Who is Katie Osborne?
Katie Osborne is a reporter and television host, known for her work on Fox News, NBC Sports, and ESPN. She also hosts the automotive program for Spike TV called “Power Nation TV“. Osborne was born under the Zodiac sign Leo on 30 July 1982, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. She holds American nationality, and as of early 2021, she is 38 years old.
Early life and Family
Her parent’s names are Meg and Brad. Given the lack of information regarding her family and background, it is unknown whether she has any siblings. Regarding her early life, it’s known that Katie displayed great interest in sports, especially athletic activities at school, and later she developed an interest in the automotive racing scene.
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After matriculation, she attended Iowa University, transferring to Indiana University to study Communication and Broadcasting, from which she graduated in 2010. She later moved to San Diego, and joined the Orange County, US Masters Swimming club called Novaquatics Master (NOVA). After displaying great vigor and skills, she competed in various swimming competitions at the national level. Osborne was considered by many to be one of the best swimmers in her state.
Katie’s career began shortly after her graduation, as she started working for various sports-related shows, including “Indianapolis Motor Speedway” where she was employed as an intern.
In 2014 Katie began working as a sideline reporter with Fox Sports San Diego, from May 2014 to April 2015 when she quit to join RTM Productions. This move seemed to be quite smart for Katie, who began to work on various popular sports shows, particularly as a host on “Power Nation TV”, regarded as one of the best automotive how-to shows in the country. Katie’s role is to report on top racers, vehicles, and recent novelties regarding the racing industry. She also provides a behind-the-scene scoop, interviewing the racers, technicians, and team owners who all strive to arrive at the top of their field.
After running for five seasons, the show gained popularity for its content which provides basic instructions and helps viewers repair or modify their vehicles.
However, as she progressed, Katie’s interest in automotive directed her broadcasting career. Besides her work with “Power NationTV”, she is also a host of NBC Sports, reporting for “Mecum Car Auctions”, known to hold auctions for over 1,000 cars in a singular event. It also serves as a market for vintage and highly coveted vehicles. Mecum has held hundreds of auctions across the country, which are broadcast on TV.
Regarding her association with CBS Sports, she works as a reporter of Snocross racing events, or snowmobile racing. Osborne also reports for the Off-Road Championship, a series revolving around off-road racing, including on dirt tracks. When she’s not reporting, she is known to host live events, and to design fashion pieces.
While working with successful networks such as CBS Sports, NBC Sports, and Fox Sports, she attracted attention and popularity due to international exposure. Katie also covered various sports segments and professional leagues with huge viewership, such as the National Hockey League (NHL), the X Games, and the National Football League (NFL).
Regarding Katie’s dating history she previously dated Tanner Foust, the American professional racing driver, also known as the co-host of the super popular show “Top Gear”. It’s unknown when exactly the former couple decided to part their ways or why. As of 2020, Tanner is romantically involved with an American actress, Alicia Leigh Willis.
At the moment, Katie is in a relationship with Paul Wadensweiler. It’s uncertain what does Paul does for a living, but thanks to Katie’s Instagram, we found out that Paul is from Southern California; he likes surfing, burritos, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
How and where they met remains a mystery, but given the numerous things they have in common, it’s not a surprise that they found each other. Since they started dating, they have not been involved in any controversy or scandal.
What is Katie’s net worth?
As of 2021, her estimated net worth is around $500,000, which she’s earned through her diligent work as a sportscaster and host.
Physical stats and Hobbies
Katie is 5ft 9ins (175cm) tall and weighs around 119lbs (54kgs). Her hair is dark blonde, further adorned with brown eyes. Judging from her height, Katie could have taken a career as a model, coupled with her looks and fit body. As a TV personality who is exposed to other people’s opinions and judgments, she is very active physically and keeps her body in shape with Yoga.
Katie enjoys coffee and pick-ups as much as the next guy. Her favorite flower is the tulip.
When she is not working, Katie likes to travel – one of her favorite locations is the Bahamas. Her favorite show is “Oprah Show”, because in her opinion, it opens doors for vulnerable conversations.
As a huge automotive fanatic, she shares an interest in cars. In an interview, she said that her first car was a rental 2010 Hyundai Elantra. She continued: “I was able to buy the car myself, and I didn’t owe on it after I got it.”
In her spare time, Katie likes to read; one of her recommended books is “Optimum Drive: The Road Map to Driving Greatness” by Carl Gerrard.
Her Philanthropic Activities
As a great philanthropist, Katie has created various Make-A-Wish experiences, and has joined various campaigns intending to enrich the community. She has also kicked-off a podcast called “The Joy Project”, brought by LIFEAID Beverage Company. In this series, Katie sits down with various guests, and discusses important events in their lives and their valuable experiences, with the intention of spreading joy.
The favorite host is very active on her social media. Her Instagram counts over 30,000 followers on which she posts selfies, photos from her job, and occasional photos with her boyfriend. On Twitter, she’s amassed more than 14,000 followers, with very similar content.