Britt McHenry ESPN reporter
ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended for a week for blowing up at a tow company clerk in a tirade that was captured on video. Britt McHenry/Facebook

ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, who carried out a furious rant against a worker at a towing company that took away her car, has been suspended for a week. McHenry's disparaging temper blowout was captured on video.

"Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week effectively immediately," ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said in an email to the Washington Post. No further details were offered.

McHenry, 28, went ballistic at the car pound in suburban Washington DC, letting loose her vitriol on an off-camera woman, apparently a clerk.

"I'm on television and you're in a f—g trailer, honey," McHenry shouts on the video. "Lose some weight, baby girl." She also tells the woman in the one-minute film: "I have a degree and you don't. I wouldn't work at a scumbag place like this. Makes my skin crawl even being here."

She adds: "All you care about is just taking people's money. With no education, no skill-set. Just wanted to clarify that."

Later the New Jersey native snaps: "Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?"

McHenry apologized on Twitter for letting her emotions "get the best" of her. "I said some insulting and regrettable things," she added. "As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake," she wrote.