Allen Bestwick Biography
- Age: 56 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
- Birth Sign: Virgo
- Name: Allen Bestwick
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: Newport, Rhode Island
- Ethnicity: Black Ethnicity
- Profession: Journalist
- Working For: ESPN and ABC
- Net Worth: N/A
- Eye Color: Green
- Hair Color: Brown
- Weight in KG: 79 KG
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Melanie Bestwick
- Children: N/A
- Education: Coventry High School
- Awards: N/A
- Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram 16
Allen Bestwick is a TV reporter and a sports journalist who was born on the 24th of September, 1961 and is currently 54 years of age. He was born in Newport, Rhode Island as the second out of three children to Nancy; a high school teacher and yoga guru and his father James Patwick Bestwick was a legal advisor and advocate. His father was from Europe and his mother was American, originating from parts of Serbia. He had two siblings along with whom he grew. Not any information is provided about his educational past. Born and raised in a Christian community, he follows the same religion. He belongs to the white ethnicity and is an American by nationality.
He has successfully completed his school and college too, but their names have not been mentioned precisely. He was a sharp student in his school, which was the Coventry High School and was actively involved in extra- curricular as much as he enjoyed inside the class. He was a bright student and was well mannered too, who loved to express himself. He was confident and loved to speak up with people, with ease and confidence. Thus he was seen involved with the drama and performance team and would be on the stage whenever possible. He was also the anchor of his school’s on air radio program just at 15 years of age. Then he got affected by auto racing and started to host similar shows and events since he was 16. His eldest brother Brock is a professional musician and has played in different tours and concerts within the states. His younger sister Annie is a model who also works as a philanthropist. As his father and mother are dead already, he has been living at home with his family.
He began his professional career when he was hired by a Charlie Roberts to look after his MotorNet radio station in New Jersey. He was given the positions like Director of Affiliates and Associate Producer of the organization, where he worked till 1986. In ’86, he got affiliated with the Motor Racing Network and started hosting there alongside which he also landed a job in TBS’s NASCAR as a commentator.
His next step took him to NBC in 1999 and hosted the lap by lap race in the Homestead-Miami Speedway. He was famous for hosting the Pepsi 400, Daytona 500 etc. After conflicts regarding the rights grew in between NASCAR and NBC, Allen also decided to quit his then job with TNT and pursue a new career with ESPN Network. He joined NASCAR on ESPN and became the prime face of that program. He then got the chance to work as the editor of NASCAR’s weekly NASCAR Now, as well as was promoted to the post of full-time race coverage host.
Not much is known about his persoanl life, although there were many rumors of him having one or many girlfriends. He has been spotted on many occassions holding hands with some women, or out together having dinner. But speculations about his romantic afairs have been denied by his sources citing one reason or another. Currently, he is believed to be married although not much is known on this matter as well.
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