Jenn Brown Engaged: Marriage Will Help Her Career at ESPN

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIISeptember 28, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14:  ESPN talent Jenn Brown arrives at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for ESPY)
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Hate to break it to you guys, but it looks like an ESPN starlet is about to tie the knot, and there isn't much you can do about it.

Word on the street is that ESPN reporter and personality Jenn Brown is getting married to actor boyfriend Wes Chatham.

I hate to be the one to break the bad news to you, so here is what reported earlier today:

ESPN’s Jenn Brown, who in 2010 was briefly dating singer Kenny Chesney, is engaged to actor Wes Chatham. Here’s a photo of the happy couple at an August movie premiere. It didn’t take long for Busted Coverage to find Brown’s wedding registery. Brown and Chatham – the only thing you might have seen him in was the gone-too-soon Unit (CBS) – set a date for April 7, 2012.

Brown is the first of ESPN’s popular trio of female faces—the other two are Michelle Beadle and Erin Andrews–to get engaged.

While this is undoubtedly bad news for males all over the sports world, I think this will be great for Brown's career at ESPN, just for that reason.

I'm not saying it's right, but far too often are the sideline reporters just looked at as a pretty face to bring some pointless information to the TV audience.

I guarantee you ESPN will never come out and say this, but we all know and understand that reporters like Brown, Andrews and Beadle are utilized more for their good looks than for their knowledge about sports.

The sad thing is, I guarantee you that they have more sports knowledge and information in their right pinky toe than most of us could acquire in our whole lives.

They may be seen as sex symbols, but the truth is they are so much more than that.

Brown getting married and being "taken off the market" will essentially be a great thing for her career.

Sure, she is still beautiful, but perhaps listeners will stop wondering about their chances of dating her every time they see her, and instead listen to what she has to say.

It's certainly valuable information, and sadly that seems to get lost more times than not behind a pretty smile. 

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