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Sage Steele Biography
Sage Steele (Sage Marie Steele) is an American TV anchor born on 28th November 1972 in Panama Canal Zone. She is the co-host of the SportsCenter on ESPN. She also hosts She also hosts SportsCenter on the Road from various sporting events such as the Super Bowl and The Masters.
In 1995, after leaving college, she joined the WSBT-TV, which was the CBS affiliate in South Bend, Indiana as sports reporter and producer until 1997. She joined WISH-TV, another affiliate of CBS in Indianapolis, as a weekday reporter and a weekend morning sports anchor until 1998.
In 19987 she joined WFTS, an affiliate of ABC in Tampa, Florida, where she worked as a sports reporter with a former colleague from WFTS, Jay Crawford from 1998 to 2001.
Her break came when she was hired by Fox Sports in Florida as a reporter where she covered teams which were around Central Florida such as Tampa Bay Buccaneers. She also co-hosted the Miss America 2017 & 2018 pageant on ABC with Chris Harrison.
Sage Steele Age
Sage was born on 28th November 1972 in Panama Canal Zone
Sage Steele Ethnicity
Sage is of mixed ethnicity African American and Irish/Italian descent.
Sage Steele Family
Sage was born to Mona Steele and Gary Steele. She has two siblings Courtney Steele and Chad Steele.
Sage Steele Father
Her father, Gary, was the first African-American to play varsity football at West Point during the mid-1960s. In 2013 he was inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame for his standout career on the Black Knights football and track & field teams.
Sage Steele Mother
Sage has credited her mother, Mona Steele, for her determination to provide stability for her children since they grew up in a military family moving from place to place. Sage says no matter how cliché it may sound her mother taught her the difference between a house and a home.
“There’s a really big difference, my mom taught me that. Even when they knew they were going to live in a place for 10 months, or a year, she still painted and wallpapered and decorated and made each house a home, because that’s where you escape from a tough day of school if you’re a kid.”
Sage Steele Brother
Sage has two brothers Courtney and Chad, the vice president of Media relations for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens.
Sage Steele Husband
Sage married Jonathan Bailey, a personal trainer, on 30th October 1999 in Pinellas County, Florida.
Sage Steele Children
Sage together with her husband has three children Quinn Bailey (born in 2002), Nicholas, Bailey (born in 2004) and Evan (born in 2006)
Sage Steele Education
Sage attended Thomas B. Doherty High School in Colorado Springs for two years and later joined Carmel High School as a senior, graduating in 1990. In 1995 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports communication from Indiana University Bloomington.
Sage Steele ESPN
In March 2007 Sage joined ESPN and served as a regular anchor of SportsCenter until 2013. In 2010 through 2013 she hosted the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She also contributed to First Take and Mike & Mike, and has been a guest co-host of ESPN2’s SportsNation. She also hosted ABC and ESPN’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve during the inaugural College Football Playoff.
During an interview with Awful Announcing Sage revealed that prior to joining ESPN she had turned the job down at the station way back in 2004 when she was expecting her second child.
Sage Steele NBA Count down
Steele became the host of NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC beginning in the 2013–14 NBA season through 2017.
She was demoted after she conveyed some controversial political ideals. In January she had took to Instagram to complain about missing her flight because of Donald Trump Muslim ban protesters at LAX.
In November she bashed Bucs receiver Mike Evans for his decision to kneel during the national anthem. She posted a photo of Arlington National Cemetery on Twitter and asked Evans to “look up definition of the word DEMOCRACY & remember this pic while kneeling/exercising your right to protest #perspective.”
Sage Steele SportsCenter
In May 2017 Sage signed multi-year deal with the Worldwide Leader to take a new role as the anchor of SportsCenter: A.M., which airs at 7:10 a.m. Monday through Thursday. She co-anchors along with Kevin Negandhi. She also serves as the lead host for SportsCenter on the Road.
Her role as the lead host of SportsCenter on the Road includes on-site, day-long and pre-event coverage for the biggest sports events of the year, including the NBA Finals, the Super Bowl, World Series, the Masters, the College Football National Championship and many more.
In May 2018 Sage moved to the 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter.
Sage Steele Net worth
Sage has an estimated net worth of $ 1.5 million
Sage Steele Salary
Sage has been receiving an annual salary of $ 400,000 since 2007 as a host of ESPN show SportsCenter.
Sage Steele Arcade Fire
Back in 2016 when Arcade Fire front man, Win Butler, won the MVP trophy at Celebrity All-Star game in Toronto he was interviewed by Sage and took the moment to suggest that the U.S. could learn a few things from Canada this election year to which Sage replied: “We’re talking about celebrity stuff, not politics.”