Baton Rouge native, ESPN reporter Kaylee Hartung gets SEC Network promotion _lowres

Photo by PHIL ELLSWORTH/ESPN Images -- ESPN sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung, a Baton Rouge native, before Game 2 of the 2013 College World Series. Hartung has joined the SEC Network.


DESTIN, Fla. – A host of announcing assignments at ESPN and the SEC Network has resulted in some new duties for Baton Rouge native Kaylee Hartung.

Hartung will become the sideline reporter for SEC Network prime-time college football telecasts, joining Brent Musburger and Tim Tebow. Hartung replaces Maria Taylor, who is replacing Joe Tessitore as the host of SEC Nation, the SEC Network’s game-day college football preview show.

Tessitore is becoming the play-by-play announcer for ESPN prime-time college football telecasts.

Hartung, a former Episcopal High graduate, is also enjoying an expanded role as on-site reporter “SportsCenter” and will continue to contribute content for SEC Nation.

Additional SEC Network football game broadcast assignments will be announced at a later date, according to ESPN.