She went from luke warm to HOTT!

 :::Shannon Cross:::

Certainly a name you should get used to seeing!

Cross currently works for ESPN as an Associate Editor. She ghost writes for on-air analysts, is in charge of making sure content appears on a variety of on-line platforms, and she even creates web pages for special projects on like 30 for 30 films, Black History Month, Mayne Street, and more!

But this .com diva is a lot more talented than she looks! A few months ago she was offered the opportunity to do her job…at a desk… on-line…but this time for millions to see on-air!  In seconds Cross’s job went from luke warm to HOTT!

So what does one wear when they’re asked to be the lead Social Media Correspondent on Live TV for millions to see on a National Holiday!?

Well, Stacee Michelle came to the rescue with some helpful tips to get her through the BIG DAY!

– Wear a color that compliments your skin tone 

– Try a wrap dress – you’ll look sophisticated and polished! (Thank you DVF!)

– Use your open apparel pallet to accessorize with a statement jewelry piece

– Allow hair and make-up to enhance your beauty

On Friday, January 14, 2011, Cross shined! ESPN featured a Town Hall forum at the New Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The panel featured an array of influential and certainly opinionated speakers including Spike Lee, Marion Jones, Randy Shannon, Michael Wilbon, John Calipari, and Jalen Rose. Hosted by Robin Roberts and Bob Ley, the ESPN forum touched on the current image of the black athlete and the dreams of black society today.

As the Social Media Correspondent, Cross did a phenomenal job and received much praise for being such a “natural”!

Oh, and let’s not forget how great she looked! =)

“We are sooo happy for you Shannon and look forward to watching you grow!”

You are greatness ALREADY happening!



p.s. I’m so proud of my big sister! =)
  1. I was really impressed with Shannon during the show. She delivered people’s comments from the web with power and emotion. Her look was professional yet accessible. Great job!!!