Michelle Beadle is a well-known sports anchor, TV host, and journalist. Her extensive involvement in sports journalism spans about two decades. There are also several productions she has appeared in, the most prominent being Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
She has Italian roots even though she has lived in the USA throughout her life. Her talent, charming persona and sense of humor have worked in her favor as a TV personality. Her name is synonymous with ESPN, where she worked for a really long time.
- Name: Michelle Denise Beadle
- Date of birth: October 23, 1975
- Place of birth: Italy
- Michelle Beadle age: 44years
- Nationality: American-Italian
- Occupation: Sports journalist, actress
- Michelle Beadle height: 5'8"
- Zodiac sign: Scorpio
- Michelle Beadle Instagram: @michelle.beadle
Michelle's place of birth is Italy. Her parents are Bob Beadle and Serenella Paladino. Her father held a managerial position at Valero Energy. She is the oldest of three siblings.
Michelle's childhood was spent in Roanoke, Texas before her family relocated to Boerne. She studied at Boerne High School and then proceeded to the University of Texas, Austin, from 1994 to 1997.
She enrolled for a course in Political Science intending to pursue Law later. However, a law group she worked for in Austin discouraged her from training to be a lawyer.
She took some time off her studies to reflect on what course would suit her. This informed her relocation to Canada for a while before returning to Austin. Eventually, she settled on a degree course in Communications at the University of Texas in San Antonio. Beadle graduated in 2001.
Michelle's father assisted her to begin her career as a rookie journalist at San Antonio Spurs and Fox Sports Net's Big Game Hunters. She was an announcer for 1050 ESPN New York's Sports Center.
She presented The Michael Kay Show at ESPN Radio. ESPN Michelle Beadle has also served as a newscaster for before and after games for the New Jersey Nets.
She has also hosted for the YES Network. Some of these shows are Ultimate Road Trip, SportsLife NYC, and Yankees on Deck. Ultimate Road Trip won an Emmy award.
Beadle was also in charge of Red Carpet reporting of the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Grammy Awards, and Tony Awards. She has made an appearance on TV productions for People Magazine. These shows are The Today Show, The Early Show, Extra, Access Hollywood, and Entertainment Tonight.
Michelle has had a very prosperous career with lots of interesting assignments. You may wonder, "how old is Michelle Beadle?" She is 44 years old now with a wealth of experience.
Her other works include hosting the Major League Baseball Production's show Cathedrals of the Game. She has performed as a feature reporter of the NFL Films program NFL Under the Helmet.
In addition to her earlier works, she has also hosted The #1 College Sports Show College on College Sports Television. She has co-hosted Beach Week series on the Travel Channel. The series Animal Planet Report and Discovery Channel's reality show Get Packing were presented by Michelle.
Beadle presented Inside Orlando's Resorts and Outrageous Room Service, which belong to Discovery Channel. Also, She presented Fine Living Network's series I Want Your Job.
Other assignments she has had are highlighted below:
- 2002 - covered TNN's (renamed Spike TV) Professional Bull Riders tour. Worked at CBS Sports as a freelance commentator for the PBR and ESPN's Titan Games.
- 2007 - Worked at People Magazine and People.com as a host on What You Missed Over the Weekend.
- 2009 - Co-hosted ESPN2 SportsNation with Colin Cowherd.
- 2010 - Co-hosted ESPN Sports Saturday aired on ABC Winners Bracket with Marcellus Wiley.
- 2012 - Worked at NBC's Sports Network as a host, a correspondent on Access Hollywood, and as an anchor for the daily coverage of the 2012 London Olympics.
- 2013 - Worked as a co-host with Dave Riggs on NBC Sports Network show, The Crossover with Beadle and Briggs. The show was renamed The Crossover with Michelle Beadle.
- 2014 - Co-hosted ESPN's SportsNation. Hosted a podcast called Beadlemania.
- 2016 - Hosted NBA Countdown.
- 2018 - Co-hosted ESPN'S Get Up!
- 1999 - Featured in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as a guest.
- 2014 - Appeared in Law & Order: Comic Perversion as a journalist.
- 2015- Acted in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell no! as Agent Argyle.
In 2019, ESPN withdrew her from NBA Countdown. Following this and her removal from Get Up! a year earlier, people asked, "what happened to Michelle Beadle?" The network's former head John Skipper resigned. Jimmy Pitaro, the new head, made radical changes.
Michelle fell out of favor with Pitaro because she was not aligned with his vision. The presenter was faulted for not marketing Countdown enough. Her reluctance to co-host Get Up with Mike Greenberg affected the show's viewership. To add insult to injury, the presenter announced on air that she was not a fan of the NFL and would not watch any of the league's games.
Beadle criticized the NFL for its attitude towards women and domestic violence. During a live episode of Get Up, the presenter said that she was growing tired of the league's inability to punish its members who had been violent towards women.
Her statements came after Ohio state's coach Urban Meyer lied about his assistant coach's domestic violence case, and only got a 3-match suspension as punishment. As a result, Beadle announced that she would never spend her weekends watching football.
Considering that the network was trying to improve Get Up's ratings by adding football content, her statements did not sit well with viewers. They questioned her credibility and whether her analysis of a sport she did not watch would be accurate.
Due to these reasons, she was no longer a good fit for the company. While making changes to improve the company's performance, Pitaro negotiated a deal to buy her out of her contract.
Michelle Beadle husband
Is Michelle Beadle married? Not yet. Michelle Beadle boyfriend in 2015 was Steve Kazee. He is an actor and singer. Kazee has won a Grammy Award.
In 2015, Michelle invited Steve to one of her shows. During the show, the couple revealed that they were living together. They looked so much in love. Many people thought that wedding bells would soon ring.
However, the relationship did not last. They dated each other for about a year. From the look of things, it may be a while before the presenter gets married. She seems happy with her single status and is not in a hurry to date anyone.
Michelle Beadle net worth
Her income majorly comes from her work as a TV host, reporter, and commentator. So, how much does Michelle Beadle make? Her contract at ESPN entitled her to $5 million a year.
Michelle Beadle's amiable personality has seen her work for long in the TV industry. She is an ardent dog lover who owns four dogs and watching wrestling. Despite her recent career controversy, Michelle Beadle hot looks and unmatched understanding of the NBA will soon land her a decent job on TV.