Edward Aschoff was an American sports reporter for ESPN and the Gainesville Sun. Since 2011, he has been working for the sports channel until his death on 24 December 2019. Further, he passed away on his thirty-fourth birthday due to the complication of pneumonia, ‘ hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis’.
Furthermore, in his memory, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Oxford, Mississippi proclaimed 18 January 2020, as “Edward Aschoff Day”. Also, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications established the ‘Edward Aschoff Memorial Fund’. It aims to provide support for students involved in sports journalism. As well as the Southeastern Conference created a communications internship in Aschoff’s honor. Let us keep on scrolling over to know more of his details.
Caption: The ESPN’s SEC reporter, Edward Aschoff.
Edward Aschoff: Bio, Family, Career
The anchorman was born on 24 December 1985 in Los Angeles, California. He has not provided information on his family or siblings. It is reported that he grew up in Oxford, Mississippi. After completing his high school studies, Aschoff joined the University of Florida, From the university, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2008. In his final years in 2007, he covered Florida Gators football, basketball, and baseball for The Gainesville Sun till 2011.
In 2011, he joined ESPN as an SEC reporter and he rapidly increased his popularity and referred to as a ‘rising star’. Following that, his ESPN role expanded to appear in television and radio including on SportsCenter, SEC Network, and ESPN Radio. Further, he also worked as a television and radio sideline reporting during college football games.
Moreover, Aschoff won twice first-place awards from the Football Writers Association of America for his writing: in 2016, for a story about African-American college football players dealing with racism and profiling. Second in 2018, for a column about the former Florida football coach Jim McElwain.
Edward Aschoff: Personal Life & Girlfriend
Speaking of his personal life, he was not single at the time of his death. In fact, he was engaged to his longtime girlfriend Katy Berteau with whom he dated for five years. On 19 December 2018, Katy went down her knees and proposed to Edward to marry her. Further, she has posted pictures of the event on their social media networking sites too with a long caption. The couple was planning to marry in April 2020, however, due to his death, the marriage came to a halt.
Death & Illness:
The young reporter left the world on 24 December 2019 which also happened to his thirty-fourth birthday. He died after suffering from pneumonia which later underlying as undiagnosed stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After his death, his colleagues remembered him as one of the smartest and brightest reporters they ever had the pleasure of working with, and so on.
Caption: Edward Aschoff and fiance Katy
Edward Aschoff: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about his earning, he had earned a considerable amount from his career as a sportscaster. However, there is no exact information on his salary or income. According to reports, his net worth had an estimation of above $800 thousand at the time of his death.
Edward Aschoff: Body Measurements
He had a perfect looking body that stands to a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78meters and weighed 75 kg. Other than this, there is no information on his body measurements of chest, waist, or biceps. He had dark brown eyes color and black hair color.