Carolina Hurricanes hire Michelle McMahon as television host

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Thursday that Michelle McMahon will join the organization as its TV/Web host.

McMahon’s primary roles will include serving as host of Hurricanes LIVE! prior to all of the team’s games on FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth, as well as hosting and producing video content for CarolinaHurricanes.com.

McMahon has been based in Chicago since 2012, working primarily at The Big Ten Network (BTN).

At BTN, she produced content for and hosted the network’s weekly hockey and lacrosse shows, co-hosted the Women’s Sports Report and served as color analyst for the network’s volleyball coverage.

She also worked as a sideline/field reporter for live events on BTN, FOX Sports and Comcast SportsNet-Chicago, and has contributed to BTN’s online hockey coverage.

“Connecting fans with the team and its players online and on television is a priority for the Hurricanes and our partners at FOX Sports Carolinas,” team president Don Waddell said.

“We are excited to have Michelle join the team and be the face of those connections that are so important to the fan experience. She has done good work covering hockey for The Big Ten Network and we feel that she is a great fit for this role.”

A 2012 graduate of the University of Michigan, McMahon played four years of Division I volleyball with the Wolverines, helping the team to two Sweet Sixteen appearances and one Elite Eight appearance.

While in school, she worked as a production assistant for MGoBlue.com and held internships with NBC15 in Madison, Wisc., as well as Michigan IMG Radio Network.

“Michelle has a dynamic personality and her experience covering hockey will be a valuable addition to our Hurricanes coverage,” said Randy Stephens, executive producer, FOX Sports Carolinas.

“We are looking forward to her joining John Forslund and Tripp Tracy on our telecasts.”