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Hannah Storm

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(CBS) Hannah Storm has been an anchor of The Early Show, CBS News' weekday morning broadcast, since October 2002, when it debuted in its current four-anchor format.

She has covered the war in Iraq extensively for the program, and has interviewed major newsmakers, including first lady Laura Bush, Sen. John McCain, Chris Heinz, and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.

Before that, she was an anchor and reporter for NBC Sports for 10 years. Storm hosted that network’s broadcasts of dozens of major sports events, including the Olympics, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and Wimbledon. She has hosted coverage of four Olympic Summer Games: the late-night programs from Barcelona and Atlanta, and the daytime and weekend programs from Sydney and Salt Lake City.

Storm became the first woman to serve as the solo anchor of a network’s major sports package when she hosted NBC’s coverage of the NBA (1997-2002) and Major League Baseball, including three World Series (1995, 1997 and 1999). She also was the primary play-by-play announcer for the inaugural season of the Women’s National Basketball Association (1997).

Her extensive reporting experience includes work for NBC’s coverage of the National Football League, professional figure skating, the NBA and golf’s men's and women’s U.S. Opens. Storm received the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Allen Award for her work as a reporter. She is also the only woman to have been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for Best Sports Television Host.

Storm's book, Go Girl!, (Sourcebooks, 2002) a sports guide for parents, is in its second printing.

Before joining NBC Sports, she anchored “CNN Sports Tonight” and weekend sports programs for the cable channel (1989-92). Previously, Storm was a sports anchor and reporter for WPQC-TV Charlotte, N.C. (1988-89); KTXH-TV Houston; Home Sports Entertainment; KSRR-FM Radio in Houston, Texas; KNCN-FM Radio in Corpus Christi, Texas and WNDU-TV South Bend, Ind. (1982-88).

Storm received the 2004 American Women In Radio And Television Gracie Award for outstanding anchor for news for a body of work, including "Hannah's Portwine Birthmark," "Fabulous Zoo Animals" and "Living With Anorexia."

Born in Oak Park, Ill., Storm graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 with a degree in political science and communications. She lives in the New York area with her husband, NBC sports anchor Dan Hicks, and their three children.



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