Jenny Taft, a celebrity sports reporter at FOX Sports 1 known for her lovable personality, began her career in journalism in 2011 as a side-reporter at Fox Sports North. Since this remarkable rise, Jenny has become a regular face in the sports industry, hosting several shows, of which Skip and Shannon: Undisputedly the most famous.
Before her career as a reporter, Jenny had a passion for sports and made a name for herself as a college athlete. She has also played on the US national soccer team. Here you can find everything we know about the host and the presenter.
Jenny Taft was born on September 5, 1987, in Edina, a beautiful city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The sports journalist comes from a family of four. Her father’s name is John Taft, while her mother’s name is Mary Taft. She also has a brother named Charlie Taft. The siblings grew up in Minneapolis, a bustling city in Minnesota. Taft attended Edina High School; because of her obvious obsession with sports, she also served as captain of her high school’s hockey team during this time. Later, Jenny Taft moved to the Massachusetts capital, Boston, to study at the University of Boston.
The sports journalist studied at the university, majoring in broadcast journalism, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2010. During her school years, Taft had an active sports life, just like her father, a college athlete who played in men’s hockey and won several NCAA titles.
Jenny was also extremely talented in lacrosse and tennis. She also played 11 games for the Boston University Terriers lacrosse team, scoring three goals and two assists. In 2009 she played nine games for the Terriers as a junior and scored four goals with one assist.
Her entire experience with the sport motivated her to start a career in sports reporting immediately after graduation. Her first job in journalism was as a “FOX Sports Girl”, working as a sub-reporter for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA in Minnesota. While she carved out a niche for herself in sports journalism, she never let up in her active sports life. In 2005, she was named NSLA Player of the Year for her outstanding achievements in lacrosse. She was also inducted into the MSHSL/NSLA All-Star Team in 2005 and the MSHSL All-State Team in 2006. She scored one goal and one assist for two points in six games. Her performance also led to two draws, one against Vermont 2007 and another against Havard.
During the FIFA Women’s World Cup, she became a member of the US women’s national team. Having played a total of 11 matches with the team in 2008, she has been providing detailed reports and analysis of the team since the 2015 World Cup qualifiers.
Although her footballing days are over, Jenny’s career in sports journalism has been growing since 2013, when she joined FOX Sports News. Since then, she has hosted and hosted several sports shows on FOX Sports 1, including the new Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.
Is Jenny Taft Married? Who Is Her Husband?
Celebrities aren’t exactly famous for long-lasting relationships, but Jenny Taft has added a subtle difference to this standard belief. The media personality is married to her longtime friend Matt Gilroy, an American hockey pro. The star hardly talks about her love life, so details of how she met Gilroy and how long they’ve been dating are hardly known. However, it is known that their wedding took place in 2015.
Matt Gilroy, who began his career with the New York Rangers in 2009, currently plays for SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of NL. The hockey player from North Bellmore previously played for Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers, including in the National Hockey League.
Height: How Tall Is Jenny Taft?
Jenny Taft has attracted attention in the sports industry for her good looks, especially because of her height of 1.5 to 10 centimeters. The reporter also weighs 62 kg (136 lbs). Her upper body measures 35 inches, while her waist and hips are 27 and 35 inches respectively. Her other physical characteristics include her brown hair and blue eyes.
Other Facts About Jenny Taft
1. Jenny Taft is not the only person who has a deep love for sports in her family. Her younger brother Charlie plays hockey for his college team. Her father, John Taft was a two-time champion with the University of Wisconsin’s hockey team.
2. Jenny’s time on FOX Sports 1 has earned her an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2018.
3. She is active on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram where she enjoys nothing less than 55 thousand fans keeping up with her updates.