Kay Adams, Age, Height, Bio, Dating

Get to know the Good Morning Football host

Full Name: Kay Adams
Occupation: TV personality and host
Best Known for: Good Morning Football
Relationship status: Single (unmarried)
Age: 36 years old
Date of Birth: April 6, 1986
Birth Place: Chicago, IL
Height: 5’ 5”
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Polish American

Get to know Kay Adams, host of Good Morning Football

What is Kay Adams known for?

Kay Adams is the host of the NFL Network’sGood Morning Football TV show and is known as an intelligent, witty and charming sports personality. She and the GMFB crew cover all aspects of the NFL year-round, Monday through Fridays. Kay is also a knowledgeable fantasy football and NFL analyst during the football season.

What nationality is Kay Adams?

Kay Adams is American with Polish ancestry. In fact, she speaks Polish fluently!

Where does she live?

Adams lives in New York City.

Where did Kay Adams go to high school?

She attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, Illinois.

What college did she attend?

Adams studied at the University of Missouri (Mizzou).

Does she have siblings?

Kay is the youngest of three children. She has an older brother named Adamski and an older sister named Sylvia (Adams) Wrobel.

What was her childhood like?

Kay grew up in a family of modest means in Northwest Chicago. Her parents immigrated from Poland and worked in factories in the area.

Her parents didn’t speak much English and taught Kay the value of hard work and how to speak Polish fluently. To this day she is proud of her upbringing.

Did Kay Adams play sports? Is she an athlete?

Even though she ran the Chicago Spring Half Marathon to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Kay claims not to be a runner. She explains on Facebook:

“I’m so NOT a runner. I conveniently Ferris Bueller’ ed my way out of ever running the mile in PE class at Whitney Young in Chicago. I speed-walked the last 2 K’s of a 5K Turkey Trot.


That said, I just made a deal with my sister-in-law, Amanda. I’ll run the 2017 Chicago Spring Half Marathon if she can meet her MDA donations goal by next week. She’s spent the last 5 years helping to improve the lives of those with muscular dystrophy, ALS & other neuromuscular diseases. She inspires me.

Let’s make me run for all those who can’t.”

Was Kay Adams named for the Godfather movie character?

She was not named after the character of Kay Adams in the Godfather. As matter of fact, she hasn’t even seen the 1972 flick in which Diane Keaton plays Kay Adams.

She explains, “People say it a lot. Or some people don’t put it together, then they watch the movie and they’re like (gasp). I probably get like two tweets a day that is like, “Did you know?” or “What was behind this?” but no.”

Relationships love life

Is Kay Adams married?

Kay is not married.

Who is Kay Adams dating? Is she wearing an engagement ring?

Adams prefers to keep a low-profile love life.

In a 2012 appearance on The Late Show With Craig Ferguson, she declared that she was single.

Adams was later rumored to be involved with New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola. The two appeared together at the 2015 ESPY Awards and a famous Instagram photo of them embracing after the Super Bowl lit up the internet for a time.

But only a year later, it seems the romance ended.

She talks about the difficulty in finding a man as a high-profile sports commentator: “I think it takes a very special person to, you know, support someone who knows more than they do.”

Kay Adams net worth

What is Kay Adams’s net worth?

Adams is worth over $1 million.

How much does Kay Adams make a year? Salary

She earns an estimated $80,000 per year as a host of GMFB on the NFL Network.

What are Kay Adams’s brand endorsements?

In 2018, Kay Adams signed on as a brand ambassador for Olay. “My partnership with Olay is one of the most empowering of my career,” she states. “Brilliant and fearless women supporting one another is amazing enough, but sharing an authentic message with my followers has been especially rewarding. I use social media to post about the ambassadorship, how it’s made me embrace who I am unapologetically, and also to engage with women who are inspired by what Olay is all about. I fully believe in their message.”

Other sponsorships:

  • MDNA Skin
  • Barneys New York
  • Cheetos
  • Virgin Hotels Chicago
  • Bow and Drape
  • Laura Elizabeth Jewelry

Six fun facts about Kay Adams

1.) Her most listened to song of 2019? Fire Burning by Sean Kingston

2.) On September 3, 2019, Kay checked off an item from her bucket list. She threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs.

3.) She is terrified of surfing.

4.) Back in her college years, Kay once spotted Brad Pitt on the Mizzou campus. She claims to have “followed him unapologetically for an hour.”

5.) She once announced that she dislikes the smell of bacon and doesn’t care for condiments like blue cheese dressing on her chicken wings… even though she’s never eaten chicken wings!

6.) Adams begins her day bright and early at 3:45 am to prepare for the Good Morning Football broadcast.

Is Kay Adams still on Good Morning Football?

