Courtney Hansen Biography
Courtney Hansen is an American television host/personality. Born on October 2, 1974, Courtney is also a syndicated columnist, published author, and former fashion model.
Courtney Hansen Age
She was born on October 2, 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. She is 44 years old as of 2018.
Courtney Hansen Family
She is the daughter of Gerald John “Jerry” a winner of 27 SCCA national racing championships and Constance (Walker) Hansen. Her family owned Brainerd International Raceway from 1973-2006. She grew up in Orono, Minnesota, and spent lots of time around the pits and garages at racing tracks and as a result, she is an automobile enthusiast, and most of her work to date has revolved around automobiles.
Courtney Hansen Husband
She is married to her longtime love Jay Hartington. The couple tied the knot on July 20, 2018 in Taormina, Italy. The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, outdoors along the Ionian Sea with views of Mt. Etna. The event was the highlight of a four-day celebration which included a Wednesday night welcome dinner, Thursday night rehearsal in the countryside and Saturday beach-side brunch.
She was previously married to Ilya Sapritsky from 2009 to 2014.
Courtney Hansen Daughter
She gave birth to her first child, Holland Marysia Walker Hartington, on July 5 of 2014. The child’s father is entrepreneur, Jay Hartington who is the owner of Rumbatime and MarissaCollections.com, among other ventures.
Courtney Hansen Career
After Hansen left school, she hosted the Jack Nicklaus pilot Killer Golf and segments on the Travel Channel. She also worked as a fashion and fitness model, and was on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine, Muscle & Fitness and other major magazines.
Her first major TV role was co-host of the hit car makeover series Overhaulin’ and also went on to host Spike TV’s Powerblock, which was composed of four half-hour automotive shows, for eight seasons. while at Overhaulin’, she helped with the disassembling and assembly of cars for the show.
She previously hosted for TLC’s automotive-themed shows Rides, and Million Dollar Motors. Hansen has also been a spokes-model for Matco Tools, Dodge, and Rolls-Royce.
She hosted the travel adventure series “Destination Wild” for Fox Sports Net, which received a Silver Telly Award, and also other TV shows & specials.
In 2005, Courtney published an automotive book for women & first time car owners called “The Garage Girl’s Guide”. Additionally, she also wrote a column for FHM, and has written a nationally syndicated automotive newspaper column titled “Courtney Hansen: Full Throttle”.
In January 2014, Courtney started duties as host of the new NBC Sports, Spike TV and CBS Sports TV series PowerNation, and is currently the spokesperson for Endurance Warranty Services, LLC Endurance Warranty. In 2015, she announced that she was leaving Powernation at the end of year to pursue other endeavors.
Courtney Hansen Net Worth
Hansen has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
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Courtney Hansen Interview
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Interviewer: How has your expertise in cars and being a woman helped you professionally because it’s a rare combination?
Courtney Hansen: “Well, I grew up in an automotive family with a dad who raced SCAA and he’s actually the win ingest SCAA driver with 27 national titles. We use to own Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. My whole life was cars and naturally I became an enthusiast. It’s one of my great passions in life. As my expertise, just over the years I host these cars shows and being such a part of the automotive world I’ve really tried. I had to like hone my knowledge, hone the craft so to speak.
I’ve read all the books out there about auto repair and fabrication and wrote a book for women The Garage Girl’s Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Your Car. I felt like there was nothing out there that appealed to women about how to take care of your car on a daily basis. I am always learning and talking to people about cars and I am always trying to feed myself by reading as much as I can. I guess to some degree there is some expertise there. As far as being a woman in this world, I love it. I think it’s so cool that women are taking more of an interest in everything automotive these days.
Love the fact that there is women racers like Erica Enders and Danica Patrick and badass girls out there. I think it’s awesome when girls are working on their cars and trucks and really caring about what they’re purchasing. I hope that I am somewhat of a voice and inspiration in that world for women I hope.”
Interviewer: Turing to your personal life, do guys consider a turn on or turn off when they found out how much you know about cars?
Courtney Hansen: “I’d say it’s 100 percent a turn on without a doubt. I have encountered little to no chauvinism in this world and every man that I know whether he is a huge car buff or knows very little about the automotive world, I find that they’re turned on by it. They think it’s sexy. And they should man. It is hot. Right?”
Interviewer: Finally, would you be interested in something like a Dancing with the Stars for example or what other projects would you like to do in the future as you continue to expand out?
Courtney Hansen: “Well, I do a lot of non automotive stuff. I have a show on Fox Sports Net called Destination Wild, which is a travel sports show and we go all over the U.S. and visit the greatest places in the U.S. and do adventure sports. So that’s outside of the automotive realm. There has been a lot of close calls to host some really big network shows that are not automotive obviously. That’s certainly a goal of mine. I hope to continue to embrace the automotive niche. I have so many passions and want to reach that world as well. Yeah. I would absolutely do Dancing with the Stars. I actually screened to host that show. I am open. I just want to have fun, continue hosting, doing my thing, and enjoying life man.”