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The Untold Truth Of Rowan Atkinson’s Ex-Wife – Sunetra Sastry

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• Sunetra Sastry is a British make-up artist and was married to actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson.
• Her early life was peaceful, even though she faced some racism for being a child of mixed ethnicity.
• Rowan proposed to Sunetra in 1989 and they married in 1990.
• They welcomed their first child, a son named Benjamin, in 1995 and their second child, a girl named Lily, in 1997.
• Sunetra and Rowan divorced in 2014 and Sunetra has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

Sunetra Sastry is a British make-up artist, born on 5 September 1957, in Newcastle, England. She’s known for her work in the show “Black Adder”, and for being the former wife of actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson.

Early Life and Education

Sunetra was born in an ethnically mixed family, as her father was Indian and her mother was British – when her mother married Sunetra’s father, she was disowned by her family. Sunetra’s early life was peaceful, even though she faced some racism in 1960s English society, for being a child of mixed ethnicity. There’s no more information about Sunetra’s early life, and information about her early education is unknown.

It’s known that Sunetra’s parents wanted her to pursue a career as a nurse. However, Sunetra’s true passion led her to study in Beauty College in London, from where she graduated with a degree in Make-Up Artistry.

Career

In the early 1980s Sunetra started with the BBC – she started working in “Blackadder” in 1986, on which she became Stephen Fry’s make-up artist. Fry, who is an openly gay actor, revealed that despite his sexual preferences he was attracted to Sunetra. He expressed his feelings about this in his book “The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography” of 2010, in which he described Sunetra as ‘bright, funny and as captivatingly alluring as any girl I had met for years’. He said that he had the intention of asking Sunetra out, however he never did because he also found out that his friend Rowan Atkinson was attracted to her.

Rowan Atkinson who starred the series, asked Fry to change make-up artists with him.

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At first Fry thought that Atkinson was displeased with his actual make-up artist, however he later realized that Atkinson was trying to know Sunetra better and his intention was to ask her out too.

In 1988, she worked in the BBC TV Movie “Smack & Thistle”. In 1995 she worked on “Blackadder II”, but she soon quit her job and stopped her career as a make-up artist altogether, to focus on her family.

Personal Life

Relationship and Marriage – Rowan Atkinson

After Atkinson and Sastry met in 1986, they started a relationship. In 1989 Atkinson proposed to Sunetra and they married in 1990. Stephen Fry was Atkinson’s best man.

In 1995, Sunetra and Rowan welcomed their first child, a son who they named Benjamin. Two years after that in 1995, they welcomed their second child, this time a girl who they named Lily.

Who’s Rowan Atkinson?

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson is a primarily a comic actor and writer, born on 6 January 1955, in Consett, County Durham England. Atkinson is known internationally for his appearances in the comedy series “Blackadder”, from 1983 to 1989, and his most memorable role in “Mr. Bean”, from 1990 to 1995.

Atkinson’s early years weren’t spent as a comedian though. He matriculated from Cathedral Chorister School in Durham, graduated with a degree in Electronic and Electricle Engineering from Newcastle University, and continued on to obtain an MSc from Queen’s College, Oxford. His passion for comedy came second to his enthusiasm for engineering, and he only made his incursion into comedy because he wanted overcome a stutter.

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The story goes back to 1976, when he went to a meeting with Richard Curtis, where a group of students reunited to discuss sketches in the summer. Atkinson remained silent during this series of meetings, and it wasn’t until the last one that he was finally able to speak. He performed a monologue about driving, in a way so impressive that there was no trace of any stutter or doubt in his voice.

Richard Curtis, who would also become a writer and comedian, described the situation: ‘He did a monologue about driving followed by the thing he still does now, where he mimes and talks at the same time. It was unlike anything else I had ever seen. It was pure genius.’

Atkinson succeed in overcoming not only his stutter, but he also left behind the awkwardness and shyness that formed part of the young and timid Rowan.

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Three years after this, Atkinson landed his first roles as a comedian. His first major appearance came in 1979, in “Canned Laughter”, a movie he wrote and appeared in, starring in three roles, as Robert Box, Dave Perry and Mr. Marshall. The same year he formed part of the cast in the BBC comedy show “Not the Nine O’Clock News” that was aired from 1979 to 1982, that in 1981 would win Atkinson the BAFTA Award for Best Entertainment Performance. Rowan appeared in 28 episodes in total, acting in various roles.

