Athlete Tattoo of the Day: Michelle Beadle

I realize it may be a stretch to categorize Michelle Beadle under ‘Athlete Tattoo of the Day’, but she has held a variety of sportscasting and sports hosting jobs.  So I am willing to make that leap.

In case you have been living under a rock for the past five years, you’ll recognize Michelle as the goofy, spunky, and incredibly attractive co-host of ESPN’s “SportsNation” along with Colin Cowherd.  She was then (and remains now), the only reason to have watched that show.  She deserves a lot of credit for working three full years with Cowherd, a sports personality whose ‘hackery’ rivals only that of Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.

Beadle-Mania got its start in the late 1990’s when Michelle, a graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio, interned for the San Antonio Spurs.  After that, Michelle cut her teeth in a variety on eclectic sports assignments, including covering “Big Game Hunters” for Fox Sports Net and the Professional Bull Riders’ Tour for TNN (which was “The Nashville Network” at the time before changing focus and becoming “The National Network”, and then rebranding entirely as “Spike TV”).

She also did ‘hard time’ as a reporter covering the New Jersey Nets for the YES Network (anyone deserves sympathy for putting up with that).  Finally, after several more assignements of the entertainment and reality show variety, Beadle landed her huge break on June 1, 2009 on “SportsNation”.  Her three years on that show brought a lot of fun and entertainment to an otherwise typical sports show, while also raising her ‘Q-rating’ among ESPN’s male fan base.

In May of 2012, she moved on from ESPN and took a job with NBC; primarily with NBC Sports (where she covered the 2012 London Olympics [a source of many tattoo features]) and also as co-host of “Access Hollywood”.

One thing that Beadle fans noticed during her hosting stint on “SportsNation” was her conspicuosly visible tattoo on her right wrist.

I believe the script tattoo says “Amore” and it is a cute one for Michelle.  Here is another picture of her working out with her wrist ink plainly visible

Michelle is a fan of body art and is believed to have four tattoos.  I have been able to locate two of those.  They are both appear to be cute designs on the inside of her left ankle on the top of her right foot.

These two pics show glimpses of her ankle tattoo

While these photos show glimpses of her foot tattoo (which appears to be a heart design)

You can follow the fun and perky Beadle on Twitter:


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