Dan Le Batard Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Feb, 2020
Facts of Dan Le Batard
Date of Birth: 1968 , December-16
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Dan Le Batard
Birth Name Dan Le Batard
Nick Name Baby Hippo
Father Gonzalo Le Batard
Mother Lourdes Le Batard
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Jersey City, New Jersey
Profession Telelvision Reporter, Radio Host
Net Worth $1 Million
Salary $3.5 million Per Year
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Married to Valerie Scheide
Education University of Miami
TV Show Highly Questionable, Le Batard and Friends
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Dan Le Batard is an American television reporter, radio host and newspaper sports writer. He is known for his work with ESPN and Miami Herald. He hosts the show Highly Questionable on ESPN and works as a guest host in Pardon the Interruption.

Graduated From University of Miami

Dan Le Batard was born on 16th December 1968 in Jersey City, New Jersey, under the birth name Daniel Thomas Le Batard. He holds an American nationality.

Dan's father Gonzalo Le Batard and his mother Lourdes Le Batard moved to  Central Islip, New York, after they were banished from Cuba. Later, his parents, along with his brother, David Le Batard, moved to Miramar, Florida.

He completed his Bachelor in Journalism and Politics in 1990 from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

Started Career as a Writer for Sports Section at Miami Herald

Dan Le Batard started working as a sportswriter in Miami Herald in 1990. Besides, he also started working on the radio. His self-deprecation humor made his show different from other shows and quickly established him in his career as a radio host.

Dan Le Batard working at the radio station SOURCE: Pinterest

Dan contributed to many programs for ESPN that included Outside the Lines, The Sports Reporters, and College GameDay. Le Batard also worked as a guest host for Pardon the Interruption.

In 2011, he worked as a host for the show Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable?. Later retitled Highly Questionable. He co-hosts the show along with his father, Gonzalo. ESPN launched a podcast with the title The Le Batard and Friend in 2019.

Dan Le Batard's Controversies

Dan Le Batard gained immense fame for his comic timing, however, it sometimes drags him to some controversies. In 2014, his comment on Baseball Hall of Fame Vote led him to a one year ban.

Later that year, Batard was suspended for two days from his work after he allegedly took out a billboard in Arkon, Ohio. On the board, it was written, "You're Welcome, Lebron. Love Miami," while he was leaving Miami Heat and joining Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 2018, Zoo Miami's Ron Magill proposed to name a baby hippo after Le Batard as part of a fundraiser if the $10k goal would be met. However, in December 2018, it was announced the Disney policy would not allow naming the baby hippo after Le Batard. Instead, Dan Le Batard was named Baby Hippo.

What Is Dan Le Batard's Net Worth?

Dan Le Batard earns pretty well from his career as a host on ESPN radio shows. According to the New York Post, he receives around $3.5 million per annum from the network.

There is no information regarding Le Batard's net worth, however, considering his lucrative career, his net worth can be presumed to be more than $5 million as of 2020.

Happily Married to Model Valerie Scheide

Dan Le Batard is happily married to his girlfriend and model Valerie Scheide. They got married in November 2019 following a 3-years-long courtship. The couple first met while Valerie was walking through a restaurant where he was celebrating his parents' 49th Aniversary in 2016.

Dan Le Batard along with his wife Valerie Scheide SOURCE: Instagram

They started dating shortly after their first meeting, and after two years, they became engaged in 2018. The news was published on 13 September 2018 in Miami Herald, however, they were shocked to hear the news as the news was published without their consent.

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