Shannon Spake

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Shannon Spake
Born (1976-07-23) July 23, 1976 (age 37)
Occupation Sportscaster, Sports reporter, NASCAR reporter, Television personality
Spouse(s) Jerry McSorley

Shannon Spake (born July 23, 1976) is a NASCAR correspondent for ESPN. Spake contributes to both NASCAR Countdown and NASCAR Now, and occasionally appears on SportsCenter to give pre and post-race reports. Also works as a sideline reporter for SEC on ESPN basketball games as well as college football games.

Before coming to ESPN, Spake worked at Speed Channel, where she co-hosted NASCAR Nation in its second version (June through November 2005) and was a reporter in its first (February through June 2005). She also co-hosted Back Seat Drivers, a talk show, with online columnist Marty Smith. Her previous on-air jobs included those at WCCB in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Carolina Sports and Entertainment Television.

For the 2008 season, Spake was a full-time pit reporter for Nationwide and Sprint Cup races aired on ESPN.

Before becoming an on-air reporter, she worked for Nickelodeon, CBS (on The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel), and MTV as a production assistant.

Spake grew up in Florida. She is a graduate of Piper High School and Florida Atlantic University.

Personal life[edit]

Shannon Spake married Jerry McSorley April 14, 2008 at the Augustinian Priory in Ireland.[1]

Shannon gave birth to twins, Brady and Liam, on January 1, 2010.


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