ESPN is one of the largest and best Sports Networks in the country and it boasts on its roster, one of the top Sportscasters in the country, Elle Duncan, who has been with the network since 2016 having begun her career as a sports journalist in 2003. Throughout her career, she has commented and covered several major sports news, especially American Sports News from basketball to Football to Soccer.
Elle Duncan’s rise in the world of sports journalism is down to her level of talent and excellence that isn’t just limited to sportscasting. She is also an actress and a writer. In this article, we explore everything you need to know about her. Read on.
Elle Duncan – Biography (Age and Ethnicity)
Elle Duncan has so far done a good job of keeping details of her background away from the media but a look at her suggests that she is at least part African American with the other side of her family unknown. She was born Lauren ‘Elle’ Duncan sometime in 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia and was raised in the iconic American city.
She attended both high school and university in Georgia, graduating from the State University of West Georgia with a degree in Broadcasting. After the completion of her academic journey, Elle Duncan began her career at 2 live Stews in 2003, working as an intern before moving over to V-103, where she began to work on the Ryan Cameron Show, alongside other responsibilities like being a traffic reporter and an on-air personality.
As time passed at V-103, Elle Duncan continued to develop the experiences and knowledge that would one day send her to one of the highest sports networks in the country. She worked at V-103 between 2004 and 2012 before moving over to WXIA-TV, an NBC affiliate station in 2012 where she continued to work as a traffic reporter. It is also worth noting that during her time at V-103, she also had a side gig for the Atlanta Hawks between 2005 and 2013, working as the team’s sideline reporter.
Although she began to work as a sports journalist at V-103, both as a reporter and a sports show co-host, it wasn’t yet time for her to fully dive into the world of sports journalism, until 2014, when she joined the regional sports network, NESN where she spent two years working as a full-time sports journalist as an anchor, host, and reporter.
During her time at NESN, she worked on shows like NESN Live and she did on-field reporting for games at the famous Fenway Park and at the Red Sox stadium.
After two years working for the network, Elle Duncan eventually got a call to the big leagues, joining ESPN’s famous SportsCenter in April 2016 and has been working as an anchor ever since. Her career further includes roles at FishCenter Live and as an actress in the film, Ride Along where she played a news reporter. With over 15 years in the business as a journalist, Elle Duncan has been the recipient of a couple of recognitions, including Atlanta’s Top 30 under 30, Power 40 Under 40 It List and Top 25 Women in Atlanta.
Personal Life – Husband and Pregnancy
The exact when is unknown but a random night out at a friend’s dinner led Elle Duncan to meet her husband, Omar Abdul Ali. Interestingly, Elle made the first move and it is one she has never shied away from expressing in celebration of the success of her relationship. After a couple of years of being together, at the age of 33 in 2016, Elle Duncan and Omar Abdul Ali went to the altar in front of friends and family and committed to each other as husband and wife. The wedding was held in a hotel in Jaco, Costa Rica.
Two years after in July 2018, the couple gave birth to their first child. The pregnancy experience turned out to be challenging as it culminated in 32 hours of labor. She finally gave birth to the baby girl they named Eva. She weighed six pounds, 10 ounces and 19 inches at birth. Elle Duncan made full recovery from the pregnancy and has been back on television, doing what she does best.
Because she has decided to keep much of her background information away from the media, details about Elle Duncan’s parents remain unknown. So far, other than the fact they gave birth to her in the city of Atlanta in Georgia, along with a sister named Kellie Duncan, who grew up to become a firefighter, nothing much is known of Elle Duncan and her extended family.