Sage Marie Steele was born on 28 November 1972, in the Panama Canal Zone, of Irish, Italian, and African-American descent. Sage is a television personality, best known for being the host of the show “NBA Countdown” during weekends. She was also previously a part of the shows “SportsCenter”, “SportsNation”, and “ESPN First Take”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Sage Steele? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $1.5 million, mostly earned through a successful career on television. She reportedly now earns around $400,000 annually for her work as an anchor, and has been working on sports for most of her career. As she continues to work her wealth will likely continue to increase.
Sage Steele Net Worth $1.5 million
Since Steele’s family was part of the army, they would often move around, spending time in Belgium and Greece before moving back to the United States. Her father was the first African-American to play football at West Point during the 1960s, and it may have influenced his child’s decision to enter a sports-related career. Sage attended Thomas B. Doherty High School and then moved to Carmel High School from where she matriculated. She then attended Indiana University Bloomington and graduated in 1995 with a degree in sports communication.
After graduating, she worked at WSBT-TV, where she was a reporter and producer, and then appeared on WISH-TV, working there as a sports anchor and reporter. She often covered local sports as well as professional sports teams from Indiana, including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and the Indianapolis 500 car race event. This was a strong start to her net worth.
In 1998 she moved to WFTS and became a sports reporter. During this time, she also worked at Fox Sports Florida, reporting on Central Florida professional sports teams such as the Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tampa Bay Lightning. After these jobs, she became a part of Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a reporter and anchor, working on the show “SportsNite”. Steele stayed with the company for six years and became the main reporter for the Baltimore Ravens. In 2007 she joined ESPN, becoming a part of “SportsCenter”. In 2013, she covered the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and then became the host of “NBA Countdown”.
Aside from these, Sage has also been featured as a guest host on “The View” and become a blogger for the website Babble. She’s also made a guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel” and has worked for publications such as “The Wall Street Journal”, “Rolling Stone”, and “The Huffington Post” featuring her.
For her personal life, Steele has been married to Jonathan Bailey since 1999 and they have three children. According to reports, she enjoys horseback riding. She also had a bit of controversy when she cut off Win Bulter during his speech at the NBA All-Star Game. Part of the speech was about telling voters to think carefully during the 2016 presidential election. Sage also spends her free time doing charity work, often volunteering for the Pat Tillman Foundation. She also focuses on helping and working with military veterans.
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