[09/01/20 - 05:33 AM]
ESPN Signs Versatile Reporter Michele Steele to New, Multiyear Contract
"The core of what I do is original reporting, adding texture and depth to the games that we all love," said Steele. "I pride myself in my ability to find and tell original stories that not only challenge us to think - but ask us to feel."

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN Signs Versatile Reporter Michele Steele to New, Multiyear Contract

Steele Will Continue as Chicago-Based Reporter for SportsCenter and Other Platforms

Continuing her role as a Chicago-based general assignment reporter, Michele Steele has signed a new, multiyear contract with ESPN. She joined the network in 2011.

During her years with ESPN, Steele has demonstrated her versatility as a journalist by covering some of the biggest stories in sports both in the Midwest and nationally for SportsCenter, NFL Live, Outside the Lines and ESPN's digital platforms. In addition, she has been a studio host, anchoring SportsCenter and OTL, and she has done features for those programs as well as SC Featured, E60 and NFL Countdown.

"The core of what I do is original reporting, adding texture and depth to the games that we all love," said Steele. "I pride myself in my ability to find and tell original stories that not only challenge us to think - but ask us to feel.

"In a time where we are physically apart from each other, sharing stories that speak to our connections as fans takes on an even greater role," she said. "While we may live our lives very differently in 2020, the things that bind us never went away."

Among the national stories she has covered for ESPN: the Robert Kraft case in Florida; the murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez in Boston; the death of Muhammad Ali; and the devastating injury to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier.

She has expanded her work within the past year by doing video and written pieces for ESPN's The Undefeated, including a feature on Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox, and most recently, she collaborated with reporter Adam Rittenberg on an in-depth investigative piece for ESPN.com on how Black players were treated within the Iowa football program over the last two decades.

This summer, she has reported from Kansas City Chiefs training camp and the BMW Championship PGA TOUR event, pitched the idea of an animated feature on Tom Brady's 2020 offseason and wrote and reported a SportsCenter feature on Chicago White Sox fans.

"Our challenge as reporters is to think in innovative and creative ways to meet the demand for sports in this new and unique environment," she said. "I look forward to continuing to innovate and build alongside the best colleagues in the business for years to come, and I'm very grateful for the opportunity ESPN has presented to me."

Prior to joining ESPN, Steele was an anchor for Bloomberg Television and the network's first full-time sports reporter.

Steele is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the Alliance Francaise and the Young Professionals group of the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Earlier this year, she interviewed ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen about his collaboration with the MJFF.

In 2019, she was recognized by ESPN in its "Volunteer of the Year" awards among employees for her work with Special Olympics and Unified Sports.

The Chicago native earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science in journalism from Columbia University.


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[09/27/20 - 08:17 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Lifts ABC to Top Honors
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/27/20 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness" - Teaser Trailer - Netflix
Based on the Capcom video game franchise, "Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness" is a horror series with a sci-fi twist.

[09/26/20 - 11:31 AM]
Video: "Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Earthrise" - Teaser Trailer - Netflix
With the Allspark gone, Megatron is forced to confront the harsh reality that his Decepticons are trapped on a dying Cybertron.

[09/26/20 - 08:41 AM]
Video: "The Worst Witch" Season 4 Trailer - Netflix Futures
A series of challenges push Mildred and Ethel's magical powers to the limit as they compete for the honor of being named Head Girl.

[09/26/20 - 08:04 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers; Shares Demo Crown with FOX, NBC
The Alphabet's "20/20" helps lead the night in both categories.

[09/25/20 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 25
Updates include: Samuel L. Jackson to return as Nick Fury in Disney+ series; Arif Zahir to take over as Cleveland Brown on "Family Guy"; and Lisa Edelstein set to recur on FOX's "9-1-1: Lone Star."

[09/25/20 - 05:01 PM]
"George Lopez" Is Coming to TBS!
Starting September 28 to November 1, catch daily episodes of "George Lopez" on the comedy network.

[09/25/20 - 04:46 PM]
The Robinsons Are Back and "Lost in Space" Season 3 Is Officially Back in Production!
Netflix released photos of the show's return to filming on social media.

[09/25/20 - 12:00 PM]
Stacey Abrams, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero to Guest Star on Special "black-ish" Television Event, Sunday, Oct. 4, on ABC
The two back-to-back episodes will follow the Johnsons as they navigate the upcoming election, with Junior (Marcus Scribner) embarking on his journey as a first-time voter and Dre (Anthony Anderson) launching an exploration into local politics.

[09/25/20 - 10:10 AM]
Video: "Dream Home Makeover" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee help dreams come true for real families looking to update their home tailored to their own unique style.

[09/25/20 - 10:05 AM]
Norah O'Donnell Will Anchor CBS News' Primetime Coverage of the Upcoming Political Debates with Gayle King and John Dickerson, from 9:00-11:00 PM, ET
Coverage begins this Tuesday, September 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.

[09/25/20 - 10:01 AM]
The Legendary Grappler Returns! "Baki: Son of Ogre" Is Coming Soon
Netflix confirmed the anime series will return on social media.

[09/25/20 - 10:00 AM]
"The Perfect Weapon," A Compelling Overview of Worldwide Cyber Conflict, Debuts October 16
Directed by John Maggio, the film explores the rise of cyber conflict as a primary way in which nations now compete with and sabotage one another.

[09/25/20 - 09:00 AM]
Video: Trailer for Max Original "A World of Calm," Launching October 1 on HBO Max
A timely antidote for our modern lives, each half-hour episode takes audiences on an immersive visual journey into another world.

[09/25/20 - 08:58 AM]
The "Ghost Nation" Stars - Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango - Are Back to the Haunt This Ghostober
Each one-hour episode spotlights locations with bigger, edgier mysteries, the danger is more in focus and the mission and what's at stake are always in the forefront for the team.