Wikipedia Biography / Profile Background
- Kelsey Wingert is a sports reporter and host at Fox Sports South & Fox Sports Southeast. She also reports from the field for the Atlanta Braves baseball team.
- A diehard sports fan, Wingert is currently living in Atlanta, Georgia, and is taking time off for recovering from an injury that she sustained while reporting from the stadium.
Personal Life : Parents, Family and Education
- Kelsey was born on June 20, 1992, in Sugarland, Texas. Since middle school, Kelsey got interested in sports broadcasting & her resolve strengthened by the time she reached high school.
- She attended the Stephen F. Austin High School & graduated with the Class of 2010.
- Graduated in 2014 with a minor in Sports Studies and a major in Broadcast Journalism from Louisiana State University (LSU).
- While at LSU, she was the Public Relations Chair for her Sorority ‘Delta Zeta’ and an LSU correspondent from inside campus for ESPNU.
- While in college she was a big fan of LSU football, and if the team lost, it affected her emotionally and she would often cry for hours!
Job and Career :
- Kelsey Wingert has varied job experience, starting at Tiger TV and reporting on sports events and statistics in 2011 for two years.
- Later, she was a sports intern at KPRC-TV and then became an assistant, helping the crew at SEC network and ESPN.
- Besides these, she has held many other assistant & similar short-term jobs during her studies, always participating and learning through internships.
- After finishing her studies, Wingert began working reporting from the side-lines for CST & also landed a job as a sports director, reporting news and anchoring for KALB-TV.
- Currently, she reports directly from the field, for the Atlanta Braves and also works as a Reporter/Host for Fox Sports Southeast and Fox Sports South.
Salary and Net Worth :
- As per Salary(dot)com, the average median salary of an Atlanta-based Sports Reporter is $52,025 per year. The salary range is $42,699 to $67,075 annually. ZipRecruiter gives the average salary as $47,964/year, while the Indeed website mentions $47,079 annually for the same position.
- Drawing from this data, we get a rough estimate of Kelsey Wingert’s salary. Considering her work experience, her annual income can be estimated to be higher than the figures mentioned above.
The Eye Injury :
- In March 2018, Wingert had an accident – A foul ball hit her while she was about to do a segment. She had to quickly head to the hospital and even got a CAT scan done.
- Kelsey’s eye socket was fractured, so the reporter was forced to take time off from work & recover at home with her parents. They were visiting their daughter at the moment of the accident and decided to stay longer to take care of her.
Interesting Facts and Trivia :
- Kelsey loves spontaneous getaways and usually, these escapes tend to be somewhere near the ocean because she loves the beach.
- A supporter of Organ donation, Wingert recommends two organizations: Organ Donor and Donate a Life. She feels through this, anyone can be a hero in someone else’s story and can go on living even after they’ve died in another person’s second chance at life.
- When it comes to music, she follows Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Phillip Phillips, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean among others.
- For Kelsey, who is very close to her mother the best compliment anyone can give her is saying that she reminds them of her (Kelsey’s mom).
- A sensible and rooted person, she loves to spend time with her family and never misses one of their birthdays.
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