AJ McCord Biography
AJ McCord is an American news personality currently working as a Sports Reporter, Anchor, and Content Creator at KOIN-TV. Prior to joining the station, McCord was working at KHBS/KHOG-TV as a Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter.
AJ McCord Birthday
McCord celebrates her birthday on 19 July of every year. In 2019, she celebrated her birthday outdoors in a waterfall with friends. She was born and raised in San Diego in the United States.
AJ McCord Husband
AJ McCord Education
McCord studied at Point Loma Nazarene University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Broadcast Journalism class of 2013.
AJ McCord Career
McCord is currently working as a Sports Reporter/Anchor at KOIN-TV for almost four years now, from Aug 2017 to date. She is responsible for covering sports news or feature story-telling. Aj also travels across the state to cover NFL games as well as an MLS Cup appearance with the Portland Timbers.
Prior to that, Aj was working at KHBS/KHOG-TV as a Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter a position she held for almost three years, from Sep 2014 to Jun 2017. At KHBS/KHOG-TV, Aj was responsible for covering high school and community sports extensively and also dabbling in breaking news and severe weather coverage when called upon. Aj would also report from the sideline, shoot, edit and produce packages, recaps, and unique studio segments.
McCord was also an On-Air Host at Rally America a position she held for six months, from Apr 2014 to Sep 2014. She was responsible for stand-ups, interviews, and daily wraps for each event that airs to NBC Sports Network’s audience. She also interviewed drivers before and after a race.
Before that, Aj worked as a Freelance Writer at Mile High Sports Magazine for almost a year, from Nov 2013 to Aug 2014. She was responsible for writing feature-length magazine articles on some of Colorado’s most prolific athletes. Aj also conducted interviews to find every angle of the story and created a storyline that kept her readers engaged from the first word to the last.
Aj also worked as a Writer/Researcher at Universal Sports Network for seven months, from Sep 2013 to Mar 2014. She was responsible for writing scripts for on-air talent. She would also research featured athletes, and create a list of questions and background information for talent to use on-air. Aj was also responsible for conducting off-camera interviews and establishing professional relationships with many American Olympians.
McCord also worked as Chargers Reporter at NBC San Diego for almost one year, from Aug 2012 to May 2013. She was responsible for conducting interviews with many members of both the Chargers team and brass. Prior to that, she was an Emcee: Nike Women Half Marathon at On Board Experiential Marketing for a month in Apr 2013.
McCord interned at NBC San Diego for ten months, from Aug 2011 to May 2012. She was responsible for writing, editing, and producing sports segments for NBC 7. She also conducted interviews in the field with all levels of athletes; professional, collegiate, and high-school.
She was also an intern for Dick Enberg at San Diego Padres for seven months, from Mar 2011 to Sep 2011. Aj was responsible for researching opposing teams, Padres’ players, cities the teams were visiting. She would also conduct interviews with players, managers, and coaches around the league.
AJ McCord Career After Covid 19
After the Coronavirus effect on the field of sports, Aj’s career was not left and she was forced to be creative and to be more reliant on the relationships that she had built considering that the teams and the leagues were not coordinating as much.
This forced Aj to be creative where she began a quarantine chronicles series where she spoke to 6 or 7 of the guys on the Blazers and got to know them just on a much different, deeper level. She would also catch up with some of the WNBA women, like Satau and Ruthie. Aj worked really hard on her chronicles series to make sure that you know, people still got sports stories from her.
AJ McCord Husband
McCord is a married woman to her husband who is a medical officer. When her contract was up in Arkansas, her husband was actually in medical school, so he was choosing between a few medical school options, and one of them was in Oregon.
While in Arkansas Aj and her husband lived together for three years. Aj calls it a blessing to be able to, you know, and live close to her husband’s family, to get to know them on a sort of day in day out basis.
AJ McCord Body Measurements
Height – She stands at a height of 1.75 meters (approx.)
Hair Colour – Shiny Marron Brown.
Eyes Colour – Brown.
AJ McCord Salary
Working as a News Anchor in Portland, Oregon, McCord’s salary ranges between $51408 and $84532.
AJ McCord Net Worth
McCord has an approximated net worth of between $50K – $75K U.S dollars.
AJ McCord Interview
In an interview, McCord spoke about landing her first job. She revealed that she was at a friend’s birthday party in Orange County and met someone who worked for Universal Sports and she mentioned something like, “Oh, they’re hiring for Denver. For the Sochi Games, they’re hiring contract workers.” She reached out to the producer on LinkedIn and messaged him and that’s how she got her first job.
She also spoke about her favorite sport to broadcast and revealed that she is a football girl. Growing up in a family of football fans, her mom and her grandma were diehard San Diego Chargers fans. The family went to every home game, they went to training camp every year.
She spoke about getting her job at KOIN as kind of a God thing. When her contract was up in Arkansas and her husband was actually in medical school, her husband was choosing between a few medical school options, and one of them was in Oregon.
Aj went crazy applying for jobs everywhere from Portland to Eugene. And KOIN called her back and she had a part-time job. She began out part-time with them doing two or three days a week. After about five or six months with the station, she was hired full time, and she has been there ever since.