Jeannine Edwards | Biography

Posted On: 19 Aug, 2014

Jeannine Edwards | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth March 12, 1964
Age 56 Years 11 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Sportscaster
Husband/Spouse Glenn Spencer
Boyfriend Glenn Spencer
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Body Measurements N/A
Net Worth $5 Million Dollars
Height 169 cm
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Unknown

"Only in a soccer tournament can you lose and still advance." - Jeanine Edwards

Jeanine Edwards, an ESPN/ABC sportscaster, is mostly famous for her sideline interviews with college basketball coaches. Her high experience of sports-casting expertise on college football, horse racing and college basketball has made her one of the most viewed sportscaster in the history of ESPN. Nevertheless, the termination of then ESPN announcer by the channel in the year 2011 lights up the media like a wild-fire. Straightforwardly, what happens is the veteran announcer Ron attacks Jeanine with a sexist comment during a conversation that took place in a pre-game production meeting. During the meeting, other ESPN announcers namely Ed Cunningham and Rod Gilmore were also present. It is said Ron verbally attacked Jeanine when she tried to join a conversation related to Rod wife getting huge success of being elected as a Mayor of Alameda in California. The entire conversation is given below:

"'Why don’t you leave this to the boys, sweetcakes,' Franklin is said to have told her.

'Don’t call me sweetcakes, I don’t like being talked to like that,' Edwards responded.

Franklin replied: 'OK then, a**hole.”

Anyway, ESPN will be praised for centuries for firing the experienced announcer Ron because of his inappropriate act. ESPN should have fired him long time back in 2005 when he called reporter Holly Rowe “sweetheart” on-screen offensively. However, Ron got out of the situation back then when he apologized to Holly. Although, Ron apologized to Jeanine regarding his misbehaved act, ESPN fired him because a dog tail is never straight and in this scenario Ron was equivalent to a dog who had past records of misbehaving on-screen.

However, the fact that Jeanine never reported to ESPN about Ron's offence and even sat in the production meeting after the incident makes people think Jeanine should have stood up for herself. Anyway, before ESPN could settle this issue, it gets public plus viral. Although reported by a colleague of Jeanine, ESPN had no option other than firing him because that asshole part acted as his own nuclear weapon which got fired to himself. Anyway, this whole incident again proves the fact “Bad deeds always get punished.”

As of 2014, her age is 50. She was born on March 12, 1964 in Tenafly, New Jersey, United States. Interested in horses since her childhood, Jeanine made up her mind to race in racetracks as jockey even before her early teens. Surely, being a woman jockey since early days and deciding to make it a lifelong career is not a joke as very few women in the world take such decisions. But, determined Jeanine at that time had nothing but love for horses and horse racing in her mind. Young Jeanine was not driven by money, grand success and recognition. The only thing young Jeanine had on her mind is sticking to her late childhood hobby that is riding a horse.

In the year 1995, ESPN makes a thinkable offer to Jeanine to join them as a horse racing analyst because of her huge knowledge about horse racing and experience on-tack. Jeanine accepts ESPN proposal because the job was related to horse racing.

Simply, the job of a horse racing analyst was easy for her as she was already a professional jockey and trainer for a long time plus she just had to talk about horse racing on-screen.  Nevertheless, ESPN made her general assignment reporter in the year 2000 considering her ex-sports-woman background, more than 5 years of experience of working as a horse racing analyst and good communication skills plus good understanding about other sports such as basketball and football. Moreover, she polished her knowledge about various sports while working for a short period of time as a general assignment reporter. After that, ESPN decided to give her a job of sideline reporter for college basketball and college football, so did ABC.

Anyway, still after near to 20 years of her professional career, as of 2014, she is doing her job perfectly.

Other wiki on her professional life can be extracted from Wikipedia’s biography on her. Also, Twitter can be your big platform for getting instant sports updates from Jeanine.

Furthermore, her body measurements are not revealed in the media. But analyzing her online pictures and videos, it can be guessed that she is a banana shaped with slim body.  She is an average tall woman with the height of 5 feet and 6½ inches. In her young days, she was regarded as a natural beauty i.e. sweet and simple that never did so much of make up or wore much of short dresses to impress people. Therefore, she didn’t or doesn’t fall under the stereotypical definition of a sexy or a hot woman but she is a normal woman with really fit banana shaped body, appreciable legs and down-to-earth attitude. But the surprising fact is, there are a rumor on the internet which projects Jeanine has undergone cheap plastic surgery procedures a long-long time ago. However, this news cannot be verified.

As, one would expect for a woman of her caliber to have a successful professional life, her personal life is an inspirational example as well because of her successful marriage with college football assistant coach aka Oklahoma State Cowboy defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer. Jeanine, an east coast girl and Spencer, a mature man from Middle America, first met in a pregame warm up match (although they both have their own version of how they first met each other, maybe both of them can tell their future kids “How he or she met their father/mother?”). But, the story even stars week before the couple first met in September of 2011 when Jeanine was reporting immense love shown by OSC team to their coach Spencer. Heart touchingly, the whole team pasted “AS” sticker on their helmet signifying their coach Spencer and his recently dead heart disease patient wife Angela.  

After they first met, they couldn’t resist respecting each other work. Jeanine was impressed by how well Spencer managed his team even after death of his wife and Spencer was impressed by how she covered the whole story. After that, they exchanged thank you message and gradually as time passed, they exchanged more personal conversation with each other via phone calls and messages. The couple married on February 17, 2013 and have two grown up sons, both from Spencer’s previous marriage. The other factor that brought the couple together was Spencer’s dogs as both of the couple loved the dogs. Loving Husband/ disciplined, tough and mature coach Spencer and simpleton beauty/ dedicated sideline reporter Jeanine resides in Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota in their home surrounded by one acre yard. The whole property is bordered by mesh wired three lane fence. Moreover, it is said that the couple is amazingly happy with each other. So, the divorce question about the couple is out of the question.

Last but not the least, her salary is not disclosed in the media yet but it is probably high because of her long experience in the life.