37-year-old Shannon Spake is a NASCAR correspondent for ESPN. You’ve seen Shannon Spake on both NASCAR Countdown and NASCAR Now, and she occasionally appears on SportsCenter when they expand NASCAR coverage.
Before coming to ESPN, Shannon Spake worked at the Speed Channel, where she co-hosted NASCAR Nation and served as a reporter. She also co-hosted Back Seat Drivers with online columnist Marty Smith. Her previous on-air jobs included WCCB Charlotte and Carolina Sports and Entertainment Television.
For the 2008 season, Shannon Spake was a full-time pit reporter for Nationwide and Sprint Cup races aired on ESPN. You can follow her on Twitter here
She’s also covered some college football bowl games and college basketball games. So you’ve seen Shannon Spake on the four letter network doing some college sports, in addition to auto racing coverage. Before becoming an on-air reporter, she worked for Nickelodeon, CBS (on The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel), and MTV as a production assistant.
Shannon Spake grew up in Florida and went to school at Florida Atlantic University.
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