via press release:
January 26, 2011
Hannah Storm Signs Extension with ESPN
Hannah Storm – a trailblazing and award-winning sportscaster and newscaster who joined ESPN in 2008 to help launch, live daytime SportsCenter – has signed a multi-year extension with ESPN, which expands her role.
Storm co-hosts the 9 a.m. to noon ET edition of ESPN’s flagship news and information program with Josh Elliott. As part of the extension, Storm expands her responsibilities beyond her initial SportsCenter role to include on-site studio hosting duties from marquee events such as the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, Wimbledon and the US Open.
In addition, Storm continues her role as host of NBA coverage, including on ABC and ESPN. She will conduct high-profile interviews with NFL newsmakers and make appearances on Sports Reporters and other shows.
“Hannah brings a wealth of experience, hard work and professionalism into every assignment,” said Norby Williamson, Executive Vice President, Production. “She will continue to help drive the success of the morning SportsCenter and her added presence will strengthen our big event coverage.”
Since joining ESPN, Storm has enjoyed an expanded array of responsibilities including host of ESPN Sports Saturday on ABC which debuted in 2010. During the NFL season, she hosts the Sunday morning edition of SportsCenter, leading into Sunday NFL Countdown. She will continue to co-host the Tournament of Roses Parade on ABC.
This past September, Storm made her debut as a film producer on ESPN’s Unmatched, a one-hour documentary in the critically acclaimed 30 for 30 series. Unmatched tells the story about the rivalry and friendship between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. Storm will next be directing a short film for Women’s World Cup, which will air later this year.
The University of Notre Dame graduate came to ESPN after five years with CBS News, and a successful career which included 10 years with NBC Sports, and three with CNN.