Britt McHenry will join ESPN as a Washington, D.C.-based bureau reporter for SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and sport-specific programs like NFL Live and Baseball Tonight. She will debut later this month.
McHenry is currently a sports reporter in Washington, D.C at ABC7/WJLA-TV (since 2010) and at News Channel 8 (since 2008) where she began her career in Washington as a community reporter and weekend morning-show anchor.
In Washington, she covered Stephen Strasburg’s first big league camp; was the first D.C. reporter to secure a sit-down interview with Bryce Harper when he was just 17; covered the 2012 Nationals-Cardinals NLDS; and landed 1-on-1 interviews with Redskins owner Dan Snyder (days after he sued the Washington City Paper) and Mike Shanahan during his last season. She also covered the Ravens, providing sideline post-game reports during Baltimore’s 2013 AFC Championship and co-hosting an hour long Super Bowl special.
“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, ESPN senior vice president 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.”
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.