Veteran sports broadcaster Shannon Spake joined FOX Sports in July 2016 as a three-sport star, covering NASCAR, college football, college basketball and NFL. In 2019, she was named host of FOX NASCAR’s race coverage, handling all anchor duties for NASCAR CUP SERIES and NASCAR XFINITY SERIES races and prerace shows live from FOX Sports’ state-of-the-art virtual studio set in Charlotte, N.C.
Spake also co-hosts NASCAR RACE HUB, FS1’s daily NASCAR news and highlights program, alongside Adam Alexander, in a role she has held since February 2017. In 2019, Spake also served as a FOX NFL sideline reporter for her third consecutive season alongside play-by-play announcer Thom Brennaman and analyst Chris Spielman.
Since her move to FOX Sports, the broadcasting veteran covered the sidelines for the network’s lead college football and basketball on-air teams for the 2016 season, in addition to making her NFL debut in the Jan. 1, 2017, Seattle/San Francisco game. Prior to joining FOX Sports, Spake served in multiple roles at ESPN, beginning in 2006, including sideline work for Saturday college football games and select Bowl games, including a New Year’s Six Bowl.
Spake was a sideline reporter for ESPN’s Saturday Primetime and Super Tuesday SEC college basketball telecasts. She also worked the 2015 NBA Draft and covered multiple NCAA men’s basketball tournaments and Final Four championships for “SportsCenter.” Spake was tasked with pit reporting for ESPN and ABC’s NASCAR coverage and offered reports on NASCAR and college sports for “SportsCenter.” She also hosted and reported for “NASCAR Now” on ESPN2.