In 1980 Rowan appeared in several roles in the movie “Peter Cook & Co.”, and landed another major role as Bernard Fripp in 1983’s short film “Dead on Time”.

In 1982, however, Rowan starred as “Blackadder”, a TV Series that put him on the spotlight and increased his exposure in the UK.

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The series was a pseudo-historical comedy centered in the Middle Ages, with Prince Edmund constantly trying to take hold of the crown from his father. In this production, Atkinson played not only the principal role of Prince Edmund, but he also several other roles, such as Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh; The Flat Adder; The Great Grumbledook; Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury and others. The series lasted from 1982 to 1983 and was a total success.

In 1986 “Blackadder II” which was a sequel to the first series, was aired. In 1987, the third part of the series entitled “Blackadder the Third” was aired, and in 1988 a TV-short entitled “Blackadder: The Cavalier Years” was released, followed by a TV-Movie entitled “Blackadder’s Christmas Carol”, also in 1988.

In 1989, the sixth part of the “Blackadder” series was aired, entitled “Blackadder Goes Forth”, and lasted six episodes.

Later in 1999, ten years after the sixth part of “Blackadder”, a short film entitled “Blackadder Back & Forth” was released, showcasing every Blackadder character of the entire series.

Besides his role in “Blackadder”, Atkinson created Mr. Bean, the character which would become one of his most memorable and iconic roles ever. In 1990 “Mr. Bean” appeared for the first time in the series that lasted to 1995. During the years the series was aired, Atkinson also played the role of Mr. Bean in several TV-shorts such as “The Library” in 1990, “Police Station”, “Hale & Pace: The Stonk” and “The Bus Stop” in 1991. In 1992, he appeared in the short video “Mr. Bean & Smear Campaign Feat. Bruce Dickinson: (I Want to Be) Elected”, and in another short-film entitled “Blind Date”. In 1994, he repeated his role of Mr. Bean in the TV-Series “Schmidteinander” and in the video “The Best Bits of Mr. Bean” in 1995, when the series finished.

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Other times he played this role were in the movie “Bean” in 1997, in the short “Boyzone: Picture of You” and in the series “Ohh, Nooo! Mr. Bill Presents”. Years later in 2002, the animated series entitled “Mr. Bean: The Animated Series” started, and aired during 17 years, with a total of 105 episodes.

In 2007, a TV-short entitled “Mr. Bean’s Wedding” was aired, followed by “The Dame Edna Treatment”. This same year, the movie “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” was released, along with another video short entitled “Matt Willis: Crash”. In 2012, Atkinson appeared in the TV special entitled “London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder”.

Besides his long work with Mr. Bean, Atkinson also appeared in several other productions.

In 1983 he acted as Small-Fawcett, in “Never Say Never Again”. In 1988, he played the role of Dr. Schooner in the short film “The Appointments of Dennis Jennings”.

The next year he played the role of Ron Anderson in the movie “The Tall Guy”, then appeared as Mr. Stringer in the movie “The Witches” in 1990, and the same year as Nigel Havers in the sixth episode of the second season of the series “A Bit of Fry and Laurie”. In 1991 he was Charles Pinkworth in the TV movie “Bernard and the Genie”, and in 1993 Dexter Hayman in the movie “Hot Shots! Part Deux”. In 1994 he played one of his most stellar roles in the movie “Four Weddings and a Funeral” as Father Gerald, and voiced Zazu’s character in the animated movie “The Lion King” and video game “Animated StoryBook: The Lion King”.

In 1995 he appeared in another TV movie, “Full Throttle” as Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, and in the TV series “The Thin Blue Line” as Inspector Raymond Fowler.

In 2003 was Johnny English in the movie of the same name., then in the same year was Rufus, in “Love Actually”. Other movies he’s acted in have been “Keeping Mum” in 2005; as Chief Inspector Maigret in the TV movie series “Maigret in Montmartre”, and reprising in “Johnny English Strikes Again”.

Divorce – 2014

Rowan and Sunetra’s marriage lasted for almost 25 years, however, in 2014 they announced their separation. Sunetra filed for divorce that year, and it was granted by the Judge after Atkinson didn’t present himself in court, describing Atkinson’s behavior as ‘unreasonable’. At first, the reason of the divorce was unknown, but right after their separation, Atkinson started dating the young actress Louise Ford.

