Lauren Gardner is a well-known American sportscaster, who works for the DAZN Group, the Major League Baseball (MLB) network, and the National Hockey League (NHL).
Early life, family, and educational background
Lauren Gardner was born on 6 November 1985, in Denver, Colorado, USA,. There aren’t many details available about her family and her childhood online, but her mother, Debra Gardner, is known for holding fundraising events to help poor people in Cambodia. Her mother frequently visited this country before the pandemic, and Lauren supports her mother’s charitable initiatives.
Lauren is very close to her brother and sister, Erica Ruybal and Aaron Gardner, who both have families now, based on the photograph shared on the Instagram account of their mother.
Her father is Mark Gardner, who is a licensed pilot. She mentioned that aside from supporting her passion for journalism, her father also helped her become a licensed pilot. She was very close to her late paternal grandfather, Hal Gardner, who also encouraged her love for aviation and flying.
She was raised in Denver, and attended Northglenn High School from 1999 to 2000, where she was an All-Conference softball player and the dance team captain. Lauren studied political science at the University of Colorado from 2003 to 2007. She interned at Mile High Sports Magazine and FSN Rocky Mountain, during her undergraduate years.
She was a member of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders from 2004 to 2009, and began her professional career in journalism when she worked as a rink side and television reporter at the Colorado Eagles Hockey Club from 2007 to 2010. She also worked as a reporter for the Central Hockey League from 2008 to 2011.
She also took the opportunity to work as a broker channel manager for Regus Company, but she departed after a year, then worked as a host and reporter for CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports Ohio, MTV2, Smithsonian Channel, Kroenke Sports Enterprises, and Altitude Sports and Entertainment.
Since she was a big fan of her home teams when she was young, she became the face of Denver sports enthusiasts, an in-game host for the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, and Colorado Rockies, which ae her favourite teams. She also covered college football, basketball and lacrosse on Fox College Sports, Fox Sports Rocky Mountain, and The Mountain Sports Network.
In 2011, she was hired as a reporter for the Lingerie Football League, and she made it into Busted Coverage, and was called as the “Next Erin Andrews” series, a popular American sportscaster, television personality, and actress, who she became famous as a correspondent for the ESPN sports channel in 2004.
In March 2019, Lauren started to host various programs under MLB and NHL networks, including On the Fly, Quick Pitch, and NHL Tonight, which are based in Secaucus, New Jersey. She would also be seen as a reporter for the boxing programs on DAZN and Born Fighter on the YouTube Channel’s Matchroom Boxing, both located in New York.
She also works for the DAZN team, mostly covering MLB highlights and game predictions. Alongside Jackie Redmond, Lauren is part of the “Change Up” segment for DAZN Network, and, also covers NHL programs part-time. Lauren is now also a host and reporter for the boxing show “Born Fighter” on DAZN’s YouTube Channel.
— Lauren Gardner (@LGRed) February 19, 2022
Personal life- ex-boyfriend
Lauren is very secretive about her love life, especially on social media. However, there were rumors that she and Sam LeCure were dating in 2012, when she congratulated him on her Twitter account after his team won the NL Central. The two neither denied nor confirmed their relationship status at that time, as the two had already broken up, but there was no information on when it happened or the cause of their split. Since Sam, there have been no reports on whether she has a boyfriend, girlfriend, or is now married.
Who is Sam LeCure- Lauren’s ex-boyfriend?
Samuel Rohrer LeCure is a former baseball pitcher born in Jefferson City, Missouri, on 4 May 1984.
He studied at Helias High School in the city, then attended the University of Texas.
On 28 May 2010, he made his main league debut for the Cincinnati Reds against the Houston Astros. However, he didn’t make the Reds’ opening day roster in 2015.
He became an analyst and co-host of the Cincinnati Reds’ Emmy Award-winning pre-and post-game shows in Ohio – “Reds Live”, and works as a part-time color analyst for a few games on the radio network.
Sources say that Sam is now happily dating his current girlfriend, Taylor Luebbering.
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts about Lauren
- Lauren always maintains a healthy lifestyle, and works out regularly.
- She is one of the most popular anchors on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
- She’s never been involved in any controversies in her entire career.
- Her favorite activities are snowboarding, traveling, and dancing.
- She dreamed of being a veterinarian, or a pilot because she grew up in a family of pilots, and loves animals.
- In August 2019, with Jackie Redmond she became the host of the first-ever all-female baseball show, “Change up” on DAZN.
- Gardner would love to cover a Stanley Cup Final or a World Series.
Appearance, clothing style
Lauren has long red hair and blue eyes. She’s 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, weighs about 123lbs (56kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-32-33.
She really likes fashion, and always ensures that she’s presentable in front of the camera. Her gorgeous body and amazing eyes have wowed many viewers and fans.
Net worth and salary
Many reports estimate that her annual salary ranges up to $100,000, and her net worth is reputably over $2 million, earned from being a journalist and a correspondent sports reporter.