Matt Yocum Biography
Matt Yocum is an eminent American motorsports reporter who works as a pit reporter for CBS’s Superstar Racing Experience. Before he worked for Fox as a NASCAR pit reporter.
Matt Yocum Age
Matt Yocum was born in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States on April 8, 1968. He is 55 years old.
Matt Yocum Height
Matt’s height is 6 ft 1 in/1.85m tall.
Matt Yocum Family
Matt is a native of Brooklyn, New York, in the United States. His mother also ran a motorsports marketing and corporate entertainment company for three and a half decades. Sadly, his mother passed away in September 2021.
Matt Yocum Wife
Since the early 2000s, Matt has been married to his lovely wife Ingrid Bendezu. In addition, he proposed on November 29, 2001, during a carriage ride through Central Park following dinner at Tavern on the Green in New York City. Matt and his wife had originally planned to marry on January 25, 2003, but the wedding was postponed. He is also the proud father of two daughters, Natalie and Madison. Matt and his family live in Huntersville, North Carolina.
Matt Yocum Education
Matt graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and communication from Florida State University in 1991.
Matt Yocum Salary
Matt annually receives a salary of $98,700.
Matt Yocum’s Net Worth
Matt’s approximate net worth is $3 million.
Matt Yocum Career
Matt has been working as a pit reporter for CBS’s Superstar Racing Experience since April 2021. Before joining CBS, he worked as a television broadcaster for Fox Sports from 2001 to 2020. Before joining Fox Sports, he worked for ESPN as a motorsports reporter from 1999 to 2000.
He was in charge of writing a regular column for ESPN as well as providing televised reporting for SportsCenter, NASCAR2Day, and RPM2night. He also worked as a radio broadcaster for ESPN and RPMnow. He has also worked as a television broadcaster for NBC Sports, TNT Sports, and Fox Sports during his career as a motorsports reporter.
Prior he worked as a Motorsports Bureau reporter and pit reporter for TNN (The Nashville Network). He also appeared on Raceday, the network’s racing magazine show, during his time at TNN. In addition, he covered ARCA, Craftsman Trucks, NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch Grand National North, Busch Grand National, and other series.
He also received several awards while working for TNN, including two Telly Awards in 1997 and two Associated Press Sports Feature Awards in 1995. Furthermore, he began his journalism career as a sports producer for WESH TV2. Since 2001, he has spent nearly two decades as a motorsports reporter for Fox Sports.
While working for Fox, he also co-hosted Tony Stewart Live on Sirius Satellite Radio. Matt and Tony provided commentary on current NASCAR events as well as a listener call-in show during the show. However, she announced in 2020 that he would not be joining the NASCAR on Fox broadcasting team in 2021. However, it was unclear whether his departure from Fox was due to budget cuts due to COVID-19 or if he decided to leave the network.