Ford and Atkinson met during the production of “Quartermaine’s Terms”, a play by Simon Gray premiered at Wyndham’s Theatre in 2013. However Ford and Atkinson didn’t start their relationship  until a year later.

The separation and rumors that circulated afterwards affected Atkinson’s reputation. Besides the public critique about his actions, his family also criticized him. His daughter Lily described his behavior as ‘a dick move’, referring to the fact that her father started publicly showing his new relationship right after the divorce.

In 2017, Lily expressed her desire to stop using her father’s name, using her mother’s maiden name instead. She is now known as Lily Sastry.

Sunetra hasn’t married again since the divorce. Atkinson still maintains a romantic relationship with Louise Ford, and they welcomed their first child in 2017.

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Net Worth

Sunetra Sastry has an estimated net worth of $15 million, which is a result of her work as a make-up artist, and from the divorce settlement. Atkinson’s reputed wealth is over $130 million, as of early 2020.

Appearance

Sunetra is a woman of mixed ethnicity. She has brown eyes and hair, and is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall. Her weight is unknown.

Interesting Facts

Sunetra has donated to organizations such as The Brain Cancer Foundation of Great Britain.

Sunetra’s daughter Lily is also an actress.

Sunetra is a very private person, hence she prefers to stay away from media’s spotlight.

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The Untold Truth Of Randy Moss’ Ex-‘Wife’ – Libby Offutt

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Who is Libby Offutt, Randy Moss’ ex-girlfriend?

Elizabeth Ann ‘Libby’ Offutt was born in St. Albans, West Virginia USA, on 1 November 1975 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds American nationality. She is a housewife, but perhaps best known for being the former girlfriend of Randy Moss, a famous American Football player – many people believe her to be Randy’s ex-wife, as they have five children together, however, the two never actually married.

Early life and education

Libby was raised in St. Albans alongside her sisters Angela and Jennifer by their father Frank Montgomery Offutt, who was a businessman and who served as the Chairman of the Board of Christian Education, and their mother Margarette who was a housewife.

Frank also worked for a variety of companies including Monsanto, Goodrich-Gulf Rubber Plant and MTI Engineering among others, and was a basketball coach; he died on 28 November 2012 after undergoing surgery to fix his ‘pure autonomic failure’ degenerative disorder.

Libby attended Saint Albans High School located in West Virginia, where she was among the most popular girls due to her attractive looks, then after her family moved, she attended DuPont High School at which she became physically active as she started playing several sports, while she also became interested in swimming.

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She mostly practiced because she wanted to stay fit, planning on becoming a model, however, things changed for her after she started dating Randy Moss.

Upon matriculation in 1993, she decided not to pursue a college degree but to find an ‘ordinary job’ to financially support herself, and later her children.

Love life and relationship with Randy Moss

Libby met Randy while she was attending DuPont High School, and they dated for only several months before Libby became pregnant. Even though she was advised by her friends and family to have an abortion so that she could continue her studies and work on her career, Libby chose to give birth, and she and Randy welcomed their daughter Sydney Nikale Moss on 6 March 1994.

Not many people supported their relationship, because Randy’s black and Libby’s white, and things became even worse after the birth of their daughter. In 1995 when somebody offended Randy, he got into a fight and was sent to prison for three days, which ruined his plans for the future, as he lost his Notre Dame football scholarship.

In 1996, both Randy and Libby were taken to a police station after their neighbors reported domestic violence but neither pressed charges, and they continued to live together with Libby giving birth to their four more kids Senali, Montigo, Thaddeus and Sylee.

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Shortly after the birth of their fifth child, Libby and Randy split due to what appears to be his infidelity, and he went on to marry Lydia.

Many years later in 2016, Randy talked about how Libby spent a fortune on drugs, and rejected his offer to pay for her rehabilitation program – he also claimed that she no longer cared about their children, which is why he had to abandon football to raise them with Lydia. Libby claimed Randy wasn’t telling the truth, and that he and Lydia didn’t let her see her children.

Sydney has become a basketball player, while Thaddeus is a football player and is today playing for Fighting Tigers (Louisiana State University team).

Drug problems, hobbies and interests

Libby admitted that she had drug issues in the past, but has claimed that she has been clean since 2007, ans her mother Margaret has backed up her claims. According to rumors, she is back to being physically active, and although she isn’t as good as she was before, she occasionally plays soccer and tennis with her friends, and has several training sessions at the gym each week to stay in shape. Her pregnancies have made her somewhat overweight, and although she isn’t trying to get rid of the weight, her training has improved her stamina and made her feel better about herself.

