Sage Steele: Net Worth, Age, Instagram, Dating Life, Salary

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Sage Steele is an American television presenter. She is best known for co-hosting various sports shows and programs. Notable programs she has hosted are ESPN’s SportsCenter (12pm Eastern Standard Time), sports news and highlights show, and the NBA Countdown on both ESPN and ABC. She is currently 48 years old and lives in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. She is of African-American ethnicity and has a little bit of Irish and Italian descent. She has an Instagram account with the handle @sagesteele

Early Life and Career

sage steele bio, life and career

Sage Steele was born on the 28th of November in 1972. Her birth name is Sage Marie Steele, and she was born to her mother Mona Steele (nee O’Neil) and father Gary Steele. She was born into a family of the American Army, then residents of the Panama Canal Zone, Panama. Since they were an army family, they were stationed in many different places across various different timelines, so owing to that Steele traveled a lot during her childhood and pre-pubescent years before moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado, in time for her seventh grade. Sage is of African-American ethnicity with Italian and Irish descent, thanks to her father Gary being African-American, and her mother Mona being of Irish and Italian descent.

Sage has had a long-running and very successful career. She first appeared on television in 1997 as part of CBS affiliate WSBT-TV, and worked at the CSN Mid-Atlantic for six years before she joined ESPN in 2007. She debuted as the host of 6 pm ET SportsCenter on the 16th of March, 2007. Steele has been the face of SportsCenter ever since. She has also covered every NBA finals from 2012 to 2020. She has also been a part of ESPN’s First Take, Mike & Mike in the Morning, and SportsNation.


Steele went to Thomas B. Doherty High School in Colorado Springs for two years. She moved to Carmel, Indiana after that, and spent her senior year of high school at Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana. She graduated high school in 1990 and proceeded to attend Indiana University immediately after. She graduated from Indiana University in 1995 with a degree in sports communication. After exactly 20 years, she was invited to become the commencement speaker at the Indiana University undergraduate commencement in 2015. Steele has stated her commencement speech at Indiana University to be the greatest honor of her life.

Net Worth

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Sage Steele works for ESPN, and her payday is really good. Each year, as her annual salary, she receives 400 thousand US dollars from ESPN, and that makes her estimated net worth and approximate 1.5 million US dollars as of 2021.

Dating Life

Steele started dating college sweetheart Jonathan Bailey in 1993. After dating for six long years, the couple finally got bound in holy matrimony on 30th October 1999. The couple stayed married for 20 long years before they got divorced in 2019. Steele and Bailey have three children together. 

Interesting Fact

Steele has also been a television host alongside known The Bachelor host Chris Harrison. She and Harrison were co-hosts for the beauty pageant, Miss America, in both 2017 and 2018.

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