Chris McKendry

Chris McKendry
==Biography== Chris McKendry (born February 18, 1968) has been a journalist for ESPN since 1996. Currently, she primarily serves as co-anchor of the 12-3pm ET weekday block of live SportsCenter shows, with co-anchor [[john-buchigross]].

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Chris McKendry Biography

Chris McKendry (born February 18, 1968) has been a journalist for ESPN since 1996. Currently, she primarily serves as co-anchor of the 12-3pm ET weekday block of live SportsCenter shows, with co-anchor John Buchigross. She will also serve as an on-site host for ESPN2 coverage of the 2010 French Open. To some male sports fans, she is looked at as a real "sportsbabe, but unfortunately, guys she is happily married.

Early life

Born in Philadelphia, McKendry graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School and then Drexel University in 1990. A dean's list scholar for three years, McKendry attended Drexel on a tennis scholarship.

Chris McKendry Career

Prior to joining ESPN, McKendry had been at WJLA-TV, ABC affiliate in Washington D.C, where she was a sports reporter. McKendry first anchored SportsCenter in 1996, shifting to ESPNEWS for the launch of the 24-hour sports news network. She returned to SportsCenter later that year, co-hosting the weekend morning and weekday 6 p.m. editions of the network’s flagship news and information program.

Chris’s work beyond SportsCenter has included a variety of assignments, including late night host of ESPN’s Wimbledon coverage in 2007 and covering the U.S. Open for SportsCenter in 2002-06. She has also served as co-host of ESPN’s coverage of the Winter X Games late-night host for the X Games in 1997 and 1998. She also contributed to College Football Live during the 2007 season. She was the sideline reporter for ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports telecasts of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and since 2002 has hosted the ESPN’s coverage of the National Spelling Bee. She also served as a columnist on ESPN.com’s “Page Two” In 2001 and 2002.

Chris has the distinction as being the first woman to work as a television sports news anchor in the market (1994-96). In June 1996, she received a regional Sports Emmy in the Best Sports Segment Category for “NFL 101,” which illustrated novice fans on how to watch football. While at WJLA-TV, McKendry also co-hosted Redskin Magazine, a 1-hour, live pregame show. In 1996, she was sideline and feature reporter for TNT and TBS during the NBA Playoffs.

Chris also served as a sports anchor/reporter at All-News Channel/Conus in Minneapolis (1993–1994), an update anchor for USA Network (1993–1994) and Newsport (1994) and as a producer for Fox News Service in Washington D.C (1992–1993).

Chris McKendry Personal and family life

Chris is currently married and is the mother of two young sons. The family resides in Southern California. McKendry's great uncle is actor William Shatner.

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