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Jim White is a British freelance radio and television presenter currently working for the Sky Sports News. Previously, he worked as an entertainment reporter for the Scotland Today program. Also, Jim took over Talksport's morning program in September 2016.
Born as James White on July 16, 1957, in Glasgow, Scotland, U. K., he completed a pre-entry journalist course at Napier College. At 63, Jim is still active as a sports presenter.
Dating a Girlfriend 24 years his Junior
After separating from his second wife, Jim began dating an architect named Katie Anderson. They have been together for a long time but are not married yet. Katie and Jim has 24 years of an age gap.
Jim and Katie have settled down in London. It is not when the couple will tie their wedding knot. They relatively maintain a low-profile.
Ex-Wife: Avril White
Jim's second wife, Avril Hyndman White, is a former reporter. The couple began dating in early 2000, but before they were friends for two decades. So, how did their romance begin?
Jim and Avril were both previously divorced. As they were friends, Jim once invited Avril to his workplace in January 2000. A few months later, he decided she was the woman for him. The presenter proposed and gave her a stunning platinum engagement ring with five diamonds. Afterward, they went to France for a vacation.
Jim said: "We've known each other for a long time, about 20 years. We're both divorced, and we have been good friends for years. We bumped into each other last year at a function, and we got on so well together. "She's such a great girl. You just know when you're right for each other."
Jim and Avril exchanged their wedding vows on February 12, 2001, at Park Circus register Office in Glasgow. Two of Avril's family were present as witnesses. The couple celebrated their nuptials with friends at Glasgow's Malmaison Hotel, before having a romantic candlelit dinner.
As mentioned, Avril was divorced and has two children from her first marriage. They briefly separated in 2003 after Avril found out that White has been cheating on her.
Jim Cheated on his Wife
In 2003, Jim and Avril suffered a very messy public split just two years after their marriage. Well, Avril was tired of White's drinking problem, and she moved out of their house. Some weeks later, she hired a private detective to check his drinking habits. But the detective found that Jim was cheating on his wife with another married woman.
Avril then called the police, and it was later found that Jim used to party in his house. Two years later, he realized his mistake and came back apologizing to his wife. He begged her for forgiveness, and eventually, the couple gave their marriage a second chance. However, they again separated.
Before marrying Avril, Jim was previously married to his first wife, Fiona, who was also a reporter. They were married from 1985 until 1995. White blamed the split of his ten-year marriage to Fiona on their TV careers.
After the split, Jim began dating a camerawoman named Susan Barrett. But he broke up with her after two years of relationship.
One of the most recognizable faces of SkySports, Jim White, has a net worth of at least $8 million as of 2020. He has been working as a sports and entertainment reporter for the past 40 years. His annual salary at Sky Sports is over $145,983, which is higher than fellow English reporters, Anna Woolhouse and Jake Humphrey.
Jim joined Sky Sports in 1998, and he is still for the station as a sports broadcaster. He owns luxurious houses in both Glasgow and London. Besides, Jim lives a lavish lifestyle.