5 Things You Didn't Know About Fox Nation Host Britt McHenry
Britt McHenry is set to make her Fox News debut soon on Fox Nation, a new members-only streaming service that will add a new dimension to the Fox News viewer experience.
Alongside "Gutfeld Show" favorite Tyrus, McHenry will host "UN-PC" each weekday at 6pm ET, sharing her unique takes on the top political, sports and entertainment headlines of the day.
Read on to learn more about Britt and stay tuned for more information on joining Fox Nation, which launches Nov. 27!
1. Sports are a huge part of my life and character. I grew up playing softball, basketball, and soccer but chose to focus on the latter as an adolescent. I competed in state rounds of Florida Olympic Development programs, and won state championships in club and high school soccer (sting ‘em Scorps).
Fun fact: My former teammate is Ashlyn Harris, the U.S. Women’s National Team goalie. Keep an eye out; she’s playing in the World Cup next year.
I was predominantly an outside midfielder with skilled footwork and endurance (but not quite fast enough to be a great forward). I went on to play Division I soccer at Stetson University and later worked as a sports reporter and anchor at ABC-7/WJLA-TV in Washington D.C. before getting hired by ESPN. Many of you may recognize me from reports on "SportsCenter" and "Sunday NFL Countdown."
2. I’m a loyal, die-hard Washington Capitals fan. How does a Florida girl who didn’t even see falling snow until she was 21 years old love hockey, you ask? Good question (also, that’s another fact about myself). When I started covering sports in Washington D.C., the Caps were a huge deal.
Every year of the Alex Ovechkin era, with the exception of two seasons, they’ve been one of the top teams in the league. However, every year I covered them the team could never get out of the second round of the playoffs. Somewhere along the way, I started rooting for this perennially talented underdog team. This year was finally “our year.” The Caps won the Stanley Cup, and it was one of my favorite moments in D.C.!
3. I’m a dog mom to an adorable and feisty six-year-old Pomeranian-Corgi mix named Foxy. A firm believer in “adopt don’t shop,” I rescued her from the Washington Animal Rescue League. Despite my parents’ protestations, I went ahead and got her when I was 25 years old. Turns out mom and dad are usually right about everything.
It’s been a lot of work, but Foxy rolls with the punches. She’s the best buddy to come home to, but hates the sight of my suitcase. Foxy was a needed companion when I traveled all over the country covering football for ESPN. We have several dog lovers at Fox News, so I can’t wait for her to meet the team and viewers as well.
Her name is unrelated to the network, but looking back, it appears to have been smart foreshadowing.
4. I love to travel. My father is a former Lt. Colonel in the Air Force and a captain for American Airlines. We moved and traveled a lot when I grew up, and apparently that type of wanderlust remained.
In the past two years, I’ve gone to Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Scotland and Iceland. The Amalfi Coast and Reykjavik were two of my all-time favorite places.
5. I love "Game of Thrones," Harry Potter, the TV show "The Magicians," and pretty much the entire genre of sci-fi and comic books.
I go to the movies at least once a week or every other week. It’s my escape from work and the day-to-day grind. I also have a huge girl crush on Khaleesi. Can’t wait for Season 7 to start!
When you watch "UN-PC," you’re going to hear a lot of movie references between me and my co-host and actor Tyrus.
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