ESPN hires new on-air talent Britt McHenry, a Northwestern graduate


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Britt McHenry, a graduate of the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism, has joined ESPN as a Washington, D.C.-based bureau reporter. She will appear on SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and programs like NFL Live and Baseball Tonight. She starts on St. Patrick’s Day. Coincidental, given her Irish surname.

Britt McHenry leaves  ABC7/WJLA-TV (since 2010) and News Channel 8 (since 2008) where she began her career in Washington as a community reporter and weekend morning-show anchor.

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Britt McHenry, You can follow her on Twitter @BrittMcHenry,  covered Stephen Strasburg’s first big league camp; was the first D.C. reporter to secure a sit down interview with Bryce Harper (I’m assuming no clown questions where asked here, bro), covered the 2012 Nationals-Cardinals NLDS; and landed 1-on-1 interviews with Redskins owner/potential racist d-bag Dan Snyder (days after he sued the Washington City Paper) and Mike Shanahan during his last season.

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You can follow Britt McHenry on Instagram at Instagram.com/ britt mchenry.  She temporarily worked for Fox Sports San Diego as a dugout reporter on the San Diego Padres telecasts, and played soccer in college.

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The soon to be 28-years-old McHenry earned her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Stetson University where she was a member of the school’s Division I soccer team. She is a native of Mount Holly Township, N.J. and grew up in Satellite Beach, Fla.

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Paul M. Banks owns The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An MBA and Fulbright scholar, he’s also a frequent analyst on news talk radio; with regular segments on ESPN,NBCCBS and Fox. A former NBC Chicago and Washington Times writer, he’s also been featured on the History Channel. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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