Kristine Leahy is a sports reporter on Fox Sports 1. In May this year, Kristine had faced some confrontation from LaVar Ball when she was co-hosting the show ‘The Herd with Colin Cowherd’. It seemed that LaVar Ball was disrespectful of her and ignored her. Kristine had claimed that she had received death threats after the show aired.
Let us know all about the incident and have a short bio of this sports reporter.
LaVar Ball is known to stir some controversy always. When on the show, Colin Cowherd asked LaVar Ball whether he had sold any of his Big Baller brand apparels, LaVar Ball gave a nonspecific answer. Kristine Leahy kept digging to get the exact number. This irritated LaVar Ball who shot back:
“Stay in your lane.”
He also called her a hater and a person who scares her. They had a difference of opinion and Ball refused to even look at her. After some back-and-forth blame game and taunts, Ball said:
“I never disrespect women. But I’ll tell you what, if you act like that, guess what? Something’s coming to you, and it’s okay.”
It has been said that Ball was angry with Leahy since she had said that he scares his son and also had said that she will not buy his Big Baller brand apparels.
Kristine Leahy explained her side of the story and said:
“My issue with what happened is just a complete lack of respect. He can disagree with everything I have to say and do it passionately…but have some respect, don’t threaten me, don’t make personal jokes, don’t mock me, and don’t say you’re not going to look me in the eye.”
Kristine Leahy’s birth, age, school, childhood, and career
Kristine Leahy was born on 16 October 1986 and is currently 30 years of age. She was born in Chicago. She had developed an interest in sports right from her childhood. Her high school was Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She then attended Boston University and acquired a degree in Science and Journalism.
She worked at WEEI sports radio station in Boston for 2 years. She then became a reporter with Boston Celtics and Celtics.com. She then joined Fox Boston and was on their sports team for broadcasting. Leahy then migrated to LA and in 2012 covered a variety of sports. She worked for CBS affiliated sports outlets.
She then was the sideline reporter for American Ninja Warrior on NBC. In September 2015, she joined Colin Cowherd on his new show. In November 2015, she and Mark Cuban were featured at Intel Extreme Masters Season X-San Jose. She has a decent salary and net worth; though the exact value is not known.
Kristine Leahy’s relationships, dating, and boyfriend
Kristine Leahy is not married. She has no husband, past or present. She was said to be dating her co-host on ‘The Herd with Colin CowHerd’, Colin CowHerd, but this rumor was denied by both. Since early 2016, Kristine Leahy is said to be in a relationship with the personal trainer and instructor Aaron Hines.
Kristine Leahy and her boyfriend initially did not come out with the truth but later on, Kristine has been openly posting pictures of the couple in intimate positions on her Instagram. The pictures definitely speak of their immense love for each other.
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