Kelly Tilghman Biography

( 1969 - )
January 22, 2020
First published on:January 13, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Kelly Tilghman

Date of Birth: 1969, August 6
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Name Kelly Tilghman
Birth Place North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Famous Name Kelly Tilghman
Horoscope Leo
Father Phil Tilghman
Mother Katherine Tilghman
Net Worth $5 million
Salary $375,000
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession broadcaster
Currently Working For Golf Channel
University attended Duke University
Currently Married yes
Married to Rocco Mediate
Children 1

Kelly Tilghman is a former broadcaster for The Golf Channel who is the first female lead golf announcer on the PGA Tour. In 2007, she became an anchor after signing a 15-year deal with the PGA Tour in which the Golf Channel broadcasts the first three events of the year, the weekly coverage of all tour events and the full coverage of the fall series and other events. In 2018, the Tilghman ended her 22-year run at Golf Channel. 

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina native, Kelly Tilghman was born on August 6, 1969, under star sign Leo. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the White ethnic group. 

Kelly Tilghman Net Worth In 2020?

The American sportscaster/anchor Kelly Tilghman has an estimated net worth of $5 million, as of 2020. Not to mention, she has earned her wealth widely through her 22-year long run at Golf Channel which eventually ended in 2018. 

As reported, the median salary at Golf Channel for Anchor/Host/Reporters is $52,619 per year. Since she was the PGA Tour's first female lead golf announcer, Tilghman might have summoned much more than the median salary. 

Kelly Tilghman's House Windermere, Florida (FL), US SOURCE: virtualglobetrotting

Further, In July 2005, Kelly Tilghman, the first lead golf announcer, bought 5-bed, 3-bath, 4,493 square ft home for $1.4 million. Currently, she lives in her lavish home along with her family and child situated in Windermere, Florida( FL), USA.

Is Kelly Tilghman Married?

Exploring her personal life, rumors took a sharp turn and landed on the sexuality of Tilghman. It is said that Tilghman is a lesbian and had an affair with a young lady. On the other side, Kelly Tilghman was rumored to have secretly married her boyfriend Nick Faldo, an English professional golfer who is now mainly an on-air golf analyst. 

However, the rumors have no point to be true. Tilghman has maintained her personal life as secret as possible. Thus, she is believed to be possibly single as of now.  

Talking about her body measurements, Kelly has a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) and additionally, she has a body size of 35-24-35 inches.

Kelly Tilghman Early Life and Educational History

Kelly Tilghman was born to Phil Tilghman and Katherine Tilghman. Her parents worked as the operators and managers of the golf course.

Further, she grew up along her sister Kathryn Hemphill

Exploring her educational background, Kelly is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Duke University.  While at Duke University, she played golf where she won the grant in ladies’ golf group. In addition, she won the Furman University's Lady Paladin Invitational Golf Rivalry in the 1990s.

Kelly Tilghman Professional Career

Kelly Tilghman is a professional player who has participated in several mini-tours and overseas. Kelly appeared in several Asian, Australian and European golf competitions.

Tilghman is a former touring professional who has worked in a variety of roles with the golf channel since its inception. In 2007, she began working with lead analyst Nick Faldo to form the lead broadcasting team for the majority of PGA Tour telecasts.

CAPTION: Kelly Tilghman SOURCE: Charlotte Observer

Further, she and Golf Channel coworker Charlie Rymer have regularly hosted the First Tee Coastal Carolina Future Generations Tournament at the Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.

Kelly was suspended from the network for about two weeks in January 2009. Her serious comment against Tiger Woods was demonstrated on several news channels and several people wanted her to be fired. 

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