Way back in 2011, I wrote that Britt McHenry was a candidate to be the next Erin Andrews. My guess was that she’d get hired by ESPN by 2012. I was off by two years. She has officially been hired to work out of the D.C. bureau for SportsCenter and a variety of WWL shows.
A former soccer player at Stetson, McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Britt McHenry will join ESPN as Washington, D.C.-based bureau reporter, who will serve as correspondent for various news-gathering platforms including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and sport-specific programs like NFL Live and Baseball Tonight. The move is effective March 17.
“In a relatively short time, Britt has established a reputation for strong, aggressive reporting in the D.C. area, and an ability to land big interviews,” said Vince Doria, Sr. VP and Director of News. “Her presence there will be a great benefit to ESPN’s newsgathering, and, as with all of our bureau reporters, she will be assigned to high-profile stories around the country.”
Sounds like they’re going to start out slow and work Britt, who turns 28 in May, into an eventual slot with Monday Night Football. Makes total sense.