ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic have named Kendra Douglas as team reporter. In this role, she will serve as sideline reporter for select Bally Sports Florida telecasts, as well as correspondent for the team’s social media channels.
A two-time Edward R. Murrow Award winner, sports anchor and reporter, Douglas spent three years (2020-23) as a sports anchor and reporter at WESH 2 News (WESH-TV NBC) in Orlando. In addition to covering the Magic while at WESH, she covered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the team’s Super Bowl run in 2021, as well as the Tampa Bay Rays, both the NWSL and MLS, and a range of other teams in Central Florida. Douglas won an Edward R. Murrow regional award for her story on former NFL player “HaHa” Clinton-Dix, sharing how the town of Eatonville helped shape him into the person he is today.
Before coming to Florida, Douglas spent nearly two years (2018-20) as a sports anchor and reporter at KSN News 3 in Wichita, Kansas. While at KSN, she covered many teams and stories, including the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl run in 2020, as well as the story of a Wichita State track athlete’s return to competition after almost losing his life in a house fire. Douglas was part of the sports team that won a KABJ first place award for its Friday Football Fever show.
Prior to covering sports in Wichita, Douglas worked in Wilmington, North Carolina. She also interned as a flash quote reporter for the Olympic News Service, interviewing archery and track athletes at the Rio Olympic Games during the summer of 2016.
Her honors also include an NABJ award for sports reporting.
Douglas is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in media and journalism, with a concentration in broadcast and electronic journalism. While at UNC, she was a member of the track team and competed in the 400-meter race at the ACC Tournament. Douglas is a member of the Junior League of Orlando, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and a Cure Bowl Ambassador.