Who is Michael Kay's wife Jodi Applegate?

NEW York Yankees sports broadcaster, Michael Kay, married TV news anchor and communications specialist Jodi Applegate in 2011.

Applegate and Kay were married at The Plaza in New York City surrounded by their family and friends.

Who is Michael Kay's wife Jodi Applegate?

Jodi Applegate is originally a Pennsylvania native but relocated to New York when she attended New York University.

She graduated from the school with a bachelor's degree in film and television and got a job with NBC and Fox in 1996 where she stayed for more than a decade.

Applegate moved to WPIX TV in 2010 where she took on the position of the solo news anchor at the station.

However, she stayed in the role for only two years, leaving in 2012 when she was due to have her first child who was born via gestational carrier.

The Daily News reported at the time that Applegate had asked for WPIX to scale back her hours after maternity leave, but the station reportedly refused.

It was then that Applegate made the decision to step back and quit the position despite the coveted position she held.

"It was an all-or-nothing deal," Applegate told The Daily News. "They were offering me a new contract, but I figured that I had been putting my career in front of life for so many years that it was time to focus on something else."

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Applegate said that if she had stayed at the station she never would have been able to see her family.

"It's a full-time job plus the responsibility of doing two shows and the night shift," she said, adding that regularly other stations would have two anchors, but being the sole anchor meant there was little room for flexibility.

She moved to the Clarity Media Group in June 2013 as a communications consultant and according to her LinkedIn, it is her job to "advise and coach clients on media appearances, presentations, public speaking, and interviewing techniques."

"It's was a very hard decision," Applegate had told The Daily News when she pivoted careers. "But it seemed like a natural moment in my career to step back."

How did Michael Kay and Jodi Applegate meet?

Michael Kay met Jodi Applegate at the local Emmy Awards in New York and couldn't stop talking about her on his radio show after their brief meeting.

Applegate's producer told her about Kay's comments and she called to tease him for his comments, but when they hit it off, Kay pursued a relationship.

He proposed in 2010 and they tied the knot at The Plaza a year later. Kay was 56 years old when he married the then-46-year-old Applegate and the two had a grandiose affair and were married by then-Mayor Rudy Guiliani.

Former MLB Yankee player, Darryl Strawberry, told the New York Post, “It’s a great day for Michael Kay. "He waited this long for the right one. It’s amazing.”

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Who is Michael Kay?

Michael Kay is the sports broadcaster for the MLB team the New York Yankees and hosts The Michael Kay Show, a weekday sports talk show on ESPN Radio, and has won numerous awards over the years.

He was inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016 and was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2018.

That same year, he received the Lou Gehrig Sports Award by the Greater New York Chapter of the A.L.S. Association.

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