Washington NFL team hires Julie Donaldson to lead radio broadcast team

Posted at 2:32 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 14:36:09-04

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington’s NFL team has hired TV reporter, anchor and host Julie Donaldson to oversee its broadcast operation and be a member of a three-person radio booth for games.

Donaldson will be the first woman to be a regular on-air member of an NFL radio broadcast booth.

The team announced that Donaldson will be its senior vice president of media.

"Julie Donaldson is a trailblazing journalist who has worked on multiple award-winning shows and has a passion for sports in the DMV. She has contributed countless hours of her time to work alongside Tanya and WOW (Women of Washington) to help raise awareness for breast cancer. She has been a staple in the community and I can't think of anyone better to lead our organization's in-house media and content into this new digital age." said Owner Dan Snyder.

"It is with great humility and sincere appreciation that I accept this new role. This is a challenge I've been preparing and working towards for nearly 20 years in sports media, including the last decade in Washington. I am excited to join the organization as we begin a new era and I look forward to working with my new colleagues in making it stronger than ever. I also want to thank Dan and the Washington Organization for trusting me with this tremendous opportunity," said Donaldson.

The move comes less than a week after longtime broadcaster Larry Michael announced he was leaving Washington after 16 years. A day after his departure was made public, Michael was among the team executives named in a Washington Post report about sexual harassment by club employees.