- Full Name Wendi Marie Nix
- Occupation Sports Anchor and Reporter
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, USA
- Birth Date Sep 17, 1974
- Age 49 Years, 0 Months
Wendi Nix | BiographyJoined ESPN in 2006
In August 2006, ESPN hired Nix as a reporter and host to cover college football, the NFL, and golf. After joining ESPN, she covered three of the four major championships in golf — The Open Championship, The Masters, and the U.S. Open (2007-2010). In 2011, she served as a field reporter for 'Sunday Night Baseball,' a weekly telecast of a Major League Baseball game. In September 2020, she became the host of two ESPN shows, 'NFL Rewind' and 'College Football Live.'
Wendi Nix is an American sportscaster known for co-hosting the ESPN show ‘NFL Live.’
Who Is Wendi Nix?
Wendi Nix is a television sports anchor and reporter. She has been a reporter and host for ESPN’s various programs since 2006. She has hosted ESPN shows like College Football Live and NFL Live.
Before joining ESPN, she worked at WHDH-TV for three years. She previously worked at FOXSports, FOXSports News England, NESN, and WPDE-TV.
How Old Is Wendi Nix?
Wendi Nix, in full Wendi Marie Nix, was born on 17 September 1974 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. She turned 47 years old in September 2021.
Early Life and Education
Her father, Wayne Nix, was a high school and college football coach when she was a child. As a result, she says she grew up spending time at a stadium on a Friday night as a child.
Later, Nix served as a cheerleader while attending Socastee High School. She was also a part of the high school track team. In 1996, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in French and Economics from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. While at college, she served as a captain of the golf team for two years. She also served as the president of the Campus Union during her senior year.
In 1997, she obtained a master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Nix kicked off her television sports journalism career in 1999 at ABC/CW-affiliated television station WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach-Florence, South Carolina. She spent a couple of years at WPDE-TV, covering news, NASCAR, and high school sports. In 2001, she joined New England Sports Network (NESN) as a reporter and anchor. From 2002 to 2003, she served as a national sports reporter for FOXSports and as a reporter and anchor for FOXSports News England. After that, she served as a sports anchor and reporter at WHDH-TV in Boston, Massachusetts, from 2003 to 2006.
In August 2006, ESPN hired Nix as a reporter and host to cover college football, the NFL, and golf. After joining ESPN, she covered three of the four major championships in golf — The Open Championship, The Masters, and the U.S. Open (2007-2010). In 2011, she served as a field reporter for Sunday Night Baseball, a weekly telecast of a Major League Baseball game. She also contributed to ESPN’s daily sports news program, SportsCenter, and the network’s pregame show College GameDay.
Furthermore, she hosted College Football Live and college football Saturdays on ESPN2. From 2014 to 2016, she co-hosted a pregame television program Sunday NFL Countdown with Chris Berman for three seasons. Nix then spent the following three years as the host of NFL Live, anchoring the weekday pro football show from the studio and on-site at major NFL events, including Super Bowl, NFL Draft, and Scouting Combine. Then, in September 2020, she became the host of two ESPN shows, NFL Rewind and College Football Live.
Height & Weight
Nix stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighs approximately 63 kgs (139 lbs).
Husband & Children
Nix has been married twice and is a mother of two children.
Relationship with Ben Cherington
On 5 December 1998, Nix married Ben Cherington, American baseball executive and general manager of Pittsburgh Pirates. They share two children. However, their marriage only lasted for twelve years as they got divorced in 2010.
Relationship with Joe Ritchie
After separating from her ex-husband Cherington, Nix started dating Joseph Ritchie, a.k.a. Joe Ritchie. The couple got married on 10 December 2011.
In January 2015, she wished him his birthday through a tweet. She posted her photos with her two daughters and captioned, “Happy Birthday Joe Ritchie! We love you! #RitchieFamily.” She referenced her husband occasionally on her Twitter posts, but she did not reveal the identity of her husband.