23 August 2017 5:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sage Steele worked at Espn’s “SportsCenter” for seven years. When she returns to the network’s franchise on Monday, she will be joining something entirely different.

SportsCenter Am” isn’t your dad’s “SportsCenter,” and it’s not supposed to be. Espn launched the 7 a.m. program early last year after Super Bowl 50 – the earliest the show has aired in the Walt Disney network’s history. The hosts – Steele will team with Randy Scott and Jay Harris (pictured, above) –  are supposed to offer viewers the latest in breaking news and clips while connecting the dots with analysis and opinion. Those are all things Steele has in ample supply.

“That has always been my goal – make it conversational, not question and answer,” says Steele, holding forth over a glass of grapefruit juice recently at a Manhattan diner. Espn has made no secret of the value it sees in her, going so far as to issue a statement »


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