Chris Mckendry Biography
Chris McKendry, born Christine McKendry is an American journalist for ESPN, She is famous for her works there since the year 1996. As from April 1, 2016, she serves as full-time on-site host for ESPN tennis coverage of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.
Chris Mckendry Age
The American journalist was born on February 18, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. She grew up in the same town of birth. She is 51 years old as of 2019. She is an American by nationality and of white ethnicity.
Chris Mckendry Height | Chris Mckendry Measurements
McKendry has a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m). Her body weighs 56kg. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. Her body measurements are 34-24-36 inches.
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Chris Mckendry Family
Mckendry has kept her personal life at a very low profile, there is no information about her parents and siblings. She was born to white North American parents.
Chris Mckendry Husband | Eduardo Andrade
She is a married woman. She is married to Eduardo Andrade a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford and acquired his master’s degree from Georgetown University. Eduardo is currently the president of Westport Library and coach of Westport little league. The couple married in late September 1998.
Chris Mckendry Children
Mckendry is a mother of two children.
Chris Mckendry Education
She attended Archbishop Ryan High School and later went to Drexel University on a tennis scholarship in 1990.
Chris Mckendry Career
Chris joined media house through WJLA-TV and later in ABC where she filled in as games correspondent before ESPN. In 1996 she began as games grapple advertisement later moved to ESPN NEWS. Be that as it may, later she again moved back to Sports Center and began to function as co-host the end of the week morning and weekday 6 p.m.
Aside from working in the Sports Center, she also filled in as an ESPN Wimbledon scope late-night host. He also secured U.S. Open for Sports Center later in 2006. She also filled in as a sideline columnist for the ESPN2, ESPN and ABC Sports channel in the midst of the FIFA Women World Cup.
Chris also filled in as a journalist on ESPN.com. She is the main lady to fill in as a Washington D.C. games reporter. She also facilitated Redskin Magazine-a live hour show. She also acted as a sideline columnist for TNT and TBS. She is a writer and TV reporter, and consequently, she is found most of the time in an extremely formal and restrained manner.
Chris Mckendry Net Worth
Mckendry has an estimated net worth of $2.3 Million. Her salary is not revealed yet.
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TN Interview: ESPN’s Chris McKendry
Tennis Now: What were you thinking and feeling when you closed the chapter on your SportsCenter career? What excites you most about covering tennis full-time now?
Chris McKendry: I’m very excited for this change. From the time I was assigned the Australian Open in January of 2010, it hit me: This is the next step in my career. To be not just an anchor, but a host. To go to these big events, it’s so exciting. I’ve told many people: It’s one of those genies you can’t put back in the bottle. Once you do a Grand Slam event, it’s hard not to want to do it again. I just kept working at it with the hope that maybe I could make the transition to a full-time position.
I’m so excited, it’s definitely something I planned for and worked for. That being said, the day before my last SportsCenter that’s when it me, going into the Bristol studios, how many great people I’m probably not going to see again or work with again. Never say never, but a lot of the analysts that I know so well in tennis—like 10 minutes before you called I was chatting with Mary Joe (Fernandez) catching up—we’re friends, we’re close friends. I have a lot of analyst friends like that I’ve met in every sport because of SportsCenter. So it was emotional. It was more emotional than I expected on the last day, but it’s been 20 years of my life. Now that my final SportsCenter is said and done, I’m moving on and excited.
TN: Which is the most challenging Grand Slam to cover and which is the most fun to cover?
Chris McKendry: The Slams all have their own individual personalities. I enjoy them all. I think the most fun we have as a team and as a crew—and I think the players agree—is in Australia. There is something about the Australian Open that is light, fun, the location is amazing. We get up and walk from our hotel to the venue. The weather is so great when quite a few of us are coming from the cold, so there’s something about Australia that’s really fun. I think being away, we’re all away from our families, we really bond as a broadcast team. I absolutely love it. Wimbledon is amazing. We all stay in the village, to walk to the venue, and the great respect everyone has for Wimbledon and the venue is just unbelievable. I enjoy them all.
The US Open is classic New York. It’s a bit more challenging because of shuttling out to the venue and back. So logistically, that’s a little more challenging. But as far as the challenges of the broadcast for me it’s getting myself in the mindset of how many hours I’m out there, sometimes 12 or 13 hours since we go first ball to last. The US Open and Australian can go late so it’s kind of getting yourself prepared for the marathon. It’s keeping your eyes on the monitors because we have every single match on every single court and knowing what’s going on in each match. The first couple of days you’re following storylines for half the field because you don’t know necessarily who is going to emerge.
Wimbledon’s Manic Monday is like a tennis tournament version of election day coverage. So the challenge when I went from SportsCenter to covering Grand Slams is that it pushed me out of my comfort zone. SportsCenter is very heavily scripted. There’s not a ton of change, results are known. Do a tournament and it’s happening while we’re there. The results aren’t known. The stories are happening in real time. So I enjoy that. The same is true of the player interviews. When they come by our set, I’ll have 5 or 10 minutes to prepare for it whereas on SportsCenter I would sit and review my questions with our producer, sit and go over it with my co-anchor. So it’s been professionally challenging, too.
TN: It’s been such a crazy year in the game. How will ESPN balance the big scandal stories of the sport—the gambling and Sharapova doping issues—with the actual sport and the match coverage at Wimbledon? What can we expect to see from ESPN’s coverage?
Chris McKendry: We ran into this in Australia this year. It was a very news-heavy tournament because of the gambling story and with Nigel Sears collapsing. I did quite a few SportsCenter hits from over there to cover the news side of the sport. We have to cover it. We have to cover it for the integrity of the sport and for the integrity of ESPN. I believe during Wimbledon, over the summer, is when the heads of tennis are being called before parliament. So of course that’s going to be a huge story. That’s akin to Major League Baseball being called before congress. We will definitely cover it. We will try not to take away from live action to have to talk about it, but we will cover it the same way we did in Australia: Straight down the middle. As for Sharapova and what kind of suspension will be handed down, I don’t know all the facts so I will not speculate what I think should happen. And I don’t think anybody else should either until all the facts are in, but that will definitely set a tone across the board.
TN: What kind of player were you in college? If you had to compare your style to any of your ESPN tennis colleagues—Chrissie Evert’s classic baseline game, Pam Shriver or Darren Cahill’s serve-and-volley style or Brad Gilbert’s manic, chatty mental and tactical warfare that wore down opponents—whose style of play would it be? Do you still play now?
Chris McKendry: It’s funny you say that because I just signed up for a women’s league at our club. Since I’m not on SportsCenter, I can actually do things in the afternoon now. I’m getting back into it. Was I a really good player? I don’t know. Yes, I played Division I tennis, but let’s be honest: I was the sixth singles player and played doubles as well. So I always want to put it out there that it was Drexel University. It wasn’t Florida, it wasn’t Stanford. I was a solid tennis player. I played a ton of sports growing up. Tennis happened to be the one, at the end of high school, that I was excelling at.
I’d say I played more Chrissie style. I went to college in 1986 so it was definitely 1980s, the Prince pro racquet, heavy topspin, going forehand to forehand back and forth. So that was kind of my playing style, I wasn’t very aggressive. I wasn’t attacking the net too often in college, but I did like doubles and still like doubles. Maybe I can let you know after I get into this women’s league. My 13-year-old son, he’s been down to Chrissie’s Academy and it gives us a chance to hang out too so it’s great.