Skip to main content

Kaylee Hartung Transitioning To New Role At ESPN

ESPN reporter Kaylee Hartung has a new role with the network this college football season. Find out more about it.

Since joining ESPN in the fall of 2012, Kaylee Hartung has seen her career skyrocket. The 30-year-old reporter has been a key member of the SEC ESPN Network's SEC Nation show and has also contributed to Sportscenter and as an in-game sideline reporter.

This fall, Hartung will take her in-game reporting to a new level. She's been tabbed as the new sideline reporter for the SEC Network Primetime Football Game on Saturday nights. According to ESPN's press release, Hartung "will provide on-the-field reports for the network’s marquee event." She'll be working with legendary play-by-play man Brent Musberger and color commentator Jesse Palmer.

Hartung leaves behind her role as the reporter for SEC Nation Saturday coverage. Laura Rutledge will take over for her. Hartung will still contribute to the show on features, and spoke this morning on College GameDay about the flooding in Baton Rouge, La. and the LSU football team's relief efforts. She is a Baton Rouge native.

Earlier this week, Hartung shared a heartfelt tribute to her former SEC Nation colleagues Joe Tessitore, Paul Finebaum, Marcus Spears, Greg McElroy and Tim Tebow on Instagram.

A graduate of Washington and Lee University, Hartung began her career as a news reporter in Washington, D.C. She has also worked for the CBS Sports Network and Longhorn Network. While known for her reporting chops, Hartung showed off her own athletic skills this summer. In August, she played in John Calipari's charity softball game at Kentucky. She documented the appearance on Instagram.

Judging by her career trajectory, the sky is the limit for Hartung. Get used to seeing a lot more of her on ESPN platforms in the coming months and years.