Britt McHenry, a graduate of the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism, joined ESPN as a Washington, D.C. based bureau reporter in March of 2014. She appears on SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, NFL Live and Baseball Tonight, as well as other programs on the network.
She started at the World Wide Leader last St. Patrick’s Day. Coincidental, given her Irish surname.
McHenry came to Bristol from 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.
So now you know who she is.
The parking lot attendant McHenry directed her venom at, did not.
In the video below, which is absolutely blowing up across the internet right now, McHenry does the full on “don’t you know who I am?!?!” routine. She does it as much as Reese Witherspoon infamously did, if not more so. This routine, in the entire history of human civilization, has never made the situation better. It can only make things worse.
Various reports indicate that McHenry’s tirade and temper tantrum stems from having her car towed on April 6th in Arlington, Virginia.
Watch below as McHenry viciously condescends to the parking lot clerk about weight, class, looks, education, intelligence socioeconomic status, fame and much much more! She just gets nasty!
She also drops a couple f-bombs, so warning this video is NSFW:
Wow! This is not a good look for her.
I will not pass any further judgment on this, you can make up your own minds about this. Express your feelings about Britt McHenry in the comments section below. Remember, you do not know her, you do not know the whole back-story to this and we’ve all been there when it comes to dealing with shady parking laws/city officials/towing companies.
So I’m not going to condemn nor excuse her behavior, but ESPN has suspended her one week for her actions. Although she will be back in time for NFL Draft night, where she has been assigned to cover a team.
What I will do is tell you more about her since this poor person she’s brutally berating didn’t seem to know who she was.
If you don’t know who she is, we’ll fix that now.
McHenry temporarily worked for Fox Sports San Diego as a dugout “reporter” on the San Diego Padres telecasts (air quotes because no human being can by definition “report” on their own employer), and played soccer in college.
McHenry is one of many in the endless waves of blonde sideline reporters. Although she herself is not a former beauty pageant contest, cheerleader or bikini model, many if not most of them are.
As you can see from the video above, Britt McHenry really expects people to know who she is and that she’s on TV. (We covered that). She also expects people to know that she’s educated and has a college degree. That’s totally irrelevant to the situation she was in during the video, but hey, “whateves.”
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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