HANNAH STORM, ESPN ANCHOR AND PIONEER IN WOMEN’S SPORTS BROADCASTING, LEAD HONORS FOR BEST OF 2018 CLEVELAND SPORTS
Hannah Storm, ESPN anchor, hosted the 19th Greater Cleveland Sports Awards presented by Medical Mutual and Huntington Bank. This premier annual sports fundraiser was held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Grand Ballroom in Downtown Cleveland. Doors opened at 5:00 p.m.
Storm is an award-winning journalist, producer, director and pioneer in the field of sports broadcasting for women. In addition to conducting many sit-down interviews with prominent figures in the sports industry, she is a published author and an advocate for children’s issues.
Storm joined ESPN in 2008 and serves as an anchor for SportsCenter and host for other significant events across the network. In the fall of 2018, Storm, alongside Andrea Kremer, Chief Correspondent for the NFL Network, joined Amazon Prime Video to call the broadcast for NFL’s Thursday Night Football. They became the first all-female duo to call a NFL game.
Prior to ESPN, Storm handled premier events at NBC Sports (2002-2007) and CNN (1989-1992), where she was the first female host of CNN Sports Tonight. She also spent time at CBS News, where she served as the host of “The Early Show” covering numerous major news events ranging from the 2004 Presidential election, Iraqi War and Hurricane Katrina. Additionally, Storm became the first woman in American television history to solo host a broadcast network’s sports series during NBC’s Major League Baseball coverage.
For her work, Storm received multiple Gracie Awards® (2011, 2012, 2013), Outstanding Anchor, News for her work on CBS News (2005) and pioneering work as a female in the world of sports broadcasting during her time on NBC Sports (2017). Additionally, she was honored with Literacy Advance of Houston’s Champion of Literacy award for her work as an author.
In 2008, Storm founded the Hannah Storm Foundation to raise awareness, fund treatment and provide educational information for vascular malformations.
Personally, Storm is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the mother of three daughters with her husband, Dan Hicks of NBC Sports.
18th Sports Awards: Tom Rinaldi
17th Sports Awards: Jay Crawford
16th Sports Awards: Desmond Howard
15th Sports Awards: Eddie George
14th Sports Awards: Cris Carter
13th Sports Awards: Scott Van Pelt
12th Sports Awards: Erin Andrews
11th Sports Awards: Mike Tirico
10th Sports Awards: Kirk Herbstreit
9th Sports Awards:Jim Nantz
8th Sports Awards: Bill Walton
7th Sports Awards: Robin Roberts
6th Sports Awards: Greg Gumbel
5th Sports Awards: Ahmad Rashad
4th Sports Awards: Roy Firestone
3rd Sports Awards: Chris Rose
2nd Sports Awards: Dan Patrick
1st Sports Awards: Bob Costas
1 of 22