Matt Barrie Biography
Matt Barrie is a sportscaster for ESPN’s SportsCenter. He is an anchor for SportsCenter:AM and other studio programs. He also frequently hosts SportsCenter on the Road programs.
Matt Barrie Education
Matt graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in broadcast Journalism from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.
Matt Barrie Wife – Matt Barrie Married
Matt is married to Ashley Monts Barrie. The couple got married on June 26, 2019. In 2019 during their nine-year anniversary he posted a series of photos of themselves with the caption;
“6.26.10 @ashleymbarrie and I said “I do.” And for the last 9-years I get kissed in every. single. picture. And 100% of the time in makes us laugh. And that’s why 9-years seems like yesterday. It’s always been honeymoon fun.”
Matt Barrie Career
Barrie began his career at WJFW-TV in Wausau in 2001 where he was the station’s primary Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers reporter. In 2003 he joined KSWO-TV in Lawton, Okla as sports host/reporter where he provided live coverage from the 2003 and 2004 Big 12 championship and BCS National Championship games.
He joined WLTX-TV in 2005 as sports anchor/reporter, he anchored Friday-Monday sportscasts, hosted the weekly Saturday Night Blitz and Gamecock Extra college football shows, and provided live coverage from the Independence Bowl (2005) and Liberty Bowl (2006). He also
co-hosted the Matt and Tim Show on 1400-AM.
In 2008 he joined KXAS, NBC5 in Dallas as an anchor/reporter where he hosted weekend sportscasts, including Sunday’s Out of Bounds. He also anchored live coverage of the Cowboys, Rangers and Mavericks.
Matt Barrie ESPN
Matt joined ESPN in March 2013 where he anchors SportsCenter:AM and other studio programs. He also hosts SportsCenter on the Road programs from various locations around the country. In 2019 he was named studio host for college football Saturdays alongside Joey Galloway and Jesse Palmer. He also calls college football games on ESPN networks. He also co-hosts ESPN golf podcast Matty and the Caddie with ESPN.com’s Michael Collins.
Matt Barrie Carley McCord
Matt was criticised after the death of Carley McCord after referring to her death as a “distraction” ahead of the College Football Playoff semifinal in Atlanta.
“Certainly our thoughts and prayers with coach and his family, as he gets to do his job and try to put away the distraction of losing his daughter-in-law just hours before kickoff.”
Annie Apple, the mother of Saints cornerback and former Giant Eli Apple tweeted; “I know your job is to talk about the game but in moments like these is when your humanity should kick in. Death of his daughter in law is not ‘a distraction..’. Just say ‘Ensminger will be coaching with a heavy heart today..’ Producers, help dude fix this.”
Alex Kirshner, college football writer tweeted; Let’s not refer to an LSU assistant coach losing one of his children in a plane crash as a ‘distraction’ from the football game at hand. The football game is the distraction, not the death of a child.”
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