NBA Countdown Host
Michelle Beadle is the host of NBA Countdown on ABC and ESPN. In this role, Beadle leads all of the company’s pre-game and halftime NBA shows for the NBA Finals on ABC, the Conference Finals, NBA Playoffs, and NBA regular season. She joined NBA Countdown at the start of the 2016-17 NBA regular season. Additionally, Beadle will host ESPN’s first NBA post-game show called “NBA After The Buzzer” starting with the 2018-19 season. Previously, Beadle was the co-host of SportsNation with Marcellus Wiley and LZ Granderson on ESPN. Beadle’s longstanding role with SportsNation dates back to its days on ESPN2, when she was the program’s original co-host with Colin Cowherd. She also worked at HBO Sports, where she conducted the featured interview on each program of The Fight Game with Jim Lampley. She served as a red carpet interviewer for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Pre-Show broadcast on ABC. Prior to her 2014 return to ESPN, Beadle worked for NBC as both a host at NBC Sports and a correspondent on Access Hollywood.
Beadle is a devoted supporter of the Best Friends Animal Society (bestfriends.org). She is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio.