Kaitlyn Vincie

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Kaitlyn Vincie
Born (1987-12-10) December 10, 1987 (age 31)
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationTelevision presenter, journalist
EmployerFox Sports

Kaitlyn Anne Vincie (born December 10, 1987) is an American sports presenter and journalist. She currently works for the Fox NASCAR team as a reporter and presents in their daily news and update show NASCAR Race Hub. Vincie's interest in stock car racing was garnered when she was issued with an pit lane pass, and after graduation from Christopher Newport University, worked as a reporter at Langley Speedway. She garnered attention after self-made video blogs on NASCAR were published on stock car racing website SceneDaily.

Biography[edit]

Vincie was born on December 10, 1987, in Harrisonburg, Virginia,[1] and was raised firstly in Bridgewater before her family moved to Warrenton when Vincie had started high school.[2] She is the daughter of John and Margaret Vincie, and has one older sister.[3] Vincie's grandmother, Eleanor N. Logan, was a fifth-grade teacher, while her grandfather was part of the faculty of Bridgewater College.[4] From an early age, she displayed an interest in journalism.[5] Vincie graduated from Fauquier High School in 2006. She competed in track and field competitions, and worked as a manager for the school's wrestling team for four years.[3] She clinched victory in the 800 meters event of the AAA Cedar Run District.[6] Vincie met journalist Al Pearce who mentored her and provided Vincie with a large amount of information. She graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in communications.[3] Vincie worked as an intern for the university's athletics department, and had a similar job for the USAR Pro Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.[1] She wrote a senior dissertation on auto racing gender disparity which was focused on woman race car driver Danica Patrick, and became interested in the sport after she secured a pit lane pass for the NASCAR All-Star Race.[7] She names Krista Voda and Wendy Venturini as her inspirations.[8]

Vincie successfully auditioned for a job at Langley Speedway after a friend discovered the opportunity while browsing on Craigslist.[2] During her time at Langley Speedway, she waited tables for three nights each week.[3] She interviewed drivers for Langley Speedway TV which were telecast on local television station WSKY and on Cox on Demand.[7] After the conclusion of her first racing season, Vincie became concerned over her future and chose to upload self-made NASCAR reports onto YouTube.[3] She uploaded a video blog series aimed towards racing fans called Hot for NASCAR where she interviewed drivers and gave her opinions on the Sprint Cup Series.[7] Vincie was assisted by producers from Langley Speedway who provided her with a chroma key and installed video equipment. She also studied computer software to allow her to edit her videos.[3] The blogs achieved a large amount of success, that it caused stock car racing website SceneDaily to broadcast them on their site every week.[7] Following her new popularity, Langley Speedway's management elected to keep her for the next racing season, after which she left.[3] Vincie auditioned for Miss Sprint Cup in 2010 but did not make the final round.[7]

Vincie subsequently worked as the marketing director for a Newport News-based tanning salon. She received an email from Speed who wanted to hire her as a social media reporter and was hired after a successful interview.[3] She worked as part of Speed's Road Tour Team which involved on-camera work for several of the channel's programs dedicated to NASCAR.[9] Vincie moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in the summer of 2012, and Speed placed her on their daily news and update show NASCAR Race Hub late in the season.[3] She hosted a series called Women-In-Racing, and said her favorite segments were on Hendrick Motorsports tire specialist Lisa Smokstad, and Christina Rudisill, a race engineer for Richard Petty Motorsports.[9] Vincie was involved in Speed's coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending award banquet held in Las Vegas in 2012. Vincie started working as a pit lane reporter for K&N Pro Series East races on Fox Sports 1 in 2014, and was made a feature reporter on NASCAR Race Hub that same year.[1] She received help from fellow pit lane reporter Steve Byrnes.[10] Late in the 2014 season, she began working as a garage reporter for NASCAR Race Day and NASCAR Live. In addition, Vincie filed feature reports for Fox Sports 1's coverage of the Camping World Truck Series, and was the co-host of The Mock Run a view of the latest developments in NASCAR taken from a comedic point of view.[1] She secured help from Fox writer Dave Vrable to assist her in writing scripts and jokes.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kaitlyn Vincie". Fox Sports. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Woody, Paul (April 24, 2014). "Hard work lands Vincie in land of horsepower". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Fauquier native makes it big as NASCAR TV reporter". Fauqiuier Now. April 17, 2014. Archived from the original on August 21, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Eleanor N. Logan". Johnson Funeral Services. Retrieved July 25, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Epstein, Nathan (June 15, 2016). "CNU grad lives life in the fast lane as FOX NASCAR broadcaster". WAVY-TV. Archived from the original on August 6, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  6. ^ P. Flynn, Sean (May 21, 2006). "James Takes School Pride to the Top; She Helps Heritage Complete Sweep At District Meet". Washington Post. Archived from the original on October 8, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016 – via HighBeam Research.
  7. ^ a b c d e O'Brien, Marty (October 8, 2011). "Kaitlyn Vincie hopes to go from Langley Speedway to NASCAR Miss Sprint Cup". Daily Press. Archived from the original on July 18, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  8. ^ Levine, Steven (February 16, 2016). "NASCAR Illustrated: Women in Broadcasting Round Table". NASCAR. Archived from the original on August 9, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  9. ^ a b O'Brien, Marty (December 23, 2013). "Hard-working Kaitlyn Vincie is living the NASCAR dream as TV reporter for Fox Sport 1's Race Hub". Daily Press. Archived from the original on July 22, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  10. ^ Washburn, Steve (April 28, 2015). "How Steve Byrnes shaped young media talent". Charlotte Observer. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.

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