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Nicole Briscoe is an American sportscaster who works at ESPN. A former Miss Teen USA, Briscoe’s career took off early. Now a wife and mother, Briscoe’s passion for journalism has made her an accomplished woman in sportscasting.

Therefore, this is a biography of the sports anchor who has dominated the screen for over a decade.

Nicole Briscoe biography

Nicole Briscoe smiling

Nicole Briscoe (Manske) was born on  July 2, 1980, in Roscoe, Illinois, in the United States of America. She attended Hononegah High School, where she was a cheerleader and graduated in 1998. Later on, she attended Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois and graduated with a degree in television presenting.

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Nicole Briscoe career

Nicole Briscoe on TV

While in high school, Briscoe won the Miss Illinois Teen USA 1998 and competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she finished as a semi-finalist. Two years later, she competed in the Miss Illinois USA 2001 pageant and placed first runner-up to Rebecca Ambrosi.

Briscoe also got her first professional job as a college student when she was employed by WREX-TV, the NBC station in Rockford. She was the general assignment reporter for WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Later on, she joined WISH-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she covered the Indianapolis 500, the United States Grand Prix, the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. Briscoe was also a pit reporter for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network. She left the network on May 28, 2006.

Briscoe also co-hosted The Speed Report (formerly Speed News), a Sunday motorsports program on Speed Channel. After replacing  Connie LeGrand, she hosted the show from July 1, 2006, to January 27, 2008.

Between 2008 and 2014, Briscoe was a reporter and host of the programme, NASCAR Now on ESPN2. However, ESPN stopped covering live NASCAR races after the end of the 2014 season. From 2011 to 2014, Briscoe also hosted the pre-race NASCAR Countdown show. In 2015, she was promoted to the position of studio show host and anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter Show, a position she still holds to date.

Nicole Briscoe’s net worth

According to reports, Briscoe has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Nicole Briscoe family

Nicole Briscoe with her family

Briscoe married the Australian-American professional racing driver, Ryan Briscoe, in an outdoor ceremony in Hawaii in 2009. The couple welcomed two daughters together via IVF: Finley Evans and Blake James.

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To celebrate National Infertility Awareness Week, Nicole granted an interview with People, where she recounted her harrowing journey toward becoming a mother, after six intrauterine inseminations (IUIs) and multiple rounds of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), with miscarriages in between.

“You live in this 24-to-28-day window every month for however many years,” she recounts. “Sometimes it goes by in a flash and sometimes it’s like, ‘Time to try again. Time to try again. Time to try again.’ And you have this small window, where you just hope, and then you have this window where it’s suddenly dashed and it’s crushing.”

“And sometimes it feels like it’s going to bury you and sometimes you feel like you’re drowning. And then, sometimes, you’re numb to it,” she adds.

Briscoe also revealed she had a hysterectomy after her most recent pregnancy loss and subsequent endometriosis diagnosis. Hence, she would have her uterus removed as a result. However, the mother of two was grateful for the “miracle” of her daughters, who were, according to her, worth the struggles she had to face.

Nicole Briscoe age

Briscoe is currently 43 years old and will turn 44 in 2024.

Nicole Briscoe Instagram

Nicole Briscoe has an active Instagram account where she posts content on her lifestyle, family and work. Her account has about 34,000 followers as of the time of writing this article.

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