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Hannah Storm Biography

Hannah Storm
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Gemini
  • Name: Hannah Storm
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Journalist
  • Net Worth: $1.5 Million USD
  • Body Measurements: 34-26-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
  • Breast Size: 34
  • Waist size: 26 in
  • Hip Size: 32 in
  • Neck Size: 9.1
  • Shoe Size: 9
  • Weight in KG: 56 kg
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Synopsis

Very talented, Hannah Storm is a sports journalist, anchor, and a well-known television personality. She is recognized as the host of the pregame show on ABC named NBA Countdown.

Early Life and Education

Storm was born on June 13, 1962, in Oak Park, Illinois, U.S. She holds an American nationality belonging to the white ethnicity. Her father, Mike Storm is a sports executive and was the commissioner of the American Basketball Association, general manager of the league’s Indian Pacers, Kentucky Colonels and Memphis Sounds franchises and president of the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. Her mother, Hannah G. Storm is a triumphant real estate agent in Texas.

Storm joined Westminster Schools based in Atlanta and graduated in 1979. She then joined the University Of Norte Dame and graduated in 1983, with degrees in political science and communication.

Career

Storm started her career in journalism in 1980. She was on air as a disc jockey for a hard rock radio station at Corpus Christi. She worked for WNDU-TV when she was at Notre Dame. Then she went on to work in Corpus Christi at KNCN-FM.

After working there for six months, Storm moved to the rock station named KSRR 97 Rock based in Houston. Hanna went on to host Houston Astro postgame shows on television. She stayed in Houston Texas for four whole years. She then went to Charlotte, North Carolina and worked as a weekend sports anchor on WCNC TV 36 in 1988.

She has worked in CNN, NBC Sports, and CBS News: The Early Show. Hanna is an excellent sports broadcaster. She has also received the “celebrated Mom” award from Lifeworx Inc. for inspiring many other moms despite the challenges she faced. She is currently working with ESPN.

Storm then went to work for CNN and became the first female host of CNN Sports Tonight from 1989 to 1992. She has hosted the Major League Baseball Preview and the 1990 Goodwill Games for TBS. She left CNN in May 1992 and was hired by NBC in the same month.

Storm hosted Olympic Games, NBA, and WNBA basketball, National Football League, Figure Skating as well as Major League Baseball during her time on NBC. Storm hosted NBC Major League Baseball games from 1994 to 2000. She became the first woman in America to act as solo host of a particular network’s sports package.

Storm began to host NBA and NBC from 1997. Until date, she has anchored NBC Sports coverage of Wimbledon, French Open, World Figure Skating Championships, NBC Sports Desk, Notre Dame Football, Men and Women’s U.S. Open (golf).In 1997, Hannah became the first play-by-play announcer for the WNBA.  

Hannah moved to CBS News in October 2002 and began hosting The Early Show. While there, Hannah covered news like Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, Super Bowl XLI and XXXVIII, the 2004 Democratic National Convention and U.S. Presidential election, the 2008 presidential election and 2005 London terrorist bombing.

Until date, she has interviewed foremost personalities like George W. Bush, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tiger Woods, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston. For a total of 5 years, Storm anchored CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Storm left CBS Early Show on December 7, 2007. She then went on to join ESPN on May 10, 2008, and began anchoring SportsCenter weekdays from 9 am until noon and Sunday mornings during the NFL season.

Storm has hosted the 2009 U.S. Open, 2010 U.S. Open, and 2011 Wimbledon. Storm hosted ESPN Sports Saturday on April 3, 2010. She has presented the pregame coverage for the 2010 NBA Finals and later became the anchor of the NBA Countdown pregame show for 2010-2011 seasons.

Personal Life and Affairs

Storm, age 54, is married and has three children. She married sportscaster Dan Hicks on January 8, 1994. The couple has three daughters named Riley, Ellery, and Hannah. She currently resides with her husband in Tucson, Arizona, U.S. The couple is living a happy life and has not been divorced yet.

In addition to her career as a journalist, Storm is an author. She has written two books, Go Girl and Notre Dame Inspirations. She is the founder of the Hannah Storm Foundation that raises awareness for debilitation and disfiguring vascular birthmarks and provides treatment for it.

Storm has also founded Brainstorming Productions that creates educational and inspirational programs.  On December 11, 2012, she suffered some serious injuries due to a propane gas grill accident at home.

Storm suffered second-degree burn to her chest and hands. She also suffered from first-degree burns to her neck and face due to which she lost half of her hair, her eyebrows and eyelashes.

She was treated at Westchester Medical Center in New York. She began her work again in SportsCenter with a bandage in her hand and some hair extension in the head, soon after her recovery.

Height, Net Worth and Salary

Storm stands an incredible height of 1.7 meters (5 feet 5 inches) and has maintained an attractive body physique. Her net worth is a total of $1.5 million, and it was reported that in 1996 she was offered the same as an annual salary to join NBC Sports. 

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