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Michelle Beadle is an American sports reporter and host who works for The Athletic and San Antonio Spurs’ broadcast team. The Athletic released a new episode of the podcast ‘What Did I Miss? with Michelle Beadle’ on October 27, 2022.
Michelle Denise Beadle has served well-known networks like ESPN and NBC. She has hosted many popular shows, including Get UP! and Winners Bracket.
Furthermore, she has worked in ESPN’s SportsNation, Yes Network, College Sports Television, and many more.
Before becoming a TV personality and sideline reporter, Beadle contemplated becoming a lawyer. She was all set to head off to law school after college but did not pursue it after all.
Nevertheless, she found her passion as a sports reporter and TV host after some time and guidance.
Since the host is single, her personal life often gathers the spotlight and speculations. However, media outlets have not been very successful in knowing more about her life outside her job and the sports world.
She has worked with various reputed sports networks and has gained some experience as a reporter and a host.
Hence, she has an impressive net worth and earns reasonably well. Michelle is very admired and respected by fellow broadcasters and hosts.
Before getting into details about the television personality’s life, here are some quick facts about her.
Michelle Beadle | Early Life, Family, And Education
Michelle Beadle was born in Italy to Bob Beadle and Serenella Paladino. Bob was a former executive at a Fortune 500 international manufacturer named Valero Energy Corporation. Meanwhile, his wife, Serenella, was a homemaker and took care of the kids.
The Beadle family immigrated from Italy to America when Michelle was very young. She lived part of her childhood in Roanoke, Texas, and the other part in Boerne, Texas.
The Italian family didn’t speak English upon arriving in America and had to learn it together.
The former ESPN host is very close to her mother. Besides, she has two siblings, a brother and a sister, and is also very close to both of them.
Growing up, the Italian American host was a tomboy and didn’t have a single female friend. She graduated high school from Boerne High School.
After that, she attended the University of Texas at Austin to study political science with the hopes of becoming a lawyer.
However, a law group she worked with discouraged her from pursuing a law career. She took some time off her studies to find a suitable career path.
She even moved to Canada and worked some odd jobs before arriving back in Austin and waiting tables.
After that, she went back to college. Beadle graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Communications.
Michelle Beadle | Age, Height, And Weight
The television personality turned 47 years old.
She is quite fit and weighs around 66kg (145 lb.). Furthermore, Michelle is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.
Michelle Beadle | Broadcasting Career
With a bit of help from her father, Beadle started interning for the American basketball team San Antonio Spurs. Later on, she also served as a reporter for the Spurs. Then, she even worked for Fox Sports Network’s Big Game Hunters.
Thereafter she started her career at TNN, covering an international professional bull riding organization named Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) at the Bud Light Cup Tour.
Although she started as a freelancer, she eventually started working full-time. Simultaneously, the TV host also worked as a freelancer for CBS Sports’ PBR coverage and ESPN’s Titan Games.
Besides that, she hosted the Get Packaging and Beach week series for Travel Channel, MLB Production’s Cathedrals of the Game, People.com’s feature, and What You Missed Over the Weekend.
Moreover, she also worked for Fine Living Network’s I Want Your Job, Animal Planet’s Animal Planet Report, Discovery Channel’s Inside Orlando’s Resorts, and Outrageous Room Service.
Furthermore, she was a reporter for the Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network (YES). There she did interviews and reported Yankee’s regular season and postseason.
Moreover, she hosted Kids on Deck and Sportslife NYC and was the host of YES’ Ultimate Road Trip.
The Italian American officially joined ESPN on June 1 of 2009. She appeared alongside sports media personality Colin Cowherd on ESPN2’s SportsNation. Out of 142 people auditioning for SportsNation, Michelle was shortlisted.
The former YES reporter jokingly wrote a sarcastic list of 10 stupid things that made her stand out and get the job.
As an ESPN reporter, she worked for ESPN Radio’s The Michael Kay Show. Furthermore, she hosted Winners Brackets and ESPN Sports Saturday.
The television personality also hosted her weekly podcast called The Michelle Beadle Podcast. Later on, Beadle was a guest host on Mike and Mike in the Morning.
