Shannon Spake is an American sportscaster who has become a famous face among sports lovers in the USA. She is renowned for being strong-willed, full of life, and her style of reporting which has been described as ‘enthusiastic’ has won her lots of fans over the years. Shannon has always been a sports lover and it is not a surprise at all that she has turned a sports reporter who has made quite a name for herself in the field.
Having worked for different media houses in the capacity of a reporter, Spake now works as a correspondent for NASCAR, an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company. She also doubles as a basketball reporter for Fox Sports, a division of the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Shannon Spake Bio & Age
Shannon Spake was born on the 23rd day of the month of July in the year 1976. The sportscaster was born and raised by her parents in Sunrise, a city in Florida, USA. Her full name at birth has been revealed to be Shannon Marie Speacht.
Shannon was born to a father identified as Don Speacht with whom she shares a special bond. According to reports, Don worked with Air Florida. Shannon has often told of how the man made her childhood very interesting by taking her to many places of interest, including the University of Miami-Notre Dame game at the Orange Bowl in 1987. Very little is known about any other family member of Shannon.
Growing up, the journalist was diagnosed with Scoliosis, a medical condition which causes a sideways curvature of the spine. Shannon was diagnosed with this condition just before puberty and it threatened to hinder her involvement with any sporting activity. However, she eventually had corrective surgery when she was 13 years old.
Shannon attended the Piper High School, a public secondary school in Sunrise, Florida. Having already had surgery to correct her Scoliosis, she actively took part in competitive swimming activities throughout high school. After graduating from high school, she proceeded to attend Florida Atlantic University. Following her graduation, she has gone on to make a great career as a journalist.
Career Achievements and Salary
Shannon Spake started out on her journalist journey in 1999 by interning for Neil Rogers, the popular Miami-based radio talk show host on WQAM. That same year, she rose to become an assistant coordinator of on-air promotions at Nickelodeon.
In 2000, Shannon joined CBS News where she worked as a correspondent. She continued working with CBS till 2002, gaining lots of experience in the process. The next year, Shannon took up a job as the production assistant on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, an investigative sports newsmagazine series on HBO. During this period, she also worked as a freelance producer for some special TV projects which included VH1 Fashion Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, and CBS’ The NFL Today.
The journalist soon landed a job with WCCB, a TV station in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also worked at Carolina Sports and Entertainment Television, a regional sports network in the US. In 2005, Shannon joined Speed Channel, a sports-oriented cable and satellite TV network. While with Speed Channel, she worked as a reporter and also co-hosted NASCAR Nation. During this time, she also co-hosted Back Seat Drivers, a talk show.
In 2007, the media personality joined ESPN as a part-time reporter. However, she quickly rose through the ranks to become a full-time reporter after some months. Contributing to SportsCenter in terms of reports, she also worked with SEC Network which is owned by ESPN. In 2013, she signed a contract extension with ESPN but left in 2014 after ESPN lost the broadcast rights to NBC Sports.
Shannon Spake joined Fox Sports in 2016 and continues working with the network today. She covers college football and basketball for Fox Sports and also works as a NASCAR correspondent for the network.
According to sources, the average salaries of Fox Sports reporters range between $50,463 to $107,000. The exact salary figure of Shannon Spake is not certain at this moment, however, it is believed that her salary falls within this range.
Over the years, Shannon who has worked with different media outfits is expected to have raked in quite a considerable amount of money and is also expected to keep making more money as time goes on.
Shannon Spake’s Height
Shannon Spake is a beautiful woman and has a great body shape. She stands at 5 feet 6 inches and reportedly weighs about 61 kg. Her body measurements have been revealed to be 37 inches (breasts), 26 inches (waist), and 38 inches (hips). She wears dress size 8 and bra size 34C.