radio host and television reporter based in Florida. He is very good in his looks and has been a successful host and television personality throughout his career.
Talking about his personal life, he might be married as he has not mentioned about his recent affair and married life. He has not mentioned about his wife among the media. He has kept his private life confidential among the media.
Net Worth and Salary
He is a great television personality in the world of journalism, as he has worked in this field for so many years. He has a good earning from his working career and has maintained a good net worth of $1 million.
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Published on: March 3, 2017
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