Julie Donaldson hired to replace disgraced Redskins analyst

NBC Sports Washington presenter and reporter Julie Donaldson is being hired by the Washington NFL team to lead her radio broadcast team this season, according to ESPN.

Additionally, Donaldson will have a high-level role within the organization, which is still awaiting a rebranding after calls to change the team’s controversial name and logo.

Donaldson, 42, will be the first woman to become a regular member of an NFL team’s radio broadcast booth, according to Westwood One. According to the Washington Post, she won’t be playing play-by-play, unlike Larry Michael, who abruptly withdrew last week when allegations of sexual harassment emerged through a report by The Washington Post. Donaldson’s position will include other roles in the air and different areas of supervision.

After 10 years with NBC Sports Washington, Donaldson has been a presenter, reporter, and host while covering almost every team in the Washington-Baltimore area. He was a presenter on the NFL Washington Emmy Award-winning NFL shows before and after the games, and also directed several special cross-platform projects, including the Coaches Roundtable and Sports Uncovered podcast.

Donaldson has also made a lengthy Olympic surplus for NBC Sports, serving as the news table presenter in 2014 (Sochi), 2016 (Rio), and 2018 (PyeongChang). She previously worked as a reporter for SNY in New York after beginning her Miami career with Fox Sports.