Abby Chin’s love of sports makes her a genius at times. It almost feels like whenever you gather a group of players, spectators and a leather ball, it’s likely that Chin will show up unannounced.
Few sportswriters love sports like Abby does. And that doesn’t just mean ‘leather ball’ sports, either. Chin has been immersed in the world of sports all her life, first as a tireless fanatic, then as an athlete and currently as a sports journalist.
The sportswoman has reported for various networks from a few local networks and radio stations to big brands like NBC Sports. She is best known as a sideline reporter for the Boston Celtics.
Abby Chin – Biography,
The journalist was born Abigail Chin in 1982. The exact month and details of her birth remain unknown. It’s clear from her looks and surname that Abby likely had an Asian parent, which the sportscaster has since confirmed.
Other than the fact that her grandparents lived in Ohio and she had two sisters, nothing else is known about her family. Growing up, Abby Chin and her sisters were sports fans and their parents didn’t try to force them to take other forms. They left them free to practice the sport as they wanted. Chin and her sisters were going to play different sports during their growing years.
Abby, in particular, before and during her time at Desert Vista High School, was involved in soccer, skiing, snowboarding, and more. She was also on her school’s track and field gymnastics team.
After high school, she attended the University of Colorado where she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. Abby Chin didn’t wait until after school to start training for the big leagues. While in Colorado, she took on the job of sideline reporter for UPN 20 Denver.
The journalism student also completed additional internships for 850 KOA, Fort Collins Coloradoan and 760 Zone Radio.
After graduating, she got a job as a reporter for Comcast SportsNet New England (CSNNE), now known as NBC Sports Boston. In 2014, the network decided to change its job description. Chin then began working as a court reporter for the Boston Celtics.
In 2018, the journalist took another big step by reporting on her first Olympic event. She was the ski jumping reporter for NBC Sports during the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Prior to her time at NBC Sports Boston, she was part of NBC Sports Northwest (formerly Comcast SportsNet Northwest). Here, she covered sports news and events for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers as well as PAC-12 football.
She was also a production assistant for ESPN Monday Night Football, as well as a sports reporter for CBS42 in Birmingham.
Married – H usband and children
The short answer is yes. As in her career, Abby Chin has the time of a lifetime at home. She is married to her longtime boyfriend, Mike Schmidt. Schmidt makes a living as a freelance software engineer working from home.
According to a few online sources, the couple met at ESPN, Connecticut in 2014. And they’ve been together ever since. It’s not clear when they tied the knot.
On Christmas Eve 2015, Abby Chin gave birth to the couple’s first child, a daughter they named Mabel Schmidt. Their second child, a son, Silas John Schmidt, arrived on January 11, 2019.
Other facts about the journalist
1. Abby taped in for her new Celtics Insider program on December 21, 2015. Very pregnant at the time, she didn’t go on maternity leave until after taping that day and her daughter, Mabel, arrived three days later.
2. Her two children arrived at least a week ahead of schedule .
3. Mabel, Abby Chin’s first child, weighed 4 pounds 10 ounces at birth. Her second, Silas was born at 6 pounds 13 ounces
4. At 13 days old, Abby’s daughter Mabel had to undergo open-heart surgery after an exam at Boston Children’s Hospital revealed she had a severe blockage in her heart that wouldn’t let her pump blood to the lower body
5. His years with NBC Sports in Boston saw him interview many of the team’s stars, including Marcus Morris, Jaylen Brown and Robert Williams.
6. Chin and her husband lived in many places before Boston. These include Seattle, Oregon and Alabama.