Posted on October 27, 2022

Tennessee Reporter Kasey Funderburg Allegedly Fired After Discovery of Racist Tweets From Teenage Years

Mark Harris, Outkick, October 27, 2022

University of Tennessee sports reporter Kasey Funderburg has reportedly been fired after tweets showing her writing racist slurs were discovered. The tweets date back to 2013 and 2014 when Funderburg was 16 or 17 years old.


According to sources, Kasey Funderburg’s tweets came to light after she called out the popular troll account Richard G. West {snip}

Tennessee will wear black uniforms against Kentucky this Saturday. West shared the news along with a racist comment saying the university would be asking fans to paint their faces black for the game.


Funderburg reportedly quote tweeted West’s tweet explaining that fans shouldn’t fall for the fake news and that it was a hurtful comment.

After Funderburg’s tweet denouncing the racist joke gained traction, another Twitter user discovered tweets from 2013 and 2014 allegedly showing Funderburg writing the n-word. After sharing screenshots of Funderburg’s tweets she was reportedly fired from her positions in Knoxville.