Hayley McQueen Biography
Hayley McQueen is a media personality serving as a sports broadcaster and event host. She is a lead anchor on Sky Sports News and the presenter of Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup. Previously, she hosted Sky Sports’ flagship Saturday evening Football First Premier League highlights show Match Choice.
Hayley McQueen Age
McQueen is 43 years old. She was born on December 9, 1979, in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Hayley McQueen Height
How tall is Hayley McQueen? Hayley is 5 feet 10 inches, which is equivalent to approximately 177 centimeters or 1.77 meters.
Hayley McQueen Nationality
What nationality is Hayley McQueen? Hayley is a British citizen.
Hayley McQueen Education
From 1986 to 1995, McQueen attended St. Columba’s School in Kilmacolm. After that, she pursued higher education and obtained a BA Hons in PR, Marketing, and Journalism. She chose this course because she wanted a diverse degree that wouldn’t limit her to just one subject like Media Studies, Journalism, or English. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do at the time, so she thought that PR, marketing, or journalism might be areas she could enjoy working in.
When she was younger, McQueen was very athletic and interested in the arts. However, she didn’t think she could pursue a career in art or drama. She initially took a year off to study art and design with the idea of becoming an art teacher, but she wasn’t sure if that was the right path for her.
Hayley McQueen Parents
Who is Hayley McQueen’s dad? Hayley is the daughter of Gordon McQueen(father) and Yvonne McQueen(mother). Her father Gordon passed away in June 2023 at the age of 70 after a battle with dementia. He was a legendary Man United and Leeds star. He played center-back for Leeds and Manchester United during a coveted career in which he also represented his nation, Scotland.
Hayley McQueen took to Instagram to pay tribute to her father:
“Dad. Beyond heartbroken to announce we have lost our wonderful dad, I thought when the day came I’d be prepared and feel a sense of relief that he is no longer trying to battle this awful disease but I just feel numb.
“I’m hoping we can now remember him for the man he was and not the man he became these last few years.
“We thought we were losing him when home palliative care came to look after him back in December, we were distraught but being the big strong man that he is, battled on for many months.
“Whilst it’s been unimaginably sad and at times unbearable for my mum who has cared for him at home we’ve had precious time with him whilst this cruel disease and all that comes with it completely took over, he certainly put up a fight.
“One comfort was he knew all his friends and family right till the end but to watch someone slowly die I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
“I now want to remember my Dad for the man he was, the ultimate entertainer, the life and soul of every occasion, the greatest storyteller who certainly lived life to the full, he made sure everything was one big adventure and full of so much fun for me, Anna and Eddie.
Hayley McQueen Siblings
She has two siblings Anna and Eddie.
Hayley McQueen Husband
Is Hayley McQueen married? Hayley is not married. However, she is in a relationship with her partner German-born model and actor Kirk Newmann. The couple got engaged in 2018. In 2020, they were supposed to get married. However, the wedding was canceled three times.
Hayley said: “We were supposed to be getting married this summer, which is just totally rubbish. We’ve had to put this off three times now. First, it was circumstance. We were trying for a baby and decided to use the money for IVF instead of a big wedding. In the end, we didn’t need to have IVF because I fell pregnant. Then we planned the wedding and realized it wouldn’t be realistic to get married in the summer just so soon after having a baby. So we rearranged it for this summer and now we have had to cancel it.”
“We arranged it for June next year and then they announced the Euros were canceled this summer and they were going to take place next June, so we have had to change our wedding now to August. I almost feel like we are just not supposed to get married.”
Hayley and her partner welcomed their daughter Ayla on 3 October 2019. She had feared she may not be able to have children after years of suffering from endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. Speaking on singer Laura Wright’s Music Is My Life podcast, she revealed that, despite her passion for football, her husband-to-be knows nothing about the game.
She said: “My other half is not a football fan. He’s just not interested. I introduced him to Wayne Rooney once and he thought he was one of the staff members at Manchester United. He had absolutely no idea.”
Hayley supports Manchester United.
Hayley McQueen Sky Sports News
McQueen is a sports broadcaster and event host. She is also a lead anchor on Sky Sports News and the presenter of Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup. Prior to that, she hosted Sky Sports‘ flagship Saturday evening Football First Premier League highlights show Match Choice.
McQueen is also an awards presenter and regularly hosts corporate events. Alongside her Sky work, she presented for Premier League TV worldwide and has appeared as a guest host on BBC 5 Live football phone-in show, as well as hosting duties for Radio X show The Kickabout, standing in for Johnny Vaughan. She is the former co-presenter of Sky Sports Champions League, as well as other Sky Sports football programming and once weekly Sportswomen program.
McQueen began her television career working as a runner and production assistant for Richard and Judy before joining the television channel Middlesbrough’s Boro TV as a reporter and producer. She then joined Middlesbrough FC’s “Football in the Community” scheme before being headhunted by Sky Sports News where she became a presenter.
She also presented on Fox Sports. McQueen left Sky Television in December 2006 and took up a position on MUTV, where she was the main match day anchor and presented and produced the news, daily talk, and match day live build-up and phone-in shows as well as conducting regular interviews with players past and present.
McQueen then hosted the Daily World Cup show for Al Jazeera Sports with Scott Minto throughout the 2010 tournament. She returned to Sky Sports in August 2010 as they launched Sky Sports News in HD.
Hayley McQueen Salary
She earns an average salary of $20,000 to $100,000 per year.
Hayley McQueen Net Worth
As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be $9 million.
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