Dan Le Batard Biography
Dan Le Batard is an American newspaper sportswriter, radio host, and television reporter based in Miami, Florida. Dan is best known for his work with ESPN, and for his hometown paper, the Miami Herald, for which he wrote from (1990 to 2016).
He hosts a daily radio show with Jon “Stugotz” Weiner that originates from WAXY in Miami and is carried nationally on ESPN Radio. He also hosts Highly Questionable, which airs daily on ESPN and was originally titled.
“Dan Le Batard” is Highly Questionable; he co-hosts the program with his father Gonzalo and revolving co-host. Additionally, he is a frequent contributor to several ESPN programs, serving as a regular replacement host for Pardon the Interruption.
Dan Le Batard Age
Dan Le Batard is an American newspaper sportswriter, radio host, and television reporter based in Miami, Florida. He was born on December 16. 1968 Jersey City, NJ He.is 50 years old as of 2018.(age 50 years),
Dan Le Batard Family | Dan Le Batard Father
Batard was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was born to his Cuban exile parents, Gonzalo(mother) and Lourdes(father). Gonzalo moved the family to Central Islip, New York, before settling in Miramar, Florida. Dan’s brother is Miami-based artist David Le Batard, professionally known as LEBO. He is also fluent in Spanish, which he learned through his parents’ heritage. During the 2016 exhibition MLB game in Cuba, he talked on his radio show about how his family risked everything to come to the U.S. His surname is of French origin, meaning “the bastard”.
Dan Le Batard Wife
The Veteran sports reporter is engaged to girlfriend Valerie Scheide. Her fiance works at Peter Lik Fine Art Gallery, and has experience in the restaurant business, having been a hostess for 27 Restaurant & Bar and did social media for now-defunct Brickell dive Tobacco Road. She did some modeling”no big surprise there, she’s gorgeous” in St. Louis. In a profile for her agency there, TalentPlus, she calls herself a “visual artist” who likes blues music and works out almost every day. The couple has no kids as of now since they engaged recently in 2019. We will let you know if they happen to have any immediately.Dan Le Batard Image
Dan Le Batard Net Worth | Dan Le Batard Salary
Dan Le Batard has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars as of 2019. He got his wealth from his career as an American sportswriter and radio show host.
Dan Le Batard Radio show | Dan Le Batard Show Live
Main article: The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
In addition to his work for the Miami Herald, he hosts a morning radio show weekdays with Jon “Stugotz” Weiner on ESPN Radio. He is known for his self-deprecating humor, which carries over onto the show through running jokes.
He grants very few interviews about his own life, but in a rare one he did with Aventura Business Monthly in Miami in March 2011, he revealed that Tony Kornheiser, who began a long-running radio career of his own in 1992 on Washington D.C.-based WTEM, strongly encouraged him to embark on a career in the same medium, telling him:. That it will be more intimate, more fun. It’s not as lonely as writing. Writing is just you and a computer, and that it’s not communal in any way. Radio is much more intimate.”
He prides himself on being the “uncomfortable” sports journalist. He often writes about controversial topics, especially race. Guests on his radio program may be asked questions ranging from the racial undertones of the Michael Vick case to the effect that race has on how players are drafted into the NBA. After writing a column for The Herald on the former topic, Le Batard was featured on Fox News’s Hannity & Colmes to discuss the issue and immediately called out the hosts for only inviting non-black people to speak on the subject.
On September 3. 2015 it was announced that the Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz would move to the 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM time slot left vacant by the departure of Colin Cowherd from ESPN.
Dan Le Batard ESPN
He is a frequent contributor to many programs on the ESPN television network. Among others, he is a recurring guest on Outside the Lines, The Sports Reporters, and College GameDay. He is also a regular guest host of Pardon the Interruption, where he has been christened “The Hateable Dan Le Batard” due to his sometimes controversial opinions, as well as his unorthodox attire. Hosting duties on PTI have allowed Le Batard the implementation of the catch-phrase “Bam!”, which he exclaims in various ways at the beginning of each show he guest hosts. He has a joking competition with former PTI stat boy Tony Reali.
Dan Le Batard Highly Questionable
Highly Questionable “stylized as ¿Highly Questionable?; abbreviated HQ” is a daily sport talk television program on ESPN. Created as a vehicle for Miami Herald sportswriter and ESPN contributor Dan, who also hosts his own radio show for the network, the show premiered on September 12. 2011. It airs on weekdays at 4:30 PM Eastern and then repeats later at 5:30 on ESPN2 as well as throughout the night on ESPNews.
From its premiere until May 10. 2013, the show bore Le Batard’s name and was called Dan Le Batard Is Highly Questionable (DLHQ), and from its premiere until March 23. 2015 the show aired on ESPN2. The program is based in Le Batard’s hometown of Miami, Florida, and produced via satellite in Washington, D.C. It was created by the same people behind Pardon the Interruption (PTI), which Le Batard has appeared on multiple times as a substitute host.
The show is hosted by Le Batard and his father Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard and emanates from a studio at the Clevelander Hotel in South Beach. Previously the show taped at a studio set in suburban Miami designed to resemble a stereotypical Miami kitchen. As a nod to the previous set, a bowl filled with plastic fruit is always on the table where the hosts sit.
Dan Le Batard Baseball Hall of Fame vote
Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 2014
In January 2014, it was revealed that he was the member of the BBWAA who gave his baseball Hall of Fame vote away to sports news site Deadspin allowing them to use it as a public opinion poll. On January 9. 2014, the BBWAA imposed a one-year ban on he after learning that he did it because of his criticism over the BBWAA’s voting process of selecting baseball players, especially concerning players involved in performance-enhancing drug scandals.
He has spoken out against the “moralizing” of the voting. Le Batard was also forever stripped of his Hall of Fame voting privileges. His ESPN colleagues were mixed in their reactions, which ranged from support to condemnation, with some wondering why Le Batard did not use ESPN.com to conduct the vote. LeBatard regretted not delaying the revelation of his involvement with the vote, as it deflected attention away from the announced inductees. He also said he “had a blind spot” about the level his colleagues were hurt by Deadspin’s involvement.
Dan Le Batard LeBron James Billboards
On August 7. 2014 he was suspended for two days from his duties at ESPN for allegedly taking out a billboard in Akron, Ohio which read “You’re Welcome, Lebron. Love, Miami” and pictured two NBA championship rings. The billboard referred to LeBron James’ departure from the Miami Heat and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. On August 11. 2014 he addressed his two days off the air was not because of the billboards, but because he was going to fly a plane banner with the “You’re Welcome” banner at the homecoming of LeBron Friday on 9th August and do a live radio transmission to “mock the homecoming”.