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Hannah Storm is currently the lead anchor for ESPN's flagship show SportsCenter, and also reports for the network on the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. She is also the host of the new series "Face to Face with Hannah Storm", which is an interview show featuring some of the highest profile figures in sports.
Through her production company Brainstormin' Productions, Hannah executive produced the documentary, "Unmatched", which was part of the ESPN 30 for 30 anthology. "Unmatched" covered the complex relationship and bitter rivalry between Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. In addition, Hannah executive produced the ESPN HERoics documentary entitled, "Moving The Goal," which chronicles England's female soccer star Kelly Smith and her battle with alcoholism.
Prior to ESPN, Hannah co-hosted "The Early Show" on CBS from 2002-2007. As co-host of The Early Show, she covered major news events, including the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, Super Bowls XLI and XXXVIII, the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the 2004 U.S. presidential election, 2008 presidential elections and the 2005 London terrorist bombings. Storm has interviewed major newsmakers such as President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Paul McCartney and many others. In addition to her duties on The Early Show, Storm hosted shows for the award-winning CBS newsmagazine, "48 Hours". She also served as co-host of the network's CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade for five years.
Hannah Storm's national television presence began as the first female host of CNN Sports Tonight from 1989-1992. She also hosted Major League Baseball Preview and reported from spring training, the playoffs, and Daytona 500.
In May of 1992, Storm left CNN and was hired by NBC where she hosted for the Olympic Games, as well as NBA and WNBA basketball, the National Football League, figure skating and Major League Baseball. Storm became the first woman in American television history to act as solo host of a network's sports package when she hosted NBC Major League Baseball games from 1994 to 2000. She then hosted The NBA on NBC from 1997 to 2002. Storm also anchored NBC Sports coverage of Wimbledon, French Open, Notre Dame football, World Figure Skating Championships, NBC SportsDesk, Men's and Women's U.S. Open for golf and various college bowl games. Storm was also the first play-by-play announcer for the WNBA in 1997.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame with degrees in communications and political science, Storm began her career while still in school, working at the Notre Dame-owned NBC affiliate in South Bend, Indiana. After graduation, she landed at Houston's KSRR-FM as their drive-time sport anchor where she hosted the Rockets and Astros pre-and post-game shows.
Hannah Storm is the author of two books: Notre Dame Inspirations, which funds a journalism scholarship in her name at her alma mater and Go Girl!: Raising Healthy, Confident and Successful Daughters through Sports, which serves as a parenting guide for raising daughters to participate in sports. For her work as an author, Literacy Advance of Houston honored her as a Champion of Literacy. Hannah has also contributed to a variety of other books and written extensively for several magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Nick Jr., Family Circle, Child and Notre Dame Magazine.
Storm has also appeared in feature films such as "Like Mike" and "Valentine's Day", in addition to television series "Arli$$", "Scrubs" and "As the World Turns". Hannah is the voice for the Hoover Vacuum Campaign and has done product endorsements for Vizio Consumer Electronics.
Storm created the Hannah Storm Foundation to raise awareness, fund treatment and provide educational information for children suffering from debilitating and disfiguring vascular birthmarks. The Foundation also funds the Hannah Storm Journalism Internship at Notre Dame. It was started in 2006 as an opportunity for current undergraduate students to gain practical experience while working in the Alumni Association's Communications and Marketing Department. Storm is the mother of three daughters with her husband, NBC broadcaster Dan Hicks