Michelle Bonner

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Michelle Bonner
Born June 6, 1972 (1972-06-06) (age 45)
Education Northeastern University[1]
Occupation News Anchor
Website Michelle Bonner on ESPN

Michelle Bonner is an American journalist and businesswoman.


A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Bonner graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in English in 1994.[1] She began her broadcasting career at WCHS-TV as a news producer and fill-in sports anchor/reporter in Charleston, West Virginia,[2] and also worked in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Bangor, Maine. She then was a sports anchor/reporter at KRIV in Houston from 1997 to 1999.

Bonner was the main sports anchor at Los Angeles’ KCOP-TV from 1999 to 2002. In 2000, she earned an Emmy award for “Best Newscast”.[3] Bonner won the Edward R. Murrow Award of Excellence in Journalism in 2001[3] for a feature story on Marlin Briscoe, the first black starting quarterback in the NFL. That same year, she received the Associated Press Award and Golden Mike for “Best Sportscast”.

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Bonner was a sports anchor at Fox Sports in Los Angeles form 2002 to 2003. She then moved to CNN in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was a sports anchor from 2003 to 2005. In March 2005, she joined ESPN as an ESPNews anchor and occasionally anchored SportsCenter, ESPN’s flagship sports news program.[4][5] On May 14, 2012, it was announced that Bonner and ESPN had decided to part ways after seven years.


Bonner now runs her own public relations consulting group.[6]


  1. ^ a b DePlacido, Jean (28 August 2007). "From Marblehead To ESPN for Michelle Bonner". The Salem News. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Weekley, Dave (12 April 2005). "Media Converging On Charleston For Power Home Debut". The Charleston Gazette. High Beam Research. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Putting The Leader In Worldwide Leader of Sports". Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Murphy, Kevin (21 January 2010). "The 20 Hottest Women To Watch On Sports TV". The Bleacher Report. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Bickelhaupt, Susan (3 November 2006). "Kremer Knew Her Field Early". Boston.com. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Connecticut Based PR & Media Relations Firm". BONNER CONSULTING GROUP. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 

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