Chris McKendry (born Christine McKendry February 18, 1968) is a journalist for ESPN, a job she has served since 1996. She was co-anchor of the 11-1pm ET weekday block of stay ESPN SportsHeart reveals, alongside Jay Crawford. As of April 1, 2016, she serves as full-time on-site host for ESPN tennis protection of the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open.
McKendry graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School and later attended Drexel University on a tennis scholarship. From Somerton, Philadelphia, she is at the moment married and the mom of two sons.
McKendry co-anchored her last SportsHeart broadcast on March 31, 2016 and transitioned to cowl tennis full-time for ESPN with the Australian Open in January, and U.S. Open in late summer time.
She additionally served as a sports activities anchor/reporter at All-News Channel/Conus in Minneapolis (1993–1994), an replace anchor for USA Network (1993–1994) and Newsport (1994) and as a producer for Fox News Service in Washington D.C. (1992–1993).
McKendry has the excellence as being the primary lady to work as a tv sports activities information anchor within the Washington D.C. market (1994–96). In June 1996, she acquired a regional Sports Emmy within the Best Sports Segment Category for “NFL 101,” which illustrated for novice followers watch soccer. While at WJLA-TV, McKendry additionally co-hosted Redskin Magazine, a 1-hour, stay pregame present. In 1996, she was sideline and have reporter for TNT and TBS throughout the NBA Playoffs.
McKendry’s work past SportsHeart has included a wide range of assignments, together with late night time host of ESPN’s Wimbledon protection in 2007 and masking the U.S. Open for SportsHeart in 2002-06. She has additionally served as co-host of ESPN’s protection of the Winter X Games late-night host for the X Games in 1997 and 1998, and contributed to College Football Live throughout 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 protection of the National Spelling Bee. McKendry additionally served as a columnist on ESPN.com’s “Page Two” In 2001 and 2002.
McKendry first anchored SportsHeart on July 27, 1996, shifting to ESPNEWS for the launch of the 24-hour sports activities information community. She returned to SportsHeart later that yr, co-hosting the weekend morning and weekday 6 p.m. editions of the community’s flagship information and data program.
Prior to becoming a member of ESPN, McKendry had been at WJLA-TV, ABC affiliate in Washington D.C., the place she was a sports activities reporter.
McKendry grew up within the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, space, and was a Division I scholarship tennis participant at Drexel University.