ESPN Analyst Jessica Mendoza Personal Life, Net Worth & Exclusive Facts
Jessica Mendoza is an ex-professional softball player who is currently working as an analyst for ESPN. She is an athlete who won an Olympic gold medal in 2004 when she was a member of Team USA.
She was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame in 2019.
Jessica started working on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight from 30th June 2014. She is also the first female analyst for a nationally televised MLB game. She grabbed that title after doing her first Sunday night game on 30th August 2015.
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The Olympic gold medallist signed a multiyear extension with ESPN. Through the deal, she got to remain a part of the Sunday Night Baseball and make more studio appearances. Since then, she has solidified her position as a reliable color analyst for the sports media.
Jessica Mendoza's Husband, Children
The color analyst is married to Adam Burks. He is a U.S. Marines veteran who was a part of Operation Desert Storm. Adam used to work as a civil engineer but quit in 2009.
Jessica met her husband for the first time in 2004 at a wedding in Southern California. The two started dating and finally tied the knot on 30th September 2006.
They have two children together. Their first son, Caleb Ashton Burks, was born in 2009 while their second son was born in 2013.
Jessica Mendoza with husband and children in March of 2015 (Photo: Jessica Mendoza's Instagram)
Following the birth of their first child, Adam quit his job as a civil engineer two months later to transition into a stay at home dad. The couple revealed that they had to make such a decision because the color analyst had to travel for her games for her work.
She revealed in 2018 that she was homeschooling her children. When asked about the reason, she answered that it was to spend as much time with them as possible.
Her work requires her to be away from home for a lot of time, and homeschooling seemed very reasonable for her.
Age & Education
Jessica Ofelia Mendoza was born on 11th November 1980 in Camarillo, California.
She attended the Adolfo Camarillo High School, where she was named the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year in 1998. Later on, she graduated from Stanford University, where she became First Team All-American four times.
Jessica stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).
She also earned a silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic, where Team USA lost to Japan in the finals.
According to celebritynetworth.com, she has a net worth of $2 million.
She is also an advisor to the New York Mets.
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The gold medalist criticized MLB pitcher Mike Fiers for whistleblowing the Houston Astros sign-stealing scheme.