Laura Rutledge is an American reporter and host for ESPN and the SEC Network. She is an American beauty pageant titleholder from St. Petersburg, Florida, who was named Miss Florida in 2012.
Laura Rutledge Age and Birthday
Rutledge was born on 2 October 1988 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. Currently, she is 35 years as of 2 October 2023.
Laura Rutledge Height and Weight
Laura stands at an approximate height of 1.78 m tall and has a moderate weight.
Laura Rutledge Educational Background
Laura attended high school at Celebration High School in Celebration, Florida. Later she was enrolled at the University of Florida where she pursued a bachelor’s in media. She graduated from the university in 2011 since 2007.
Laura Rutledge’s Husband and Children
Laura has a spouse known as Josh Rutledge. There is no information about the couple’s children.
Laura Rutledge Family
Laura is the son of Deborah McKeeman ( Mother ) and her father’s and siblings’ identity is not available to the public.
Laura Rutledge Career
During her senior year at the ‘University of Florida,’ Laura failed to land an internship program despite being interviewed by several broadcasting companies. ‘ESPN’ and ‘Fox Sports’ were among the broadcasting companies that interviewed her. Not disheartened by the failure, she kept trying and eventually befriended a man from ‘Fox Sports’ who helped her land her first internship program at ‘Fox Sports Florida.’
However, she was not given the kind of work she was hoping for. Instead, she was assigned the job of copying DVDs of sports broadcasts. Thanks to an unexpected incident, she was given an opportunity to appear on screen for the first time. One of the on-air presenters had a last-minute conflict with the broadcasting unit, hence Laura was asked to replace the presenter for a short period. Laura seized the opportunity and was even appreciated for her work. She was then asked to present the games played by professional baseball teams, such as ‘Tampa Bay Rays’ and ‘San Diego Padres.’
These games were broadcast by ‘Fox Broadcasting Company.’ It did not take long for Laura to become popular among ‘The Fox Sports audience. Her popularity went a long way in cementing her position as a ‘Fox Sports reporter. In 2012, she decided to participate in the ‘Miss Florida pageant. On July 7, she was declared the winner of the pageant, which gave her an opportunity to represent the state of Florida in the ‘Miss America beauty pageant that was to be held in 2013. She participated in the ‘Miss America’ pageant, but could not win the competition. However, she was one of the top 16 contestants in the pageant. Following her victory in the ‘Miss Florida’ pageant, she resumed her broadcasting career and covered the ‘National Paintball Championship’ which was held at Lakeland, Florida in 2012. The championship was organized by the ‘National Collegiate Paintball Association’ and Laura worked as an on-field reporter for ‘Fox College Sports.’ She also appeared as a television host while working for ‘Fox Sports San Diego.’ In 2013, she hosted a show called ‘Chargers Insider’ for the American football team, ‘San Diego Chargers.’ She also appeared as a host in a show called ‘SDLive.’ ‘SDLive’ was started by Laura on ‘Fox Sports San Diego.’ She currently serves as its producer, apart from hosting the show.
By the end of 2013, she had become popular working for ‘Fox Broadcasting Company.’ In 2014, Laura was given an opportunity to host ‘Coors Light Postgame Show’ on ‘Fox College Football.’ She also hosted the halftime shows of college football games telecasted on ‘Fox Sports Network.’ In the same year, she decided to work for ‘ESPN’ and was eventually hired by ‘SEC Network,’ which is owned by ‘ESPN Inc.’ Laura later said in an interview that she opted to work for ‘SEC Network’ as she wanted to report as many sporting events as she possibly could. She also said that she wanted to report on college sports. Given the fact that ‘SEC Network’ wanted her to report college sports, she couldn’t deny the offer to work for the ‘ESPN’ network. She also works as a host for Paul Finebaum’s ‘SEC Network’ show ‘The Paul Finebaum Show.’ In the show, she talks to random callers and answers questions about sports. She predominantly works as a host and reporter for ‘CNN International’ and ‘ESPN.’ Laura Rutledge is known as one of the most beautiful and popular college sports journalists in the United States.
Laura Rutledge’s Net Worth and Salary
Laura has an estimated net worth of $ 800,000 and earns an annual salary of $ 400,000.