facebook
twitter
search
search

Fox News anchor speaks out after calling UConn the 'NAACP' champions

Childers says she "misspoke," and that "anyone who knows [her] knows [she] loves sports."
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |   April 8, 2014 at 4:51 PM

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- Fox News anchor Heather Childers has spoken out following an on-air incident where she accidentally called UConn the "NAACP" champions.

"The UConn Huskies are the 2014 N-double 'A'-C-P national champs!" the host obliviously announced with a smile after the final game. The University of Connecticut basketball team won 60-54 over the University of Kentucky Wildcats on Monday to claim the championship.



Childers meant to reference NCAA, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, instead of NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- a mistake the anchor later acknowledged on her Twitter.



Childers corrected herself to "NCAA" later on in her segment.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Paul McCartney likens post-John Lennon era to 'revisionism,' talks songwriting controversy
Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Dormer stun in 'Mockingjay - Part 2' posters
Subway spokesman Jared Fogle under investigation
Yolanda Foster posts photo in hyperbaric chamber for Lyme disease treatment
Rumer Willis stuns in new bikini photos