About Hannah Storm

Read a Q&A with Storm about making the Kelly Smith documentary.

Hannah Storm -- a trailblazing and award-winning sportscaster and newscaster for the last 25 years -- joined ESPN in 2008 as co-host of the new, live weekday edition of SportsCenter.

Storm co-hosts the Daytime SportsCenter with Kevin Neghandi from 9 a.m. to noon ET, and is host of ESPN Sports Saturday on ABC, which debuted in 2010. During the NFL season, she hosts the Sunday morning edition of SportsCenter, leading into Sunday NFL Countdown. She also anchors SportsCenter’s coverage from marquee events, including Grand Slam tennis, for which she also serves as a host, and the NBA Finals. She has also hosted the Tournament of Roses Parade on ABC for the past several years.

In 2009, Storm anchored the documentary special "HERstory," which commemorated Women’s History Month. She reported on Alex Rodriguez's steroid admission as well as the opening of the new Yankee Stadium and several other high-profile stories.

Storm came to ESPN after five years with CBS News (2002-2007) as a host of The Early Show, covering numerous major news events including the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, Super Bowls XLI and XXXVIII, the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the Presidential campaigns of 2004 and 2008 and the London terror bombings. She also hosted shows for the award- winning CBS news magazine 48 Hours. Storm also served as co-host of the Thanksgiving Day Parade for five years.

Storm worked for 10 years (1992-2002) at NBC Sports, hosting four Olympic Games, and was the first woman in American television history to be the sole host of a broadcast network's sports series, NBC's Major League Baseball telecasts. Her assignments included three World Series, the NBA, Wimbledon, Notre Dame Football and other major events.

Storm's national television experience began with CNN Sports Tonight, for which she was the first female host, from 1989-1992.

Storm has also appeared in feature films: Like Mike and Valentine’s Day, in addition to television series: Arli$$, Scrubs and As The World Turns.

In 2004, Storm received the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award for Outstanding Anchor for News. She previously won a Gracie for her work in sports.

In 2008, Storm founded BrainStormin' Productions, a production company which provides a number of services including television and film production, and original web content.

Storm received her third Gracie Award for Outstanding Producer-News/Non-fiction for her film "Unmatched," the 2010 documentary chronicling the famous rivalry between tennis greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. This film was part of ESPN’s Peabody award winning "30 for 30" film series.

Storm makes her directorial debut with the film, "Moving the Goal," the story of Kelly Smith, England’s premier women’s soccer star and her previously untold story of her battle with alcoholism. The film is part of espnW's "HERoics," a series of six documentaries by filmmakers around the world, as part of ESPN's unprecedented coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011.

Also in 2008, Storm created the Hannah Storm Foundation, which raises awareness and provides treatment for children suffering from debilitating and disfiguring vascular birthmarks. The Hannah Storm Foundation also provides a journalism internship at Notre Dame, as well as an educational scholarship for the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn.

Storm is the author of two books, Go Girl!: Raising Healthy, Confident and Successful Daughters through Sports and Notre Dame Inspirations, which helps to fund the Hannah Storm Journalism Scholarship at the University of Notre Dame. A graduate of Notre Dame with degrees in communications and political science, Storm began her career while still in school, working at WNDU-TV, in South Bend, Ind. She then was disc jockey at KNCN-FM Radio in Corpus Christi, Texas (1983-1984), a sports anchor and disc jockey at KSRR-FM in Houston (1984-1987), hosted the Houston Rockets and Houston Astros pre- and post-game shows at KTXH-TV (1985-1988) and was a sports anchor and reporter for WPQC-TV in Charlotte, N.C. (1988-89). While there, she co-hosted NASCAR specials and served as a pit reporter, in addition to covering ACC football and basketball and the inaugural season of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.