Heidi Watney is out at the New England Sports Network. The top-rated regional sports net has renewed the contract of Don Orsillo, who signed despite multiple job offers from both TBS and the MLB Network.
Heidi Watney has signed a contract with Time Warner Cable, who has lured the Los Angeles Dodgers away from FSN and WBZ-sister station KCAL. The deal, worth approximately $2.5 billion, requires the creation of a new in-game team which Watney was glad to oblige.
Prior to coming to NESN, Watney was a sports reporter for a local station in California. She is the latest among an exodus at the network.
NECN has debuted a new voiceover artist, and his voice may be familiar. Ted Williams, the homeless ex-radio DJ who made headlines in January, has been brought on to become the new voice of the regional cable network.
After being discovered on the side of the road, the Ohio-native was bombarded with interviews, appearances, and job offers, which became too much to handle. After being able to turn his life around, Williams has moved into a condominium with his longtime girlfriend and has been sober since May 4th. The Herald has more.
Amanda Grace has been officially named the anchor of 7 News at 4, 4:30, and 5:30. This marks the latest in the musical chairs played at 7 Bulfinch place since the departures of anchors Matt Lorch and Frances Rivera. Grace will co-anchor with Christa Del Camp, who has had a similar path at 7.
Since joining 7 News in 2008 from the now-defunct Fox 6 in San Diego, Grace has served as reporter, weekend morning anchor, weekend evening anchor, and most recently, third weekday morning anchor.