25 Talented Women Anchors Who Helped Build ESPN

ESPN has employed many stellar female sportscasters over the decades. Let’s appreciate 25 excellent hosts and anchors who have been integral to the network:

1. Robin Roberts

Before GMA, Robin Roberts excelled on SportsCenter thanks to quick wit and great rapport with co-hosts.

2. Charissa Thompson

Charissa Thompson lent glamour posting highlight reels on SportsNation and covering major events.

3. Cari Champion

Cari Champion energized SportsCenter with a quick wit and great chemistry alongside co-anchors.

4. Suzy Kolber

NFL sideline reporting veteran Suzy Kolber also anchored key shows like NFL Insiders.

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5. Michelle Beadle

Funny and personable, Michelle Beadle hosted SportsNation, Get Up and NBA programming.

6. Linda Cohn

Linda Cohn made history as the first full-time female SportsCenter anchor back in 1992.

7. Rachel Nichols

Knowledgeable pro Rachel Nichols transitioned from reporting to anchoring her own show, The Jump.

8. Hannah Storm

Smart and professional Hannah Storm hosted the first morning edition of SportsCenter back in the 90s.

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9. Sage Steele

Sage Steele adeptly anchored a variety of programs from NBA Countdown to SportsCenter On The Road.

10. Samantha Ponder

After covering college football, Samantha Ponder earned an NFL host role on Sunday NFL Countdown.

11. Cassidy Hubbarth

Cassidy Hubbarth brought energy as an NBA studio host and sideline reporter starting in 2015.

12. Melanie Collins

Fan favorite Melanie Collins covered major events internationally before joining Big Ten Network.

13. Doris Burke

Doris Burke made history as a regular NBA analyst, dazzling with her deep knowledge of the game.

14. Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith earned renown for tenacious reporting across the NBA, college football, and more.

15. Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews succeeded on the sidelines covering college football and major league baseball.

16. Wendi Nix

Wendi Nix reliably anchors NFL and college football news from the studio.

17. Beth Mowins

Veteran broadcaster Beth Mowins handles play-by-play for college sports as the first woman to call NFL games.

18. Lisa Kerney

Lisa Kerney brought poise and polish co-anchoring SportsCenter before moving to the NFL Network.

19. Jaymee Sire

Energetic anchor Jaymee Sire covered college sports for ESPNU before joining ESPN’s flagship show SportsCenter.

20. Antonietta Collins

Antonietta “Toni” Collins hosts ESPN Deportes edition of SportsCenter.

21. Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill served as a lively anchor before writing for The Atlantic.

22. Elle Duncan

Elle Duncan currently works across ESPN shows like SportsCenter, Get Up and NBA programming.

23. Maria Taylor

Rising talent Maria Taylor excels on NBA, college football coverage and Gets Up.

24. Jay Crawford

SportsCenter anchor Jay Crawford was one of the first personalities on ESPN2 in the 90s

25. Trey Wingo

Seasoned veteran Trey Wingo hosts NFL Live and major event coverage like the NFL Draft.

Pioneers and Fan Favorites

These talented women represent many excellent female anchors contributing to ESPN’s success over the decades. They’ve brought knowledge, wit and insight.

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