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Late at night she likes to watch movies, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie, while a few of her favorite movies include “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “Meet Joe Black” and “Titanic”.

Libby’s net worth

Libby’s net worth has been estimated at over $10,000 as of June 2020, while Randy’s net worth is estimated at over $25 million. Libby hair color is brown although she usually dyes it blonde/gray, and her eyes are blue. She is 44 years old.

Who is Randy Moss?

Randy Gene Moss was born in Charleston, West Virginia on 13 February 1977 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds American nationality.

He is a retired professional American Footballer, who played for 14 years in the National Football League (NFL), while he is today working as a sports analyst.

Randy was raised in Rand, West Virginia alongside his brother and sister Eric and Lutisia, and attended DuPont High School at which he met Libby. He was one of the most active students there, as he played football, baseball and basketball, while he also ran track and was on the debating team. Although he chose football for his career, he also excelled at basketball as he became West Virginia Player of the Year twice, as well as at track and field and was the West Virginia State Champion for both 100 and 200 meters runs. He was expelled from DuPont High School before matriculation, and had to finish his education at Cabell Alternative School.

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He enrolled at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, but was expelled after a test showed that he smoked marijuana. He started studying at Marshall University and began playing for Marshall Thundering Herd. Before graduation, he joined the NFL league and started playing for the Minnesota Vikings, staying with them for seven years before signing a contract with the Oakland Raiders on 2 March 2005. He was not satisfied with the team, and thus moved to the New England Patriots in 2007 where he stayed until 2010 before returning to Minnesota for a week, as he was transferred to the Tennessee Titans. On 1 August 2011, it was announced that Randy would be retiring, but he came back on 12 March 2012 to play for the San Francisco 49ers before finally retiring the following year.

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In July 2016, he started working at ESPN Network as a football analyst, appearing in their shows “Monday Night Countdown” and “Sunday NFL Countdown”.

Randy is a philanthropist who has been helping underprivileged children ever since his first child was born. He has been donating clothes and food to people in need since the launch of his football career, and on 29 June 2005, he founded the Randy Moss Celebrity Charity Invitational Bass Tournament, which was held once a year and the money gathered donated to Smile Network. He also founded the Links for Learning Foundation in 2008, which aims to help children living in poor conditions in West Virginia.

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The Untold Truth Of Matt LeBlanc’s Ex-Wife – Melissa McKnight

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Who is Melissa McKnight?

Melissa Sue ‘Missy’ McKnight was born under the sign of Pisces on 10 March 1965, in England UK. She is a 55-year-old (now) American fashion model and actress, but is probably best recognized for being the ex-wife of famous American actor, comedian and host Matt LeBlanc.

How rich is she, as of now? Melissa McKnight Net Worth

As of early 2020, Melissa McKnight’s net worth is close to $1 million, earned from being active in the fashion and entertainment industries. Moreover, she increased her fortune through the divorce settlement from famous actor Matt LeBlanc, whose wealth is estimated to be over $80 million.

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Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Melissa McKnight spent one part of her early years in England, until she moved with her family to the United States, so she holds both English and American nationalities, and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. She was raised the only child born to Regis McKnight and Nancy McKnight. Information regarding her education hasn’t been revealed.

Professional Career

Melissa McKnight started her professional career as a fashion model, signed to Elite Models based in New York City. She worked for various fashion and beauty companies, and even graced the cover of such magazines as ‘Vogue’, ‘Elle’, and ‘Cosmopolitan’.

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In 2001, Melissa tried herself as an actress, making her debut in a small role in the short comedy video “Triangles And Tribulations”, directed by Amine Bitar. She also guest-starred in “The 31st Annual People Choice Awards” and “VH1: All Access”.

First Husband Anthony Robert Esposito

Melissa McKnight has been married twice. Her first husband was rock musician Anthony Robert Esposito and they married in 1990. They have two children, a son named Tyler Esposito born in 1991, and a daughter named Jacqueline Esposito in 1995. Melissa and Anthony divorced in the following year.

Second Husband Matt LeBlanc

Melissa McKnight met famous actor and comedian Matt LeBlanc in 1997, through their mutual friend Kelly Phillips and her husband Lou Diamond Phillips. They soon became romantically involved, and Matt proposed in the following year; the couple eventually tied the knot at a ceremony held in Kauai, Hawaii on 3 May 2003. She gave birth to her third child and their first child, a daughter named Marina Pearl LeBlanc on 8 February 2004. Their daughter was diagnosed with cortical dysplasia, a rare brain disorder, at 11 months, but fortunately she outgrew her medical condition.

