Former ESPN reporter McHenry announces she has brain tumor

Fox News contributor and former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry announced on Thursday that she has a brain tumor.

She made the announcement on Twitter.

Prior to Thursday’s announcement, McHenry had kept her followers updated with news that she was undergoing medical testing.

On Tuesday, she used her case as encouragement to her followers to seek preventative and diagnostic medical care.

McHenry’s transition from sports to politics

McHenry spent three years at ESPN from 2014 to 2017 as a reporter making regular contributions to “SportsCenter,” “NFL Live” and “Baseball Tonight.”

In 2017, McHenry was let go as part of a round of mass layoffs at ESPN. From there she leaned into her political beliefs, translating them into a job as a conservative pundit on Fox Nation, a streaming wing of the Fox News network.

She also hosts a show on WTTG Fox 5 in Washington D.C.

In December, she sued Fox News, claiming the network failed to respond to her multiple accusations that former co-host George Murdoch sexually harassed her.

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WASHINGTON DC - AUGUST 30: Britt McHenry, a former ESPN reporter is making the transition to news on Fox and has a new show starting in October. She visits the Fox news set on August 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mary F. Calvert For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: ESPN sideline reporter Brittany McHenry works the pregame broadcast prior to the start of the game between the Washington Redskins and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 23, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Washington 20-17. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON DC - AUGUST 30: Britt McHenry, a former ESPN reporter is making the transition to news on Fox and has a new show starting in October. She visits the Fox news set on August 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mary F. Calvert For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: ESPN sideline reporter Brittany McHenry works the pregame broadcast prior to the start of the game between the Washington Redskins and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 23, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Washington 20-17. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 22: ESPN reporter Britt McHenry watches the action on the court before Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Licensing Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
BRIDGEPORT, CT - JUNE 16: Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose poses for a photo with ESPN reporter Britt McHenry after an interview prior to managing the game for the Bridgeport Bluefish against the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: ESPN reporter Britt McHenry laughs with colleagues on the sidelines before the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots on September 20, 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. New England defeats Buffalo 40-32. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: Editor in chief and publisher of Capitol File Magazine Sarah Schaffer (L) and Britt McHenry attend Capitol File's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner after party presented by The Bipartisan Policy Center on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for Capitol File Magazine)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: Britt McHenry plays soccer during the 2011 Celebrity Soccer Challenge at Kastles Stadium at the Wharf on July 31, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: FILE, Britt McHenry, ABC7 weekend sports anchor, has fun in the candy apple Cadillac XTS 2013 (Cadillac was a sponsor and the car was being raffled off); there were also candy apple drinks and a candy bar, not to mention go-go dancers and models on pedestals, at Washington Life's 7th Annual Young and the Guest List party (YGL) held Monday December 17, 2012 at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. This is the magazines celebration of under-40 over-achievers in politics, media, business, diplomacy, public service, sports, philanthropy, and the arts. (Photo by Rebecca D'Angelo For the Washington Post)
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, ESPN television reporter Britt McHenry smiles before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets at Nationals Park in Washington. McHenry tells Marie Claire in an article published online Dec. 12, 2016, that stress over a viral video that showed her hurling personal insults toward a towing company clerk may have led to a condition that caused permanent eye damage. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) is interviewed after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers by ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, right, in Baltimore. ESPN has suspended reporter Britt McHenry after a video surfaced of her insulting a towing company clerk's intelligence, job and appearance. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said Thursday, April 16, that McHenry has been suspended for a week. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
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McHenry’s note that “surgery is imminent” is her latest update as of the time of this post. The specifics of her diagnosis and prognosis are unclear.

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