Whitney Harding

Whitney joined the NBC4 sports team in January 2020 and is happy to be in Big Ten country.

Before coming to Columbus, Whitney was a sports reporter and anchor in Louisville, Kentucky, for over five years. During her time in the Bluegrass State, she covered two Triple Crown winners, Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson, and two of the premier college basketball programs with the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats.

Prior to living in Louisville, Whitney was a sports director in Midland/Odessa, Texas for KOSA-TV, and spent three years as a part of the real Friday Night Lights. In 2013, her station awarded her a segment called “Girl Power” that highlighted the accomplishments and challenges of local female athletes.

Therein lies Whitney’s passion: telling stories. Her goal as a sports reporter is to reach sports fans and non-sports fans alike with the wins, losses, triumphs and struggles of local athletes.

Whitney is originally from The Woodlands, Texas, a Houston suburb, and was a competitive gymnast for over 10 years. In 2004, she received a full Division I scholarship to North Carolina State University before an injury forced her retirement. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise as she came back to the Lone Star State and graduated from SMU in Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. She also has a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Whitney is married to an Ohio State alumnus who is also an Ohio native. They are both excited to be in the Buckeye State close to family and friends. If you see them around town with their corgi, Henry Higgins, make sure to say hello!

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