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Who is Mina Kimes' husband? Meet music producer Nick Sylvester

Olivia Olphin January 4, 2022
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Mina Kimes has been in the news this week after revealing a scathing email that was sent to her from an online troll. As one of ESPN’s top sports journalists Kimes often receives a lot of online attention. We take a closer look at her career so far as well as introducing her husband, music producer Nick Sylvester.

ESPN star’s impressive career explored

Mina Kimes is an American investigative journalist with a specialism in sports and business reporting. She was born on 8 September 1985 and is 36 years old. She also studied English at Yale University.

Kimes previously wrote for high-profile publications such as Bloomberg News, Fortune, and is now a senior writer for ESPN, as well as an NFL analyst on NFL Live.

She also hosts her own podcast, The Mina Kimes show featuring Lenny (her dog), as part of ESPN’s audio output.

Over her career Kimes has won multiple awards for her reporting, such as the National Headliner Award honour in 2019 for magazine feature writing.

She also has an incredibly special relationship with her father. He was an airforce captain, and they bonded over their shared passion for football.

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Meet Mina Kimes’ music producer husband

Mina Kimes’ husband is music producer, writer and musician Nick Sylvester. He previously worked for Pitchfork as a music reviewer, writer and associate editor but left in 2006.

Since then Sylvester has turned his hand to music producing as co-founder of LA-based artist development company Godmode.

He studied computer music at Harvard and has also played as a musician in the band Mr Dream. His first music job was playing the trumpet at weddings and bar mitzvahs.

Sylvester was inspired by his grandfather, who played the horn, and his father, who was a drummer.

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Sylvester and Kimes tied the knot in 2015 and are thought to have begun dating around 2012. However, there has been some recent speculation online as to whether the pair are still together as they don’t post a lot of photos together.

Kimes can still be seen wearing her wedding ring in her most recent Instagram posts, so we can assume they are still together.

The couple don’t have kids but do own a cute little dog called Lenny.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.