Michelle Beisner-Buck, wife of famed announcer Joe Buck, makes her debut for ESPN's Monday Night Countdown tonight.
Monday night, Michelle Beisner-Buck, who is married to sports announcer Joe Buck, will officially begin her work as the features reporter for Monday Night Countdown. The Big Lead was the first to report the news last week. Previously, she'd done features reporting for Sunday NFL Countdown.
Beisner-Buck's first feature covers Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.
ESPN Media Zone's bio for Beisner-Buck touts her ability to get big interviews. She previously worked at the NFL Network from 2006-2014 before landing a gig with the Worldwide Leader.
Beisner-Buck has a knack for getting big interviews and doing memorable storytelling. She has contributed notable pieces, including conversations with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Texans defensive end JJ Watt; a touching portrait (and follow-up) on Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still and his daughter Leah as she battled Stage 4 Neuroblastoma; and a feature on Broncos safety Rahim Moore, who suffers from a rare condition called Acute Compartment Syndrome.
According to ESPN, prior to her work in sports, Beisner-Buck trained as an actor and a dancer. She was a Denver Broncos Cheerleader for six years.
According to The Big Lead, Beisner-Buck is essentially replacing former ESPN writer Rick Reilly, who was in the same role since back in 2008.
ESPN is airing two Monday Night Football games tonight - per usual for the first weekend of the season. The first, Steelers vs. Redskins, is set to begin at 7:10 p.m. ET. The late contest will be the Rams vs. the 49ers at 10:20 p.m. ET.
Beisner-Buck's husband, Joe, is one of the most famous sportscaster on the planet. He's covered a number of the top events in sports over the past few decades - including contests for Major League Baseball, the NFL and the USGA.