Naoko Funayama Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Salary, Net Worth, WMUR-TV

Naoko Funayama
Naoko Funayama

Naoko Funayama Biography

Naoko Funayama is a famous Japanese-American sportscaster. Naoko nowadays serves for the New England Revolution. Earlier, she served as a rinkside reporter for Boston Bruins games on New England Sports Network. Funayama launched her journalism career at Adelphia Cable 10 located in Frederick, Maryland.

Funayama became part of WMUR-TV in Aug 2004 where she assumed the role of a sports reporter, producer, and anchor. In Apr 2007, she joined NESN where she worked as a freelance Boston Red Sox reporter. Funayama shielded Red Sox pitchers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima during her first year with the network.

Naoko Funayama Age

Naoko Funayama was born in the United States of  America but has not shared her place and exact date of birth. Looking at her appearance, she may be around 33 years of age.

Naoko Funayama Height

She is a woman of average height. She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (Approximately 1.65m).

Naoko Funayama Family

Funayama was born to her parents in the US. She holds American nationality by birth but belongs to Japanese ancestry. Nevertheless, she has not shared any information regarding her parents and siblings.

Naoko Funayama Husband

Funayama presented the Hockey Legacy Award in Sep 2013 to former Boston Bruin Derek Sanderson. As per her marital status, she has managed to keep off the public from her personal life.

Naoko Funayama Education

Funayama graduated from Williams College and thereafter joined Boston University College of Communication for further studies.

Naoko Funayama Salary

Funayama receives an annual average salary of $76,996. This is according to WMUR-TV anchors\reporters salaries.

Naoko Funayama Net Worth

Funayama has an estimated net worth of $1,676,564 million US dollars.

Naoko Funayama Career

Funayama became part of NESN in Apr 2007 working as a freelance Boston Red Sox reporter. She covered Red Sox pitchers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima in her first year with NESN. She attracted the attention of NESN after she assisted Matsuzaka while struggling with translation during Matsuzaka’s introductory press conference.

In Sep 2008, Naoko became a full-time employee at NESN working as the Bruin’s in-game reporter and the host of The Buzz. The Buzz is a Bruins countdown show previously hosted by Hazel Mae. NESN announced in June 2013, that they would not renew Naoko’s contract. From there, she served as a reporter for NBC Sports at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Nowadays, she is seen on NBC Sports Boston. She also works at WMUR-TV as a freelancer.

She presented the Hockey Legacy Award to former Boston Bruin Derek Sanderson in Sep 2013. She served as a reporter for NBC Sports at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Nowadays, she appears on NBC Sports Boston. Furthermore, she freelances at WMUR-TV. In May 2022, she joined Bob Halloran, Duke Castiglione, and Josh Brogadir as a reporter on WCVB’s SportsCenter 5 team.

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