Holly Sonders (nee Niederkohr) was born on 3 March 1987, in Marysville, Ohio USA so is currently aged 32. She is a journalist, reporter, and sportscaster, probably best recognized for working in the position of the host and reporter for United States Golf Association (USGA), as well as the sideline reporter for college football at Fox Sports. She is also known as a former college golf player.
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Holly Sonders Net Worth
Her career started in 2009, and she has been an active member of the news and sports industries ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich Holly Sonders is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $6.5 million, accumulated through her successful career. Her annual salary is reputed to be over $2 million, so if she continues her successful her career, her net worth will certainly increase in the coming years.
Early Life, Parents, and Education
Concerning her early life, Holly spent her childhood in Marysville, where she was raised by her father, Dan Niederkohr, who works as an optometrist, and her mother Sandy Niederkohr, a golf player. She is of American nationality and white ethnicity.
Regarding her education, Holly went to Marysville High School, and upon matriculation enrolled into Michigan State University, from which she graduated with a major in Journalism in 2009.
Holly’s love for golf and other sports was developed very early, and under the influence of her mother, she wanted to become a professional golf player. So, she began to play golf as a teenager, but unfortunately her dream didn’t come true as she underwent knee surgery at the age of 20, so she could not pursue further her professional career. Besides that, she also played basketball and baseball.
Awards and Honors
As a 14-year-old girl, Holly won both the American Junior Golf Association and UCT National championships, and in 2006, she competed in the USs Women’s Amateur Championship, while she led the Michigan State University’s team – the Spartans, to win the Big Ten Championship in the following year. She was also honored with an Academic All-Big Ten, and participated in both the NCAA Regional tournament and the NCCA Championship several times.
Career Beginnings in Journalism
Speaking about her career in the field of journalism, Holly Sonders became involved in it right after graduation. Undoubtedly, her outstanding academic performance, as well as her previous career as a golfer, has helped her to climb the ladder of success so rapidly. She worked initially for WBNS-10TV in Columbus and the Big Ten Network, and afterwards also spent some time working as a field reporter for KATV.
Rise to Fame and Golf Channel
Holly’s career moved to the next level in 2011, when she joined NBC’s Golf Channel, thanks to her previous experience as a golfer. During her stint there, she had a chance to become a part of such programs as “Playing Lesson With The Pros”, “Morning Drive” and “School Of Golf”, and also collaborated with her future husband, Erik Kuselias. All of these projects led her to gain enough knowledge as a journalist and added a considerable amount to her net worth. In 2013, she was also covered the online portal Golf Digest due to her amazing appearance, and has appeared in its fitness issue.
Recent Years and Fox Network
In July of 2014, Holly decided to leave the Golf Channel in order to join the FOX News Network, where she got an offer to cover the US Open golf in the following year. In 2016, she worked in the position of Fox Sports’ studio host during the US Open, which increased enormously her popularity as well as her wealth. Furthermore, she has also worked as an NFL sideline reporter. In late 2018, Holly signed a contract extension with Fox Sports, as she distinguished herself as a professional and ambitious journalist. She also regularly appears as a guest host in such programs as “THE HERD” and “UNDISPUTED”, so her net worth is certainly rising.
Personal Life, Ex-Husband, Kliff Kingsbury
When it comes to her personal life, Holly Sonders was married to Erik Kuselias, who is also known as a television and radio host. They became engaged in 2012 and spent several years in marriage until 2017 when she announced via her official Twitter account that she filed for a divorce. Currently, she is in a relationship with Kliff Kingsbury, recognized for being the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Her current residence is in Los Angeles, California.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about her appearance and physical attributes, Holly Sonders is considered as one of the most beautiful female sportscasters, with long dark brown hair and dark brown colored eyes. Due to her beauty, she was named one of the Most Beautiful Women in Golf by GOLF.com three times. Her athletic body shape can be described as an hourglass, as she stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while her weight is reputed to be around 135lbs (61kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-24-35. Her shoe size is 8 (US) and her bra size is 32D.
Social Media Presence
In addition to her career, Holly is active across many of the most popular social media sites, which she uses not only to promote her job but also to share various other contents with her fans. So, she runs her official Instagram account, having over 150,000 followers, as well as her official Twitter account, on which she has almost 220,000 followers. She also has her official Facebook page.