Chris McKendry: Tennis, 25 years at ESPN

ESPN’s Grand Slam Host Chris McKendry reflects on the golden era of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams and how it could end with the COVID-19... See More

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ESPN’s Grand Slam Host Chris McKendry reflects on the golden era of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams and how it could end with the COVID-19 pandemic. She agrees with Federer and Billie Jean King, who think the men’s and women’s tours would be stronger together. A tennis player herself who was part of the first Title IX generation, growing up a fan of Philadelphia teams prepared her for a career that’s spanned nearly a quarter of a century at the Worldwide Leader in Sports and taken her around the globe. So what’s on her broadcasting bucket list as well as her pandemic playlist?

ESPN’s Grand Slam Host Chris McKendry reflects on the golden era of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams and how it could end with the COVID-19 pandemic. She agrees with Federer and Billie Jean King, who think the men’s and women’s tours would be stronger together. A tennis player herself who was part of the first Title IX generation, growing up a fan of Philadelphia teams prepared her for a career that’s spanned nearly a quarter of a century at the Worldwide Leader in Sports and taken her around the globe. So what’s on her broadcasting bucket list as well as her pandemic playlist?

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Stu Hothem

Stu Hothem has covered some of the biggest events in sports across TV, radio and the web. As a researcher with ABC, CBS and ESPN, he worked on the Super Bowl, Olympics, World Cup and X Games. At FOXSports.com, he integrated content and interactive features with FOX Sports broadcast and cable programming. He managed the editorial team at NASCAR.com and also worked in the sanctioning body’s integrated marketing communications department. His professional career began at WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, following his time at the Rutgers radio station as a play-by-play announcer, talk-show host and general manager.