Simone Eli comes to CBS 42 with more than seven years in the television business. Simone is from Genoa, Ohio. She attended Bowling Green State University, playing on the D-1 basketball team; while earning her Master’s of Education in Sports Administration and Bachelor of Science in Journalism.
Prior to coming to Birmingham, Simone was the Weekend Sports Anchor at KPRC 2 (NBC) in Houston, Texas. While at KPRC, Simone primarily covered professional sports, college and high school football.
Simone is no rookie to living in Alabama. Most recently she co-hosted the morning show on 95.3 The Bear in Tuscaloosa. From 2013-2014, Simone held the Sports Director position at WALA FOX10 News in Mobile, where she covered Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game.
Simone’s first job in the broadcast business was as a TV Play-by-Play, Color Analyst, and Reporter for Buckeye Cable Sports Network covering a variety of sports. Upon enrolling at BGSU, Simone became Sports Director at BG24 News, the university’s campus television station. She headed that position for two years before working for BCSN.
At BGSU, Simone played on the Women’s Division 1 basketball team. During her career, the Falcons won 3 Mid-American Conference Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012. She and her teammates earned a spot in two NCAA Tournaments and made two WNIT Tournament appearances.
Simone is married to Bart Sessions, the head football coach at Gadsden City High School. Go Titans!