Dan Le Batard
Dan Le Batard (born December 16, 1968) is an American newspaper sportswriter, radio host, and television reporter based in Miami, Florida. He is best known for his work with ESPN, and for his hometown paper, the Miami Herald, for which he wrote from 1990 to 2016.
Hosts a daily radio show with Jon “Stugotz” Weiner, originates from WAXY in Miami and carried nationally on ESPN Radio. He also hosts Highly Questionable, which airs daily on ESPN and was originally titled Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable; Le Batard co-hosts the program with his father Gonzalo and revolving co-host. Additionally, he is a frequent contributor to several ESPN programs, serving as a regular replacement host for Pardon the Interruption.
Moreover, Dan Le Batard was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. His Cuban exile parents, Gonzalo and Lourdes, moved the family to Central Islip, New York, before settling in Miramar, Florida. Dan’s brother is Miami-based artist David Le Batard, professionally known as LEBO.
Le Batard is also fluent in Spanish, which he learned through his parents’ heritage. During the 2016 exhibition MLB game in Cuba, Le Batard talked on his radio show about how his family risked everything to come to the U.S. His surname is of French origin, meaning “the bastard”. Then on September 13, 2018, Dan became engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Valerie Scheide. They plan to marry in late 2019.
In addition to his work for the Miami Herald, Le Batard hosts a morning radio show weekdays. With Jon “Stugotz” Weiner on ESPN Radio, known for his self-deprecating humor, which carries over onto the show through running jokes.