LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A familiar face will be covering University of Louisville sports as a member of ESPN's new Atlantic Coast Conference Network. 

Katie George, a former Louisville volleyball player, Miss Kentucky USA 2015 and member of the WDRB Sports team, has joined the ACC Network as a reporter and anchor. The news was announced Thursday. 

George, a Louisville native, left WDRB in August 2018 to become the Milwaukee Bucks' sideline reporter for the 2018-19 NBA season. In a video announcing the job change posted to her Twitter account, she called her time with the team "nothing short of spectacular."

George went on to say she will be based at ESPN's studio in Bristol, Connecticut. In a statement released by U of L Athletics, the former ACC Player of the Year called the move a return home. 

"I have so much pride in being a Louisville native and alumnus of the city's university," George said in a news release. "To think that I would have an opportunity to return home to cover my alma mater and the Atlantic Coast Conference as a broadcaster just three and a half years after graduating is a dream come true. I'm beyond excited for this next chapter of my life, but I'm more excited to be coming home."

The ACC Network launches Aug. 22. 

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