Chris McKendry may have “the best job at ESPN.”
And — according to Sporting News — it may be the start of “a different relationship in the future between on-air talent and TV networks” everywhere.
McKendry — a Westport resident — spent 20 years anchoring “SportsCenter.”
Now she’s a fulltime tennis sportscaster. As Grand Slam host, she travels the world covering the US Open, Wimbledon and Australian Open.
But that leaves plenty of time to raise her 2 sons.
Or — if she wants — to work for another network. (Just not on tennis.)
This summer, the former Drexel University tennis player hosted over 150 hours of US Open Coverage. The 16-hour days — for 2 long weeks — were grueling. But it was worth it. Ratings were up 8% over last year.
Sporting News’ interview with McKendry covered a range of topics. To read the full transcript, click here.
(Hat tip: Jeff Mitchell)