Leila Rahimi is an American journalist with a specialty in sports journalism. She works as an anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Chicago but before her present place of work, Leila has worked in many other media houses, gathering ample experiences as she journeyed to the zenith of her career.
Being a media personality, Leila educates and shares with her audience a lot of information in their particular sports of interest or developing story at any time but same can’t be said of what is known about her by her numerous fans. Therefore, in this biographical piece, we are revealing to you all that we know about the adroit journalist starting from her background, career growth, to her present relationship life and finally, we call it a wrap with some juicy facts you never knew about her.
Biography (Age) of Leila Rahimi, The American Reporter
Many years ago, precisely on the 22nd of June in the year 1981, Leila Rahimi was born in Denton, a city in Texas where she was also raised by her parents. Leila’s father is an Iranian who migrated to the US where he met her mother and married her. Leila is thus from a multi-cultural family background (partly of Persian ethnicity) while her nationality is American. She grew up being welcoming of people from diverse backgrounds and this has reportedly played a huge role in the advancement of her media career as an anchor.
While she was growing up, Leila Rahimi had a penchant for art with dancing being her forte. She joined a dance class, learned and mastered the rudiments of the art at that level. When she is not dancing or studying, Leila would always be found doing what she is now totally involved with today as a reporter – watching sports. Her affinity for dancing has also continued well into her adult life as she very much still enjoys showing off her dance skills.
After her high school, the Texan began learning the ropes of journalism when she interned with Dallas Mavericks announcers Wally Lynn and Mike Fisher. From this, Leila landed her first paid job when she was part of a production for the Mavs radio broadcast. It was while doing all these that Leila Rahimi got convinced that pursuing a career in journalism was what she wanted to do with most of her adult life. Thus after high school, she enrolled at the University of North Texas and in 2002 graduated magna cum laude with a degree in journalism.
Leila Rahimi got off on a good note as a professional journalist with a job at KTCK-AM Sports Radio in Dallas as an anchor/reporter. A few years later, precisely in 2005, she landed another job with CBS-affiliate KXII-TV Sherman, Texas as a sports anchor/reporter. Her stay there was followed by a stint in Fox Sports Southwest in Dallas and in 2007, NBC-affiliate KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas secured Leila’s services.
Five years later, Leila was on the move again and this time around, her destination was San Diego where she began working in the capacity of a field reporter with the San Diego Padres for Fox Sports San Diego. She also shouldered the responsibility of producing a weekly program for the media house till she returned to Texas to work as a reporter and anchor for Comcast SportsNet Houston. While at Comcast, Leila worked as a sideline reporter for the Houston Rockets and Houston Astros; Houston based American professional basketball team and a professional baseball team respectively.
In 2014, Leila Rahimi moved over to Philadelphia to begin working for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia as an anchor and reporter. She didn’t stay long in Philadelphia as she landed another job in Chicago to work as an anchor in NBC Sports Chicago. Since then, she has grown to be a familiar face in the network’s regional coverage of professional sports, college sports and sports-related news, entertainment and discussions.
Who is Her Husband?
Though a lot is well known and documented about Leila’s career progression, the same can’t be said about her love life. The sports journalist has remained mute on any and everything that has to do with her love life whether in the past or in the present. She has also been reticent on what her intentions about getting into a relationship in the future might be.
Other Facts About Leila Rahimi
- Emmy Award Nominations
While in Houston working as a sideline reporter for the NBA’s Houston Rockets, the MLB’s Houston Astros and as a reporter and anchor for Comcast SportsNet Houston, Leila Rahimi got nominated for several Emmy awards.
- What is Leila Rahimi’s Net Worth?
The sports journalist has seen her career grow in leaps and bounds gathering experience from various media organizations as well as contributing to the growth of all the places she has worked in. From all these, it is believed that she earns well enough to afford all that she desires. However, Leila Rahimi’s exact monetary worth is still a fact hard to come by.
- Social Media Presence
Like many other media personalities, Leila is very much present on social media. You can catch up with all she shares with her fans on Twitter @leilarahimi while on Instagram where a picture speaks better than a thousand words, you can find and follow the sports journalist with the handle leilarahimi. Both her Twitter and Instagram accounts are verified and she has thousands of followers across both platforms.