Michelle Beadle


Michelle Beadle
Michelle Denise Beadle

Michelle Beadle on the SportsNation set
Born October 23, 1975 (1975-10-23) (age 36)
Education University of Texas at San Antonio
Occupation Television host
Television personality
Sideline reporter
Notable credit(s) SportsNation
Winners Bracket

Michelle Denise Beadle (born October 23, 1975) is a sports reporter and host for ESPN. She is the co-host of SportsNation on ESPN2 with Colin Cowherd, and Winners Bracket on ABC with Marcellus Wiley.

Beadle is a graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio and had various hosting jobs prior to joining ESPN in 2009, most notably for the YES Network as a reporter for the New Jersey Nets.

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Life and career

Early life

Michelle Beadle was born in Italy[1] to Bob Beadle, a former executive at Valero Energy, and Serenella Paladino, from Italy.[2] She spent the first half of her childhood in Roanoke, Texas,[1] outside of Dallas and the second half in Boerne, a small town outside of San Antonio, Texas.[3] She said that her mother was her best friend growing up because her mother did not speak English when she came to America and they had to learn the language together.[2] From the age of six, she wanted to be a lawyer because she heard they made a lot of money.[4] She was admittedly a tomboy growing up and had all guy friends.[5] She graduated from Boerne High School.[2]

Beadle attended the University of Texas for political science[4] as a pre-law student[2] with aspirations of becoming an attorney.[1] She later joined a law group, and worked at the capital in Austin,[4] which helped dissuade her from pursuing a legal career.[1] After three years she decided against law and took three years off because she did not know what she wanted to do and her college credits were geared toward law school.[4] She spent time in Canada working odd jobs and doing "nothing" and eventually returned to Austin and waited tables while trying to figure out what to do with her life.[1][4]

Beadle attended the University of Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio,[6][7] graduating from the latter.[8][9]

Early career

With her father's assistance, Beadle got her career start as an intern for the San Antonio Spurs and was later given a shot at being a reporter.[2][10] She also started her career at Fox Sports Net hosting Big Game Hunters.[9] In 2002,[8] Beadle moved to TNN as a "behind-the-chutes" sideline reporter for the coverage of the Professional Bull Riders' (PBR) Bud Light Cup tour.[2] She was originally meant to fill in for two weeks but was asked to stay full-time.[4] While at TNN, she also served as a freelance reporter for CBS Sports on its coverage of the PBR and ESPN's Titan Games.[9]

Next, Beadle went to the Travel Channel and hosted the show Get Packing.[4] She then hosted a show for Major League Baseball Production's magazine show[9] called Cathedrals of the Game.[4] Beadle later worked for the YES Network where she conducted interviews and did feature reporting for YES' regular season, preseason, and postseason New Jersey Nets telecasts.[8] She also served as a sideline reporter for Nets basketball games, was co-host of Kids on Deck and Sportslife NYC, and was the host of YES' Ultimate Road Trip.[8] Additionally, Beadle hosted College Sports Television's The 1 College Sports Show, and pre and postgame sports shows. She was also the reporter for the NFL Films syndicated program NFL Under the Helmet.[9]

She also hosted several other entertainment-themed and reality-based shows, including People.com's feature, What You Missed Over the Weekend; Fine Living Network's I Want Your Job; Animal Planet's Animal Planet Report; Travel Channel’s Beach Week series and Discovery Channel's Inside Orlando's Resorts, and Outrageous Room Service. She has also been a Red Carpet reporter for the Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, SAG Awards and the Tony Awards, and contributed for People Magazine on television, appearing on The Today Show, The Early Show, Extra, Access Hollywood, and Entertainment Tonight.[9]

Career at ESPN

Prior to co-hosting SportsNation, during her time at TNN, Michelle also worked freelance as a reporter for ESPN's Titan Games.[8] She also was the New York SportsCenter anchor for ESPN Radio’s The Michael Kay Show on 1050 ESPN New York.[3][9]

Beadle was one of the last people out of 142 to audition for SportsNation. ESPN called her back and asked her to write about what she would do to make the show better. Thinking it was a joke, she wrote "a sarcastic list of 10 stupid things," which helped her land the job.[11]

