Whitney Harding (Journalist)

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Whitney made a significant move to join the NBC4 sports team in January and is thrilled to be in the heart of Big 10 country.

Prior to her arrival in Columbus, she built a remarkable career as a sports reporter and anchor in Louisville, Kentucky, where she spent over five years covering notable sports events. Her time in the Bluegrass state included the coverage of two Triple-Crown winners, the Heisman trophy recipient Lamar Jackson, and two prominent college basketball programs, the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats.

Before her stint in Louisville, Whitney served as a sports director in Midland/Odessa, Texas, at KOSA-TV. During this time, she was an integral part of the real-life “Friday Night Lights” and received recognition for her segment, “Girl Power,” which highlighted the accomplishments and challenges of local female athletes.

Whitney’s true passion lies in storytelling. As a sports reporter, she aspires to connect with both sports enthusiasts and those less inclined toward sports by sharing the journeys of local athletes, encompassing their victories, defeats, triumphs, and challenges.

Originally hailing from The Woodlands, Texas, a Houston suburb, Whitney pursued competitive gymnastics for over a decade. In 2004, she earned a full Division-I Scholarship to North Carolina State University but faced an injury that led to her retirement. This twist of fate guided her back to the Lone Star State, where she graduated from SMU in Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Additionally, she holds a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Whitney’s personal life is deeply rooted in Ohio, as she is married to an Ohio State alumnus who is also a native of the state. Both of them are excited to be in the Buckeye state, closer to their family and friends. If you happen to spot them in town accompanied by their corgi, Henry Higgins, don’t hesitate to greet them with a friendly hello!

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