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Britt McHenry Already Set To Be Welcomed Back Into ESPN After Suspension

Britt McHenry Already Set To Be Welcomed Back Into ESPN After Suspension

Britt McHenry’s one-week suspension following the release of an edited tape showing the ESPN reporter berating a tow company clerk ends Thursday. She’ll be back on television in time for the NFL Draft next week, according to SI.com.

ESPN senior coordinating producer Seth Markman told SI that McHenry, a Washington D.C.-based bureau reporter, will have similar assignments throughout the NFL season as she did last year. McHenry will be in St. Louis to report on the Rams during the first round of the draft on April 30.

“She’s had the draft assignment for a while and nothing’s changed,” Markman said.

The McHenry video sparked outrage on social media outlets, and her return to ESPN will likely spark similar, significant backlash.

“Listen, it wouldn’t shock me if some people react negatively,” Markman said. “My head hasn’t been buried in the sand. I’ve read a lot on this, and more than anything, she knows she made a mistake. She’s owned up to it. I think she is just really anxious to get back to work.”

Markman said McHenry knows her first handful of assignments “won’t be easy.”

“She realizes she will have to do her job really well and hopefully win back some of the trust of our viewers,” Markman said. “We expect that from her, and I expect that from her. She did a great job for us on the NFL last year in some difficult situations and I have seen nothing that doesn’t make me think she will rebound from this …

“I think she has a lot of potential as a reporter. She is young, she’s learning some things, but I really do believe in her.”

 

 

by Travis Durkee

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