ESPN anchor, Hononegah grad Nicole Briscoe opens up about being pregnant loss, infertility

ESPN SportsCenter anchor Nicole Briscoe has been talking brazenly in latest months about being pregnant loss, infertility and the challenges she confronted turning into a mom.

Briscoe, who individuals within the Rockford space might bear in mind as Nicole Manske, a 1998 Hononegah Excessive College graduate and tv information reporter with 13 WREX, shared these tales and extra Tuesday when she delivered her keynote speech “Having all of it, What it means to have your all” on the Influential Ladies in Enterprise Luncheon in Beloit.

Nicole Briscoe is seen right here on the set of ESPN’s SportsCenter on Nov. 22, 2019 in Bristol, Connecticut.

Briscoe spoke about her journey with In-vitro fertilization and her difficult path to motherhood in a Folks Journal characteristic in April for Nationwide Infertility Consciousness Week.

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The Wausau, Wisconsin-native, who married Australian racecar driver Ryan Briscoe in 2009, additionally spoke about dreaming massive and the way desires change with life occasions.

“I don’t imagine that you would be able to have ‘it’ all,” she mentioned throughout an interview within the days main as much as the occasion. “There is a cause why I put an emphasis on ‘it.’ I feel you’ll be able to have all of it at numerous factors in your life, however I feel in case you give attention to the ‘it’ and having all of it, that is the place you make the error.”

Briscoe went on to say how one’s life objectives and desires rely on the place they’re in life. Folks shouldn’t keep targeted on one record, however be adaptable as a result of desires and needs change.

“I am a agency believer in dreaming massive,” she mentioned. “I am a agency believer of surrounding your self with individuals who make it easier to obtain these objectives and people desires. I am a agency believer that you would be able to obtain your objectives and your desires, however I am additionally a believer in the truth that the objectives that you just set for your self, on the age of, say, 20, or 23, these objectives will drastically change. There are such a lot of life occasions that change your priorities. ”

For instance, Briscoe mentioned, rising up she all the time dreamed she’d someday be a sideline reporter for Monday Night time Soccer. However as her profession blossomed and alternatives have been introduced through the years, her aspirations modified.

Having your all

Briscoe began her TV profession as a basic project reporter at WREX, the NBC affiliate in Rockford. She went on to work at tv stations in Indiana and the Velocity Channel earlier than touchdown a job at ESPN. She labored numerous roles for ESPN from 2008-2014 earlier than becoming a member of the SportsCenter anchor desk in 2015.

“If I went round defining my profession and defining the success in my profession by kind of just like the guidelines I created after I was 11 or 20, I might be a failure, and that’s insane, to reside by that,” she mentioned. “Life can take you down all these distinctive paths, these twists and turns.

“I’ve my all … On the finish of the day, you sit down and also you kind of prioritize your life. In case your priorities are in line and you’ve got your all, then you’ve gotten what you really want, what actually issues, and you then get happiness.”

Briscoe is a mom of two ladies, Blake James, 5 and seven-year-old Finley Evers.

Briscoe mentioned she needed to make use of a part of her speech on Tuesday to encourage ladies battling infertility. After years of silence, she mentioned she’s solely just lately been prepared to talk publicly concerning the difficulties she confronted turning into a mother.

“We reside on this social media world the place everybody places out the beautiful image,” she mentioned. “It is simple to take a look at any person else’s life and assume, ‘Oh man, they obtained an excellent job. They reside in a pleasant home’ and also you see kind of the picture that they put on the market.

The luncheon, hosted by Edward Jones, the Larger Beloit Chamber of Commerce and Stateline Chamber of Commerce, helps native ladies and helps fund scholarships.

Briscoe mentioned she’s “thrilled” to be part of one thing that helps the neighborhood and youthful era.

Andrea V. Watson: [email protected]; @andreavwatson12

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