The world of sports broadcasting has since shown that it can confidently accommodate both females and their male counterparts. Previously, it looked like it was a man’s job but for a couple of years now the number of women that keep venturing into sports journalism is quite impressive. Here in this article, we’ll be taking a look at one of the modern-day female sports reporter, Jamie Little. She is a multi-talented American sportscaster, reporter, and television personality. She currently works as a pit reporter for NASCAR, covering the American auto racing on Fox Sports.
Jamie Little – Biography (Age)
Jaime Little was born on April 9, 1978, and her birth took place in South Lake Tahoe, California. She is the second of four kids born to Thomas Little and Laura Thomas. Her father was a former cruise ship chef while Jamie’s mother was an interior decorator. Although her siblings’ names are not revealed, we know she has an older sister and two younger brothers. While she was still very little, her parents got divorced and as a result of that, Jaime and her siblings then had to move to Nevada with their mother.
Little attended Greenspun Junior High School, in Nevada. Her love for sports started back in her high school days. She attended Green Valley High School, in Nevada. In high school, Jamie made sure she participated in various sports. She was a member of her high school lacrosse team. Jaime Little also played basketball and wrestled as well.
After graduating from high school, she went on to attend San Diego University. At the university, Little majored in sports journalism and obtained her bachelor’s degree in 2001.
Jaime Little started her career working as a journalist with ABC in 1996. She started working at ABC as an intern and after she was through with her internship program, the TV network retained her. Little began working as a field reporter and later, went on to work as a news anchor.
She resigned from ABC in 1998, and in the same year, she got employed by popular sports network ESPN to begin working as a sideline reporter. While with the ESPN, Little covered both the Winter and Summer X Games for ESPN. She covered different sports tournaments like hockey and football.
The talented sports reporter started covering motorsports in 2007 and since then, she has built up a great reputation as a pit reporter. She covered Indy Racing League from 2007 to 2008. In addition, she also covered other racing events including Indianapolis 500, Firestone 550 and NASCAR, all under ESPN. She later spent some time away from reporting but returned in January 2010 to cover the Snowmobile Motocross Winter X Games.
On September 25, 2014, Jamie Little announced that she was leaving ESPN and moving to Fox Sports, where she now serves as a NASCAR pit reporter. In January 2015, she started working for Fox Sports, covering the Monster Energy Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Camping World Truck Series.
Life Outside Journalism
In 2008, Little competed in the celebrity edition of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race and she won the race by outracing Mike Skinner, former stock car racing driver by 0.324 seconds.
Little has featured in a couple of movies, her most recognizable film role was in the 2004 film Fantastic Four, where she starred as an X-Games Reporter. She also made an appearance in the 2014 film At the Top of the Pyramid.
The sports journalist is the co-author of Essential Car Care for Women, a book which was written to give women a fundamental knowledge of how to maintain cars. She co-wrote the book alongside Danielle McCormick.
Jamie Little’s Husband
Jamie Little started dating Cody Selman in 2008. The pair dated for two years before they eventually tied the knot. The couple got married in December 2010 and now have two kids together. Their first child is Carter Wayne Selman. Carter was born on August 9, 2012. Four years later, the couple welcomed their second child, Sierra Lynn Selman. Sierra was born on October 24, 2016.
Jamie’s husband Cody has worked with an American car racing team Kyle Busch as its manager. Even Jamie’s father-in-law, Wayne Selman who is now a truck driver of Ed Carpenter Racing has also been involved in car sports since 1993.
According to several online sources, the sportscaster earns about $50,000 annually from her job as a NASCAR reporter. Her current net worth is an estimate of $2 million. She could also have a share from her husband’s wealth which is currently under review.
Her Body Measurements
As someone who enjoys sports, she also loves to keep in shape. Even after having two kids, Jamie still has the perfect bikini body which does justice to her hourglass figure. Little weighs 59kg and stands at 1.65m tall. Her body measurements including her bust, waist, and hip are 37-26-37 inches. Her dress size is 8 while her shoe size is 9. Little wears a bra size of 34C.