What was once considered strange has now become commonplace in sports journalism, and that is the presence of women in this profession. In recent years, several of America’s major sports networks and media have seen an increase in the number of female professionals in this field, and at ESPN, one of America’s leading sports networks, the name Nicole Briscoe is one of them.
Nicole joined ESPN in 2008 after gaining experience in the early years with various local TV stations across the country. She is best known for covering NASCAR races for the channel. Learn more about her by reading below.
Who is Nicole Briscoe of ESPN?
The host of ESPN SportsCenter was born on July 2, 1980, in Wausau, Wisconsin. Not much is known about Nicole in terms of background information about her, but she grew up in Roscoe, Illinois, where she attended Hononegah High School and graduated in 1998.
Her involvement with sports began at the high school level, where she served as a cheerleader for the school’s major sports teams. The same year she graduated, Nicole Briscoe entered the Miss Teen USA competition after winning the Miss Illinois Teen USA earlier that year. Although she graduated as a semi-finalist in Miss Teen USA, this was not to be the highlight of her personal achievements. After high school, she went to Northern Illinois University where she earned her bachelor’s degree.
Even before graduating, Nicole Briscoe gained experience in sports journalism by working for WREX-TV, a local TV station in Rockford. After graduating in Northern Illinois, Nicole Briscoe went to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she got her first job as a reporter for WANE-TV. After working for WANE-TV for several months, she moved to WISH-TV, a TV station based in Indianapolis.
At WISH-TV, Nicole Briscoe came to develop her interest and expertise in Sports Racing. For the channel, she covered the Indianapolis 500 and the United States Grand Prix. She also covered the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Before she left WISH-TV in 2006, Nicole Briscoe also covered non-racing sports such as football through the Indianapolis Colts and basketball through the Indiana Pacers. She left WISH to join the Speed Channel and was with the station between 2006 and 2008, where she further refined her knowledge and coverage of US Sports Racing by working on shows such as The Speed Report as a presenter.
When she joined ESPN in 2008, she worked primarily in NASCAR coverage and as the host of one of the station’s daily news shows, NASCAR Now. After seven years at ESPN, during which she focused primarily on racing, she began hosting one of ESPN’s largest shows, SportsCenter, in 2015.
Since 2015, she has been a host for the show and has sometimes worked as a field reporter/correspondent for some of the channel’s other shows.
Husband – Ryan Briscoe and her children
Nicole Briscoe has been involved in sports for a considerable part of her life and her involvement in the sports world goes beyond her professional career. She is married to Ryan Briscoe, an IndyCar Series driver.
Nicole and Ryan have been married since 2009 in a private and beautiful ceremony that took place in Hawaii in front of her family and friends. Since their wedding, the couple has shared many memories. These include the birth of their two children, two daughters named Finley Briscoe and Blake James Briscoe.
Height and body measurements
Nicole Briscoe has a height of 5 feet 7 inches and has an accompanying body weight of 69kg. Known as a former beauty queen, Nicole, though she has left her glamorous years behind, has continued to maintain a fit and healthy body defined by curves measured at 39, 27 and 37 inches for her chest, waist, and hips. Her other striking body features include green eyes and reddish-brown hair.
More facts about Nicole Briscoe
Her husband, Ryan Briscoe, who was not born an American, has been an American citizen since 2018.
After she was not elected Miss Teen USA in 1998, she participated again in the Miss Illinois USA contest in 2001. She came second.
With over twenty years of work as a sports journalist, Nicole Briscoe is said to have accumulated a net worth of over $1 million.