Helen-Yee
Helen Yee | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Helen Yee
  • Occupation Sports Writer, Journalist, Host, Producer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Las Vegas, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 16, 1991
  • Age 30 Years, 2 Months
American Sports Journalist, Creator of NBC Sports AM920’s 'Eyes On The Game'

Helen Yee | Biography

Former Nationally Ranked Age Swimmer

Helen Yee rose to national popularity with 'Eyes On The Game' after being the first to interview and confirm with Floyd Mayweather Sr. that his son would come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor. She has also interviewed famous athletes, including Mike Tyson, Derek Jeter, MMA Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, and NBA phenom Blake Griffin. Besides, she was one of the first to interview winner Kevin Harvick during the Nascar Kobalt 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


Helen Yee is a sports journalist, writer, and creator for NBC Sports AM920’s Eyes On The Game sports radio show. 

Who Is Helen Yee?

Helen Yee is a bilingual (English and Mandarin) sports writer, journalist, and host. She is the creator, writer, reporter, and producer of the Eyes On The Game sports radio show on NBC Sports AM920. She is also the co-host of The Schmozone Podcast. 

In addition, Yee is a two-time state champion and nationally recognized swimmer. She has also served for Las Vegas Sports Network, an ESPN and Fox Sports affiliate, as a sports reporter, writer, producer, videographer, and photographer. Moreover, Yee worked as an associate producer for ESPN’s Top Rank Boxing. She has also appeared on NBC’s KSNV Channel 3 Las Vegas and ESPN Radio shows in Las Vegas and Texas to talk about UFC fights and boxing.

How Old is Helen Yee?

Helen Yee was born on 16 August 1991 in Las Vegas, USA. She celebrated her thirtieth birthday in Hawaii with her boyfriend. Sharing a vacation birthday picture on her Instagram, she wrote, “Can’t believe I’m 30 already! Life goes by so quickly and I have learned so much in my 20’s. I wouldn’t want to go back, anyway.”

How Tall Is Hele Yee?

Helen Yee stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Early Life & Career 

Yee was a student-athlete who competed for a decade as a nationally ranked age swimmer. She did 3-6 hours of practice per day, six days a week as an athlete. She has always enjoyed establishing goals and working hard to achieve them. However, Yee had been shy her entire life and worked hard every day to improve herself and her speech. 

She had her first experience in the broadcasting industry as a swimmer. Yee was interviewed by LA’s renowned newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and several other news sources and magazines.

Unfortunately, her swimming career was cut short, and eventually, she shifted her concentration from athlete to reporter, fueled by her interest in athletics and sports. Yee later interviewed her previous training partner and teammate on the Las Vegas Sandpipers, Cody Miller, after he earned a gold and bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics. 

Yee got her initial foray into the public light as a model after getting her first magazine cover before 21. She has also performed in local runway displays, fitness events, and advertisements and served as a ring girl for some of the city’s many boxing and mixed martial arts events.

Career as A Sports Reporter 

Yee began her sports radio career in late 2013, not only because she is a huge sports fan but also because she wanted to overcome her greatest fear of public speaking. She worked as a radio host for Isla TV Radio Show from September 2013 to February 2014.

Subsequently, she established and presented her own sports internet radio show, which drew listeners and callers from worldwide. Soon after, she was offered a time slot on a local radio station in her hometown within a few months because of the show’s enormous success. In February 2014, she established Eyes On The Game to force herself to talk as her Olympic dreams ended abruptly. She then turned her apprehension into a professional career.

Yee rose to national popularity with Eyes On The Game after being the first to interview and confirm with Floyd Mayweather Sr. that his son would come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor. She has also interviewed famous athletes, including Mike Tyson, Derek Jeter, MMA Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, and NBA phenom Blake Griffin. Besides, she was one of the first to interview winner Kevin Harvick during the Nascar Kobalt 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

In addition, her MMA and boxing breaking news reports and on-camera interviews have appeared on renowned media houses like ESPN, TMZ, Fox Sports’ Undisputed with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, Forbes, Sky Sports, Bleacher Report, USA Today, SB Nation. Yee has also featured in international media sources in Brazil, the United Kingdom, among others.

YouTube Channel

Yee started her YouTube channel titled ‘Helen Yee Sports’ in December 2014, where she shares her interactions in boxing, wrestling, MMA, and other sports. She also documented her return to competitive swimming after a 13-year hiatus in her YouTube channel. The channel has over 108,000 subscribers and 32 million views as of September 2021.

Celebrating the victory of gaining 100,000 subscribers on YouTube, she wrote, “Thank you for over 100k subscribers on YouTube! So grateful to do what I love every day. I started this because, as a lost former athlete, I was extremely shy and hated talking to people. I wanted to conquer that fear and challenge myself to overcome it through my love for sports. Thanks for all your love & support.”

Who Is Helen Yee Dating?

Helen Yee is in a relationship with a news reporter and personality, Dave Schmulenson. He is also the creator and host of The Schmo podcast, founded in January 2016.

Helen Yee on Her Free Time

Yee is trying to get back into swimming when she is not covering sports or studying. She also enjoys golfing, hiking, beach vacations, spending quality time with friends and family, and enjoying a good meal.

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