Jeanne Zelasko is a famous American journalist, anchor, and sportscaster. She has a long career history working for Fox Sports (1996), MLB Network, Los Angeles Dodgers (2009) ESPN (2013). Including her career as a reporter, she has appeared in several shows over the years, including Birdeye, and Fever Pitch.
She is in a marital relationship with Curt Sandoval, also an anchor and reporter. There is a lot of information that we need to set light upon like; how is the couple’s relationship? How did her journey as a reporter begin? and more.
So, let’s get together as we unravel the hidden details about Jeanne Zelasko like her childhood details, career, relationship net worth, and more.
Jeanne Zelasko Early life, How old is she?
She was born on October 26, 1966, in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. and as of 2022, she is 55 years old. She will be celebrating her 56th birthday this October.
Talking about her parents she is the child of Stanley Robert Zelasko, a U.S. Air Force officer, and senior field service engineer for 36 years, and Rose Zelasko. The couple along with Jeanne share four offspring, son Jeff Zelasko and daughters Terri Zelasko, and Donna Witchel.
Furthermore, talking about her educational details Zelasko had a passion for anchoring and reporting from a very young age so to pursue her career she studied at San Diego University where she got her reporting degree.
Jeanne Zelasko’s Career as a Journalist and Sportscaster
In the beginning, she started her career by doing some metro traffic reports and hosting a talk show on KCEO radio during her time in the college “San Diego State University.” However, the famous journalist started her professional career as a reporter in 1993 anchoring the weekend newscasts at “KDCI-TV News” and making her first television debut.
Additionally, she was a Fox Sports assessment reporter where she reported a variety of sports, including college basketball, the NFL, the NHL, and automobile racing. In 1996, Fox Sports signed Zelasko as a member of the broadcast crew to lead the “National Sports Report” on the brand-new Fox Sports Net and to serve as a secondary reporter for “Fox NFL Sunday.” In February 2001, she also started working as a pit reporter for “NASCAR on Fox.”
Moving on, Jeanne began working for the MLB Network in April 2009, taking on a variety of responsibilities for “MLB Tonight”. On May 20, 2009, she made her MLB play-by-play debut, becoming the first female reporter to ever call a Dodgers game. From April 2009 through October 2010, she served as a junior host for the Dodgers.
Moreover, Zelasko worked for The Beast 980/Sports Radio/ KFWB (CBS Radio Los Angeles) from Sept 2014 till April 2016, also worked for ESPN in May 2013 anchoring the NCAA Softball tournament and is currently working for Fox Sports Net as a Prime Ticket anchor/reporter from November of 2014 to present.
Alongside her journalism career, Jeanne Zelasko also made an appearance in a couple of TV shows and movies including Diagnosis: Murder (1997), Birdeye, and Fever Pitch (2002). She also played as a court reporter on Judge Joe Brown’s reality show from 2011-2013.
Jeanne Zelasko was Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer: What happened to her?
Zelasko was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in December of 2007. After her father Stanley, died at the age of 71 due to a heart attack in his home in Escondido, she said:
“My father died on my son Trevor’s first day of kindergarten,”
She further elaborated saying;
“When I finally did answer it, it was my brother telling me what happened. I screamed, the kind of scream that comes from your gut, and blew out my voice.”
She was assigned to host Fox’s on-site pregame show; also as a secondary reporter on Fox’s Cotton Bowl Classic and Orange Bowl. After the hosting, she went for her checkup where she met Dr. Robert Andrews, a throat surgeon at St. John’s Health Center. Later on, he discovered that it was cancer nonetheless, and the operation was done on Jan 11 2008 in the middle of February Zelasko got a heavy dose of iodine radiation to treat cancer.
However, the treatment wasn’t a smooth ride for Zelasko as she said:
“I was in quarantine for 48 hours,” she said. “They say radiation, compared to chemo, is the lesser of two evils. But I felt like they had taken a blow torch to me. It knocked me for a loop.”
Jeanne Zelasko’s husband Curt Sandoval, Who is he?
Curt Sandoval is also a famous sports anchor and reporter who completed his high school at the University of Westminster (1980-1982). Just like his wife is fond of sports and reporting, he too is working in the same field, thus he did his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Communication from Metropolitan State University of Denver (1983-1987).
He started his career as a sports anchor/reporter working for 7NEWS KMGH-TV from (1990-1995). Curt then went on to work as a sports anchor/reporter for KUSI TV, in San Diego. Currently, he is working as a Weekend Sports anchor/reporter for KABC-TV from Jun 1999 to the present. During that period he has won multiple awards including seven Emmys.
Jeanne Zelasko and Curt Sandoval’s Marriage, do the couple have any children together?
The couple is happily married. They exchanged vows on June 13 1998 and the wedding ceremony was held privately where only the closest family members and friends were invited.
The couple is blessed with two children: son Trevor Sandoval and daughter Isabela Sandoval.
Their daughter is taking gymnastics classes. Sandoval posted an Instagram story showing Isabela’s skills as a gymnast. Whereas, their son Trevor plays Hockey competitively as a goalkeeper and was given the name Foothill League Defensive Player of the year in Lacrosse during his time in high school.
The family is currently residing in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Jeanne Zelasko’s Net Worth
According to estimates, the sportscaster has a net worth of about $3 million, which she has accumulated via her work as a sportscaster, anchor, and reporter.
While her husband Curt Sandoval is said to be worth roughly $5 million in total.
The couple owns properties in Colorado and Florida.
Is Jeanne Zelasko Active on any Social Media Platforms?
She has a Linkedin account under the name Jeanne Zelasko and is frequently active on Twitter (@JeanneZelasko); where she primarily updates on events and issues relating to her career.
Meanwhile, Curt Sandoval, her lover, is active on Facebook (Curt Sandoval), Twitter (@abc7curt), LinkedIn (Curt Sandoval), and Instagram (@abc7curt).