Here's Beadle's short bio via Twitter: I was on a show. Then I wasn’t. Now I am. The kids call it Sportsnation.
Though born in Italy, Michelle Beadle grew up in Texas. Growing up, Michelle said her best friend was her mother, since they both didn’t know English upon immigrating and had to learn it together.
She attended the University of Texas at Austin and studied political science as a pre-law student. “I grew up wanting to go to Harvard Law School and save the world. I thought I could be a politician and truly make a difference.” However, reality set her straight: she worked in a law group and decided that the law wasn’t something she wanted to pursue.
She began her career as an intern with the San Antonio Spurs and then became a reporter. She eventually took jobs for Fox Sports Net, TNN, Travel Channel and YES Network, among others.
Of her career, Michelle Beadle said, “For me TV was the last thing I should have been doing. I wasn’t an extrovert. Not a ham. To be honest, I’m not overly social at all.”
She lives by the rule to “never Google yourself. I’ve given my parents the same instructions…I learned the hard way that any jerk can say what they want and it can get to you.”