Leah Hextall is a Canadian sports journalist and ice hockey play-by-play broadcaster. She is the first woman to call play-by-play for a nationally broadcast NHL game, becoming part of Sportsnet’s inaugural all-female crew in March 2020. Previously, Hextall was the first woman to serve as ESPN’s ice hockey analyst at the 2019 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship. How Tall Is Leah Hextall: Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, Facts.
Who Is Leah Hextall?
Leah Hextall went to the Columbia Academy of Radio, Television and Recording Arts in Vancouver, where she earned a radio and television broadcasting diploma in 2003. From 2005 until 2012, she worked for CTV Winnipeg before joining the New England Sports Network as a host of NESN Sports Today from 2012 to 2014. She became the studio host for regional Calgary Flames game broadcasts for Sportsnet in 2014.
In 2016, she was let go as part of Sportsnet’s broader management changes, and she decided to develop her talents and realize the scarcity of women in ice hockey play-by-play announcing. She was encouraged by NHL legend Mike “Doc” Emrick, who serves as Hockey Night in Canada’s first female color commentator, as well as the first woman to call a NHL game on HNIC with Cassie Campbell-Pascall, both of whom she had previously worked with while hosting duties.
Leah Hextall Height & Weight
How tall is Leah Hextall? She is 5 feet 8 inches tall and her body weighs around 54 kg. She has good-looking blonde hair and green eyes color. Moreover, her body build type is slim and her body measurements are 36-26-40 inches.
Leah Hextall Net Worth In 2022
How much is the net worth of Leah Hextall? She has a segment called “Hextall on Hockey,” which airs weekly on the AM radio station 680 CJOB in Winnipeg and is rebroadcast by a number of stations across Canada. In May 2021, according to the New York Post, Hextall had joined ESPN’s NHL broadcast team as a play-by-play announcer and to “other roles” for the 2021–22 NHL season. She became “the first woman to hold position as part of a national TV broadcast,” according on The Athletic. Her net worth is estimated to be $300k – $400k, as of 2022.
Leah Hextall Facts
- Her father, Rick, played for the Philadelphia Flyers from 1980 until 1989 and won the Stanley Cup in its inaugural year (1980-81).
- Her uncle, Dennis, was a left winger for the Calgary Flames for 12 seasons.
- Her uncle, Bryan Jr., was a centerman for 10 years before retiring in 1978 after playing four seasons with Chicago.
- Her cousin, Ron, played 13 years in the NHL as a goaltender, mostly for the Philadelphia Flyers, and won the Vezina Trophy in 1987.
- Ron is in the Flyers’ Hall of Fame and later served as their General Manager.
- He was hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2021 as their new General Manager.