Who Is Karie Dombrowski, Dave Dombrowski Wife? Age And Wiki

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Fans and media have expressed much interest in the personal life of Dave Dombrowski, including his wife, Karie Dombrowski.

The Dombrowski couple met at the beginning of the 1990s and married after a couple of years.

Dave and Karie Dombrowski are doting parents to their two children, Darbi and Landon.

Dave Dombrowski With The Phillies
Dave Dombrowski With The Phillies (Source: The Boston Globe)

The American Baseball Executive was born on July 27, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Dombrowski completed his school at Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois, before joining Cornell University.

Later, he transferred to Western Michigan University to study business administration, where he received a Distinguished Alumni Award.

The Illinoid-born started his career as an administrative assistant with the Chicago White Sox, after which he worked for different baseball operations.

Dave is currently the President of Baseball Operations for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Dave Dombrowski Wife: Karie Dombrowski

Karie Ross, or Karie Dombrowski, is a former American sports broadcaster who has worked with ABC, NBC, and CBS network anchors etc.

Ross, born on July 25, 1959, in Norman, attended Clinton High School and later joined the University of Oklahoma to study Journalism.

Her parents are Lany Ross and Janet Ross, whom she calls her superhero.

She worked with various channels such as KOCO TV, WBNS TV, ESPN, Sports News, etc.

The Meeting, Date & Marriage

When the couple met, Ross was working for WTVJ, and Dave was working as the general manager of the Florida Marlins.

After a month of meeting, Dave asked Karie for a date, and they officially started dating.

David Dombrowski And Wife Karie Ross Dombrowski
David Dombrowski And Wife Karie Ross Dombrowski (Source: Fabwags)

Later, the couple shared vows on New Year’s Eve of 1995, i.e., December 31, 1995, after dating for three years.

Around 1998, the couple welcomed their first child, Darbi Rose, and in 2000, their son Landon Ronald was born.

Dave and Karie are still together and a happy family with their children after 27 years of marriage.

Daughter, Darbi Dombrowski

Darbi graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart with a public relations, advertising, and communications degree.

She competed in Miss Michigan Teen 2014 for seven months as the E-Commerce Coordinator at Mathis Brothers Furniture.

Today, Darbi works as an account executive at Finn Partners Company in Nashville, Tennessee.

Son, Landon Dombrowski

Landon completed his education at St. Sebastian School and his bachelor’s in economics from Wake Forest University in 2022.

During his studies, Landon interned with the St. Paul Saints, managing ticket sales and brainstorming marketing and promotional ideas.

The Harassment Case and ESPN

Reporter Jenni Carlson wrote a profile of Karie for the Daily Oklahoman in 2004, including one incident with ESPN in 1989.

During her time at ESPN, the company was called a boys’ club because it was predominantly staffed by men there.

Ross reported they were in a staff meeting and had to bring out the topic of harassment that the female employees had to face there.

She discussed how male employees groped the female employees and how the latter came to her with terror in their eyes.

Karie Ross Dombrowski on Capitol Hill
Karie Ross Dombrowski on Capitol Hill (Source: Twitter)

Dombrowski expressed her exhaustion with employees approaching her due to their inability to perform their jobs without being harassed.

Later, her public discussion of the harassment they faced in the meeting offended some male employees in the company.

After a few months of the meeting and her publicly calling out the harassers, ESPN chose not to renew her contract.

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