Editor’s note: Welcome to Off Camera with. . ., a Front Row series that introduces you to some of the studio anchors who have recently joined ESPN. Today, we meet Jaymee Sire, a studio host and SportsCenter anchor who joined ESPN in March 2013.
Something we don’t know about you: I have a sandwich named after me at Ike’s Place in San Francisco. It’s fried chicken, pepper jack cheese, Ike’s yellow BBQ sauce and ranch dressing on Dutch Crunch bread. (Yes, it’s as unhealthy as it sounds but it’s sooooo good).
Favorite Hobby: Cooking (and blogging about it!).
Favorite place to travel: Europe. I studied abroad in Barcelona my senior year of college and traveled through Europe afterwards for six weeks. In addition to Spain, I visited: France, Italy, Greece, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands. While my heart will always be in Barcelona, I also fell in love with Cinque Terre, Italy and Santorini, Greece. I really need to get back. I’m also dying to check out Croatia and Turkey.
Do you speak another language?: I spoke Spanish pretty fluently when I was living in Spain (my host mom spoke zero English), but sadly I’ve lost a majority of it. It returns pretty quickly when I do visit Spanish-speaking countries, and I always tried to practice my Spanish with the Latino players when I was covering the San Francisco Giants.
Favorite quote: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
Do you have pets and if so, what are their names? Yes, I have a 3-year old orange cat named Mays – as in San Francisco Giants baseball legend Willie Mays. Just like his namesake, he’s very athletic. Mays is a rescue kitty from San Francisco, so I’m convinced he was raised by a dog because he plays fetch and wags his tail.