Kacie McDonnell: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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To say it’s been an eventful year in the romance department for the Murray family would be an understatement.

First, Josh Murray won the latest season of the Bachelorette and proposed to Andi Dorfman.

And on Friday night, Josh’s brother Aaron — a former Georgia standout who’s now a backup quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs — joined Josh in the engagement club when he proposed to his girlfriend, Kansas City TV reporter Kacie McDonnell.

Read on for more about Kacie and the happy couple:


1. Murray & McDonnell Announced the Engagement Friday Night

McDonnell disappointed a whole lot of guys out there when she tweeted this photo of her engagement ring, announcing she was off the market for good.

By Saturday afternoon, McDonnell’s tweet had more than 1,000 favorites, along with countless congratulatory messages and a handful of replies from disappointed guys like this one.


2. She’s a Reporter & Anchor for the NBC Affiliate in Kansas City

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McDonnell is a reporter and anchor for NBC 41 in Kansas City. She joined the station in August, as Aaron — a fifth-round pick in last spring’s NFL draft — was successfully competing for a spot on the Chiefs’ roster.

Prior to moving to Kansas City, McDonnell was the traffic reporter for Good Day Philadelphia, the morning show on Philly’s Fox 29.


3. She Used to Date Vikings QB Christian Ponder

Christian Ponder

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McDonnell apparently has a thing for quarterbacks. In 2011, she dated Christian Ponder, who at the time was the starting quarterback at Florida State before being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.

Ponder, like Murray, is now an NFL backup, sitting behind Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota. He’s now married to a different TV personality: the former Samantha Steele of ESPN.

McDonnell has also been romantically linked to Phillies pitcher Jonathan Pettibone.


4. She’s a Villanova University Graduate

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#tbt HS grad thank you card

A post shared by Kacie McDonnell (@kaciemcdonnell) on Jun 13, 2013 at 3:56am PDT

McDonnell is a 2012 graduate of Villanova University outside of Philadelphia. She started her TV career in Philly just months after graduation.


5.The Couple Went to the Georgia-Mizzou Game the Day After Getting Engaged

The day after getting engaged, the happy couple turned its attention back to football, attending the Georgia-Missouri game in Columbia, Missouri.

As if the engagement wasn’t enough good news, the Dawgs gave the two plenty to cheer about. Despite the suspension of star running back Todd Gurley, Georgia opened up a 20-0 win in a key SEC game.


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