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ESPN's Dan Le Batard Announces Major Personal News

Dan Le Batard gets emotional discussing John Skipper.

ESPN's Dan Le Batard has often talked on his radio show, The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, about his bachelor life. He's never been married and at times throughout his show, he said he never planned to.

Well, that's changing.

Le Batard is getting married.

The Miami Herald's Greg Cote, a close friend of Le Batard and a guest host on the show, broke the news this morning.

From his report:

The popular Miami-based ESPN radio and television host, who just signed a four-year contract extension with the network, recently became engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Valerie Scheide. They plan to marry in late 2019.

Le Batard, former Miami Herald sports columnist, has not yet announced his engagement publicly on either of his ESPN platforms, the Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz or Highly Questionable, both taped on South Beach. But sources close to the couple tell us Le Batard popped the question during a recent vacation in Kenya and Tanzania, a safari organized by Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill, a weekly regular on Dan’s radio show.

Dan met Valerie, a lifelong Miamian, two years ago, noticing her walking through a restaurant at which his parents, Gonzalo (Papi) and Lourdes, were celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary.

Congrats to Dan and Valerie.