Jayne Kennedy Now: Fired NFL Today Host Husband & Family Life

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Jayne Kennedy now has less involvement in movies and the TV world. However, she actively takes part in social work and charities.

She is a popular American actress and TV host who once hosted NFL Today on CBS. However, her dispute with the network made her leave the show.

Jayne has a happy married life with her actor husband, Bill Overton, and the pair has four daughters together, including Bill’s one child from his previous relationship.

Jayne Kennedy Overton Is A Veteran Actress And TV Personality
Jayne Kennedy Overton Is A Veteran Actress And TV Personality (Source: Instagram)

Jayne Kennedy Overton, born in 1951, lived a varied career in TV, movies, modeling, and broadcasting. She first came into the limelight as Miss Ohio in 1970 and competed in the Miss USA Pageant.

Then, the actress appeared on TV shows like “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” and toured with Bob Hope. During the 1970s, she was in many TV shows and ads, including “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “Sanford and Son.”

In 1978, the African-American media personality made history by joining “The NFL Today” and later hosted “Speak Up America.” She won an Emmy for the 1982 Rose Bowl and the NAACP Image Award for “Body and Soul.”

Likewise, the veteran actress supports charities like The United Negro College Fund and The National Council of Negro Women. 

Jayne Kennedy Now

The multi-talented American artist Jayne Kennedy is absolutely fine and healthy now. Many queries regarding her death and life surface around the internet as she has maintained a distance from movies and TV shows for quite a long time.

The veteran artist has remained busy with writing, charities, motivational speaking, and many more activities of social cause during her absence from the showbiz industry.

Jayne Kennedy With Her Husband, Bill Overton
Jayne Kennedy With Her Husband, Bill Overton (Source: Pinterest)

In her youth, the media personality remained the beauty peasant winner and started working as an actress. She was part of many TV shows; however, her career as a host of the NFL Today on CBS remained a milestone achievement.

Sadly, she left the NFL after a dispute with the network. Also, there are speculations that the network fired her from her position as a host.

These days, she is busy with her involvement in various charities and functions. Likewise, Jayne will come back soon with a short named Mother.

Husband And Family Life

The former NFL host, Jayne, is happily married to her husband, Bill Overton. The duo met each other during their showbiz project and married in 1985.

Together, the Overton couple has four daughters, including the eldest one from Bill’s previous relationship.

Jayne Kennedy With Her Husband And Daughters
Jayne Kennedy With Her Husband And Daughters (Source: Pinterest)

All their daughters are grown-ups and are doing good in their respective professions. The celebrity pair has a great bond with their daughters named Cheyenne (born 1982), Savannah Re (born November 20, 1985), Kopper Joi (born May 17, 1989), and Zaire Ollyea (born September 15, 1995).

The family of six has a blissful life together without any relationship conflicts.

Also, Jayne and Bill are still together after 39 years of exchanging vows. However, Bill is not the first man in Jyane’s life.

The actress cum tv show host married Leon Isaac Kennedy in 1971. Leon is a former DJ, writer, and actor who didn’t make it to a successful career.

Later, they divorced in 1982 without sharing any child.



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