Shannon Spake

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Shannon Spake
Born (1976-07-23) July 23, 1976 (age 38)
Occupation Sportscaster, Sports reporter, NASCAR reporter, Television personality
Spouse(s) Jerry McSorley (2008-present)
Children 2

Shannon Spake (born July 23, 1976) is a former NASCAR correspondent and current college football and basketball reporter for ESPN. Spake contributes to SportsCenter to give pre and post-game reports, and also works as a sideline reporter for SEC on ESPN basketball games as well as college football games. As of 2014 she also works for the newly created SEC Network which is owned by ESPN.

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.

From 2007 to 2014. Spake was a NASCAR pit reporter for the network and contributed to both NASCAR Countdown and NASCAR Now. For the 2008 season, Spake was a full-time pit reporter for Nationwide and Sprint Cup races aired on ESPN. She would continue this role until ESPN lost the broadcast rights to NBC Sports beginning with the 2015 season. On August 13, 2013, Spake agreed to a multi-year contract extension with ESPN.[1]

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. In 1999 she served as an intern for the Miami based radio talk show host Neil Rogers.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Spake married Jerry McSorley on April 14, 2008 at the Augustinian Priory in Ireland.[3]

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


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