Michelle Beadle is a smart sports media personality who has done so well for herself in the male-dominated profession. She kicked off her career as an intern at the San Antonio Spurs and has worked really hard to become a name to reckon with in the world of sports reporting, bagging a plethora of achievements in the process. Here is her story.
Michelle Beadle’s Bio
Michelle Beadle was born to Bob Beadle and Serenella Paladino on 23 October 1975. Her dad was a former executive at Valero Energy, she has dual nationalities of both Italian and American.
Michelle spent most of her early years in Roanoke Texas, even though her original place of birth was Italy. She would later live in Boerne in San Antonio after they relocated from Texas. According to her, while growing up, she had more male friends than females. She attended Boerne High School and after that, she furthered her education at the University of Texas as a pre-law student in Political Science but soon quit after she decided to move to Canada for a three-year sabbatical. When she finally made up her mind to go back to school, she opted for the University of Texas in San Antonio and finally graduated from there.
After graduation, she started her career as an intern at the San Antonio Spurs after which she secured a spot as a reporter and joined the Fox Sports Net where she hosted Big Game Hunters. Michelle Beadle started shooting for the skies when she began hosting and reporting numerous sporting events. As a result, she became popular and a sought after face in the media.
In 2002, she worked for TNN as a sideline reporter for the coverage of Professional Bull Riders(PBR) Bud Light Cup Tour, she also worked as a freelance reporter at CBS, covering PBR and ESPN Titan Games while still at TNN. In her career journey, she has also worked at Travel channel where she hosted a popular show “Get Packing”.
In June 2009, she joined ESPN as the co-host of Sports Nation alongside Colin Cowherd – the show premiered on ESPN2 in July of the same year. She also co-hosted alongside Marcellus Wiley on the Winners Bracket; a show which was part of ESPN Sports Saturday, a two-hour block of sports programming on ABC.
Beadle had a weekly podcast titled The Michelle Beadle and she was also the guest host for the show “Mike and Mike in the morning”. She was the anchor for the Michael Kay 1050 ESPN show New York and in May 2012, she joined NBC and immediately began anchoring NBC Sports Networks daily morning studio coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. She also hosted “The Crossover with Beadle and Briggs” which debuted on NBC Sports Network on January 23, 2013, and soon began featuring alongside Dave Briggs – formerly of Fox News channel and CSN New England on the show, however, it got re-branded as “The Crossover with Michelle Beadle”, making her the sole host.
Unfortunately, The Crossover with Michelle Beadle got canceled in September 2013 and in March 2014, she decided to go back to NBC as the co-host of Sports Nation. She soon joined Grantland, a subsidiary of ESPN, hosting a podcast called Beatlemania in 2014 and went further ahead to host NBA Countdown. In 2018, Michelle started co-hosting the new morning sports show “Get Up!” alongside Jalen Rose and Mike Greenberg.
She has also reported from the red carpet at the Tony Awards, SAG Awards, and some other notable Awards too. She hosted the Yes Network and college sports television as well.
With a steady rise in her career, Michelle Beadle has earned a spot among top media personalities. Her salary is listed as $600,000 and going by this, it’s no surprise that her net worth is a whopping sum of $4 million. She is still active and breaking new boundaries in her chosen career.
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Family Life, Boyfriend
Her dad was absent from her life, probably as a result of his job. According to Michelle, she grew up with her mum as her best friend and since the older woman could not speak English, they both had to learn the language when they immigrated to the U.S. However, there is no record on her siblings, she is possibly an only child.
In an ESPN interview in 2015, Michelle admitted to living with her boyfriend Steve Kazee who is a Tony and Grammy Award winning-actor widely recognized for his credits in Pretty Woman: The Musical, Nashville, and Shameless. The duo had planned getting married at City Mall but the tide turned against them when their love fizzled out.
There’s no current info on whom she is dating at the moment but she may as well be cooking up a surprise.