Rece Davis

Rece Davis, the American sports commentator and journalist, was born and brought up in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He spent his childhood in Muscle Shoals, where he used to live with his family. He works at a sports center as an anchor. He is famous for being an ESPN journalist and his youthful looks even at the age of 55. His working ethics and way of presenting new was the reason the audience loved to watch him.

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Biography and Early Life

Rece Davis was born to an American family. He was born on December 14, 1965. His father’s name was Jerry Davis, and his mother’s name was Janice Davis. He was born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where he spent all his childhood with his parents. All through his school life, he was a very good student and was quite hardworking.

When Rece used to live in Alabama, he used to work for a television show, Play-By-Play as an announcer. Also, he used to work as a freelancer. He used to do all his freelancing job in the year 1987. Davis got a job as a general assignment reporter for the WCFT-TV in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Rece Davis in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rece Davis’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 14 December 1965. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 186 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185 lbs in Pound and 84 kg in Kilograms.


We do not know much about his school days, but we came across that he was a very bright student in his school named Muscle Shoals High School, which led him to a good university.

In 1988, he had his graduation from the University of Alabama. After doing his graduation, he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Affairs and Broadcast News.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Rece married Leigh Davis in 1993. It is almost 25 years that they are married, and to date, the relationship is smooth. Rece and Leigh met at the WRBL-TV for the very first time. She used to work as a sales representative while he was a sports reporter. Rece and Leigh have given birth to two children. His son is Christopher- who is a baseball player at Princeton.

Rece maintains a perfect balance between personal and professional life, and he knows the importance of his family. In his entire career, he has been away from all kinds of controversies. He is a very protective person about his family, and he does not like his family to be around the media.

Is Rece Davis Gay?

Rece has been married for more than 25 years to Leigh Davis, and they both have two kids. This concludes that Rece is not gay, and his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Rece as an American journalist started his career in 1993 as a reporter for WCFT-TV. Later in the same year, he moved to WJRT-TV. In 1993, his work gained ESPN’s attention, and finally, in 1995, he got an opportunity to join ESPN.  Sports Smash, NBA 2, RPM 2Nights were the games he used to host ESPN from 1996 to 1999. Sports Smash was a program where he used to give 5-minute reports on sports news and scores. In addition, Davis was the anchor of the program SportsCenter along with many ESPN personalities. Davis also visited the Dan Patrick Show as a guest host from time to time.

During the Triple Crown season, Davis was the host of the Horse racing telecasts. He also used to work on SportsCenter, College Football, and College Basketball for ESPN. He used to host every season of College Football Live, which aired daily. Davis even covered the 2006 FIFA World Cup as one of the hosts for ABC. He was also the lead host of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. In addition, he had returned as soccer host on Euro 2020 on ESPN and ABC.

In 2015, ESPN signed him under a multi-year contract to discontinue his ESPN College Football Thursday Primetime.


Some of the awards that Rece has garnered all throughout his career are as follows:

  • In 2019, Davis won the Lester Jordan Award for being an outstanding contributor to intercollegiate athletics.
  • In 2016, Rece won the Jake Wade Award for being an outstanding contributor to intercollegiate athletics.
  • He also won the Best Sports Host in 2008.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rece Davis in 2021

Rece is an extremely talented and hardworking man. His hard work has paid him off by making him a millionaire. His total estimated net worth is around $6 million as of 2021. In addition, his earnings as a journalist are around $40,000 per year.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Rece’s son Christopher almost died in a baseball game when his son and an outfielder collided while making a catch. His son started bleeding internally and almost bled out, but then he was revived.

Davis is a magnificent journalist and a great sports commentator. He is very dedicated in his profession, and he has a very good career run. He is also an extraordinary family person and a great husband and a father. His life is really inspiring for people who want to pursue sports journalism and commentary.


Facts of William Laurece Davis

  • Gender Male
  • full nameWilliam Laurece Davis
  • birthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth December 01, 1965
  • Age 58 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Sagittarius
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone
  • Lucky Color
  • Best Match for Marriage
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$6 million
  • professionSports Commentator, Journalist
  • weightIn Kilograms – 84 Kg, Pounds – 185 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 186 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
  • high schoolMuscle Shoals High School

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