Hannah Storm of ESPN will emcee the 2019 Greater Cleveland Sports Awards.
The award-winning journalist and pioneering woman in the field of sports broadcasting will host the 19th Greater Cleveland Sports Awards at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel’s Grand Ballroom on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
With ESPN since 2008, Storm is an anchor for the network’s flagship show, SportsCenter, and hosted other events across the sports-media giant’s various platforms.
Earlier this season, Storm joined forces with Andrea Kremer to become the first female duo to broadcast an NFL game. Storm and Kremer broadcasted an NFL Thursday Night Football game for Amazon Prime Video services.
In addition to her work at ESPN, Storm has worked for CNN (1989-1992) and NBC Sports (2002-2007). During her time with CNN, she became the first female host of CNN Sports Tonight.
Also, Storm, the first woman in American television history to solo host a broadcast network’s sports series coverage during NBC’s Major League Baseball coverage, worked at CBS News as a host of “The Early Show,” where she covered the 2004 presidential election, the Iraqi War and Hurricane Katrina.
A multi-time Gracie Awards winner, Storm is passionate about her work in the community.
Storm was honored with the Literacy Advance of Houston’s Champion of Literacy Award for her work as an author. In 2008, Storm created the Hannah Storm Foundation to raise awareness, fund treatment and provide educational information for vascular malformations.
Storm is the latest ESPN personality to host the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, as Tom Rinaldi (2018), Bowling Green State University product Jay Crawford (2017), Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph graduate Desmond Howard (2016), former Ohio State standout wide receiver Cris Carter (2014), Scott Van Pelt (2013) and Erin Andrews (2012) emceed the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission's premier annual fundraiser.
Since 2000, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has been responsible for bringing nearly 200 sporting events to Northeast Ohio, with an economic impact of more than $686 million.
The premiere annual event of the commission, the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards honors the city’s best in professional, collegiate and high school athletics. Also, it raises funds through a silent auction, which this year, include 2020 Super Bowl tickets, 2020 College Football Playoff Championship Game tickets and an autographed Baker Mayfield jersey from the University of Oklahoma.