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ESPN Laura Rutledge Married, Husband, Baby, Salary & Facts

By Staff Writer | On: 26 Jan, 2020
ESPN Laura Rutledge Married, Husband, Baby, Salary & Facts

Laura Rutledge is a sportscaster and a TV host for CNN International, ESPN, and the SEC Network

Previously. she worked as a reporter for Fox Sports, where she covered news for Fox broadcasts of the Tampa Bay Rays as a sideline reporter.

Besides gaining popularity via reporting the news for different channels, she is also recognized as the Miss Florida 2012.

Laura Rutledge Married Date, Husband, Baby

Laura has been married to former baseball infielder Josh Rutledge since 8 December 2013.

Laura Rutledge and husband Josh Rutledge with their pet dog Remi on 22nd June 2019 (Photo: Laura Rutledge's Instagram)

Together, they are fortunate to be blessed with a daughter named Reese Katherine Rutledge. Reese was born on 2nd October 2019 at 12:33 pm. 

First Met-Engagement

Laura met her husband, Josh, for the first time at a random tailgate in Alabama in 2011. Soon, they fell for each other and started dating.

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After dating for more than a year, both decided to take their relationship to the next level. So, the duo got engaged in July 2012. The engagement photoshoot was done on Coors Field where Josh was playing at the time.

Who Is Josh Rutledge?

Lura’s husband, Josh, is a former baseball player- who played for Colorado Rockies from 2012 to 2014. He was also affiliated with the Boston Red Sox from 2015 to 2017.

During his career, Josh was named California League Player of the Week twice while playing for the minor league team, Modesto Nuts.

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Similarly, in 2017, he signed a year-long contract with the San Francisco Giants and was paid a salary of $600,000.

Bio, Family, And Education

Laura was born as Laura McKeeman on 2nd October 1988 in St. Petersburg, Florida to mother Deborah McKeeman. During her childhood, she was interested in doing make-up and dancing. She had also joined a ballet class when she was a kid.

Laura attended Celebration High School in Kissimmee. Later, she matriculated at the University of Florida in Gainesville and received a degree in Broadcasting Journalism.

Interesting Facts About Laura Rutledge:

  • Laura stands at a height stretching 5 feet and 7 inches (1.7 m).
  • Her birth sign is Libra.
  • While she was in elementary school, she wanted to be a marine biologist.
  • Back in 2018, Laura signed a multiyear contract extension with ESPN.
  • Prior to joining ESPN in 2014, she worked as a sportscaster for CNN’s New Day and Early Start. She also worked for HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade, as well as Fox Sports.
  • In 2011, Laura won the Red Barber Award for Excellence in Broadcasting at UF.
  • She is an ambassador for the Miracle League. Miracle League is an organization that establishes baseball criteria for differently-abled children.
  • By the time Laura graduated high school, she had decided to be a sports journalist.
  • She also participated in Miss America 2013.