Who is ESPN reporter Michael Eaves married to? Facts about his wife and children

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Michael Eaves is a prominent sports journalist, currently working for ESPN as an anchor of SportsCenter. He is also a radio journalist who has won several awards in his career spanning nearly three decades. Michael Eaves’ successful career has drawn the attention of many viewers towards his personal life. So here’s a Michael Eaves wiki including the facts of his family, wife, and children.

Michael Eaves Early Life Bio: Parents and Education

Eaves was born in Kentucky, U.S.A., during the late 70s or early 80s. He was born to Elsie and James T. Eaves. His father was a Staff Sergeant, who served during World War II. His father passed away due to cancer when Michael was 24 years old. According to Michael, his dad suffered from cancer three different times.

Michael Eaves childhood photos

Raised in his hometown, Eaves went to South Hopkins High School in Nortonville, Kentucky, from 1986 to 1990. Here’s an Instagram post that he shared in October 2018. It’s a picture of him when he was in his senior year at SHHS. 

After graduating from SHHS, Eaves enrolled at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated from the university in 1994 with a degree in Journalism and Political Science. 

Eaves loved sports from a very young age but growing up, he realized that “a professional career was not in the cards for him.” So he decided to pursue a career in sports broadcasting as it would keep him involved in sports and let him stay close to the games. 

His Instagram biography also reads, “I like sports, and I talk about them on #ESPN's #SportsCenter. Serious #golf ⛳ ️enthusiast. #Kentucky native and grad. #BBN”

Michael Eaves’ journey to ESPN

Eaves first began his journalism career at WKYT-TV in August 1993. He was initially an intern at the station, following which he was hired as a sports anchor and reporter. He worked at WKYT-TV for 6 years, during which he also anchored a nightly sportscast on sister station WDKY-TV.

In October 1999, he joined ABC 24 WPTY, where he hosted a nightly sportscast. He left the station in January 2003 to join Fox Sports Net. He worked as a host and reporter for this network for more than a decade.

Next, he worked as an anchor at Al Jazeera America for a year and eleven months, following which he landed the job of anchoring at ESPN. He joined the sports broadcast giant in May 2015 and has since been anchoring SportsCenter.

Who is Michael Eaves married to?

Michael has been married to a lady named Crystal Eaves. He has often shared pictures of his wife on Instagram. This one from April 2018 was about them attending the Team Rubicon’s Salute to Service Awards. Team Rubicon is a charity which has been helping to raise funds for military vets. Michael is connected to this charity as his father was a military vet too. 

Michael Eaves and his wife

Michael has also been an active supporter of The V Foundation, a charity foundation that has been raising funds for cancer research and programs. 

Michael Eaves with his granddaughter

Michael and his wife Crystal do not have any children so far. But Michael has a goddaughter named Jennsyn Thomas. She turned 18 on February 1 this year.  

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