Wendi Nix

Wendi Nix (born September 17, 1974) is an American anchor and sports reporter for ESPN.

Wendi Nix
Born (1974-09-17) September 17, 1974
EducationUnion County College
Wofford College
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Years active1999–present
Notable credit(s)WPDE (1999–01)
NESN (2001–02)
FSN New England (2002–03)
WHDH (2003–06)
ESPN (2006–present)
TitleCollege Football studio host,
NFL reporter


Nix is the former co-host of ESPN's number one program, NFL Live. Nix primarily handles coverage for NFL and college football games featuring teams from the New England area. Prior to working for ESPN, Nix was a weekend sports anchor at WHDH in Boston (20032006) and previously reported for Fox Sports Net, NESN and WPDE in South Carolina. Nix remains an occasional guest analyst on the weekend show Sports Extra on WHDH.[1]


Nix was born in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.[1] She is a 1992 graduate of Socastee High School, where she was a cheerleader, a three-time homecoming queen, and a member of the track team.[1] She has received degrees from Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey, the University of Massachusetts Amherst,[2] and Wofford College[2] in Spartanburg, South Carolina. At Wofford, Nix was president of the student body and captain of the golf team;[1] she is a proud fan and supporter of the Terriers.[3] She babysat future Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow.[4]

Nix's marriage to Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington, whom she met at UMass,[3] ended in 2010; they share two daughters. She has been married to Joseph Ritchie since December 10, 2011.


  1. Morris, Ashley (September 7, 2010). "From Murrells Inlet to ESPN". Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  2. Moore, Leslie (October 1, 2011). "ESPN Host and Reporter, Wendi Nix: Proud of Her South Carolina Roots". Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  3. Peters, Craig (November 28, 2008). "Wofford graduate, ESPN reporter still a Terriers fan". Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  4. Kleinschmidt, Jessica (May 13, 2019). "Raiders rookie Hunter Renfrow used to have ESPN's Wendi Nix as babysitter". NBC Sports. Retrieved April 23, 2020.

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