Shannon Spake

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Shannon Spake
ShannonSpake2009Milwaukee.jpg
Born(1976-07-23) July 23, 1976 (age 38)
OccupationSportscaster, Sports reporter, NASCAR reporter, Television personality
Spouse(s)Jerry McSorley
 
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Shannon Spake
ShannonSpake2009Milwaukee.jpg
Born(1976-07-23) July 23, 1976 (age 38)
OccupationSportscaster, 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. Starting in 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.

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. In 1999 she served as an intern for the Miami based radio talk show host Neil Rogers.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Shannon Spake married Jerry McSorley April 14, 2008 at the Augustinian Priory in Ireland.[2]

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

References[edit]

http://jayski.com/cupnews.htm#congrats

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