Co-Host Daytime SportsCenter / Host, ESPN Sports Saturday on ABC
- Hannah Storm – a trailblazing and award-winning sportscaster and newscaster for the last 25 years – joined ESPN in 2008 as co-host of the new, live weekday edition of SportsCenter.
Storm co-hosts the Daytime SportsCenter with Josh Elliott from 9 a.m. to noon ET and is host of ESPN Sports Saturday on ABC which debuted in 2010. During the NFL season, she hosts the Sunday morning edition of SportsCenter, leading into Sunday NFL Countdown. She also anchors SportsCenter’s coverage from marquee events, including Grand Slam tennis, for which she also serves as a host, and the NBA Finals. She and Elliott also have teamed to host the Tournament of Roses Parade on ABC.
In 2009, Storm anchored the documentary special “HERstory,” which commemorated Women’s History Month. She reported on Alex Rodriguez’s steroid admission as well as the opening of the new Yankee Stadium and several other high-profile stories.
In 2010, she was the producer of Unmatched, a one-hour documentary under the “30 for 30” banner about the rivalry and friendship between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
Storm came to ESPN after five years with CBS News (2002-2007) as a host of The Early Show, covering numerous major news events including the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, Super Bowls XLI and XXXVIII, the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the Presidential campaigns of 2004 and 2008 and the London terror bombings. She also hosted shows for the award- winning CBS news magazine 48 Hours. Storm also served as co-host of the Thanksgiving Day Parade for five years.
Storm worked for 10 years (1992-2002) at NBC Sports, hosting four Olympic Games, and was the first woman in American television history to be the sole host of a broadcast network’s sports series, NBC’s Major League Baseball telecasts. Her assignments included three World Series, the NBA, Wimbledon, Notre Dame Football and other major events.
Storm’s national television experience began with CNN Sports Tonight, for which she was the first female host, from 1989-1992.
Storm has also appeared in feature films: Like Mike and Valentines Day, in addition to television series: Arli$$, Scrubs and As The World Turns.
In 2004, Storm received the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award for Outstanding Anchor for News. She previously won a Gracie for her work in sports.
Storm created the Hannah Storm Foundation, which raises awareness and provides treatment for children suffering from debilitating and disfiguring vascular birthmarks. The Hannah Storm Foundation provides a journalism internship at Notre Dame, as well as an educational scholarship for the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn. Storm also sits on the board of the Tribeca Sports Film Festival, and a variety of charitable organizations.
Storm is the author of two books, Go Girl!: Raising Healthy, Confident and Successful Daughters through Sports and Notre Dame Inspirations, which helps to fund the Hannah Storm Journalism Scholarship at the University of Notre Dame. A graduate of Notre Dame with degrees in communications and political science, Storm began her career while still in school, working at WNDU-TV, in South Bend, Ind. She then was disc jockey at KNCN-FM Radio in Corpus Christi, Texas (1983-1984), a sports anchor and disc jockey at KSRR-FM in Houston (1984-1987), hosted the Houston Rockets and Houston Astros pre- and post-game shows at KTXH-TV (1985-1988) and was a sports anchor and reporter for WPQC-TV in Charlotte, N.C. (1988-89). While there, she co-hosted NASCAR specials and served as a pit reporter, in addition to covering ACC football and basketball and the inaugural season of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.