Who is Kris Budden?
Kris Budden is an American sports commentator. His duties as a college sports reporter include college football, basketball, and basketball. Prior to working for ESPN, he was a sideline reporter for Sox Sports San Diego’s coverage of the Padres and the host of shows on the Aztecs’ football and basketball teams.
Kris Budden Age, Height
Budden is 39 years old as of 2023. She was born on March 9, 1984, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Budden stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Kris Budden Education
Budden graduated with honors from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with a broadcast journalism degree.
Who is Kris Budden’s Husband?
Budden is winning in both her professional life and marriage life. She is married to Mario Toldeo and they have two children together. Kris and Mario held their wedding in April 2014 and they are scheduled to celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary in 2024.
Their wedding took place in Charleston, South Carolina. They met in 2012 when she took a lesson from him at a Knoxville racquet club and the rest as they say is history.
The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Jace in 2016 and their second child, a daughter named Landyn in 2019. The pregnancy of their first child came with different challenges but they endured everything.
Normally whenever a woman gets pregnant, she’s faced with a lot of uncertainty about what the future holds for her especially if she’s pursuing a career and things were not different for Kris. She was faced with a lot of uncertainty about how motherhood might affect her career which was and is still thriving.
She decided to keep her pregnancy journey away from the public so that she could deal with the uncertainty with ease. After the birth of her birth child, she released a blog that encouraged and empowered women who went through the same journey.
Kris Budden’s Career
Budden landed her first-ever job professionally at WCAV in Virginia as a weekend sports anchor. After one and a half years, she accepted a job offer at WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee, to work as both a sports anchor and reporter. This exposure enabled her to cover the Tennessee Volunteers’ athletics programs.
Some of her most memorable events include the 2012 London Olympics, NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments, and Pat Summitt’s retirement. She went on to win an Associated Press Best Sports Feature Award.
Fast forward, Kris works as a college sports reporter for ESPN, and she focuses on football, basketball, and baseball.
She has been awarded for her expertise in sports broadcasting, having received an Associated Press Award for Best Sports as well as a regional Emmy for Best Talent in Sports in 2016.
Kris Budden’s Salary and Net Worth
Budden earns approximately $80,000. She generates her income from her career as a journalist. Kris has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. She has created a sustainable livelihood thanks to her job.
Which High School Did Kris Budden Attend?
Kris attended Trinity Christian Academy, in the Dallas suburb of Addison, where she was a two-time state champion with the school’s tennis team.