Today, ESPN hired Michelle Beisner, more commonly known as “Joe Buck’s new trophy wife.”
I’ve been saying for the past few years that most of the new sideline reporter hires in sports media are drawn from two pools
a.) wannabe actresses/models, note the slash, very important to have that slash in there or
With Michelle Beisner, formerly of NFL Network, it’s literally both.
She is signed to a modeling/acting talent agency (she’s certainly married a man with a lot of deep, family connections in television broadcasting), and she’s a former Denver Broncos cheerleader (I’m sure there will be no bias at all when she reports on the team, none. Absolutely no bias, nope.
None at all. No way.
The 37-year-old Beisner was one the squad for six years, serving as captain for four, and the Pro Bowl rep in 1999.
Here’s a little more about Michelle Beisner will be doing with ESPN. Beginning in September, she will contribute player profiles and other stories for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown pregame show.
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network. She has appeared on a variety of programs and specials including Super Bowl Week, Pro Bowl, and NFL Draft coverage.
“Michelle Beisner has shown a knack for getting big interviews and doing memorable storytelling,” said a statement from Seth Markman, senior coordinating producer for ESPN’s NFL studio shows.
“She will be a great addition to Sunday NFL Countdown and we look forward to the features she will contribute to the show.”
Said a statement from Michelle Beisner added:
“I am grateful and humbled to be joining the ESPN family. I look forward to this new adventure, and the respected platform it provides for storytelling. I’m ready to go to work, have some fun, and get it done. I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity of being a part of the talented cast and crew of Sunday NFL Countdown.”
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