Hannah Storm (born Hannah Storen on June 13, 1962) is co-host of CBS' The Early Show and the daughter of sports executive Mike Storen.
Storm graduated from the prestigious Westminster Schools of Atlanta in 1979 and the University of Notre Dame in 1983, with degrees in political sciences and communications. She is married to NBC Sports anchor Dan Hicks.
Her first job was for WNDU-TV, the Notre Dame-owned NBC affiliate in South Bend, Indiana, from 1982 to 1983. She worked for three different stations in Texas until 1988, when she was hired by WPCQ in Charlotte (now WCNC) as sports anchor and reporter. She reportedly got her professional surname during her stint as a disc jockey for a radio station specializing in heavy metal music.
In 1992, Storm was hired by NBC. She has worked four Olympic Games, as well as NBA and WNBA basketball, NFL football, figure skating, and MLB baseball. Storm became the first woman in American television history to host a major network's sports package when NBC had her host baseball games from 1994 to 2000, and then the NBA games from 1997 to 2002. She also covered NBA games on cable for Turner Network Television.
She has introduced Robert Schnakenberg's series of books primarily based on the stories of WNBA players, these books are named Women Who Win. She also wrote a book named Go Girl: Raising Healthy, Successful Girls Through Sports.
While covering the 1995 World Series for NBC, Storm unwittingly came into the crosshairs of volatile Cleveland Indians slugger Albert Belle. Apparently, prior to Game 3, Storm was waiting in the Indians' dugout for a prearranged interview with Indians leadoff man, Kenny Lofton. Then out of nowhere, Belle came screaming profanities towards Storm.
In October 2002, she moved to CBS News as host of The Early Show.
Storm revealed on camera during The Early Show that she had had a congenital defect known as port-wine stain under her left eye, which was later removed by a plastic surgeon using a laser technique.