Mario Toldeo is the husband and baby daddy of sports journalist Kris Budden. The marriage of three years welcomed a son in 2015, and Budden hid it from TV.
In a bizarre move, Mario’s reporter wife hid one of the women’s most wonderful experiences: being pregnant. Kris, who gave birth to the couple’s only child two years ago, recently revealed she regrets thinking her pregnancy would put her ‘over the hill’ on the broadcasting market.
The blonde was born Kristen Lee Budden on March 9, 1984. The Georgia native is a graduate of the University of Missouri.
Kris Budden is an American sports reporter currently working for ESPN. She is known for reporting college football, basketball, and baseball.
Before joining ESPN, Kris was a sideline and feature reporter for Fox Sports Southwest. She has also worked as a host and reporter for the Big 12 Digital Network.
Kris covers college football for ESPN. Before joining ESPN, Kris was a sideline and feature reporter for FOX Sports, covering NFL and college football from 2013-2015. During that time, Kris also worked for FOX Sports San Diego as a host and reporter for their coverage of the San Diego Padres. According to her profile, she also spent six years at WBIR in Knoxville.
Kris is based in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Mario, and their two sons, Jace and Max. She is passionate about sports journalism and loves to share her stories with others. Kris also hosts a podcast called Sideline Pass which focuses on college sports news from around the country.
Kris has been featured in several publications, including Saturday Down South, Front Office Sports, Awful Announcing, and The Atlantic. Her work has earned her recognition from both fans and colleagues alike.
Kris Budden is an inspiring journalist who continues to make an impact in the world of sports journalism.
She’s been happily married to Mario Toledo since 2014.
Mario Toledo is a college tennis coach. He attended the University of Tennessee as a men’s tennis team member. He graduated with a degree in Political Science.
In 2014, he landed his current position as the assistant tennis coach at Pepperdine University. Before Pepperdine, he spent time at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. The resort was named the No. 1 tennis resort by Tennis Magazine.
Toledo who has over 12 years of coaching experience in the books –is in his second season as an assistant coach with the Pepperdine women’s tennis team. During his first season, he helped lead the Waves to one of the team’s best overall finishes after reaching the NCAA Championship quarterfinal round for the fifth time in program history.
Mario Toledo met his future wife back in 2012. At the time, he was her tennis instructor. The two bonded after Kris took a lesson from him at a Knoxville racquet club. The lovebirds were married in April 2014 –in Charleston, Southern California.
He was a member of the University of Tennessee men’s tennis team from 2000 to 2002, and the couple met in 2012 when she took a job in Knoxville. Mario recently changed careers, moving into real estate, which has been his passion for some time. The couple married in 2014 and welcomed their son Jace in 2016 and daughter Landyn in 2019. Mario is active on social media, regularly tweeting about his family and life experiences.
Mario recently changed careers and is now working as a real estate agent. He can be followed on Twitter @MuzzaToledo or over at Mario Toledo Realty.
Kris and Mario have had an exciting journey together, with many ups and downs along the way. But they’ve made it through and are still going strong!
You can find him on Twitter here.