Britt McHenry: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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Britt McHenry: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Britt McHenry of ESPN (Twitter)

Britt McHenry of ESPN (Twitter)

She is usually all smiles when reporting on TV for ESPN.

But Britt McHenry was caught on video looking far from happy as she berated a towing garage lot attendant using vulgarity and personal attacks.

ESPN suspended McHenry for one week, though, according to a TMA Sports story, many of her co-workers believe the punishment was not severe enough, with some allegedly calling for her firing.

McHenry was paying to get her car back, which had been towed on April 5 in Arlington, Virginia, while she ate dinner. She was obviously upset having to fork over whatever cash it cost.

In the video, McHenry can be heard saying:

Yep, that’s all you care about is taking peoples’ money. With no education, no skill set. Just wanted to clarify that.

The normally cheery McHenry was anything but in the clip.

According to TMZ Sports, ESPN launched an investigation into the situation before deciding on the suspension, as the Worldwide Leader said:

We are aware of the recent exchange between Britt McHenry and a towing company employee. We are now reviewing the matter with her.

A few hours after the incident, McHenry tweeted an apology:

Here is what you need to know about McHenry:


1. McHenry Was Caught on Video Cursing Out a Parking Lot Attendant

Be warned the clip has serious vulgar language. The video was released by LiveLeak.

The video shows McHenry, who appears to be paying to get her car back after it had been towed, ripping into the parking lot attendant, identified as Gina Michelle, with a series of put downs and disparaging remarks.

Early in the video, McHenry says:

I’m in the news sweetheart, I will f**king sue this place.

To which the attendant replies “I’ll play your video, so careful.”

The tow company, Advanced Towing based in Arlington, Virginia, accepted McHenry’s apology and said she shouldn’t lose her job with ESPN over the incident.



2. She Is Currently a Reporter for ESPN

McHenry and her unidentified friend leaving the tow garage. (Twitter)

McHenry and her unidentified friend leaving the tow garage. (Twitter)

McHenry joined ESPN in March 2014.

You can see her often reporting from the sidelines for baseball’s Nationals and the NFL’s Redskins as she is Washington, D.C.-based.

McHenry contributes to SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, NFL Live and Baseball Tonight.

A quote from the video, directed at the attendant:

Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?



3. McHenry Worked For the Padres for 2 Weeks

(Twitter)

(Twitter)

McHenry came to ESPN from ABC 7 in Washington, D.C.

She worked for two weeks for Fox Sports San Diego as a dugout reporter for the Padres, but returned to D.C. quicker than you can “Petco Park” three times fast.

McHenry also worked for News Channel 8 in the D.C.-area as a sports reporter and part-time anchor.

Another quote from the clip:

‘Cause I’m on television and you’re in a f**king trailer, honey.



4. She Played College Soccer for Stetson

(Twitter)

(Twitter)

McHenry attended Stetson University in Deland, Florida, and played soccer for the Hatters during the 2004 season. It is a Division I program.

She graduated magna cum laude in 2007.

McHenry got her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

McHenry said in the video:

That’s why I have a degree and you don’t.



5. McHenry Is 28 & From New Jersey

(Twitter)

(Twitter)

McHenry, 28, was born in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey, on May 28, 1986, as Brittany.

She graduated in 2004 from Satellite High School, where she played soccer with Ashlynn Harris, a goalkeeper for the U.S. Women’s National Team.

McHenry ends her discussion with the attendant with the following:

Lose some weight, baby girl.


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Miki

Who cares if you went to college and got your masters degree, that don’t make you any better then everybody. And don’t she know that there are hundreds of ppl that have dropped out of college and are very successful.
Michael Dell- billionaire founder of Dell computers, which started out of his college dorm room, dropped out of college.
Ray Kroc- founder of McDonalds, dropped out of High School.
Fredrick Henry Royce- multimillionaire founder of Rolls-Royce, dropped out of elementary when his father died to help support his family with only a year of formal teaching.
Leandro Rizzuto- Billionaire founder of con air. Dropped out of college and started con air with $100 and hot-air hair roller invention.
And the list goes on and on from the founder of Facebook to the founders of apple. You can be succssful no matter what kind of education you have.

Graham

Wow does that girl need to be knocked done a peg or 2 first off take your masters degree and read the parking signs they tell you if you can park there or how long 100$ days the woman at the tow yard would not have made that mistake!!!! Second she didn’t tow your car! She is a productive member of this world she has a job a lot more than most people! Why take out your anger at her? We all know tow truck drivers can rub people the wrong way some times and the fees they charge at the tow yards are out of control but Britt YOU parked where you shouldn’t have so give your head a shake and put that masters degree to better use like where to park your car next time!!! I think you should be fired from ESPN if you don’t apoligize to this poor woman and you need to take a course on bullying that sets a terrible example to all the young girls who look up to you and want to be sports reporters. What you did was bullying no one needs that!

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