Michele Steele joined ESPN as a correspondent in Dec. 2011 and contributes to all ESPN broadcasts and platforms including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and NFL Countdown. She also continues to be a fill-in anchor in studio for SportsCenter.
Steele joined ESPN with experience anchoring and reporting for Bloomberg Television, where she originated the role of the network’s first sports reporter with a focus on the business of the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL. Prior to that at Bloomberg, she was deployed as a correspondent covering the U.S. economy. She anchored a morning business newscast that was broadcast to over 120 affiliates nationwide. Before working at Bloomberg, she spent time at Forbes where she was a regular contributor to business programming on Fox News.
Her journalism career began in Chicago for the nationally syndicated business television show First Business, where she pitched, secured funding and traveled to India to report a 4-part series on Asia’s third-largest economy.
She 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. A native of Chicago, she is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, the Alliance Francaise and the Young Professionals group of the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.