Abby Hornacek is an American journalist and television personality who is already making a splash in the media industry. She is the daughter of former NBA player turned coach Jeff Hornacek. She works as a travel and lifestyle host for Fox Nation and is currently hosting three different shows “Ride to Work”, “American Arenas” and “PARK’D”. The Arizona native is already a famed television personality as she has hosted a number of popular shows before joining Fox Nation.
Abby Hornacek Biography
Abby Hornacek was born on the 25th of April 1994, in Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States of America. She is currently 28 years old.
|Birth Name||Abigail Marie Hornacek|
|Birthdate||April 25, 1994|
|Birthplace||Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA|
|Age||28 years old|
Family and Early Life
Abby is the only daughter and the youngest of three children of American parents Jeff Hornacek and Stacy Hornacek. His father was a former NBA player and a coach, who served as the head coach of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). She has two older brothers named Tyler and Ryan Hornacek. Her brother is married to Casey Hornacek.
Growing up, she has a huge crush on Troy Bolton, the main protagonist of the High School Musical trilogy.
She attended Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix. As a sports enthusiast, she played volleyball for the school team and won the Class 5A Division I state title in her first three years. Later, she enrolled at the University of Southern California, graduating in May 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Abby suffered an injury in her right eye while playing volleyball in college.
Abby Hornacek Personal Life
Talking about her romantic relationships, Abby doesn’t share much about her personal life on social media. She is a very private person and has always managed to keep that aspect of her life away from the limelight. Since her fans are curious to know who she is dating, we took a look at her Instagram feed only to find a lot of her pictures with her brother and father. It seems that the Fox journalist is currently focused on building her career.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 7 inches|
Centimeters – 170 cm
Meters – 1.7 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 54 kg|
Pounds – 119 lbs
|Shoe Size||9 (US)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Dimpled Smile|
Abby did spend most of her childhood in Utah until age 10 and later her family relocated to Arizona post her dad’s retirement from professional basketball in 2000.
While studying journalism at Southern California University, she used to anchor/produce at Trojan Vision Television, a student-operated TV station. In May 2012, she had to quit Trojan because she joined the university’s volleyball team and played for them.
After a brief hiatus from anchoring, she returned to media life when she joined another student-operated news program called Annenberg TV News in August 2013. During this time, she learned a lot about new reporting by covering a wide range of stories.
She began her professional media career in January 2014 when she joined Fox Sports San Diego as a production intern. As an intern, she assisted various Fox Sports 1 producers in live broadcasts and other shows. She also assisted in logging and clipping sports for the evening’s highlight show.
After being an intern for four months, she joined the network as a featured host and reporter and co-hosted shows like Phoenix Suns Mock Draft and San Diego Prep Insider, a weekly night show. She briefly worked as a Fox Sports sideline reporter as well as contributed to ESPN.
Abby transitioned from news reporting to sports host at the Stadium, a sports network based in Chicago, Illinois. She covered The Drone Racing League for two years from February 2016 to February 2018 before becoming a host for Fox News earlier this year.
As of now, she hosts three shows, PARK’D, American Arenas, and Ride to Work. In PARK’d, she travels across the country and explores National Parks, and showcases each one’s history while also participating in a few adrenaline activities at every place. For American Arenas, she visits the iconic sports arenas across America. in Ride to Work, she brings in other talents to work inside the Fox network.
Honors and Accomplishments
In 2014, Abby competed in the Miss Arizona USA pageant and finished third runner-up. Hornacek has received numerous academic honors at USC, including Lambda Pi Eta National Honors Society Member, USC Phi Sigma Theta Honors Society, Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honors Society, and the Order of Omega
- Food – New York pizza, Curly fries
- Sport – Basketball
- NBA Player – Giannis Antetokoumnpo
- Music – Country music
- Role Models – Sam Ponder and Robin Roberts
Social Media Presence
Abby is very active on social media. She has over 100k followers on her Instagram page, which is her most followed social media app. She has more than 40k followers on Twitter and nearly 30k followers on Facebook.
Abby Hornacek’s Net Worth
According to various authoritative sources, Abby’s net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand dollars, with much of her earnings coming from her career as a travel journalist. She resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Abby is the kind of girl that loves to be busy always. She is currently learning to play the guitar and banjo.
Hornacek will host three shows on Fox Nation, one featuring national parks called PARK’D, American Arenas, and Ride to Work series with Fox News and Fox Nation hosts and personalities.
She gained immense popularity working as a travel and lifestyle host at Fox Nation. She has been able to prove that she can embrace anything thrown at her throughout her career.
She hosts a podcast titled Getting Schooled where she talks about the topics and buzz words you find in your friends and coworkers.