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Kelsey Riggs | Biography

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  • Full Name Kelsey Riggs
  • Occupation Journalist & Former Player
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Charleston, South Carolina, USA
  • Birth Date Nov 21, 1988
  • Age 33 Years, 5 Months
Sideline Reporter for ACCN & ESPN

Kelsey Riggs | Biography

Host of 'Nothing But Net'

Riggs got an opportunity to work in ESPN's newly launched ACCN after being approached by ACC Network broadcast crew member Mark Herzlich in August 2019. According to an article published in The Post and Courier in October 2019, Herzlich asked Riggs if she wanted to try something "really hard" and Riggs immediately agreed. Subsequently, she was hired as the studio host and sideline reporter for ACC Network.


Kelsey Riggs is an American journalist. She is currently serving as a studio host and sideline reporter for ACCN and ESPN.

Who is Kelsey Riggs?

Kelsey Riggs is a television sports reporter. She began her career as a production assistant at WCSC-TV in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2011. 

In August 2012, she joined as a reporter at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-based WBTW. There, she covered Clemson, the University of South Carolina, NASCAR, The Masters, the Panthers, and Coastal Carolina. She later accepted the role as a sports anchor at WBTW in December 2013. 

From 2016 to 2019, Riggs served as a sports anchor and reporter at WCNC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

During her tenure at WCNC-TV, she covered numerous events, including Super Bowl 50, Super Bowl LIII, and the 2017 NCCA Final Four. She also covered the Carolina Panthers and other Charlotte sports.

After spending more than three and a half years at WCNC-TV, Riggs joined ESPN-run ACC Network in August 2019 as a studio host and sideline reporter.

Early Life and Education

Riggs was born on 21 November 1988 in Charleston, South Carolina. She was born to her parents, Pamela and Bryan Riggs. She has two sisters.

Riggs graduated from James Island Charter High School. In 2011, she received a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast journalism from Charleston Southern University, where she was a member of the women's soccer team.

ACCN

Riggs got an opportunity to work in ESPN's newly launched ACCN after being approached by ACC Network broadcast crew member Mark Herzlich in August 2019. According to an article published in The Post and Courier in October 2019, Herzlich asked Riggs if she wanted to try something "really hard" and Riggs immediately agreed. 

Subsequently, she was hired as the studio host and sideline reporter for ACC Network.

Kelsey Riggs ACCN
Kelsey Riggs reported from Alumni Stadium as a sideline reporter for ACCN in November 2021. (Photo: Instagram)

Since joining ACCN, Riggs has been serving the network as a reporter for ACC football games and anchor in the studio. In addition, she hosts all ACC and ACCN's signature basketball show, Nothing But Net.

Husband

Riggs' social media posts suggest that she is still single and doesn't have a husband or boyfriend. Additionally, her Twitter post from 2020 hinted that she wasn't married. 

On 25 November 2020, she tweeted, "One day before Thanksgiving and my dad guilted me into cooking a turkey and not just buying sliced meat like I planned. So congrats to my future husband you won't have to suffer through my first turkey and to my small safe Friendsgiving tribe EVERYTHING IS FINE."

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As of February 2022, she has disclosed nothing about having a husband. Thus, whether she is married is still a mystery until she reveals her love life by herself.

Meanwhile, in the mid-2010s, Riggs posted multiple pictures on Instagram with her possible husband or boyfriend named Alfred James. 

In her December 2015 Instagram post, she referred to him as 'bae', and herself to be his wife. She posted a picture with him and mentioned the hashtag #wifeyandbae in the caption. 

In another Instagram post in August 2017, the two hugged each other in the picture. She wrote, "Take me back to Charleston, family parties & this guy" in the caption.

However, Riggs later stopped posting pictures with him on Instagram. 

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