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- ESPN’s Dan Le Batard found himself in the headlines of his former paper on Thursday.
- The Miami Herald reported that Le Batard was engaged to now-fiance Valerie Scheide, news that Le Batard had not yet made public.
- On his radio show, Le Batard reacted to the story, bewildered that his love life had somehow become worthy of news coverage.
ESPN’s Dan Le Batard had an eventful Thursday morning.
While Le Batard usually spends his time as host of “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” interviewing guests, creating bits, and riffing on the news of the day, on Thursday, he surprisingly found himself in the headlines.
Greg Cote, a reporter for the Miami Herald and close friend of Le Batard and the show, reported that Le Batard was engaged to his now-fiance Valerie Scheide in a story for the paper.
Le Batard, who has been open about his bachelordom, had been keeping the news under wraps and had not announced his engagement on either of his ESPN shows.
Needless to say, Le Batard was bewildered that his marital status was somehow newsworthy and that a friend of his would be the one to reveal it. It’s a tough break for Le Batard, but it made for some great radio.
“Greg Cote of the Miami Herald has put in the Miami Herald that lifelong bachelor Dan Le Batard – he put this in the Miami Herald!” said a stunned Le Batard. “What does the article say?! I am scared.”
“How did Greg know before you knew? That’s the question” joked Stugotz.
“I’m mad right now, and hurt, and it’s funny,” said Le Batard. “Here’s the funniest part – What a crappy story in terms of ‘news’ that I’m getting married, and yet it’s the biggest scoop of Greg Cote’s career.”
The Le Batard crew then read the article on the air, leaving the host to react as his love life was made public in print to the greater Miami area.
“He’s covering me like an athlete!” Le Batard said in hilarious exasperation.
You can watch the segment in full below.
Congratulations to the happy couple!