ESPN reporter Michele Steele moved back to her hometown of Chicago last fall after working in Boston the previous three years. She covered the Cubs’ historic World Series championship in 2016, among other big events, and this year travels to ESPN’s Monday Night Football game each week to cover the game for SportsCenter and ESPN’s social platforms.
Before her lone home, Monday night game of the season tonight – Minnesota Vikings versus Chicago Bears (8:15 ET, ESPN), Steele discusses her season-long NFL assignment.
“When my manager told me I’d be assigned to cover the Monday night game for the season, I almost dropped the phone. I was fired up – and still am, to be able to see up close the well-oiled machine meets traveling circus that is responsible for football’s marquee franchise. It’s been an eventful season already – from Adrian Peterson playing his old team in Minnesota Week 1, to the return of Odell Beckham Jr. Week 2, Jerry Jones taking a knee with his players Week 4 and the [Kansas City] Chiefs staying undefeated Week 5, we’ve had no shortage of news. I’m happy to be bringing fans news and information on the game first thing in the morning for SportsCenter:AM. It’s a critical time when viewers are getting ready for their day, and teams realize that as well.”
Molly Mita contributed to this post.