Kelli Tennant is a former television sports reporter. She is best known for hosting on SportsNet LA. Recently, she accused newly hired Sacramento Kings basketball coach Luke Walton of sexual assault.
Early Life and High School
Kelli was born on December 10, 1987, in Temecula, California as the daughter to Steven Tennant and Viviana Tennant. She was raised alongside her younger brother Steven Tennant.
Tennant went to Chaparral High School in California where she started playing volleyball. She has been part of the U.S. Junior National team during the year 2005. She has earned several awards and recognition in volleyball including being declared Riverside Press-Enterprise Player of the Year (2004), Named as the most valuable player within the Southwestern League, helped her team to the CIF Division I-A as well as Southern California regional finals in 2004.
In addition to that, Tennant was listed as Fab 50 recruit by the Volleyball magazine and she was also listed on the All Girls’ Volleyball team on LA Times.
Tennant went to the University of Southern California after being offered a scholarship. She was part of the women’s volleyball team of the USC Trojans in 2005/2006. During her freshman year, she ranked the third-highest among USC at .239 points per game. As a sophomore, she finished her volleyball year win an average of 2.06 points per game.
In 2007, she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. It is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. This led her to step out of the game for the entire season of her junior year.
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After being diagnosed with her condition, she started her professional career in television working as the school on-camera interviewer for volleyball games.
In 2010, she began her career as a reporter and has worked for networks including ESPN, PAC12, E!News, Fox Sports, Spectrum Sportsnet, and SportsNet LA. She stepped away from SportsNet to her new career as a wellness coach and podcast host.
Is Kelli Tennant Engaged?
Tennant was engaged to former UCLA offensive lineman Amir “Nick” Ekbatani. They became engaged in December 2013. Unfortunately, her fiancé was involved in a horrible accident where he lost a part of his left leg.
Tennant later broke up with her fiancé, a year and a half after he was involved in a motorcycle crash. She later testified that she was uncomfortable taking care of him, as well as his growing depression.
What happened between Kelli Tennant and Luke Walton?
Kelli Tennant is accusing Sacramento Kings basketball coach Luke Walton of sexual assault. According to her, Walton forced himself on her in a Santa Monica hotel room in 2017 during a business meeting.
According to TMZ, Walton went up to her room to help consult with a book she was working at that time. In the document, she claims that Walton began forcing kisses on her neck, face, and chest. She screamed for him to stop and tried to free herself, but he held her down, groped her breasts and rubbed his erection on her leg.
She also claims that as she was walking towards the door to leave, he grabbed her from behind and again forced his body up against hers.
Kelli Tennant Height and Weight
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Kelli is extremely tall considering the average height of normal women. She stands 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 m tall and weighs around 60 kg or 132 pounds.
Kelli Tennant Net Worth
We don’t have exact financial details on her salary but we can estimate her net worth to be around $200,000.