Kris Budden is an ESPN sports reporter based in the United States. Moreover, Kris Budden is well-known for her baseball coverage of the San Diego Padres as well as being a current sideline reporter for college football and college basketball.
Table of Biography
Kristen Lee Budden best known as Kris Budden was born on 9th March 1984, in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States of America. As of now, Kristen is 38 years old and is a citizen of America. Moreover, she has a birth sign of Pisces and is a Christian by religion. She and her family moved to Dallas, Texas, when she was ten years old. Regarding her father, mother, and siblings’ names have not been disclosed in public yet. Her parents gave her love and care as she grew up. She spent her childhood playing with her friends in a caring and friendly setting.
Talking about her academic qualification, she studied at the Trinity Christian Academy in the Dallas suburb of Addison. She was a two-time state champion on the school’s tennis team while there. She later studied and graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.
Kris Budden’s first job was at WCAV in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she worked as a weekend sports anchor. Within 18 months, she was working as a sports anchor and reporter for WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee, covering the Tennessee Volunteers’ athletic programs. She covered the men’s and women’s NCAA and SEC basketball championships, the 2012 Summer Olympics, and Pat Summitt’s retirement over six years. She won the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters’ award for Best Breaking Sports News and finished second in the Best Sports Feature category four times in a row at WBIR.
After accepting a job with Fox Sports in August 2013, she moved to San Diego, California. Initially, she was a member of the Fox NFL broadcast team. She joined the Padres broadcast crew as a sideline reporter in March 2014, as well as a fill-in host for the team’s pre-and post-game shows. Before the 2014 NCAA college football season, she began working for Fox Sports as a sideline reporter.
Awards and Net Worth
She won the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters’ award for Best Breaking Sports News and finished second in the Best Sports Feature category four times in a row. Looking at her career success, we can presume that, she will win more of them in the following years.
Talking about her net worth, her net worth estimates at around $2 million and as a Fox Sports network reporter, she received a $235,000 annual salary.
In April 2014, she married Mario Toledoin in Charleston, South Carolina. The couple first met in 2012, during Kris’s lesson in the Knoxville racquet club. From 2000 to 2002, Mario was a member of the University of Tennessee men’s tennis team. He got a job at Pepperdine University as an assistant tennis coach. The couple has a son and a daughter whose names are Jace and Landyn.
As of now, the sports reporter is not a part of controversy or rumors and focuses on her personal, professional career.
Body measurements and Social media
The sports reporter has blonde hair with brown eyes color. But, there is no more information regarding her height, weight, and other body measurements.
On her Instagram page, there are more than 10.6k followers. Likewise, there are more than 22.2k followers on Twitter and there are more than 7.3k followers on Facebook.