June 13, 1973 |
|Residence||Los Angeles, CA|
|Occupation||Model, announcer, television personality|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||136 lb (62 kg)|
Tweeden was born in Manassas, Virginia and won her first talent contest as age sixteen. After graduating from Osbourn Park High School in 1991, Tweeden moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in modeling.
In 1992, while working as a hostess at a Hooters restaurant (she was in their 1994 calendar) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she won first place in the Venus International Model Search. This break led to national exposure. Tweeden modeled for promotional work for Hooters and Venus International along with Frederick's of Hollywood and Playboy.
Tweeden was a correspondent for Fox Sports Net's Best Damn Sports Show Period from 2000 to 2007. In 2008, Tweeden became the third hostess of the NBC late night television series Poker After Dark. She has also appeared on the political discussion series Hannity, as a member of the "Great American Panel" and occasionally appears on the panel of the early morning program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.
Tweeden was seen doing Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pre- and post-game coverage on Fox Sports West and is currently working on Fox Sports 1's UFC Tonight with Chael Sonnen, Kenny Florian and Ariel Helwani.
As part of Hooters' 25th anniversary in 2008, Tweeden was named among "The Top Hooters Girls of all time".
In 2009 she became the public face of the website Autism|Rethinking Autism which uses a series of videos to educate the public about autism.
- Deanna Merryman, fellow model that attended high school with Tweeden
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Leeann Tweeden.|
- "Leeann Tweeden". playboy.com. PEI. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
- Poker on NBC
- Leeann Tweeden at the Internet Movie Database
- FHM 's Leeann Tweeden interview and photo spread
- "The Top HOOTERS Girls of all time". HOOTERS Magazine. July/ August 2008. p. 108.
- "Leeann Tweeden videos". Rethinking Autism. Retrieved August 7, 2012.