When the sideline reporter for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
walks into a trendy Mexican restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas, dressed in a black silk dress and boots, she
looks every bit the stunning rodeo queen.
It's hard to believe Kadee Coffman
is running on almost no sleep after driving home through the early morning hours from a rodeo in Oklahoma.
But it took a final win in 2007 as Miss Rodeo California for Coffman
to realize that, when it came to answering questions for her
role as queen, she
preferred the other end of the microphone.
"I was like, 'I want to be the one asking the questions,'?
"But I did really enjoy sharing my passion for the Western industry, so that's where my drive for being a broadcaster came into play."
After getting her broadcast journalism degree from San Jose State University, Coffman headed to Fort Worth where she began working as a host for Superior Livestock Auction.
ample camera time there with helping to skyrocket her
"Pam is my everything," Coffman
Like Minick, Coffman
sights on reporting for the PRCA
But it took her
a fair amount of time and patience to achieve her
After sending in reels for three years, Coffman
finally got a call in 2012 while filming a show in Wyoming with Minick.
needed a reporter for the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, and they wanted Coffman
"This was 10 days before the event, and so I'm jumping up and down, Pam's crying, and it was awesome, because I felt all of my hard work had paid off," Coffman
By that December, Coffman
found herself reporting at NFR.
hasn't slowed down since.
says the long days on the road are worth it for the amazing athletes she
gets to meet.