In a business where women are literally cast on the sidelines, Sage Steele has claimed a spot as a popular sportscaster and part-time anchor on ESPN’s Sportscenter. Born into an army family, Steele spent most of her adolescent years moving around, splitting high school between Colorado and Indiana. Steele chose to enroll at Indiana University to pursue her Bachelor’s degree knowing that she wanted to cover sports. It seemed only natural as her father, Gary Steele, was the first African-American player to make the impressive Army football roster and her brother, Chad, seemed headed in the same direction (he’s now the Media Relations Director for the Baltimore Ravens).
Steele graduated and took a job with a CBS affiliate in South Bend, Indiana as sports reporter and eventually moved on to the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis covering weekend sports including the Pacers, the Colts and the Indy 500. Steele spent years at varying network affiliates, covering sports in Tampa and Bethesda, and working at Fox Sports in Florida before joining the ESPN team in 2007. These days you can check her out on on Mike and Mike in the Morning and ESPN First Take, both airing on ESPN2.