Sage Steele

Sage Steele is primarily seen providing news updates or co-hosting ESPN's live daytime SportsCenter editions, which debuted in August 2008. Having joined ESPN a year earlier, she hosted the sports update segments during ESPN's morning programming, ESPN First Take and Mike and Mike in the Morning, and frequently would serve a substitute host on First Take. Steele began her television career at WSBT-TV in South Bend, Ind., as a producer and reporter (1995-1997). She then moved to WISH-TV in Indianapolis where she was the beat reporter for the Indianapolis Colts, in addition to covering the 1997 NCAA Men's Final Four, NASCAR and the IRL. In August 1998, Steele moved to Tampa and worked as a reporter, anchor, and host for WFTS-TV. She was the beat reporter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1998-2001 and covered the 1999 NCAA Men's Final Four. In 2000, she joined Fox Sports Net in Tampa as a reporter and covered Super Bowl XXXV for the 2000-2001 NFL season. In April 2001, Steele became the main anchor for the debut of Comcast SportsNet, serving the Washington DC/Baltimore region. She anchored the flagship show SportsNite for six years and was also a beat reporter for the Baltimore Ravens from 2001-2005, hosting the team's magazine show for all five seasons. Steele was graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1995 with a bachelor of science degree in sports communications. In her spare time, Steele volunteers for the Alzheimer's Association events, enjoys horseback riding, and spending time with her family. Steele resides in Connecticut with her husband and their three children.