Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has a new gig, which was announced yesterday. She'll be co-hosting a show on a FOX affiliate in Washington, D.C.
McHenry, who was laid off by ESPN last April, will team up with another ex-ESPNer, Bram Weinstein, and WPGC news director Guy Lambert. The show is described as "a weekly news roundup show on Fox 5 that will range from politics to entertainment to pop culture, the station announced on Tuesday."
It will air on Fridays at 10:30 p.m. ET for a six-week trial.
Within hours of the news of McHenry's new show, she was already engaged in a Twitter spat with NBC Washington's Michael Jenkins.
McHenry's outspokenness and espousal of conservative viewpoints have gotten her in Twitter arguments before, but in this case, she responded to a comment Jenkins left on a tweet announcing her show. In it, he criticized what he deemed a "weird and tiresome obsession with McHenry's every move."
McHenry responded with a tweet that has since been deleted, to which Jenkins countered with this.
Britt then defender her credentials and added bBitterness isn’t a good look on a grown man." That tweet was also deleted, but it was screenshotted by Jenkins along with his response.
We're going to assume that the D.C. FOX affiliate hired McHenry for her opinions and willingness to tangle with those who disagree with her. If they did, she proved last night she can fill that role.