Sage Steele joined ESPN in 2007 and is a co-host of ESPN’s SportsCenter. Most recently, Steele served as update host during live daytime SportsCenter editions, which debuted in August 2008. She also previously contributed to First Take and Mike & Mike in the Morning and has served as a guest co-host of ESPN2’s SportsNation.
Away from the studio, Steele anchored the daytime SportsCenter segments from the NBA Finals in 2012, and has hosted the Scripps National Spelling Bee each year since 2010.
Steele began her television career at WSBT-TV in South Bend, Ind., as a producer and reporter (1995-1997). She then moved to WISH-TV in Indianapolis where she was the beat reporter for the Indianapolis Colts, in addition to covering the 1997 NCAA Men’s Final Four, NASCAR and the Izod IndyCar Series.
In August 1998, Steele moved to Tampa and worked as a reporter, anchor, and host for WFTS-TV. She was the beat reporter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1998-2001 and covered the 1999 NCAA Men’s Final Four. In 2000, she joined Fox Sports Net in Tampa as a reporter and covered Super Bowl XXXV for the 2000-01 NFL season.
In April 2001, Steele became the anchor for the debut of Comcast SportsNet, serving the Washington DC/Baltimore region. She anchored the flagship show SportsNite for six years and was also a beat reporter for the Baltimore Ravens from 2001-2005, hosting a magazine show for all five seasons.
Steele graduated from Indiana University (Bloomington) in 1995 with a bachelor of science degree in sports communications. In her spare time, Steele volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association events, enjoys horseback riding, and spending time with her husband and three children.
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