Holly Sonders Biography
Holly Sonders is an American sports journalist and golfer. She is a broadcaster for Fox channel and is the host for United States Golf Association (USGA).
Prior to joining FOX, Sonder was a co-host for the ABC series Splash.In 2019 she quit FOX TV and ventured into ‘hollysonders.com’.It’s on this website that she posts exclusive content that is ‘too hot to handle on social media’.
It was on 3rd March 1987 that Sonders was born as Holly Niederkohr, although she is now known as Holly Sonders. It is a name that she adopted for stage purposes.
While there is not much that is known about her personal life and how she was brought up, it is known that she was raised by her parents, Dan Niederkohr and Sandy Niederkohr.
One thing that is very interesting is that while her father is an optometrist, her mother is a golfer who remained a club champion for 22 years, and that may be one of the things that have come around to influence Holly’s love for the game.
This is further enhanced by the fact that she was put through in the sports when she was just six.
For her education, the beautiful golfer attended the Marysville High School and from there she proceeded to the Michigan State University where she graduated in 2009 with a Journalism major.
Holly Sonders Age
She was born on the 3rd of March 1987. She is 36 years as of 2023.
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Holly Sonders’ Early life, Childhood, and Education
Sonders was born Holly Niederkohr on March 3, 1987, in Marysville, Ohio, USA, to Dan(father) and Sandy Niederkohr(mother). She has a brother and she does not have any sister.
She started playing golf at a young age. In high school, she earned all-league and all-district honors for four years and was named league and district MVP.
Apart from golf, Sonders also played baseball and basketball in her high school.She majored in journalism at Michigan State University, where she won many titles and honors.
Sonders entered her senior year with a 78.47 career stroke average and is the most experienced athlete at the university with a total of 77 collegiate rounds played.
Sonders changed her name from Holly Niederkohr to Holly Sonders during her professional career. While playing collegiate golf, Sonders suffered a knee injury for which she underwent surgery.
Unable to play like she used to, her major in journalism helped to transition from actively playing golf to broadcasting.She wanted to join the Golf Channel after college but was told that she needed more TV experience.
So, Sonders went to Little Rock and worked as a news broadcaster for a year before landing an interview and eventually a job at the Golf Channel in 2011.At the Golf Channel, she rose to fame with the shows like Morning Drive, School of Golf, and Playing Lessons with the Pros.
She was also featured on the cover of the online portal Golf Digest in 2013.Sonders left the Golf Channel for Fox when the network just in time to cover the U.S. Open in 2015, after being hired in July 2014.
She served as FOX Sports’ studio host during the 2016 U.S. Open.Sonders has appeared in GOLF.com’s Most Beautiful Women in Golf three times.
A former golfer, she made her debut as an NFL sideline reporter at the end of 2015.
Sonder is currently dating Kliff Kingsbury who is the head coach of Arizona Cardinals.
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Holly Sonders Height, Weight, Body Size
She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches with body weight of 61kg. She has dark brown hair color and her eye color is hazel. Holly has well-shaped body 36-24-35 inches.
Her bra size is 32D and her dress size is 8 (US).
Holly Sonders Husband
Holly was previously married to a television and radio host called Erick Kuselias. The couple dated for an unknown period before they got married.
Erick is recently a reporter on Sports Talk 1040 Orlando. The couple later divorced due to unknown reasons.
American sportscaster Holly Sonders was dating her fellow host on Golf TV and the couple got married, although for a short time.
The Ohio native is a former college golfer who now is a renowned sportscaster, specializing in golf, making a name for herself initially through Golf TV and latterly through FOX. She is one of the most beautiful ladies in golf.
Here are some quick wiki facts regarding her age, dating affairs, boyfriend, husband, and divorce.
Married To Golf Channel’s Erik Kuselias
The talented host’s stint with Golf TV was fulfilling in every sense, it gave her a platform to achieve big in her career and she also found herself a partner during her stay with the channel.
It was just 2012 and Holly was still working for Golf TV when the big news about her getting engaged to Morning Drive host Erik Kuselias hit the news. Prior to her affair with Erik, there were no rumors of her to have dated any other man and about her past affairs and boyfriends; they still aren’t addressed by the sportscaster.
