Kaylee Hartung

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Kaylee Hartung
Born (1985-11-07) November 7, 1985 (age 36)
Alma materWashington and Lee University

Kaylee Hartung (born November 7, 1985) is a reporter for ABC News. Previously, she was a reporter for CNN and for ESPN, where she contributed to the SEC Network, primarily on the show SEC Nation. She was a reporter for the Longhorn Network. She was a CBSNews.com reporter on the daily Washington Unplugged program and featured correspondent for Unplugged Under 40. Following a summer internship with NBC, she began her career as an assistant to Bob Schieffer, which led to an associate producer position on the Sunday public affairs program Face the Nation.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hartung was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated from Episcopal High School in 2003. She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and politics from Washington and Lee University, graduating in 2007.[2]


On March 27, 2017, she announced via Twitter that the NCAA Women's Division I Tournament Regional Final game between Mississippi State and Baylor on March 26, 2017, was her final event for ESPN.[3]

On July 18, 2019, ABC announced she was rejoining the Disney family as a correspondent based out of New York City.[4]

In 2020, she was diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic in the United States.[5]


  1. ^ Tom Guarisco (2009). "Networking 101". Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  2. ^ "Kaylee Hartung Unplugged". 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  3. ^ Hartung, Kaylee [@KayleeHartung] (March 27, 2017). "t.co/ZtC9j5v9oY" (Tweet). Archived from the original on April 28, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2021 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "ABC News Announces Kaylee Hartung as a Correspondent Based in New York". 2019. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  5. ^ WBRZ Staff (March 18, 2020). "Baton Rouge native and ABC News correspondent Kaylee Hartung diagnosed with virus". WBRZ. WBRZ-TV. Archived from the original on March 6, 2021. Retrieved September 19, 2021.

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