Kara Lawson is an Afro-American women basketball player who was born on 14th February 1981, in Alexandria Virginia, United States of America. She is the offspring of late William and Kathleen Lawson and a sister to Susan Lawson. She has a height of 5 feet and 8.5 inches (175 cm) and possesses an adequate physical build for basketball.
Kara Lawson Education Details
Her fledgling years were invested in the Side Well Friends School for her education, after which she enrolled in the West Springfield High School, where she actively took part in soccer and girls’ basketball teams. Upon finalizing her schooling at the Tennessee University, Kara began her vocation as a women basketball player. She played for the Lady Vols basketball team and later graduated from the University of Tennessee’s college of Business, where she obtained a degree in Finance in 2003. In 2008 she got married to Damien Barling. She is currently experiencing a distant marriage life, which does not seem to disturb her and Damien. Their union is yet childless but happy and fulfilling.
Kara Lawson Career Details And Working At ESPN
It was at West Springfield High School that Kara began her Professional journey. At the time, she was given a name WBCA All-American. Thereafter, with the mentorship of Patt Summitt, her Coach, she played for the University of Tennessee where she received the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, as best senior player under 5 ft. 8 In.
From 2003 – 2009, she played for Sacramento Monarchs in exchange for Kedra Holland- Corn and quit in 2010 for Connecticut Sun. In 2008, upon shortlisting, she represented the United States of America with the USA women’s national basketball team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing China, where she obtained a gold medal.
In place of Phil Chenier who had served for long, she became the basic TV guide for Washington a remorseless host. She gradually began her broadcasting career, while she played for teams like Washington Mystics and Sacramento Monarchs. Kara, now 39 of age, connected with ESPN in 2004 and became a regular staff of the sports network. She retired from basketball in 2015 and she currently does the job of an Analyst for the ESPN network.
About Kara Lawson Husband
Kara met Damien in Sacramento (KFSM) where they began relating as friends, talking about fitness and plans of nutrition. Both Damien and Kara are exceptional in fitness. After a season of dating, their friendship evolved and resulted in love, with an eventual exchange of marital vows in 2008.
Damien was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. The school where he studied at the time, had a student run radio station that permitted the students to work as program directors, music directors, and promotion coordinators. Damien got admission into the same as an amateur and pursued his passion in music and sports through that medium. Upon completion from high school, he kept working in the radio, after which he started an internship with Sacramento flagship radio station KSFM 102.5 in September 2001. He took up the name D-Lo for radio and began to work during the weekend shifts and filling in several day parts, after obtaining great experience in the domain. He continued the same routine for almost 14 months when he got his fluke in October 2003.
Kara Lawson Ethnicity
Kara is an Afro American and sadly she lost her father in August 2017. Despite this great loss of her father Bill Lawson, Kara possesses joyous memories of him and still upholds the moral values he transmitted to her.
Kara Lawson Family Details
For a couple of years now, Kara has maintained a distant marital life with her husband in harmony due to her work commitments in Connecticut, where they moved. As a matter of fact, their love life is romantic and the long physical distance between them by no means affects their union. They meet on regular basis and enjoy celebrating uncommon events like birthdays and anniversaries. Kara loves her family and spends quality time with her mother, sister, nephew and niece.
Though she and Damien do not have a child yet, their family may be enlarged by the birth of a child in the near future.
Kara Lawson Salary And Net Worth
Kara Lawson is the assistant coach for the Boston Celtics. As an assistant coach, her salary is estimated at $49,611 per annum, incentives and bonuses excluded. Currently, Kara works as an NBA analyst for ESPN and earns an annual salary which ranges from $53,720 to $62,859. She has not disclosed her net worth, assumptions made evaluate it at $1.5 million Dollars.