Matt Barrie is famous in the world of media as the SportsCenter anchor on ESPN. Barrie is also known for his works as a sports broadcaster on radio and television in Columbia.
Although Barrie likes to keep a low-profile on the social media, He has an incredible personal life which may be unknown to most of his global supporters. For all the details about a little-known journalist, keep on scrolling!
Matt Barrie’s Bio: Family
The report from the wiki suggests, Barrie was born in Arizona, United States. Taking account of Bill Hofheimer’s twitter status on 20 December 2016, Barrie celebrates his birthday on 20 December every year. Barrie has mentioned his height to be 5’10”, but his age is still a mystery.
Matt Barrie hasn't mentioned any information regarding the name and status of his parents. Barrie seems pretty close to his mother. Back on 13 May, Barrie Instagrammed the picture of his mother and captioned, “1. Mom’s should get more than one day because they give so much to us. 2. I love you, Mom. Thank you. 3. I need to get this bunny costume back in the rotation.”
Courtesy of his interest in the field of media, Barrie graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in broadcast journalism. His education paved the way for his glorious media career.
His Career Plus Net Worth
Matt started his broadcasting career at WJFW-TV in Wausau, Wisc. as station’s primary Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers reporter the from 2001 to 2002 while Ainsley Earhardt also served as the reporter for WLTX- News 19.
From 2003 to 2005, he was the sports host and reporter at KSWO-TV. During the time he provided live coverage from the 2003 and 2004 Big 12 championship and BCS National Championship games.
After that, he served as sports anchor and reporter for WLTX-TV (2005 to 2008), where he anchored Friday to Monday sportscasts, hosted the weekly Saturday Night Blitz and Gamecock Extra college football shows, and even provided live coverage from the 2005 Independence Bowl and 2006 Liberty Bowl.
Before joining ESPN in 2013, Matt also served as a reporter at KXAS, NBC5 in Dallas (2008-2013), where he anchored live coverage of the Rangers, Cowboys, and Mavericks, and was recognized with the five Lonestar Emmy Awards, including Sports Reporter and Sportscast, 2010 national and regional RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award, and the “Salute to Excellence” NABJ Award.
Apart from that, Barrie also gained valuable experience as a sports reporter working in radio and television in Columbia.
Since joining ESPN where Sarah Barshop worked as an anchor, Matt has achieved a tremendous success serving as an anchor of SportsCenter, which provides the latest highlights and instant news from every corner of the sports world.
Coming to his 5th anniversary as a reporter of ESPN, Matt has proficiently established himself as an analytical sports reporter. A convincing salary certainly rewards the amount of hard work he puts daily. Although the exact stat on the earnings of the renowned media personality is not available on the internet, we assume Barrie enjoys a commanding net worth.
A Quick Dig at Barrie’s Marital Life
Matt Barrie is no doubt a crush to his millions of lady followers because of his charming looks and soothing personality.
But, a sad news to his fans, Barrie is married to Ashley Monts, a crime reporter. A 2010’s report from dallasnews suggests, Ashley and Matt met for the first time during the reporter’s stay at Columbia.
Matt Barrie with wife Ashley Monts on 29 April 2018 (Photo: Matt Barrie's Instagram)
So, it is possible that the couple fell in love and dated for a while before tying the wedding knots in July of 2010. As of now, Matt is living happily with his wife. Though they are yet to welcome any kids and enlarge their family, their bliss of marriage is reflected on their social media.