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Washington Commanders Hire Penn State’s Katie Feeney As Social Media Correspondent

One Penn State student is reportedly getting a big break with the NFL’s Washington Commanders.

On Wednesday, the Washington Commanders announced that Penn State freshman Katie Feeney will work with the team as a social media correspondent throughout the upcoming season. The team suggests it’s perhaps the first role of its kind in the NFL.

According to a media release from the team, Feeney will help expand the Commanders’ social media presence by creating content with an “all-access pass” to the team on and off the field. She’ll highlight Washington’s activities throughout the offseason, at training camp, and at select home games during the 2022 season.

“We are excited to welcome Katie Feeney into our Burgundy & Gold family, as our first ever Commanders Social Media Correspondent,” said Chief Creative & Digital Officer Will Misselbrook. “We are lucky to be joining forces as she becomes an extension of the Commanders’ social media team. Katie provides a youthful perspective that will reach new eyes and ears and help cultivate the next generation of fans as we enter the inaugural season of the Washington Commanders.”

Feeney, who hails from Maryland and is a longtime Washington football fan, has more than 6.8 million followers on TikTok and 2.2 million subscribers on YouTube — all on top of more than 800,000 followers on Instagram and Snapchat.

Last fall, Feeney worked with Penn State Athletics to provide social media content from home football games and other sporting events, including clips with basketball, hockey, and gymnastics teams, among others.

“Growing up in Maryland, my family and I have always been massive Washington football fans. I am so excited to become part of the Commanders family,” Feeney said in a statement. “This opportunity allows me to create content which combines my passion for storytelling and broadcast sports journalism. I can’t wait to get started.”

Feeney joined our podcast last fall to talk about her time at Penn State and her career as a social media influencer.

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Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State with distinction in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

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