Cassidy Hubbarth Biography
Cassidy Hubbarth is an American television anchor who hosts ESPN2’s NBA Tonight and also anchors ESPN’s SportsCenter. Hubbarth attended Evanston Township High School from where she graduated in 2003. There, she was a three-sport athlete for four years. She was also part of the 2002 ETHS State Championship high school soccer team.
Hubbarth attended the University of Illinois for one year before receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
She attended Illinois Evanston Township High School from where she graduated in 2003. There, she was a three sport athlete for four years. She was also a part of the 2002 ETHS State Championship high school soccer team.
Cassidy then attended the University of Illinois for one year before receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Cassidy Hubbarth Age
Hubbarth was born on September 19, 1984 in Evanston, Illinois. She is 34 years old as of 2018.
Cassidy Hubbarth Family
Cassidy was born the youngest of three children to Emmeline and Gerry Hubbarth.
Cassidy Hubbarth Ethnicity
She is of Filipino descent from her mother Emmeline’s side and of German and Irish descent from her father Gerry’s side.
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On 24 February 2015, cassidy tweeted that she is married. She replied to Derek G and blocked him when he offended her. She revealed that she is married but did not revealed who the husband is. She is an Evanston, Illinois native. In 2018, Cassidy gave birth to her daughter.
Cassidy Hubbarth Boyfriend
There has been no information about Cassidy’s dating history.
ESPN Cassidy Hubbarth
Cassidy joined ESPN in August 2010 as a studio anchor and host for college football, college basketball and also the NBA on ESPN3. Hubbarth has also hosted other exclusive ESPN3 broadcasts such as the Georgia Pro Day, the Baylor Pro Day and the Madden Bowl.
She became a full-time anchor for ESPN in March 2013, hosting various shows across the ESPN Networks including SportsCenter, NBA Tonight, The NBA Today podcast, Highlight Express, Numbers Never Lie, SportsNation, First Take and others.
Cassidy Hubbarth Height
The ESPN sportscaster stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Her other body features include:
- Body Measurement – 35-24-36 inches
- Weight – 58 kg or 128 lbs
- Eye colour – Dark Brown
- Hair colour – Dark Brown
Cassidy Hubbarth Pregnant
On 2 January, she shared a photo on her instagram, stating that at the time the photo was taken, she was five months pregnant. She had hidden the news from her fans until she gave birth in 2018.
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Cassidy Hubbarth Interview
Interviewer: What’s the challenge of being a sideline reporter? A lot of these coaches don’t want to talk. But you have to do your job – and fast.
CASSIDY HUBBARTH: The sidelines is the toughest – easiest job – in the business. You don’t have a lot of time, so you have to make it succinct. Sometimes it’s chaos after the game. Your biggest role is that post-game interview. You end up being part of the game. Because people want to hear from LeBron if he hits the game winner. You have to make sure you get the right emotion. (Burke) has helped a lot with that too. She’s one of the people I look up to as far as capturing those moments on the sidelines. Michele Tafoya (of NBC Sports) is one of the best. I also think Rece Davis is one of the best studio hosts. He epitomizes professionalism. Then again Ernie Johnson. His ease and his ability to bring the best out of people.
Interviewer: How do you deal with a coach like Gregg Popovich, who hates in-game interviews? Are you almost terrified to ask them a question?
CASSIDY HUBBARTH: It’s hard. It’s very difficult. (Sighs). No one really wants to be there, OK? We know coaches want to be in the huddle. We’re put in these positions as sideline reporters to ask these questions because we’re afforded that access. That’s part of our deal. We are not going to give that up for nothing. But over the years, there’s only so many questions you can ask. These coaches are emotional. And they don’t want to give up strategy. So that cuts out a whole big chunk of what questions you can ask. It’s really just reaction to what has happened. A prediction. Or a message. What you hope to do going forward. So that puts you in the position: How do I ask a good question? Granted, there’s situations where there’s a substitution change that piques interest. Or if there’s an injury. Or Anthony Davis is out – and how do you fill that void? Sure. But there’s never going to be this dynamic question because it’s in the middle of the game and they’re still trying to protect their intel.
When it comes to Pop, though, there have been a lot of people who have been vocal about this. I don’t necessarily mind the one-word answers. It’s more about the body language and the showing of the respect: We both have to do this so let’s be professional about it. I’ve had a lot of talks with Doris (Burke) about it. I don’t have a fear of being “Popped” because I’ve been “Popped” a couple of times now. My fear is making sure that, in that moment, I’m reacting appropriately, continuing the conversation and getting the best answer that I can. For the most part, these coaches are respectful and understand this is a part of the deal. I wish Pop didn’t act the way he does at times. But it’s out of my control. I know it’s not personal – because it’s not just me. So I guess talk to me the next time I have him. You know my first-ever NBA sideline interview was with Gregg Popovich. It was Christmas three years ago, I think. In Houston. Fortunately, I had a little shtick. Because if it were a regular season game, I don’t know what I would do. But I basically said for Christmas I’m not going to ask him a second question. I got a little bit of a smile. But he was losing – so I wasn’t going to get that much out of him. Rite of passage, I guess.
Interviewer: Talk about a baptism of fire. Your first NBA coach sideline interview – and you draw Pop?
CASSIDY HUBBARTH: I know. Believe you me. Oh, man. You know what? I felt pretty good. PJ Carlesimo was doing the game with me. Here’s the thing: He’s wonderful pregame with the media. He gives you everything. But it is not a secret. It’s a personal protest he has with the league – because he doesn’t want to do it. But, again, we’re not going to give up that access.
Interviewer: How’d you like how your colleague Maria Taylor handled Nick Saban, when he acted like a jerk during a sideline interview?
CASSIDY HUBBARTH: Oh, my gosh. Maria is such a pro. When I say I need to make sure I’m in the moment, and keep it moving … that’s what she did. She was composed and she was able to continue the conversation. I think he was wrong to take it out on her. I didn’t appreciate how he was speaking to her. But in that moment, for her to do anything than what she did? I don’t know. I guess she could have pushed him a little bit. But I don’t know if that really would have been beneficial for anyone. Even the viewer. So. I mean, she’s a pro. That’s a reason why you can see her star rising on a daily basis. …You know what? She got support afterward that basically dignified how she reacted in that situation. And she was able to ask a real good follow-up question that continued to talk about the game. There was a lot to that. Nick Saban was trying to make a point. Sometimes he needs to realize he’s not bigger than everybody.
Interviewer: Are a lot of these coaches acting for the cameras? Is it a performance?
CASSIDY HUBBARTH: Sometimes. Unfortunately, we can become pawns in those situations. It’s about making sure that you still stand on your own two feet – and don’t let someone diminish your size.
Interviewer: I’m hearing that your contract is coming up in March? Do you want to stay with ESPN? Or would you entertain offers from other networks?
CASSIDY HUBBARTH: I feel really competent in my ability to be a host. I feel like I am getting better at connections out in the field, specifically the NBA. … I feel like I have a lot of room to grow at ESPN. But this is my ninth year. As I told you before, I’ve done the climb. It’s been a journey. I feel like I’ve earned a lot of credibility as a commentator and a broadcaster. I love working for ESPN. I see the potential at ESPN is vast and almost limitless. But it’s a business. I learn a lot from the people that I cover. It’s not personal. Obviously, I’m going to have to keep that mindset as my contract deadline approaches. As much as I have been loyal to ESPN, I need to be as loyal to myself and my family. … The ability to continue to grow at ESPN is what makes it so attractive – and why I love working for them.
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