Kay Adams is co-host of the NFL Network’s daily talk show, Good Morning Football, since August 1, 2016.

She hosts the program with Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager, and Kyle Brandt.

Where is Good Morning Football filmed?

The show is produced live in New York City.

When is Good Morning Football on?

GMFB airs weekdays from 7-10 am ET on the NFL Network.

Who is the female host on Good Morning Football?

Kay Adams hosts GMFB every weekday morning.

Kay Adams broadcasting career

Adams’ career began in 2010. Her special focus is fantasy football programming and commentary.

How did Kay Adams get her start?

Adams first worked as an in-game host for St. Louis Cardinals baseball home games, often appearing on the Busch Stadium Jumbotron.

She later hosted fantasy football shows for SiriusXM (Fantasy Drive and Livin’ the Fantasy) and still hosts DirecTV’s Fantasy Zone.

She was also NBC Sports Network’s Fantasy Football Live host

Kay Adams TV appearances:

1.) Good Morning Football on NFL Network

2.) DirecTV Fantasy Zone host during the NFL season

3.) Superstar Slime Showdown at Super Bowl in 2017 and 2018

4.) Super Bowl Opening Night in 2018

5.) NBC Sports Boston, Quick Slants video series

In 2018, joined ports streaming service DAZN as a boxing host along with Sugar Ray Leonard, Chris Mannix, LZ Granderson, and Brian Kenny.

Kay Adams video game appearances:

1.) Good Morning Football: The Cast of “Bohemian Rhapsody” Talks Football, Queen and Freddie Mercury

2.) Madden NFL 19: Longshot Homecoming

Other broadcast work:

1.) Host for Chicago Bears special events

2.) Amazon Prime’s NFL Next with Kay Adams and Chris Long

3.) DraftDayMedia and FanDuel for fantasy football commentary

Social media, Twitter, Instagram

Instagram: @heykayadams

Twitter: @heykayadams

GMFB on Twitter: @gmfb

Kay Adams quotes

On her childhood

I didn’t come from much. Everything about work ethic, I learned from them (her parents).

My parents grew up in Poland and immigrated over here and had a crazy work ethic. It was, ‘Work as hard as you can and we can’t afford to pay for college, so you’re gonna have to get a scholarship’ mentality. Once I was on my own, I had to pay for school.

I grew up on the Northwest side [of Chicago]. I didn’t come from a family with the means to go out to games, so TV was sort of the way to go with that. Now, it’s a little bit different. I can get access.

It was the quickest way to make friends at school, to talk about the Cubs or the Bears

Kay Adams quotes about Good Morning Football

Our show is successful because the owners love it. They interact with us in a way that I have never seen them interact with anybody.

I have the best job in the world. I’m getting paid to watch my favorite sport and collect stories about these guys. It’s amazing.

Chemistry is why we’re successful. You could put that desk in the middle of Times Square. You could put it in a stuffy studio — wherever you want — and it’s still the four of us.

Quotes on her career path

I had to figure out what I wanted. And, I thought I wanted to be Giuliana Rancic, but no, I wanted to be Kay Adams.

I thought about entertainment news, but then I got into actually got to thinking what the daily grind of that would look like, sizing up the Kardashians all day every day, and it didn’t seem meaningful to me.

I worked at a bar, so I could actually have money. It was a sports bar, where guys would come in — girls too — and I would casually talk sports with them. I always loved it. I had a brother that was two years older than me that got me really interested in that. And, I knocked on every door in Columbia, Missouri. I went for journalism. I quickly found out I didn’t want to do hardcore journalism. And, I was more interested in some more editorial things.

A country music start

I knocked on a women’s door and I said, ‘Do you have any spots open?’ She said, ‘We have a country radio music spot open from midnight to 6 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays. Do you want it? Do you like country music?’ I couldn’t even say honky-tonk, but I was like, ‘Sure, I’ll do it.’ I studied, killed it, did that about a year until I weaseled my way into the top 40 stations. Then, at three in the morning, I’d go to get coffee and the ESPN guys who had the radio station next door, we’d talk about the St. Louis Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs and they’d invite me at two in the morning to come in and talk sports.

It’s dead air, and I would do that. That sort of grew my career. After that, SiriusXM was launching their fantasy sports station. I launched the station with them, from St. Louis. I had an ISDN Box that I would plug into and I was part of a show, as they were looking to cast a female talent to be part of their show.

Kay Adams quotes on persistence and hard work

Sometimes you have to work twice as hard, but you’re better off for it. If it’s what you want, make it happen.

Outwork everyone; take any job. Take the country radio music station job from 12-6 a.m. Don’t turn down the internship. Go for that too. Diversify as much as you can.

