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Shannon Spake – A woman in sports


Shannon Spake can be considered as one of the best women sports journalists and correspondents in the USA.

Personal life

Shannon Spake was born on the 23rd of July in 1976. She is currently 42 years old. It should also be noted that both of her parents were born in the USA as well and that she is of Caucasian ethnicity. We should mention that she was raised in Florida, the USA. She finished her education there, i.e., she finished Piper High School, and she graduated from Florida Atlantic University. We should point out that the first very contact with correspondence and reporting was during the time she was an intern in a talk-show from Miami and the main host there was Neil Rogers.

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Her beauty

It should also be noticed that she is a very attractive and beautiful woman and that this also helped her in her career. This beauty is the reason why people like to see her on TV, and we need to admit it that everyone wants to see a beautiful woman interested in sports. Apart from her professionalism and right corresponding, her beauty and looks have also made her one of the most popular female correspondents in games of all times. According to some polls, she is rated among the five most desirable and accessible female correspondents in terms of sports in the USA. We need to be frank and admit that her body line is a pleasure to see on TV. Regarding her height, we could only add that she is 5 feet and 6 inches high. It has been noted that she had beautiful legs when she attended several ceremonies.

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Early career

We all know her as a woman who has dedicated her life to sports and correspondence from sports events. But it should also be noted that she started to be on TV long before that and that she also had some prominent roles there as well. First of all, we should mention that she used to work as an on-air reporter on CBS and Nickelodeon. The shows she worked for were The Early Show and Bryant Gumbel. Apart from these she also had a role as a production assistant on MTV.


Even though it is not expected from a woman, she has been interested in both journalism and sports form an early age. This is why she pursued this career. She finally got her breakthrough when she started to work for Speed Channel. On this channel, she was a co-host during the NASCAR Nation which took place from June to November in 2005. She also was reporting from the first period of the race that took place from February to June 2005. Apart from this, she was also involved in a talk show called Back Seat Drivers. During this show, she was also a co-host alongside with Mart Smith, a renowned online columnist.

Apart from this job, she also had several other ones. To mention a few, we should point out her involvement in WCCB, which was located in Charlotte, NC. In the same city, she also had another job in Carolina Sports and Entertainment Television.

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NASCAR has been the peak of her career and something that marked her correspondence in sports. She was a reporter in the NASCAR pit from 2007 to 2014. Her contribution to both NASCAR Countdown and NASCAR Now is tremendous, and it increased both its and her popularity at the same time. 2008 was the year when she got her chance. Namely, she was pointed as a full-time put reported for the races that were aired on ESPN in relation to Nationwide and Sprint Cup races.
It should be noted that she was the primary reporter for this during its airing on ESPN. She continued to do this until 2015 when she stopped because her house, i.e., ESPN, lost the right for broadcast to another house, i.e. to NBC. She was so kind and so professional that ESPN loved the worked she did. This was not without the reward since this house offered her a contract that she accepted. It should be pointed out that the deal is for several years.

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2016 saw an announcement that this media house recruited her and that she would be involved in broadcasts that would include events connected to college football and basketball.

Love life

When love life is in question, we need to mention that Shannon liked to keep this private and secret. It is sure that a beauty like her had won the hearts of many people, and that a lot of them wanted to be with her, but she never revealed any information regarding her partner or people she dated at that time. This practically means that there were not any affairs not controversies regarding her love life during her career since we knew nothing about it! The first time people found out that she is actually with someone was when it was announced that she would get married. She finally decided to tie the knot in 2008.
Regarding her marriage, she also likes to keep these things private as well. She does not reveal much about her family and their whereabouts. The things that we know are just pieces of information that she shares. First of all, it is known that she got two children during her marriage and that both of them are twins. Furthermore, we know that her husband is called Jerry McSorley. The details of their wedding are also not known. We know that the pair tied the knot and said “yes” in Ireland.

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Social media

It can be concluded that she is having an excellent and happy marriage. This can be concluded from some photographs that she shares on Instagram from time to time depicting her, her husband and their children smiling. Apart from Instagram, she is also known to be using other social media, most commonly Facebook and Twitter.