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Lauren "Elle" Duncan is a sports anchor for ESPN.[1]

Elle Duncan
Elle Duncan on set.jpg
Duncan at NESN on April 7, 2016
Born
Lauren Duncan[2]

(1983-04-12) April 12, 1983 (age 36)[3]
NationalityAmerican
OccupationAnchor, Host, Reporter, Actress, Writer, Television Personality
Years active2003-Present
Notable credit(s)
V-103, 2004-2012;

11 Alive, 2012-2013;
Atlanta Hawks, 2005-2013;
NESN, 2014-2016;

ESPN, 2016-Present

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CareerEdit

AtlantaEdit

Duncan began her career in Atlanta as an intern with the 2 live Stews, an American syndicated sports talk radio show on 790/The Zone.[4] After a year, she was hired by Atlanta host, Ryan Cameron, to join the Ryan Cameron Show on V-103.[5] While there, her roles included traffic reporter and on-air personality.[4] Duncan hosted an afternoon show at the station in 2009 before moving to handle sports reporting for the morning Frank and Wanda show. During her time with V-103, Duncan also was a contributor with the Atlanta Falcons radio network pre- and post-game shows, the Atlanta Hawks sideline reporter, and a freelance sideline reporter for SEC and ACC football games on Comcast Sports South.[6] Duncan landed a job as the traffic reporter at NBC Affiliate WXIA-TV in 2012.

BostonEdit

Duncan joined NESN in 2014 as an anchor, reporter, and host. Duncan began co-hosting NESN Live Presented by Cross Insurance with Sarah Davis. The show features updates from NESN reporters and game-day analysis from Fenway Park, TD Garden, and Gillette Stadium.[7] While at NESN, Duncan has also worked as a sideline reporter for the Red Sox and hosted coverage of Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks from Glendale, Arizona.[8][9]

ESPNEdit

Duncan joined SportsCenter as an anchor on April 27, 2016.[1]

FCLEdit

Duncan joined the hosts of American talk show FishCenter Live.[10]

FilmEdit

Duncan appeared in the 2014 movie Ride Along as a news reporter.[11]

DUI arrestEdit

While working as an 11Alive traffic reporter and Atlanta Hawks sideline reporter, Duncan was arrested for DUI and reckless driving on April 28, 2013. According to the written report by the arresting officer, Duncan was observed "weaving in and out of traffic in a reckless manner" at a "high rate of speed," and "narrowly" missed striking another vehicle. Her breathalyzer test showed a blood alcohol content of .099, above the legal limit of 0.08.[12] The charges were later dropped.[13]

Philanthropic effortsEdit

Duncan has been involved with Walker, a non-profit leader in special education, behavioral health and residential treatment for children and youth. Specifically, Duncan has been involved with Walker’s Change Shoes, Change Lives Run and Walk and engaged with Walker’s youth through on-campus volunteering and events through NESN’s employee volunteer program, NESN Connects.[14]

While at V-103, Duncan launched a Cause & Effect series to recognize a number of local nonprofit organizations quarterly. The series consisted of different events throughout Atlanta that raised funds for underexposed nonprofit organizations.[15] Duncan has also worked as a spokeswoman with Enchanted Closet, an organization which provides prom dresses, shoes, and accessories to disadvantaged girls for prom.[16]

AccoladesEdit

  • Top 25 Women in Atlanta – The Steed Society
  • 2011 Inspiring Women Award – Atlanta Dream[17]
  • Atlanta's Top 30 under 30 – AUC Magazine
  • 50 Most Beautiful Atlantans – Jezebel Magazine
  • Power 40 Under 40 It List – Johnson Media[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Elle Duncan Joins ESPN as SportsCenter Anchor". espnmediazone. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  2. ^ "Local TV traffic reporter Elle Duncan arrested on DUI charge". Georgia Newsday. April 29, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  3. ^ http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2013/04/29/2013-flashback-elle-duncan-arrested-for-dui/
  4. ^ a b Ho, Rodney. "Exclusive: Elle Duncan moving to V-103's Frank & Wanda morning show". Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  5. ^ a b "Elle Duncan Home Page ; THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE ATLANTA HAWKS". www.nba.com. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  6. ^ "Elle Duncan leaving 11 Alive for New England Sports Network ; Radio and TV Talk". Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  7. ^ "Sports show 'NESN Live presented by Cross Insurance' debuts Monday - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  8. ^ "Matthew McConaughey Wore a Fanny Pack to Fenway Park". Boston Magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  9. ^ "NESN Super Bowl Coverage from Arizona ; Multichannel". www.multichannel.com. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  10. ^ Duncan, Elle (4 December 2017). "Elle Duncan on Twitter: "Hey guys I'm jumping on with the fish 🐡 🐟 🐠 from #FishCenter at 4pm ET to hopefully get as weird as possible! You can watch and call in on t…". Twitter. twitter.com. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Elle Duncan". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  12. ^ "11Alive's Elle Duncan arrested for DUI charge". myAJC. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  13. ^ "Elle Duncan: Reporter for the New England Sports Network". keshajoseph. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  14. ^ "NESN's Elle Duncan to Emcee Walker's 2015 Change Shoes, Change Lives Run and Walk". Needham, MA Patch. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  15. ^ "Atlanta Radio Personality Elle Duncan's 'Prom Enchanted' Charity Event - Rolling Out". Rolling Out. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  16. ^ "Free Prom Dresses: Self Confidence From 'The Enchanted Closet' (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  17. ^ "Elle Duncan Joins NESN From WXIA". adweek. Retrieved 2016-05-06.

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