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Divorce from Matt LeBlanc

After being married for three years, Melissa and Matt went their separate ways in early 2006, their divorced finalized in October that year. The main reason for the divorce was Matt’s infidelity, including being spotted with a stripper at an all-nude bar in British Columbia, and an affair with his “Joey” co-star, Andrea Anders. It is believed that Melissa is single as of early 2020, while Matt is dating actress Aurora Mulligan. Following the divorce, they shared the custody of their daughter.

Ex-Husband Matt LeBlanc Short Wiki/Bio

Matthew Steven ‘Matt’ LeBlanc was born on 25 July 1967 under the sign of Leo, in Newton, Massachusetts USA, of Canadian, French and Italian descent.

He was raised by his father, Paul LeBlanc, who worked as a mechanic, and his mother, Patricia, who was an office manager. He went to Newton North High School, and upon matriculation in 1985, Matt relocated to New York to pursue a career as a model.

Career Beginnings

After making an appearance in a Heinz Tomato Ketchup commercial, Matt made his acting debut in the role of GI Joe in the short film “Doll Day Afternoon” in 1987, then made his television debut as Chuck Bender in the CBS drama series “TV 101”, from 1988 to 1989. He guest-starred as Todd Murphy in two episodes of the ABC sitcom “Just The Ten Of Us” (1989), followed by his portrayal of Billy Burton in the made-for-television disaster survival film “Anything To Survive” (1990), aired on the ABC network.

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During the next year, he was cast as Vinnie Verducci in the popular Fox sitcom “Married… With Children”, after which he reprised the role in its short-lived spin-offs entitled “Top Of The Heap” (1991) and “Vinnie And Bobby” (1992). He then featured as Terhune in the 1993 war horror film “Grey Knight”, after which he landed the role of Anthony Manetti in the 1994 crime film “Lookin’ Italian”.

Worldwide Recognition and “Friends”

Matt LeBlanc was next cast in the role of Joey Tribbiani in the NBC sitcom “Friends”. The series was created by Marta Kauffman and David Crane, and ran for 12 seasons from September 1994 to May 2004. The series became a commercial success, and gained him international fame alongside other cast members.

The role earned him three Golden Globe award nominations, three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. He would later reprise the role in its spin-off, entitled “Joey”, which was broadcast on NBC between 2004 and 2006.

Other Work

Concurrently Matt LeBlanc continued to work on other projects. He played Jack ‘Deuce’ Cooper in the 1996 sports comedy film “Ed”, starred as Major Don West in the 1998 sci-fi adventure “Lost In Space”, directed by Stephen Hopkins, and portrayed O’Rourke in the 2001 action comedy war film “All The Queen’s Men”.

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Furthermore, Matt landed the role of Jason Gibbs in the action comedy “Charlie’s Angels” (2000), and reprised it later in its sequel, entitled “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” (2003), starring next to Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.

Continued Success

In 2010, Matt was an executive producer for the western superhero film “Jonah Hex”, after which he was cast as a fictionalized version of himself in the Showtime sitcom “Episodes” between 2011 and 2017. The role earned him the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, as well as four Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

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He then starred as Nick Jericho in several episodes of the Showtime comedy series “Web Therapy” in 2013, followed by his portrayal of Charlie Darby in the 2014 comedy “Lovesick”, after which he produced the made-for-television drama film “The Prince” (2015).

Recent and Upcoming Projects

Additionally, Matt LeBlanc was chosen to serve as a co-host in the British automotive series “Top Gear” from 2016 to 2019. Moreover, he has been featured in the lead role of Adam Burns in the CBS sitcom “Man With A Plan” since 2016, also producing the series. It’s announced that he will be an executive producer on the upcoming television special “Untitled Friends Reunion”.

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Beth McLeod’s (Fox 8 – WXYZ) Biography, Salary, Age, New Job

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Beth McLeod is an Emmy Award winner and American Fox-8 meteorologist, whose claim to fame was being the wife of popular American sports producer and game announcer for NBA’s “Cleveland Cavaliers,” Fred McLeod.