After almost three years with ESPN, she announced her departure from the network to join NBC. She worked as an NBC correspondent and anchor on Access Hollywood.
In 2012, she covered the London Olympics on the NBC Sports Network.
She also signed to host a program, The Crossover with Beadle and Briggs, rebranded as The Crossover with Michelle Beadle. However, the show was canceled in late 2013.
Returning To ESPN
After less than two years with NBC, the sideline reporter returned to her former network ESPN. Upon her return, she co-hosted SportsNation. Beadle is known to be very outspoken and fearless.
When her ESPN colleague made an inappropriate comment about domestic abuse, she called him out, which led to a week-long suspension for Stephen Anthony Smith.
Moreover, she also criticized an MTV celebrity on Ray Rice’s domestic abuse case for his ignorant comment.
From 2016-2019, Michelle hosted NBA Countdown and the morning sports show Get Up! ESPN took the host off Get Up! so she could focus solely on the NBA Countdown.
However, in 2019 ESPN secretly replaced her on the Countdown, and later on, the TV host entered a buyout. The buyout eventually ended her time with the ESPN network.
She was doing quite well with the well-paying contract and work; however, in August 2019, rumors swirled that ESPN was buying out Michelle Beadle’s contract.
Just as it, they never made an official announcement about her leave. Instead, the network named Maria Taylor and Rachel Nichols as the new hosts of Countdown. Following it, she has mostly kept a low profile.
After terminating her contract with ESPN, Michelle, a diehard Spurs fan, joined the Spurs’ broadcast team. She works in the team as a special correspondent.
On the broadcast team, Michelle will join veteran broadcaster Bill Land, Matt Bonner, and Fabricio Oberto.
In 2021, she claimed that the NBA star, Lebron James, wanted her out of ESPN. However, Beadle made it clear that it was not the only reason she left ESPN.
She also started a podcast, ‘What Did I Miss?’ in association with The Athletic on Apple podcasts, which covers sports and pop culture.
Michelle Beadle | Relationship And Kids
Currently, the former ESPN host is single and unmarried. However, she used to date actor and singer Steve Kazee.
He is best known for his role in a musical film called ‘Once.’ Furthermore, he even won a Tony Award for his role. The former pair dated for a long time and were in a live-in relationship.
Despite the seriousness of their relationship, the couple broke up. Many fans and media were expecting a ring by then, but the former duo decided otherwise.
Since then, the host hasn’t been linked with anybody else. Although there are rumors of some mystery man, nothing has been denied or confirmed.
As of now, Kazee is engaged to Jenna Dewan and has an adorable son. Dewan is an actress and dancer who is also the ex-wife of actor Channing Tatum.
On the other hand, Beadle seems to be in no hurry to get married or have kids. She is content and happy with the life she has.
Michelle Beadle | Net Worth And Salary
The Italian American sports reporter has an impressive net worth. Being an experienced reporter and host, she is always in demand.
During the peak of her ESPN career, she earned around $5 million annually. And now, working for Spurs and The Athletic, she might make some handsome money.
Even before leaving her work, she had a contract with the team that paid her $5 million annually.
Michelle has an estimated net worth of over $8 million.
The former ESPN employee resides in a beautiful home with her cute dogs. She also owns pretty decent cars and has a few possessions.
Besides that, she bought a house in L.A. for $3.75 million in 2016 and is now selling it for $4.4 million.
Michelle Beadle | Social Media Presence
The 47 years old is quite active on her social media accounts. As she is a dog lover, Beadle frequently shared pictures of her beautiful dogs. However, in December 2021, her dog, Leroy Jenkins, died.
Furthermore, she sometimes flexes her amateur baking and farming skills.
From her account, we can conclude that she is enthusiastic about food and loves hanging out with her friends and family. She also posts snippets of her podcasts on Instagram and Twitter.
She mostly tweets to remind people to vote and raises her voice against racial injustice. Moreover, several celebrities, including TV host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres follow her. You can find her on Instagram @michelle.beadle and Twitter @MichelleDBeadle.