Michelle Bonner joined ESPN in March 2005 as an ESPNEWS anchor and occasionally anchors SportsCenter, ESPN’s flagship sports news program. Bonner came to ESPN from CNN in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was a sports anchor from 2003–2005.
Prior to CNN, Bonner was a sports anchor at Fox Sports in Los Angeles (2002–2003), the main sports anchor at Los Angeles’ KCOP-TV (1999–2002), and a sports anchor/reporter at KRIV-TV in Houston (1997–1999).
Bonner graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in English (1994). She began her broadcasting career at WCHS-TV as a news producer and fill-in sports anchor/reporter in Charleston, West Virginia, and also worked in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Bangor, Maine.
A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Bonner won the Edward R. Murrow Award of Excellence in Journalism in 2001 for a feature story on Marlin Briscoe, the first black starting quarterback in the NFL. This same year she received the Associated Press Award and Golden Mike for “Best Sportscast”. In 2000, she earned an Emmy award for “Best Newscast”.
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