Early Life and Family

Beth McLeod was born Elizabeth Heather Henningsen on 31 March 1965, in Bay Village, Ohio USA, to parents Richard Henningsen and Martha Ann Henningsen. Her family lived in her hometown until Beth was in 1st grade, then moved to Detroit due to her father working for Detroit Diesel at that time, and she spent most of her childhood there.

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Education

She matriculated from Northville High School in Northville, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Later on, she was completed a Master’s degree in Meteorology at Mississippi State University.

Career

Her first television job was at CBS Sports in New York, but she then worked at WDIV in Detroit, Michigan for over 17 years. Aside from covering traffic news for the station from 1995 to 2008, she was one of the hosts of Michigan Lottery, giving out the lucky winning numbers during the daily drawing broadcast for 15 years along with Aggie Usedly and Darryl Wood, until they were replaced by an automated speaking machine in 2012.

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Beth left the traffic news department so that she could have more time with her husband, who was the Cleveland Cavaliers play-by-play game announcer. She started a career as a weather forecaster in WOIO in Cleveland, spending almost 10 years working as a meteorologist, giving updates about the weather, and explaining the possible changes in the climate every day.

She is currently working as the resident meteorologist of Fox 8 News Channel in Cleveland.

Personal Life

She was married to Fred McLeod for 28 years before he passed away. They met during the NBA Finals when she was still working for CBS Sports – he found out that she wanted to try broadcasting, and was preparing an audition tape.

He help her create her videotape, and through the course of helping her one thing led to another. They started dating and were married in 1991. This was her first marriage and Fred’s second – he had three children with his former wife.

In September of 2019, her husband called her and said that he was not feeling well, and that he would drive himself from the golf course to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. She told him to pull over and just wait for the 911 team that she called to attend to him. That was the last time they were able to talk, as he died of a heart attack at the age of 67.

Beth is currently residing in Ohio, and still struggles with the pain of losing her husband. Her work in Fox 8 keeps her busy and helps her to move forward, but says in an interview that ‘There is a hole in my heart.’

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Who is Fred McLeod?

Fred was born on 1 September 1952 in Strongsville, Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Fred McLeod Sr. and Marilyn McLeod. He spent most of his childhood in his hometown until his sophomore year, when his family transferred to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He matriculated from a local high school there, and then graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1974 from Point Park University, previously known as Point Park College.

He was part of the baseball varsity team in college in the position of pitcher, as his team made it to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) World Series, the national association for small colleges in North America.

In 1974, he started his career in covering sports events at St. Joseph, Missouri for KQTV, then transferred to Steubenville, Ohio for WSTV. In 1979, he went back to Cleveland for WJKW-TV to be a sports presenter and a play-by-play announcer of the city’s baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. Impressed by his commentaries, Fred was offered a job in San Francisco, California doing the same thing for KPIX-TV covering the Oakland Athletics.

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By 1980’s, WJBK was able to lure him back to the East by offering him a job in Detroit, Michigan as a sport presenter, and later he transferred to WDIV. In 1984, the NBA team the Detroit Pistons hired him to call their games, giving the play-by-play account of the games for many years until he received a call in 2006 from Dan Gilbert, the majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Apparently, Dan was his former intern at WDIV, who after getting his degree, bought back his mortgage company and eventually bought the NBA team. Fred was offered a job back in Ohio, and was apparently ecstatic with the opportunity to become the voice of his hometown’s basketball games. He did so until his death in 2019.

Interesting Facts

  • Beth asked for her husband’s body to be autopsied so his three children from his first wife would be informed of the cause of death, given that his relatives had a short life expectancy rate. Most of Fred’s relatives had died in their ‘50’s, and apparently the additional 10 years that Fred had was because of his healthy lifestyle. His artery problem was genetic.
  • Beth owns a pair of dogs to accompany her, and encourage her to live one day at a time.
  • She shares Fred’s story and her experience with the American Heart Association awareness program, to encourage people to go and consult a doctor.
  • She is active in her verified social media accounts. Her Twitter is @BethHMcLeod, Instagram is @bethmcleodfox8, YouTube is Beth McLeod, and Facebook is @BethHMcLeod.
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Appearance

She is 5ft 5ins (1.67m) tall, and weighs around 125lbs (57kgs). Her shoe size is 6.5. She is Caucasian with long blonde hair and blue eyes.

Net worth

Authoritative sources estimated Beth’s net worth at about $400,000 before her husband’s death; she may have benefited from his estate.  She is earning between $80,000 and $90,000 on average per year.

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