Dan Le Batard is a well-known American sportswriter, radio host, and also television figure, know about his wife and net worth
Dan Le Batard is known for being a former ESPN talk show host. Dan parted ways from ESPN in December 2020. Six months after, it was revealed that he is signed to a 3-year, $50 million deal for being the host of a podcast for Draftkings. Dan has also written for Miami Herald for almost 25 years.
Stephen A Smith joined Batard’s South Beach Sessions podcast. During this interview, Skip Bayless’ topic was approached. ‘I hate what you two have done to sports television.’ Le told Smith. Smith responded, ‘you can say that all you want, I would say who the hell are you.’
Dan Le Batard wife, net worth in 2023, bio, age, height, family, education, show, Instagram, Twitter
Le then explained he hates how Smith and Bayless spawned an industry of imitators, many of them are not having journalism backgrounds who think that each sports headline needs to be tuned to an argument on TV.
Dan Le Batard’s family and education
Dan Le Batard hails from Jersey City, New Jersey. His parents were Cuban exiles but the family eventually settled in Miramar, Florida. His father Papi Le Batard is also a known person in the TV industry and his mother’s name is Lourdes Le Batard. Dan attended the University of Miami. Batard is married to Valerie Scheide.
Valerie Scheide is an American journalist and art gallerist with the two getting married in 2019.
He is 54 years old and he was born on 16 December 1968. Dan is 188cm tall and his weight is 78 kg.
Dan Le Batard career
Dan initially got a job as a columnist for Miami Herald in early 1990 and he stayed with the paper through 2016.
Dan launched “The Dan Le Batard with Stugotz” radio show in 2004. This program got aired on local radio for almost 9 years before he was picked by ESPN Radio in 2013. The show started being televised on the Fusion network in 2015. After Colin Cowherd left ESPN, Dan’s show changed the time from 10 am to 1 pm and the television simulcast was later picked by ESPNU.
Le Batard was a frequent replacement host for the ESPN television series Pardon the Interruption and hosted the ESPN television series Highly Questionable as well. Dan has been involved in several controversies. In 2014, Dan gave his baseball Hall of Fame vote away for the sports news website, named Deadspin.
In the same year, Dan took out a billboard in Akron, Ohio that read “You’re Welcome, Lebron. Love, Miami.”
In 2020, amid sweeping cost and some other restructuring measures, the show got reduced from three hours per day to two starting in mid-August. Later in 2020, ESPN and Dan declared that they had finished their relationship.
Dan and the former ESPN President John Skipper co-founded a company named Meadowlark Media. Their company raised $12.6 million in early 2021 for producing content apart from Dan’s podcast.
In 2021, the DraftKings declared they are ready to pay Dan/Meadowlark $50 million over three years to distribute a revived version of his show as a podcast. When their deal was finalized, it was declared that his podcast attracted 10-12 million monthly downloads.
Dan Le Batard’s net worth
Dan Le Batard is estimated to have a net worth of 25 million dollars as of 2023.
Also Read: Bhojpuri actress Akanksha Dubey death reason, biography, age, height, family, boyfriend, Instagram – Naijaonpoint NG