Jackie Macmullan

Jackie "Mac" MacMullan Boyle is an NBA journalist for ESPN and a freelance newspaper sportswriter in the United States. MacMullan began her sports journalistic career at fifteen, writing only about her high school's girl teams for her local newspaper.

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Background and Age

Jackie MacMullan was born on October 7, 1960, in Boston, Massachusetts. She was into street hockey as a young girl. Her family home was located in a convenient place where all the neighborhood kids would gather to play hockey. Being a girl, she was disadvantaged because the boys who took part in the games did not want to involve her. To console her, Jackie's dad bought her a street hockey net, and being the only one with a net in the neighborhood, she was able to participate in the hockey games. Jackie went to Westwood High School in Massachusetts. In her high school days, Jackie played on the hockey team.

The passion for writing has been within Jackie from her developing years. While in high school, she read a local paper that mainly focused on boys' news; this largely offended Jackie, and she complained to her dad about the issue. Jackie later heeded her father's advice. She gathered courage and decided to call the local newspaper editor and present her complaint. In response to Jackie's complaint, the editor explained that he did not have anything against girls but had a shortage of capable personnel to do the writing. The editor went on and challenged Jackie to do a piece for him instead; this was a chance that Jackie took head-on and wrote an article on her best friend, who was a swimmer and had broken both the boy's and girls' records.

Jackie graduated from the University of New Hampshire. As a college student, Jackie participated in basketball as a member of the Wildcats, a Division 1 team. She was once a victim of locker room injustice because it was debatable to have women in the locker room at that time. Jackie was caught in a compromising position when she tried to get past a guard and ended up against the wall. In another instance, Jackie was denied entry into the locker room by a priest. MacMullan has had many other running issues with men, but she managed to stand her ground. With such encounters, Jackie developed a solid and determined character that enabled her to defy the odds.

Career and Net Worth

After graduating from college, Jackie joined Boston Globe as a news intern. She considered this to be a considerable achievement since she had dreamt of it growing up. At the Boston Globe, Jackie became an associate editor and columnist.

In 1999, Jackie worked with Larry Bird, and the two were able to work on his biography titled Bird Watching. Jackie also worked with NBA star Shaquille O'Neal on his autobiography titled Shaq Uncut. Jackie is often seen on ESPN debating and covering the NBA.

Jackie Macmillan's net worth is not available to the public.

Marriage, Husband, and Kids

Jackie Macmullan got married to Michael Boyle. They raised a daughter named Aly Boyle. Macmillan claims to have a supportive husband who understands the value of her work and assists her in achieving her goals. Anyone must shine in their chosen field. She keeps meticulous records of her life and her husband Boyle, including their first date and the events of their marriage. However, such documents are kept secret from the general public, and only a few people know them.

What the media is aware of is that she has a beautiful life. She doesn't have any boyfriends or extramarital affairs. When it comes to Jackie, there are whispers regarding former relationships. This isn't surprising given how attractive she is, with the perfect measurements and height in a male-dominated field. Most of her posts on social media are about her children.

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 07-10-1960
Birth Place: Manhasset, Town of North Hempstead, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Alma Mater: University of New Hampshire
Profession: NBA columnist, sportswriter and a TV personality
Husband: Michael Boyle
Marital Status: Married
Children: two
Birth Sign: Libra
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)
T.V. Show(s): Mike & Mike
Birth Date: 7 Oct, 1960
Age: 59 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Manhasset
Education: University of New Hampshire
Gender: Female
Description: American sportswriter
Twitter Id: JackieMacB
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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