Hannah Storm Receives Lifetime Excellence Award

By Chris Ariens 

ESPN’s Hannah Storm will receive the Lifetime Excellence in Sports Communication Award from Marist College at an event in Manhattan tomorrow night.

Storm’s career has taken her from CNN, where she was the first female host of CNN Sports Tonight, to NBC Sports where she spent 10 years hosting the NBA on NBC while anchoring from several Olympics. In 2002, she jumped to CBS News where she was co-anchor of The Early Show until 2007 when she left for ESPN and ABC.

Storm’s ESPN colleagues Bob Ley, Lisa Kerney, and Wendi Nix will celebrate with her tomorrow night, as will her good friend and fellow Notre Dame alum, author Nicholas Sparks; former NBA Commissioner David Stern; her husband and NBC Sports broadcaster Dan Hicks; Patrick McEnroe; and her dad and former American Basketball Association Commissioner Mike Storen.

“The breadth and deep impact of Hannah’s accomplishments as a broadcast journalist, author, producer, director, and philanthropist are extraordinary,” said Marist College Center for Sports Communication director Keith Strudler. “It’s even more remarkable considering that for much of her career, Hannah was one of the only women on the sidelines and in the locker rooms, work that blazed the trail for generations of aspiring female sports broadcasters.”