Lionel Bienvenu Biography
Lionel Bienvenu is an American Emmy award-winning Sports Director currently working at Denver7 since 2001. Bienvenu graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans where he was raised.
Lionel Bienvenu Age
Bienvenu is 59 years old as of 2021. He was born on March 9, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland. He celebrates his birthday on the 9th of March every year.
Lionel Bienvenu Height
Bienvenu stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) tall.
Lionel Bienvenu Family
Bienvenu has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Bienvenu has any siblings.
Lionel Bienvenu Wife
Bienvenu is married to Heidi Reese who is a New Orleans native and a former LSU Cheerleader. Together the couple is blessed with twin boys named Bryce and Quinn. Bienvenu and his family reside in Douglas County, Colorado. During his leisure time, he enjoys watching his kids play sports as one of his hobbies.
Lionel Bienvenu Net Worth
Bienvenu has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a Sports Director.
Lionel Bienvenu Salary
Bienvenu earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Lionel Bienvenu Career
Bienvenu has been awarded Emmy Awards in 2011 and 2014 for the “Best Sports Anchor” and one for his adventure show “Lionel’s World” in 2006. He has also won an Emmy Award in 2019 for “Best Sports Anchor” in Denver. In 2011 and in 2012 the Colorado Broadcaster’s Association awarded him as the “Best Sportscast”. In 2014 the Westword Magazine named him the “Best TV Sportscaster”.
In 1985 he worked for his first time at Lafayette, Louisiana, and covered the Ragin’ Cajuns of USL as a Sports Anchor and Reporter. From 1989-1993 he hosted the “Jim Mora Show” with the Saints and shortly after he shifted to WVUE-TV Fox-8 in New Orleans. New Orleans Press Club awarded him “Best Host” and “Best Sportscaster” in the year 1995.
He worked as an actor for Fox Sports in L.A. after he left New Orleans in 1997. The hour-long national highlight show “Fox Sports News Prime Time” which converted to “The National Sports Report” was hosted by him. In addition to that, he hosted on Fox “Baseball Today”. “The English Premier League Soccer Show” on Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports World was hosted by him from 1998-2000 and the show was viewed in Europe, Central, and South America, and U.S. Due to the popularity of the show there were six different teams that named themselves after Bienvenu.
In 1997 he covered the Super Bowl and the MLB All-Star game and in 200 he covered the “Subway Series” between the Yankees and Mets. He was a guest host on DirectTV “This Week in Sports” in June 2000 and on Fox Sports Radio in L.A. In addition, he hosted the Fox Sports Regional Sports Reports for Los Angeles and the Rocky Mountain region in 2001.
In 2001 he joined Denver7 as Sports Director hosting the “Monday Night Live” with Ed McCaffrey who happened to be a Broncos receiver. In 2012 he hosted “The John Fox Show” and in 2013 he hosted “The John Fox Show”
Bienvenu shifted to News and hosted the Denver7 morning show and “The Now” at 4 pm and later he shifted back to sports in 2014. Covering “Rocktober” and the Rockies “Run to the World Series” in 2007, 2012 the Broncos’ signing of Peyton Manning and their 2013 and 2015 run to the Super Bowl, also the 2011 Tebow-Mania which was unbelievable have been the best moments up to this date.
Lionel Bienvenu Denver7
Bienvenu is currently working at Denver7 where he works alongside other famous Denver7 anchors and reporters including;
- Meghan Lopez
- Jessica Porter
- Micah Smith
- Nicole Brady
- Liz Gelard
- Russell Haythorn
- Lance Hernandez
- Deb Stanley
- Jaclyn Allen
- Katie LaSalle
- Jayson Luber
- Troy Renck
- Lisa Hidalgo
- Eric Lupher
- Brian Sanders
- Shannon Ogden
- Mike Nelson
- Stacey Donaldson
- Jason Gruenauer
- Anne Trujillo
Lionel Bienvenu Social Media Platforms
Bienvenu is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 6k followers on Twitter, over 316 followers on Instagram, and over 3k followers on Facebook.