Welcome, Sage Steele. You are the first Black woman to anchor SportsCenter since Robin Roberts (Am I right about that? Feel free to correct me in the comments). She comes most recently from the DC area Comcast Sportsnet. She paid some dues in the Tampa Bay area. She started on SportsCenter last week. On the show I caught, she called Digger Phelps "Dick Vitale." Nice. Dickie was not pleased. It was late in the week. I don't know if Sage was nervous or not.
Awful Announcing hit me up a while back and gave me the advance warning on Sage's imminent arrival at ESPN. He's familiar with her from DC Comcast and he claims she's good at her job. I'll withhold judgment because I've only seen her on a few shows. Right now, in true American Idol backhanded compliment fashion, the good news is that she looks really great. She's got Mike Greenberg beat out for prettiest SportsCenter anchor. Hands down. The rest? Only time will tell.