Kadee Coffman, Miss Rodeo California 2007, is a national TV host and sideline reporter who can be seen on networks such as: CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network, Great American Country (GAC), RFD-TV and more. She currently works as: the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo sideline reporter and co-hosts RFD-TV’s #1 equine rated show, “Gentle Giants”. Kadee has also been hired to moderate star-studded events including a sit-down interview with Academy Award winner Diane Keaton, New York Times Best Selling Author Moll Anderson, Emmy award winning TV personality Carson Kressley and more.
Following her reign as MRC, she received her BS degree in TV Journalism from San Jose State University, and quickly moved to Fort Worth, Texas. Kadee married Elliott Blair, a native Texan, in 2017, and is a pro-scout for the Texas Rangers MLB team. Both Elliott and Kadee share a passion for the western way of life and professional rodeo. Kadee continues to be involved with the sport of professional rodeo long after her reign as Miss Rodeo California. 2019 will mark her 8th consecutive sideline coverage of the sport’s super bowl, the National Finals Rodeo on CBS Sports. Kadee doesn’t take the opportunity for granted and considers herself lucky to be a small part of the TV team.
WesternWomen.com sat down with Kadee to ask her a couple of questions.
How did you first get involved with the Western Lifestyle?
Kadee: Growing up on my family’s horse and cattle ranch in Clovis, California I learned at a young age about the importance of agriculture and the western way of life. I’m thankful for the opportunities I had through the years of queen competitions and representing my state as Miss Rodeo California 2007. Since then, I have pursued a career in TV and have been fortunate to report at some of the most prestigious rodeos and western events throughout the Country.
How do you define your style?
Kadee: Sophisticated with a hint of cowgirl. Jackie O meets Dale Evans!
What is your favorite part about the Western Lifestyle?
Kadee: It’s a sense of home and keeps me anchored in my roots.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Kadee: You have to work really hard, be persistent, network, build relationships, learn to be a team player, seek leadership, put in more time than you think you need to, find a mentor, don’t hang with negative people and above anything – you’ve got to believe in yourself and what you bring to the table.
What do you count as your greatest achievement?
Kadee: The ability to constantly challenge myself and set new goals personally and professionally. It’s easy to get too comfortable, and when that happens your growth becomes stagnant.
What advice or words of encouragement would you give to other Western Women?
Kadee: Be your own biggest cheerleader!
What are you listening to/reading right now?
Kadee: Taylor Swift new album Lover
What do you do to unwind?
Kadee: Watch baseball with Elliott! I know more about baseball then I ever thought I would or cared to know! 😊