Thursday, November 13, 2014

(One to watch) Jen Horsey, a name we will see again

Jen Horsey (born 1975) is an automotive journalist, TV personality and motorsport competitor with a specialty in rallying and rallycross.

Horsey is a longtime contributor to ESPN’s digital and television programming. In 2012, she became ESPN’s first-ever female motorsport analyst, broadcasting from the announce booth for X Games and other rallycross competition. She debuted on-air at ESPN as an in-car commentator in 2009. In what was reported as a television first, she and fellow commentator Chrissie Beavis rode along in the passenger seat with top drivers during racing competition and offered their analysis and commentary live-to-air.

In 2011, Horsey joined the on-air team at X Games as a pit reporter for rallycross. In addition, her numerous articles on automotive and other topics have appeared in a vast range of media outlets, primarily in the United States and Canada.

In competition, she is best known as a rally co-driver, although she has also competed as a rally driver in both the US and Canada

Since 2005, she has earned four division podium finishes, including two wins, in five appearances as a co-driver at the Targa Newfoundland rally.

In 2011, she co-drove Ralph Gilles in a Dodge Viper and the duo finished third in the Modern division. In 2012, she moved to Open division with driver Samuel Hubinette and finished in second-place in a factory supported 2012 Fiat Abarth.

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