WJLA Sports Reporter Britt McHenry is leaving the station and headed to 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.
McHenry has been at WJLA (since 2010) and at sister station News Channel 8 (since 2008) where she began her career in Washington as a community reporter and weekend morning-show anchor.
“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.”
She starts her ESPN gig March 17th.