The couple had started dating in 2011 and turned from boyfriend-girlfriend to fiance after their engagement. Much like their engaging news, the couple’s getting married also attracted very little coverage.
Boyfriend Cum Husband: Holly Sonders posts a picture with her boyfriend-turned-husband on Twitter (Photo: Holly Sonders’s Twitter)
Holly and her husband seemed to be enjoying their union. The couple was frequently seen together in pictures savoring their marital perks and were thought to be having a good marriage relationship but some years later, the relationship took rather a different turn.
Divorced Husband Kuselias, Confirmed in Twitter
Sonders and her husband Kuselias got divorced in 2016. Divorce to her husband was also kept low-key just like her marriage, but she did confirm the dissolved marriage in a tweet in June 2017. She said:
I filed for divorce over a year ago…we have not been together in a very long time. Thanks.
The short-lived married relationship with her husband has done little to take away her charm and made Holly Sonders still a gettable lady. However, Holly herself believes that she now needs a bit of space and is not ready to commit to a new relationship with a boyfriend.
She is cherishing being single and reflecting on how her relationship went downhills with her husband, it is only right that she takes her time!
Dating Arizona Cardinals Coach Kliff Kingsbury
It has not been so long of Holly ending her married life but, it looks like she has found new love partner on the beginning of the new year.
The host and sideline reporter made things public about dating former American footballer Kliff Kingsbury through her Twitter post on 9th January 2019.
Just after Kliff being hired as the coach of NFL team Arizona Cardinals, Holly shared a video of introduction from the Cardinals to congratulate him.
“The desert just got a whole lot hotter. Congratulations @KliffKingsbury, so proud of you”, she tweeted with a love emoji. Boyfriend on the internet? Holly Sonders congratulates Kliff Kingsbury on his appointment as a coach on Arizona Cardinals on January 2019. (Photo: Holly Sonders’s Twitter)
Similarly, she hinted on their relationship with him through her reply on the post. One of her followers commented “Someone has a crush” and Holly replied that she always will, and they are a little past from the crush part.
She even shared the news on her Instagram, congratulating him on his appointment. Kliff, aged 40 was hired by the Cardinals as their head coach, replacing Steve Wilks on 8th January 2019.
Holly Sonders Golf Digest
She started playing golf at a young age. While she was still in high school, she earned all-league and all-district honors for four years and was named league and district MVP.
As a junior golfer, in 2001 she won the American Junior Golf Association and UCT National championship tournaments.
In 2007 she reached the round of 16 of the Women’s Western Amateur and in the same year, she helped the Michigan State to reach and take the Big Ten Championship. Apart from golf, Sonders also played baseball and basketball in her high school.
Holly Sonders Golf Channel
She started her media work with the Golf Channel as part of the Morning Drive show. Before joining Golf Channel she worked at WBNS-1OTV that is located in Columbus.
She then moved to the Big Ten Network. She left the network and went to work with KATV as a field reporter. From KATV, sonder went to NBC’s Golf Channel where she did School of Golf and Playing Lessons from the pros.
Holly Sonders Fox Sports
She joined FOX Sports in 2014. Being the golf specialist for FOX combined with the superb beauty she was featured in the famous Golf Digest in its cover and in the fitness issue of the magazine.
She served as FOX Sports’ studio host during the 2016 U.S. Open. Sonders has appeared in GOLF.com’s Most Beautiful Women in Golf three times. A former golfer, she made her debut as an NFL sideline reporter at the end of 2015.
Holly Sonders Golf Swing
Holly Sonders College
She went to Michigan State University where she successfully graduated in 2009.
Holly Sonders’ Salary and Net Worth
Sonders has not played professionally as a golfer, but she has been very successful as a media person. Although her salary is not known, she is said to have an estimated net worth of $6.5 million.
Her earnings are mostly from her work with the media and endorsement deals that she has signed. Among the contracts is one which she signed with Cobra-Puma Golf.
Her divorced husband, Erik Kuselias who is also working as a sports media person, on the other hand, is said to have a net worth that is estimated at $6 million.
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Last Updated On:31st January 2023