Leah Hextall is known to be a Canadian journalist, she is sports journalist and ice hockey play-by-play broadcaster.
Leah made history previously being the first woman to call an NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship game for ESPN at the 2019 tournament.
In March 2020, Leah became the first woman in March 2020 to call play-by-play for a nationally televised National Hockey (League) NHL game as part of Sportsnet’s first all-female broadcast team.
Leah Hextall Relationship Update
Leah Hextall has kept her love life private, despite been a public figure. She was born in 1981 and is 40-41 years old as of 2022, making people speculate that the journalist is married and probably heading her blissful life alongside her husband and children.
Canadian Sports Journalist Leah Hextall Family Revealed
Leah Hextall was born in 1981, in Brandin, Manitoba, Canada, to her father, Randy Hextall, and mother, Elizabeth Hextall. She is the granddaughter of Bryan Sr., who was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969.
The journalist comes from a sports family background. Bryan Jr., who played ten seasons as a centerman, and Dennis Hextall, who played 12 seasons as a left-wing, are Leah’s loving uncles.
Her cousin Ronald Jeffrey Hextall is a former Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender and executive who played for 13 years in the National Hockey League (NHL). Ronald is currently the general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL.
Ron was the winner of the Vezina Trophy in 1987 and is in the Flyers’ Hall of Fame. The Penguins hired him as their new general manager on February 9, 2021.
Leah Hextall Networth Explored
Leah Hextall has an estimated net worth of around $6 million. Her impressive income comes mainly from her 17 years in the sports broadcasting business.
She graduated from Columbia Academy of Radio, Television, as well as Recording Arts in Vancouver with a diploma in radio along with television broadcasting in 2003, she joined CTV Winnipeg from 2005 to 2012.
She then served as host of NESN Sports Today from 2012 to 2013 for the New England Sports Network (NESN). Later in 2014, she worked for Sportsnet as the studio host for regional Calgary Flames game broadcasts.
She was influenced by Mike “Doc” Emrick, legendary NHL broadcaster and the first female color commentator on Hockey Night in Cassie Campbell-Pascall Canada.
She then began refining her announcing skills. Leah’s television debut calling play-by-play was a four-game set of CWHL (Candian Women’s Hockey League) games in January 2018.
The New York Post stated that Hextall had been signed by ESPN to the NHL on the ESPN broadcast team in May 2021, as a play-by-play announcer and to other posts for the upcoming 2021-22 NHL season.