New York City-- MLB Network studio host Kristina Akra is pleased to announce that she will now be going by Kristina Fitzpatrick, after having married her boyfriend of 9 ½ years, John W. Fitzpatrick, CEO of Force Marketing in Atlanta. The wedding took place in Miami Beach on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
In addition, Fitzpatrick will be proudly joining Sirius XM Satellite Radio personality Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo for a brand-new show on the MLB Network, “High Heat with Christopher Russo.” The baseball talk show show will feature guests, MLB Network analysts and other elements, and will delve into all aspects of the national pastime.
“I’m so excited for this new journey in my life, both with my marriage and the new MLB Network show,” said Fitzpatrick. “I’m looking forward to working with Christopher Russo, and I know that my fans will enjoy our blend of baseball insights and opinions.”
“High Heat” begins airing on Monday, March 31, at 12:00 p.m. ET, and will continue for 46 weeks over 230 episodes. Further episodes will air at weekdays at 1:00 p.m. ET, except on days when a game telecast is scheduled at that time, in which case “High Heat” will air live at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Fans of Fitzpatrick can follow her new Twitter account, @ka_fitz, or visit her new website, which launches April 1 at http://www.kristinafitzpatrick.com.
ABOUT KRISTINA FITZPATRICK
Kristina Fitzpatrick, née Kristina Akra, is an MLB Network studio host who has co-hosted MLB Now and appeared across MLB Network programming. Formerly, she covered the Washington Nationals for MASN and co-hosted SEC GridIron Live on FoxSports South, and reported for several other sports networks. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she was a four-year member of the University of Florida “Dazzler” Dance Team. She resides with her husband, John Fitzpatrick, in Atlanta, Georgia, and can be found in Manhattan during baseball season.