Laura Rutledge is a sports journalist for ESPN and sometimes features in the SEC Network's shows. She covers NFL and college football news and shows. Also, the journalist is a former ballet dancer and an American beauty pageant titleholder.
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Laura Rutledge won the 2012 Miss Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida. While living in Florida's Panhandle, the young McKeeman loved fishing and wanted to be a marine biologist all through elementary school. However, she became passionate about broadcast television when her family moved to Atlanta in her teen years.
Laura Rutledge's profile summary
- Full name: Laura McKeeman Rutledge
- Born: 2nd October 1988
- Zodiac sign: Libra
- Age: 33 years in 2021
- Laura Rutledge's height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.80 m)
- Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
- Career: Sports journalist
- High school: Celebration High School
- College: University of Florida
- Qualification: BA in journalism
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Parents: Deborah and Robert McKeeman
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Joshua Alan Rutledge
- Profession: Financial expert and retired football player
- Children: 1
- Facebook: Laura Rutledge
- Instagram: lauramrutledge
- Twitter: @LauraRutledge
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Laura Rutledge's biography
Laura Rutledge's age is 33 years in 2021. Deborah and Robert McKeeman had her on 2nd October 1988 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. There are uncertainties about her siblings because the information is not publicly available.
Her family returned to Florida and sent her to Celebration High School. McKeeman wanted to join a ballet school but decided to enrol for a journalism degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Her career began as a sideline reporter for Tampa Bay Rays baseball games. She then became Fox Sports' sideline reporter and was promoted to covering the San Diego Padres games on television.
She also covered NCPA's 2012 National Paintball Championship at Lakeland, Florida, for Fox College Sports and the San Diego Chargers in 2013. In the same year, the journalist introduced SDLive and became its producer and host at Fox Sports San Diego.
She broadcasted the FSN college football games during halftimes then landed a job on ESPN's SEC Network as a sideline reporter for college football in the 2014's summer. In addition, McKeeman presented the Coors Light PostGame show on Fox College Football that year.
She began hosting ESPN's NFL premier show titled NFL Live on 17th August 2020. So why is Laura Rutledge not on NFL Live? Rumours about her not being on the show are false. The reporter recently covered the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland.
McKeeman is also a longtime associate of the Zeta Tau Alpha alliance. In addition, she was granted the 2011 Red Barber Award for Excellence in Broadcasting at her former university and is also the Miracle League's ambassador. The NGO makes softball stadiums for physically challenged children.
How she became a model
McKeeman participated in her first pageant in 2010. She got the first runner up position with a $1,000 scholarship. The lady later won the Miss Suncoast and Miss Florida pageants. She got a $16,000 prize from the latter contest.
McKeeman then flew to Las Vegas in January 2013 and was the next best person in the Miss America pageant. Meanwhile, South Carolina's Ali Rogers took the first position.
Who is Laura Rutledge married to?
She is married to Joshua Alan Rutledge, a retired American softball shortstop. Alan is 32 years old in 2021, and the duo met in 2011 at the Alabama baseball tailgate.
Alan was born on 21st April 1989 in Cullman, Alabama, USA, and is a former student of Cullman High School and the University of Alabama. He played softball in high school and college before Colorado's Rockies selected him in the third round of the 2010 MLB Draft.
The club sold him to the Los Angeles' Angels of Anaheim in 2014 and was later traded to Boston's Red Sox in July 2015. Alan returned to the Rockies on a minor league contract during the offseason but was sold to the Red Sox a month later.
They tied the knot on 7th December 2013. McKeeman's parents-in-law are Cheryl and Tony Rutledge. Alan also has a brother named Michael.
Laura Rutledge's children
Laura Rutledge's daughter was born in October 2019, but motherhood has not stopped her from sustaining a beautiful, well-curved appearance. Katherine Reese Rutledge is now over two years old.
Is Laura Rutledge still married?
Even though her work makes her travel a lot during football seasons, she and Alan have a happy family by the looks of things. Laura Rutledge's husband retired from MLB in 2018 and is now a financial professional. The family lives in Birmingham, Alabama.
Laura Rutledge's net worth
Laura Rutledge makes the life of a working mum and dedicated wife look easy. She is among the best sports correspondents in the US. Follow Laura Rutledges' social profiles for daily updates. The journalist is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All the links are listed here!
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