Louisville fans will see “Derby City” native and former Cardinals volleyball player Katie George on ACC Network (ACCN) starting this fall. ACCN is the new, 24/7 national platform that will launch on August 22, 2019. George, a former ACC Player of the Year and Miss Kentucky USA, will serve as a reporter and will anchor in studio.
George joins previously announced on-air voices for ACCN: Debbie Antonelli, Chris Cotter, Dalen Cuff, Wes Durham, Mark Herzlich, Roddy Jones, Eric Mac Lain, EJ Manuel, Mark Packer, Mark Richt, Kelsey Riggs, LaChina Robinson and Eric Wood.
The 2015 ACC Player, Setter and Scholar-Athlete of the Year, George helped Louisville to conference championships in three different leagues: Big East, American and ACC. She was a three-time first team all-conference selection earning accolades in the American (2013) and the ACC (2014 and 2015).
Also in 2015, George was crowned Miss Kentucky USA and went on to finish in the top 11 of the Miss USA pageant while receiving the event’s “People Choice Award.” She graduated from Louisville magna cum laude in three years, with a degree in communications and a minor in sports administration.
Following graduation, George got her start in broadcasting at WDRB in Louisville as the station’s sports anchor and reporter covering everything from Louisville and Kentucky football, basketball and baseball to the Kentucky Derby. Most recently, George was the Milwaukee Bucks’ team sideline reporter for the 2018-19 season. She provided in-game hits and contributed to pre- and post-game shows on Fox Sports Wisconsin, along with reporting on the team’s digital/social media platforms.
“As a former Louisville volleyball player, I have many fond memories of competing in the ACC,” said George. “Now as a broadcaster, earning the opportunity to return to my roots, and cover the 15 elite institutions and their talented student-athletes is truly humbling. I’m very excited to join ACC Network just in time for its debut. Everything this conference does is first class and I’m certain the ACCN will be no different.”
About ACC Network
Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC Network (ACCN) is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports set to launch August 22, 2019. Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, the ACCN and its digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNE), will feature 1,350 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.
*Carriage agreements are already in place with the following video providers: Altice, DIRECTV, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, PlayStation Vue, Suddenlink, TVision and Verizon Fios, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN App to authenticated cable subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit www.GetACCN.com.
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