Sage Steele Bio: Everything You Need to Know About the Television Anchor
- Date of Birth Nov 28, 1972
- Age 50 Years, 9 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Name Sage Marie Steele
- Profession Journalist
- Relationship Status Married
- Husband/Spouse Jonathan Bailey
- Net Worth $1.5 Million
- Father Gary Steele
- Mother Mona Steele
- Brother/s Chad Steele, Courtney Steele
- High School Carmel High School
- College Indiana University Bloomington
- Son/s Nicholas Bailey
- Daughter/s Quinn Bailey, Evan Bailey
American television anchor Sage Steele is best known as a host of the weekend show NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC. Sage works as a lead host of SportsCenter On The Road on the ESPN network.
She has co-hosted ABC's telecast of the Miss America pageant since 2016.
In 2011, she received the Anita Aldrich Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University, which declared her one of the most famous sports anchors of all time. Here's a quick rundown on her bio!
Sage Steele's Parents
The talented anchor was born on November 28, 1972, to interracial parents; Gary and Mona Steele. Hence, she is at the age of 49 and is of mixed ethnicity.
Steele's parents: father Gary Steele and mother, Mona Steele. (Photo: Instagram)
Steele grew up with her two younger brothers, Chad Steele and Courtney Steele. One of her brothers, Chad, was the Vice President of Media Relations for the Baltimore Ravens.
Her other brother, Courtney, got married to Nikki Miles in April 2018.
As her father was an army, her family moved to several states and countries, including Greece and Belgium.
She attended Carmel High School and graduated in 1990. She received a bachelor of science degree in sports communication from the Indiana University Bloomington in 1995.
Sage Steele's Net Worth
Steele first worked as a news producer and reporter on the CBS affiliate channel, WSBT-TV, from 1995 to 1997.
The journalist joined another CBS affiliate, WISH-TV, as a weekday reporter and anchor for weekend morning sports.
The television presenter got her breakthrough when she debuted as a co-host of the ET edition of SportsCenter on ESPN in 2007.
She contributed to various sports shows on the network, such as First Take and Mike & Mike in the Morning.
In October 2021, she was suspended from ESPN following her controversial comments on ESPN's vaccine mandate and then-President Barack Obama.
After a brief hiatus, she seems to be back hosting the SportsCenter.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, she has an annual salary of $400 thousand and a net worth of $1.5 million.
Diving into her personal life, Sage is a married woman and is the mother of three children.
Sage Steele's Family with Husband Jonathan Bailey
Steele tied the knot with her husband, Jonathan Bailey, in 1999. The married couple had welcomed three kids into their family: daughters Evan and Quinn and a son named Nicholas.
When they had their first daughter, Steele's husband quit his career to look after the kid and let Steele continue her career.
Sage Steele with her kids, Evan, Quinn, and Nicholas. (Photo: Instagram)
In a heart-warming Instagram post dated June 2018, Steele remembered how her husband sacrificed his career for the family.
"While this was a mutual decision, it obviously came down to HIS choice," she recalled, adding that his countless sacrifices made it possible for her to continue her ESPN job.
She also mentioned how he would become a teacher, coach, therapist, carpenter, and snake whisperer, among others, for the sake of their family.
"It's impossible to quantify what he has done for our kids and for me," Steele wrote. She even mentioned how he taught their kids not to align with gender roles.
While the pair has been relishing their marriage, they have also weathered the hard times.
In an interview with HuffPost in January 2016, Steele shared how she faced backlash for marrying a white man.
"I can't tell you how many times I've been called a sellout for marrying a white man and for having kids that look white," she explained.
Then, on a positive note, she admitted people's criticisms were their sole opinions and refused to let those hamper her.