Hines Ward Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CNN, Salary and Net Worth

Hines Ward is a Korean-American football coach and former wide receiver of the National Football League currently working on HLN’s popular program

Hines Ward Profile

Hines Ward is a Korean-American football coach and former wide receiver of the National Football League working for HLN serving as a contributor. He has been working for the station since  July 2016.

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Hines Ward Career

Ward is a  football coach and former wide receiver of the National Football League working on HLN’s popular program, Morning Express with Robin Meade as a sports contributor. The Super Bowl MVP and Dancing with the Stars Mirrorball Trophy winner are based at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, where he is in charge of providing analysis and commentary on major sporting events and breaking news across all CNN platforms, including CNN/U.S., CNN Digital, CNNMoney, and CNN International.

Ward was recently named Director of Football Operations and Player Development for the new Alliance of America Football League (AAF), which will begin to play in February 2019. Ward, along with Troy Polamalu, Justin Tuck, and other notable former NFL players and coaches, will lead the new league, which will begin with eight teams in eight different regions of the United States. He, along with Troy Polamalu, Justin Tuck, and other notable former NFL players and coaches, will lead the new league, which will begin with eight teams in eight different regions of the United States. The AAF is intended to be a complement to the NFL, with a focus on personnel diversity, increased player safety, and fan interaction throughout the game.

From 2012 to 2015, Ward worked as an analyst for NBC’s Sunday primetime NFL show, Football Night in America. He can also be heard on The Hines Ward Show, a popular podcast he co-hosts with Michael O’Neal, founder, and host of The Solopreneur Hour, an award-winning business and entertainment podcast. Ward was drafted in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1998 NFL Draft and spent his entire 14-year career with the team, making him the NFL’s longest-tenured wide receiver. He was also the all-time leader in receptions, receiving yardage, and touchdown receptions for the team.

Ward was a top scholar-athlete at the University of Georgia, earning All-SEC honors his senior year and finishing his college career as Georgia’s second all-time receiver with 144 receptions. He founded and operates the Helping Hands Foundation in both the United States and Korea, and he actively leads his personal charities, Positive Athlete Pittsburgh and Positive Athlete Atlanta, a movement that brings together high-character professional athletes to celebrate young athletes who have overcome adversity or made positive contributions to their schools and communities.

Hines Ward Age

Ward is 45 years old as of 2021. She was born on 8 March 1976 in Seoul, South Korea. He celebrates his birthday on 8 March every year.

Quick Facts About Hines Ward

Full Name Hines Ward
Age 45 years old as of 2021
Nationality American
Spouse Lindsey Georgalas-Ward
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 million

Hines Ward Height

Ward stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m).

Hines Ward Family

Ward was born to a Korean mother, Kim Younghee, and an African-American father, Hines Ward Sr. When Hines Jr. was a year old, his family relocated to Atlanta and East Point, Georgia, while Hines Sr. deployed to Germany for a tour of duty. Ward’s parents divorced the following year, with Ward living with his mother and then with his paternal grandmother after Hines Sr. pleaded in family court that Kim couldn’t easily raise Hines Jr. independently because she didn’t speak English well enough. Ward was reunited with his mother when he was seven years old. During this time, for reasons unknown to the public, Hines Ward Sr. did not pay child support to Ward or visit him on a regular basis. Ward has stated that he is a talker.

Ward was reunited with his mother when he was seven years old. During this time, for reasons unknown to the public, Hines Ward Sr. did not pay child support to Ward or visit him on a regular basis. Ward has stated that he speaks with his father every two years. Ward has stated that he has yet to reconcile with his father, who abandoned him when Hines Jr. was two years old.

Hines Ward Wife

Ward is married to Lindsey Georgalas-Ward and has a son named Jaden from his first marriage to Simone Ward. The couple lives in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Hines Ward Baby|Daughter

On August 19, 2021, the couple welcomed their daughter by the name of Londyn Capri. She was born with 7 lbs7 oz.

Hines Ward Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CNN, Ward earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Hines Ward’s Net Worth

Ward has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a ball coach and former wide receiver of the National Football League.

Hines Ward Arrest

Ward was arrested for DUI in DeKalb County, Georgia, on July 9, 2011, after a MARTA police officer observed him failing to maintain his lane and colliding with a curb. An officer from the DeKalb County Police Department responded, sparking an investigation and Ward’s arrest. The DUI charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement on February 22, 2012. Ward agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and received a one-year probation sentence, 80 hours of community service, and a $2,000 fine.

Hines Ward Triathlon

In 2012, Ward began training for the 2013 Ironman World Championships, enlisting the help of triathlon legend Paula Newby-Fraser. On June 9, 2013, he competed in the Ironman Kansas 70.3. His finish time was 5:53:18, which earned him the overall rank of 623. On October 12, 2013, Ward completed the Ironman World Championships. He finished with a time of 13:08:15. Upon completion, he told Mike Florio at NBC that he will “never” compete in another triathlon and that he was “one and done”.

Hines Ward Film and TV appearances

Ward made an appearance as a member of the fictional Gotham Rogues football team in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises and was one of the members of “Team Rachael” in the second season of Food Network’s Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. He appeared in the 9th episode of the third season of The Walking Dead, appearing as a walker.

Hines Ward CNN

At CNN Ward works alongside

  1. Brianna Keilar
  2. Brian Stelter
  3. Ana Cabrera
  4. Victor Blackwell
  5. Anna Stewart
  6. Vedika Sud
  7. Jake Tapper
  8. Patrick Snell
  9. Isa Soares
  10. Lynn Smith
  11. Michael Smerconish
  12. Sara Sidner
  13. Dan Simon
  14. Sunlen Serfaty
  15. Nick Valencia
  16. Derek Van Dam
  17. Bob Van Dillen

 

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