Jaymee Sire

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Jaymee Sire (born August 25, 1980) is a television host, sportscaster and blogger who previously worked for ESPN. She anchored SportsCenter:AM, the morning installment of the network's flagship show, which aired live Monday-Friday from 7am-10am ET. On July 25, 2017, it was announced that she would be the new floor reporter for Iron Chef Showdown, which will air in 4th quarter of 2017 on Food Network. She also appeared on Season 12, Episode 13, and on Season 15, Episode 3, of Beat Bobby Flay, which debuted on July 13, 2017 on Food Network and as a judge on Season 13 of Food Network Star with the final four contestants. She also runs her own food blog, "E is for Eat." [1]

Careers[edit]

Before joining ESPN in 2013, Sire worked at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, where she primarily served as an anchor/reporter for SportsNet Central and a reporter for Giants Pre Game Live and Giants Post Game Live. She also served as a sideline reporter for the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A’s, and San Jose Sharks games. In 2011, she produced and hosted A Day in the Life: Tim Lincecum, also at Comcast SportsNet. Before joining Comcast SportsNet in 2008, Sire was a sports reporter at KFMB-TV (CBS) in San Diego for five years. From 2005-2006, she was a sideline reporter for KFMB's San Diego Chargers preseason broadcasts. Sire began her career as a news and sports anchor/reporter at KRTV (CBS) in her hometown of Great Falls, MT in 2002.

ESPN[edit]

Sire left CSN Bay Area in early 2013 to take a job with ESPN. She made her debut as an anchor on April 11, 2013 for the now-cancelled program, Highlight Express, on ESPNews. She made her SportsCenter debut on May 5, 2013. In February 2016, she helped launch SportsCenter:AM, the morning installment of the network's flagship show, which aired live Monday-Friday from 7am-10am ET. During her time at ESPN, she also appeared on NFL Live, NFL Insiders, Fantasy Football Now, and College Football Live. She also served as a sideline reporter for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Little League World Series, which aired on ESPN and ABC, as well as sidelines for the College World Series in 2014. She was one of about 100 employees to be laid off at ESPN in April 2017.[2]

Food Network[edit]

Following her layoff from ESPN, Sire made the pivot towards food television.[3] She appeared on Season 12, Episode 13 of Beat Bobby Flay, which debuted on July 13, 2017 on Food Network and as a judge on Season 13 of Food Network Star with the final four contestants competing in a "game day" themed television challenge. On July 25, 2017, it was announced that she would be the new floor reporter for Iron Chef Showdown, which will air in 4th quarter of 2017 on Food Network.

Awards[edit]

During her time at CSN Bay Area, Sire was nominated for three regional Emmy awards, winning once. In 2009, Sire was awarded a San Francisco/Northern California Emmy Award for the All A's: A's in Japan show, which aired on Comcast SportsNet.

While at KFMB in San Diego, Sire received the Pacific Southwest Emmy Award for Best Sports Story, in 2007[4] and the RTNA Golden Mike Award (Southern California) for Best Sports Feature Reporting, in 2004.

Sire received the prestigious Judith Waller Award for Outstanding Senior Woman in Broadcasting, in 2002, from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University.

Education and Personal Life[edit]

Sire was born in Great Falls, Montana to Wendy and Dennis Sire. She graduated from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University, where she was a reporter and news anchor for WSU Cable 8 and a member of Kappa Delta sorority, where she served as president from 2000-2001. Sire is a self-proclaimed foodie. She has her own food blog,[5] and even has a sandwich named after her: the Jaymee Sirewich.[6]

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