Meet Hannah Storm, former Early Show co-host and now ESPN SportsCenter co-anchor. See photos, video and a biography of Hannah below.
ESPN announced this morning that Hannah Storm will be part of a newly revamped SportsCenter lineup that will debut in August. She will anchor the 9:00 AM to noon slot and other hosts will be named at a later date.
She told the Associated Press:
“I loved being in news — it made me a better journalist — but I’ve always had a passion for sports.”
As a biography, Hannah Storm (real name Hannah Storen) was born on June 13, 1962. Her father is sports executive Mike Storen. Hannah attended Westminster Schools of Atlanta and graduated in 1979, she then went on to the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated in 1983 with degrees in communications and political science.
Her professional name, Storm, was taken when she was hired as a DJ for a rock radio station in Corpus Christi, Texas in the early 80’s. She got a job at a Houston radio station as the afternoon sportscaster and stayed in the area for four years working several radio and TV gigs.
Hannah hit the national spotlight when she became the first female host of CNN Sports Tonight in 1989. She hosted the show until 1992. While at CNN, she met her husband, sportscaster Dan Hicks, and they married in 1994. Together they have three daughters.
Hannah left CNN in 1992 and moved on to NBC. She would have a 10 year tenure with the network, hosting Olympic Games, NBA and WNBA basketball, NFL and MLB.
In October 2002, Hannah joined CBS News and became co-anchor of The Early Show. She contributed to 48 Hours as well. Hannah left CBS in December 2007.
Hannah goes back to her sportscasting roots on August 11, 2008, when she debuts as the host of ESPN SportsCenter.
More photos and video of Hannah Storm below.