Briscoe to host ABC's Indy 500 telecast

Briscoe to host ABC's Indy 500 telecast


Briscoe to host ABC's Indy 500 telecast


ESPN SportsCenter presenter Nicole Briscoe will host ABC’s telecast of the Indianapolis 500.

Briscoe, who has just finalized a multi-year contract extension with the network, will anchor the one-hour pre-race show and bring viewers back from commercial breaks during the race itself.

“I feel like this homecoming is a long time coming,” Briscoe said. “The Speedway has played such an important role in my life, professionally and personally. I cannot wait to be back and part of the 500.”

Briscoe, who is married to 2012 Indy 500 polesitter and now Ganassi sports car driver Ryan Briscoe, has a long history in motorsports broadcasting, having hosted a program on SPEED for two years before joining ESPN in 2008, where she played a part in the network’s NASCAR coverage as a host and reporter. Earlier in her career, she also reported on the Indy 500 for WISH-TV in Indianapolis, and worked as a pit reporter for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network.