Kaylee Hartung Biography
Kaylee Hartung is the sideline reporter for Amazon Prime Video “Thursday Night Football” NFL package alongside Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit. She is also a contributing correspondent for NBC’s ‘Today Show’. She is a former ESPN sideline reporter who then joined CNN as a news reporter and two years later she moved on to ABC News. While at ESPN, she won two Emmys for her reporting.
Kaylee is a versatile and skilled journalist who has reported from the football sidelines to the streets. She reported from the streets of Charlottesville when Heather Heyer was killed and a year later she returned to interview her mother. She has covered elections including the 2017 United States Senate special election in Alabama, interviewed the grieving survivors of the Parkland and Sutherland Springs shootings and reported on extreme weather events including Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and wildfires in Malibu and Paradise, CA.
Kaylee Hartung Age
Kaylee was born in 1985 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. She celebrates her birthday on November 7.
Kaylee Hartung Height
How Tall is Kaylee Hartung: She stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches approximately 1.57 meters tall.
Kaylee Hartung Education
Hartung graduated from Washington and Lee University with a double-majoring in journalism and politics.
Kaylee Hartung Ethnicity
Kaylee is an Indonesian-American. Her father was Indonesian.
Kaylee Hartung Parents
Kaylee is the daughter of Joe Hartung and Julie Tucker. Her father, Joe, was a navy commander who completed 58 combat missions, was shot down by the Japanese and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Who is Kaylee Hartung Father
Kaylee’s father, Joe Hartung, was a pilot born in Indonesia and grew up in Netherlands. He followed his father’s footsteps and became a pilot serving in the Royal Dutch Air Force. He immigrated to the US in 1975. In 1985, he started his aviation company and bought his first AT-6 Texan. The WWII advanced trainer aircraft is a familiar plane in the military because it was the last step for pilots before they graduated to fighters. He stripped it down and rebuilt it.
He went on to perform in airshows, flying formation displays, and making a name for himself flying aerobatics and racing WWII aircraft.
He died on May 4, 1996 in a plane crash while performing low level aerobatics. He was doing a barrel roll when the North American a T-6 trainer veered hard to the left, hit the ground at a 45 degree angle, then landed belly down in the middle of the runway. The a T-6 was a loan from a friend while his was being serviced for its next race.
Kaylee Hartung Brother
Kaylee has a younger brother known as Tyler Hartung. Tyler followed his father’s footsteps and is a corporate contract pilot working at BTR Air Charter and Management. He previously worked at Gold Coast Skydivers.
Kaylee Hartung Husband – Partner
Kaylee is not married but she keeps her personal life very private which makes it hard to verify whether is dating or not. There were speculations that she was dating former NFL superstar Tim Tebow but she dismissed the rumors and said Tebow was like a brother to her.
Kaylee Hartung Children
Kaylee has no children. In 2021, she shared her experience on egg freezing at the age of 35. She said she thought she would get a kid young, just like her mom did with her at the age of 25, but in her 20s she was prioritizing her career over her personal life.
Kaylee Hartung TNF – Today Show
Hartung is a sideline reporter for Thursday Night Football for NFL on Prime Video on Amazon. She joined Amazon in July 2021. In addition, she is a contributing correspondent for NBC’s ‘Today Show’.
Kaylee began her career in journalism after winning a a summer internship with NBC in New York City. The internship together with Washington and Lee’s stellar network of alumni helped her win a job interview with Schieffer. She went on to work as CBS Anchor Bob Schieffer’s assistant and associate producer for Face the Nation. She was one of three assistants who prepared Schieffer for the last presidential debate at Hofstra University in October 2008.
In the fall of 2012, she joined ESPN as an anchor and reporter for Longhorn Network. She hosted Longhorn Network’s flagship program Longhorn Extra, reported for Texas GameDay and crafted feature stories – two of which garnered LoneStar Emmys. She began as a sideline reporter for SEC Nation’s Saturday football coverage and rose through the ranks to become the sideline reporter for the SEC Network’s Prime Time Football Game. She also appeared on SportsCenter.
In 2017, she joined CNN as an Atlanta-based correspondent and after just two years she left to join ABC News as a correspondent based in New York.
Kaylee Hartung Eye Injury
Kaylee has earthy colored hued eye. In 2020, people speculated she had injured her left eye but she explained that she had contracted coronavirus after she had experienced a headache between her eyes.
Is Kaylee Hartung Related to John Hartung?
Kaylee is not related to John Hartung, the two just share a surname are both into sports.John Hartung is an Emmy award winning host and anchor for SportsNet LA where he covers the Los Angeles Dodgers. He previously worked for ABC and then Spectrum, where he spent over 11 years at the local station, working both as a sports anchor and weekend news host.
Kaylee Hartung Salary
Kaylee earns an annual base salary of $500,000. She has also managed to amass an estimated net worth pf $1.5 million.