In the world of sports journalism, one of the most popular faces which every regular viewer of ESPN Network will be familiar with is that of Israel Gutierrez. He is an American sports journalist who has garnered ample experience working with various media organizations over the years. Aside from his fine media career, Israel has got lots of interesting things going on in his love life which we are going to tell you all about here. In addition to that, we will also tell you all that we know about his background, career accomplishments, and finish off with some facts you probably never knew about him.
Israel Gutierrez’s Bio
Israel Gutierrez was born in South Florida to parents of Dominican origin on the 26th of June 1977. He grew up in Miami under the care of his parents. There are no reports yet on whether he has siblings or not.
Gutierrez had his high school education at North Miami Senior High and afterward attended the University of Florida in Gainesville. While still at the University, he began practicing his journalism career with The Independent Florida Alligator; the daily student newspaper of the University of Florida as a staff writer.
Following his graduation, Israel Gutierrez began his journalism career as a professional working alongside Jay Crawford and Skip Bayless as a sports commentator for ESPN.
In 1994, he made his debut appearance on the American sports roundtable discussion show – Around the Horn (ATH), as a panelist. Over the years that followed, Gutierrez grew to become a recurring panelist on the show. He recorded his first win on the show against Kevin Blackistone and on his return in August 2012, precisely on the 1st, he won a gold medal in the Around the Horn Summer Games following his defeat of Max Kellerman.
Back in 2008, the sports journalist began making appearances on ESPN’s The Sports Reporters as a panelist. Gutierrez was a regular face on the show until it got discontinued sometime in May 2017. Other shows which he is credited to have hosted at various times include Izzy and Spain; his radio show which he co-hosted with ESPN reporter Sarah Spain, Highly Questionable, Dan LeBatard Show, and more.
Family, Is He Married To A Wife or Gay?
In matters of the heart, Israel Gutierrez has found love in the most beautiful form he is deserving of. For many years, he struggled with his sexuality being a gay man and restrained himself from revealing publicly what he really felt inside for people of his gender.
This restraint from showing his true self was finally emasculated when he got married to his longtime boyfriend David Kitchen on the 12th of September 2015 in a wedding ceremony that was mostly attended by their supportive friends and family members. The two began their relationship in 2009, got engaged in 2014 but sadly, after their wedding in 2015, they only lasted a couple of months before they broke up in 2016.
Gutierrez found love once again with Anthony Alfonso a real estate investor after the debacle of his first marriage. The two have been together for some time now and from all indications, everything seems to be going well for them.
Seeing that he is gay and has been so for a very long time, Isreal is not known to have been in any relationship with any woman neither did he get married to any lady who might be termed his wife.
Other Facts About Israel Gutierrez
- Net Worth
Israel Gutierrez, no doubt is one of the very best at what he does. He has been in the business of sports journalism for many years now and understands the intricacies of the profession. Due to this, he is one of the very best panelists you can find on any sports talk show. For all that we have seen him do over the years, the journalist has amassed a net worth of about $5 million.
- Body Measurements and Features
The sports journalist is not the tallest of men out there but with his height of 5 feet 11 inches, alongside his naturally grey colored hair, Israel Gutierrez can hardly ever not be recognized wherever he goes. Moreso, his fame as one of the very best in the industry will always stand him out.
His other body measurements like his weight, chest, biceps, and waist measurements have not been disclosed publicly. But judging by his physical looks, he has a good body structure.