Dan Le Batard Biography
|Quick facts about Dan Le Batard Biography|
|Date of birth :||December 16, 1968|
|Birth Country:||United States|
|Net worth:||$1 million|
Dan Le Batard is a television reporter, newspaper sportswriter and also a radio host. He works for his hometown paper, the Miami Herald and is mostly known for his great work in that paper. Batard also works with ESPN and hosts the program Highly Questionable.
Batard was born on December 16, 1968 in Jersey City, New Jersey. His father name was Gonzalo and mother was Lourdes. His parents were Cuban-immigrant. His parents moved to Central Slip, New York before they settled in Miramar, Florida. He has a brother named David Le Batard. He is an artist and is professionally known as LEBO. Batard went to Chaminade Madonna College Preparatory for his primary education. In 1990, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and politics from the University of Miami.
After completing his graduation in 1990, Batard started working for Miami Herald. He worked as a columnist for their sports section. His first foremost work was to investigate his former college’s football team, breaking the Miami Hurricanes Football Team Pell Grant Scandal. Not only he works for The Herald, he also hosted a weekdays morning radio show with Jon “Stugotz” Weiner on ESPN radio. Batard has a great self-deprecating humor. He ran his show with hilarious jokes. In an interview with Aventura Business Monthly, he revealed the person to encourage him to go on board on a career in the same medium was Tony Kornheiser.
Batard satisfies himself on being the “uncomfortable” sports journalist. He has frequently written about controversial topics, most of them are about race. He asks questions to his guest on his radio program ranging from the racial undertones of the Michael Vick case to the effect that race has on how players are drafted into the NBA. Not only he has worked for ESPN radio, he has also contributed in ESPN television network. He is a frequent guest on the programs “The Sports Reporters”, “College GameDay” and “Outside the Lines”. He has also been appearing regularly as a guest host of “Pardon the Interruption”.
In September 2011, the show featuring Batard and his father Gonzalo was launched by ESPN. The show was called “Dan Le Batard Is ¿ Highly Questionable” which was launched on ESPN2. In February 2013, Bomani Jones joined the show as a host accompanying Dan and Gonzalo “Papi”. Live from South Beach, Batard started to host the show called “The Dan Le Batard Show” with Jon “Stugotz”. The dynamic duo shared their critical and hilarious perspectives on the world of professional sports. Their fusion was dynamic and they always promised to something fresh and timely in their each and every show.
There is a list of comparisons that was formed in union with Batard and Stugotz in ESPN radio show, which made people laugh a lot. They made a list of “what exactly does this person look like”, and it’s hilarious. Some of their recent looks like list are
1. Jay Cutler looks like he doesn’t tip pizza delivery drivers.
2. Fran McCaffery looks like an angry pediatrician who doesn’t like kids.
3. Jim Tomsula looks like he has mustard stains on all his ties.
4. Andy Dalton looks like a villainous character on the Candy Land board game.
5. Jerry Richardson looks like the hand-drawn portrait of a presidential candidate on a 1930’s campaign button.
Despite of being a very busy person, he is very active in social sites. He has accounts in social sites like facebook, instagram and twitter. He keeps on updating his recent activities and pictures. Through his social accounts profiles, we can get to know more about his personal and professional life. According to the source, it has been revealed that Batard has a net worth of $1 million.