Early opportunities

I’d be knocking on the St. Louis Cardinals’ door until they hired me. I cannot tell you how many emails I sent the local NBC affiliate in St. Louis saying let me do this. I’ll create this. I’ll do it for free. I wanted to work for pennies, for peanuts. The Cardinals basically paid me in beer to be there for seven-hour rain delays and I bartended to make up for that. My advice is there’s not really an excuse because there’s not really a thing where if you have money, you’re gonna make it, and it’s not a thing where you need to have all the talent. I know that I’ll make it if I outwork the person to my left and my right.

It really comes down to a relentless (mindset) you have to have and a willingness to not care about the door getting slammed in your face. I, at one point, showed up to the local affiliate at NBC because they wouldn’t answer my emails. I remember his name. His name was Adam. I was like, ‘You have to let me do this.’ He was hesitant. It was a website called Metromix. It was like a lifestyle website… like a Thrillist back in the day. I taught myself all this editing stuff to put together like, ‘This is what to do around St. Louis on St. Patrick’s Day.’ I put a couple together and showed them and he put them up.

On covering the NFL

It’s never the same. It’s literally never the same. All this parity, you never know who’s going to win, you just look at the NFC. From a fantasy perspective, there are a million things going on at once. Which veterans are going to pan out? When you’re a competitive person, that’s all you need to drive you.

I think I’ve learned the fans can relate to you when you’re being authentic and not afraid to show you’re a fan too. I’m a fan of football. I grew up in Chicago—I’m a Bears fan. I worked in New England—I know a lot about the Patriots, I feel like I’m the sympathizer for the Patriots a little on the show.

(She continues) I feel like resonating with fans, what we hear most about on Twitter, is probably when we don’t talk about football when we bring in an injection of pop culture.

Kyle makes a story relatable to all of the dads watching. I’m having some sort of relationship analogy to sports. When you combine real things and you also mess up and there are gaffes and it’s live TV and when you fall off an apple box in front of thousands of people off and sort of just own it and keep going, that’s when you resonate because you become relatable.

The NFL has exponentially more voices and is just an absolute information-pumping factory. NFL breaks Twitter every Sunday during the season. Boxing is the wild west — you have to sift through a lot of false information, rumors, and promoter-speak to get anywhere. It’s definitely more of a challenge to find info.

Quotes on social media

I’m fortunate to work in sports media at a time where NFL players are deeply invested in elevating their brand through their social channels. They’re using their voices, and there are days on our daily sports show where the players’ social content drives our editorial plan almost completely. Tweets and comments drive content and make the news, so aggregating posts by teams and players and sorting out timelines is a big part of my job.

I try to limit my social media usage on Friday and Saturday. It’s necessary to disconnect, and my recharge routine includes ditching my phone, grabbing a crossword puzzle and a coffee for a few hours. Anyone who really knows me is aware that I go into airplane mode as often as I can and will get back to them ASAP. Taking breaks from Instagram is an easy one for me. I don’t have a personal account and I consider the maintenance of @heykayadams as part of my job. Approaching Instagram as a business makes it easier to stop creeping and posting once the weekend hits. Twitter on the other hand…

(On what she doesn’t like about social media) The lack of positive interactions and experiences all around. Personally, I also value privacy, which can make sharing parts of my everyday life quite challenging.

On technology

I am NOT tech-savvy. I have an iPhone 4, I think, and very few apps — no Alexa, no devices, no ear pods, no smart TV. (She continues) I could live in the mountains with no signal and be perfectly happy. That said, FaceTime lets me see my niece and nephews. I would be a sad story without that.

Kay Adams on gender equity, women’s rights, and girl power

It still isn’t where it should be, but it’s getting better.

You realize that for some people — because of things like gender or their race — credibility is just given, not earned.

I want to be the woman who hires the young girl who kicks ass.

In the world of sports, it can be hard because you’re never around other women. It can be hard to create the network, but you realize how important it is once you have it. Having a foundation of female support, there’s nothing like it. So if we focus on doing the work and supporting one another, we’re unstoppable.

The fact that people still ask me about being a woman in sports shows that we still have a problem.

We have many more female agents and women in front-office positions in the NFL. My message is that we have to keep chipping away and going after things that we want.

We have a lot more seats at the table to fill. I think the conversation about being the only or few needs to be diminished.

On her image

I have a full face of makeup for three hours [on air] … and taking it off is a bit intimidating when people only see you a certain way,

What’s next for Kay Adams

Kay and the crew from GMFB will be broadcasting live the entire week leading up to Super Bowl 2020 in Miami. Special guests will join the show for interviews and predictions.

— Claire Evans

Claire writes about pop culture, entertainment, personalities, and movies.


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