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Britt McHenry

Britt McHenry American sports reporter

American sports reporter
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro American sports reporter
Is Journalist Athlete Football player Association football player Sports commentator
From United States of America
Type Journalism Sports
Gender female
Birth 28 May 1986, Mount Holly Township, USA
Age: 33 years
Star sign GeminiGemini
The details

Brittany May "Britt" McHenry (born May 28, 1986) is a former ESPN personality. She is currently a commentator on Fox Nation, Fox News' 24/7 streaming service. She is the host of a show on WTTG Fox 5 in Washington, D.C.


McHenry, the daughter of an Air Force Lt. Colonel, was born in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey, and grew up in Satellite Beach, Florida, where she graduated from Satellite High School in 2004. A four-year varsity starter for the women's soccer team, she was teammates with future United States women's national soccer team player, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris. McHenry attended Stetson University and played on the Hatters soccer team as a midfielder for the 2004 season. She also spent time as a model in college, working for the Wilhelmina Models agency. After graduating magna cum laude in 2007 from Stetson, McHenry went on to Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. At Medill, she started covering stories in Chicago, Illinois.

On February 27, 2020, McHenry revealed via Twitter, that on February 25, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and that "surgery is imminent".


After graduating from Medill School of Journalism, McHenry began her career working for WJLA-TV, ABC Television's Washington affiliate, and its sister station NewsChannel 8 as a sports reporter and fill-in anchor. After two weeks at Fox Sports San Diego as a dugout reporter on the San Diego Padres telecasts, she returned to ABC 7.

In March 2014, she left ABC7 to join ESPN as a Washington, D.C.-based bureau reporter. She served as correspondent for various shows including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, NFL Live and Baseball Tonight. On April 27, 2017, McHenry announced on Twitter that she was being let go by ESPN, with the NFL Draft being her last assignment. McHenry was part of a 100-person layoff that included Ed Werder, Jayson Stark and Jay Crawford. In May 2018, McHenry tweeted that she was fired because she "was white and paid too much."

McHenry has written columns for The Federalist.

Towing controversy

On April 16, 2015, a video of McHenry verbally berating and mocking a tow lot employee, Gina Michelle, using foul language was posted on LiveLeak. McHenry later apologized on Twitter, writing: "In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things... I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake." In response to the incident, ESPN suspended McHenry from the network for one week. A day later, the towing company released a statement saying they did not want to see McHenry suspended or terminated as a result of her comments.

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