Beadle joined ESPN on June 1, 2009 as co-host with Colin Cowherd of SportsNation,[9] which premiered on ESPN2 on July 6, 2009.[12] She was later named the co-host of Winners Bracket on ABC with Marcellus Wiley, which premiered April 3, 2010.[13] The show is part of ESPN Sports Saturday, a two-hour block of sports programming.[13]

She has also served as a guest host on Mike and Mike in the Morning.[3][5][14]

Personal life

Beadle lives in Hartford, Connecticut[4] and is an avid dog lover.[15] She has a younger brother, Robert,[3] and a younger sister.[2] She is a Houston Astros fan.[16]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e West, Gary (2011-02-02). "It's just another good day for ESPN's Michelle Beadle". Star-Telegram.com. The McClatchy Company. http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/02/02/2818654/its-just-another-good-day-for.html. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Walters, John (2010-08-25). "Beadlemania! Michelle Beadle's Star Rising at ESPN". FanHouse.com. AOL Inc.. http://www.fanhouse.com/2010/08/25/beadlemania-michelle-beadles-star-rising-at-espn/. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Mike And Mike: Getting To Know Michelle". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. 2010-08-11. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5454629. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Q&A with ESPN’s Michelle Beadle". TheBigLead.com. The Big Lead. 2010-04-02. http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2010/04/02/qa-with-espns-michelle-beadle/. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  5. ^ a b Fogarty, Dan (2010-08-11). "Michelle Beadle Was A Tomboy, Used To Have To Deal With Michael Kay (Video)". SportsGrid.com. SportsGrid, LLC. http://www.sportsgrid.com/media/michelle-beadle-mike-and-mike-video/. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  6. ^ Beadle, Michelle (2010-06-08). "Twitter / Michelle Beadle: Went to both! Thx. RT @Tro ...". Twitter.com. http://twitter.com/ESPN_Michelle/status/15730764287. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  7. ^ Beadle, Michelle (2010-07-26). "Twitter / Michelle Beadle: Last time: went to both!!!! ...". Twitter.com. http://twitter.com/ESPN_Michelle/status/19621107980. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "YES Announcers: Michelle Beadle". YesNetwork.com. YES Network. 2009-07-27. http://web.yesnetwork.com/announcers/bio.jsp?id=mbeadle. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Editor (2009-10-27). "Michelle Beadle". ESPNMediaZone3.com. ESPN MediaZone. http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/2009/10/beadle_michelle/. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  10. ^ Spencer, Brian (2009-11-16). "Seven Quick Questions with ESPN2′s SportsNation Co-Host Michelle Beadle". Empty the Bench. Emptythebench.com. http://www.emptythebench.com/2009/11/16/espn2-sportsnation-michelle-beadle/. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  11. ^ Rothstein, Michael (2010-09-23). "How 'SportsNation' became an ESPN staple and developed an emerging star in Michelle Beadle". AnnArbor.com. AnnArbor.com LLC. http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/how-sportsnation-became-a-espn-reality-and-developed-an-emerging-star-in-michelle-beadle/. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  12. ^ "Chat with SN's Michelle Beadle". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/26886/sn-tv-michelle-beadle. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  13. ^ a b Editor (2010-03-29). "Winners Bracket to Debut Saturday on ABC as Part of New ESPN Sports Saturday Block". ESPNMediaZone3.com. ESPN MediaZone. http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/2010/03/winners-bracket-to-debut-saturday-on-abc-as-part-of-new-espn-sports-saturday-block/. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  14. ^ Fogarty, Dan (2010-08-17). "Yesterday, I Interviewed Michelle Beadle. Yes, I Asked Her About Her ESPYs Dress.". SportsGrid.com. SportsGrid, LLC. http://www.sportsgrid.com/media/i-interviewed-michelle-beadle-yes-i-asked-her-about-her-espys-dress/. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  15. ^ Zimmerman, Jenny (2010-02-02). "Beadle Turns to Mush as Puppy Bowl ‘Athletes’ visit SportsNation". ESPNMediaZone3.com. ESPN MediaZone. http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/2010/02/puppy-bowl-athletes-visit-sportsnation/. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  16. ^ "Michelle Beadle, SportsNation Co-Host, Visits 'Letterman' (VIDEO)". HuffingtonPost.com. HuffingtonPost.com, Inc.. 2010-09-02. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/02/michelle-beadle-cohost-of_n_703505.html. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 

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