'SportsCenter' rounds out its new roster

Early, day shift anchors announced

NEW YORK -- Less than two months before "SportsCenter" goes live in the weekday mornings, ESPN has filled out its anchoring teams.

In May, ESPN said that former NBC Sports and CBS "Early Show" anchor Hannah Storm would join the network and anchor the 9 a.m.-noon edition of "SportsCenter." She now will be joined by Josh Elliott in that time period.

Taking the early (6 a.m.-9 a.m.) shift will be Linda Cohn and Steve Berthiaume, with Chris McKendry and Robert Flores co-anchoring the noon-3 p.m. "SportsCenter." Storm will be off Fridays in the fall and will anchor Sunday morning "SportsCenter" on NFL days. She'll be replaced on those days by Sage Steele, who also will do updates every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. and noon weekdays.

That will launch Aug. 11, the opening week of the Beijing Olympics. Since January 1996, "SportsCenter" has been in repeats in the mornings on ESPN.