First of all, Yes, I realize it’s been ages since I’ve updated the site, please stop emailing me. Now, let’s get to the business at hand: I’ve been seeing Michelle Beadle on ESPN a lot lately, mostly because the net is hyping up her new sports show SportsNation, which she co-hosts with some guy. Bonus brownie points: she’s a fellow UT alum — albeit from San Antonio. But hey, close enough.
Her bio from ESPN:
Michelle Beadle joined ESPN on June 1, 2009, as co-host with Colin Cowherd of the studio show SportsNation on ESPN2 after spending time with 1050 ESPN New York as the New York SportsCenter anchor for ESPN Radio’s The Michael Kay Show. Beadle, who was the pre- and postgame reporter for the New Jersey Nets, also has been a studio anchor, reporter and host for the YES Network on shows such as the Emmy Award-winning Ultimate Road Trip; SportsLife NYC; and Yankees on Deck.
In addition to her work at YES, Michelle was hired in 2007 by People Magazine and People.com, for which she hosts the online feature What You Missed over the Weekend. She has been a Red Carpet reporter for the Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, SAG Awards and the Tony Awards, and contributed for People Magazine on television, appearing on The Today Show, The Early Show, Extra, Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight.
Michelle has been the host for Major League Baseball Production’s magazine show Cathedrals of the Game, which brings viewers an inside look at baseball’s most historic stadiums and venues. She was a feature reporter for the NFL Films syndicated program NFL Under the Helmet, which gave an up-close look at the players, coaches and fans of the NFL.
Beadle previously was a primary host and anchor for College Sports Television (CSTV), where she co-hosted the network’s flagship program, The #1 College Sports Show, in addition to CSTV pre- and postgame sports shows and specials.
Also, she hosted the Animal Planet series Animal Planet Report; co-hosted the Travel Channel’s Beach Week series; hosted the Discovery Channel reality series Get Packing and the network’s one-hour specials Inside Orlando’s Resorts and Outrageous Room Service; and hosted I Want Your Job, an original series on the Fine Living Network.
Beadle got her start in television as a reporter for the San Antonio Spurs and Fox Sports Net (Big Game Hunters) and soon moved on to TNN, now known as Spike TV, where she worked as a sideline reporter on the network’s coverage of Professional Bull Riding (PBR). During her time at TNN, Michelle also worked freelance as a reporter for ESPN’s Titan Games and CBS Sports on its coverage of the PBR.
Michelle, who now splits time between New York City and Hartford, Conn., is a graduate of University of Texas-San Antonio.
Also props to Waterdrinker for reminding me of her.
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