Michele Steele

Studio Anchor, Reporter

Michele Steele is a Chicago-based reporter who joined ESPN in December 2011. Steele served as Boston-based bureau reporter for three years before moving to cover the mid-west in October 2016. Steele’s reporting for the network took her inside a criminal court to follow the murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, to Phoenix, Ariz., for coverage of the death of Muhammad Ali and most recently, to Houston for Super Bowl LI. Steele is also seen on ESPN platforms as a fill-in anchor for SportsCenter and on ESPN digital.

Prior to joining ESPN, Steele was an anchor for Bloomberg Television where she originated the role of the network’s first full-time sports reporter. Her interviews at Bloomberg included NCAA President Mark Emmert and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in addition to numerous owners and team executives. Steele was also a contributor for Forbes on Fox as well as a senior reporter for Forbes’ video on-demand service.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science in journalism with a focus on broadcast media from Columbia University. A native of Chicago, she is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, the Alliance Francaise and the Young Professionals group of the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Also speaking fluent French, Steele spent two years in the Loire Valley France and in Martinique teaching English to French children.