Heidi Watney’s replacement at NESN may have been found. According to the internets, Baltimore area reporter, Jen Royle, is to be named Watney’s replacement at NESN.
It would make sense as it was announced today that she would not return to her job at Baltimore’s 105.7 the Fan in hopes of returning to her hometown Boston for a job.
“I can’t confirm that I’m making a career move,” Royle said. “But I’ve been away from home for 15 years, and in my heart, I want to replant my roots in Boston.”
Royle seems like she would be a deserving replacement for Watney with plenty of reporting experience and good looks, which seems to be a requirement of female on TV reporters these days i.e. Erin Andrews, Jenn Brown and Samantha Steele.
If the rumors are true, welcome to Boston Jen! You can tweet Jen @Jen_Royle to congratulate her.
Both Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield will not return to the Boston Red Sox in 2012 but the most missed member of 2011 Sox may be in-game reporter Heidi Watney.
The blonde hair, blue eyed beauty, graced NESN audiences for years during the Red Sox telecast but will take the same job with the Los Angeles Lakers and not return to NESN for the 2012 season.
That being said, NESN will now need to find a replacement and every Friday, we will highlight a potential replacement to take you into the weekend until someone is hired.
This weekends candidate, Erin Hawksworth.
Hawksworth spent three years at Boston’s Fox 25 and currently works for the Fox affiliate in Seattle, Wash. She is the sister of Dodger’s pitcher, Blake Hawksworth, potentially giving her insider info on some players, but probably not.
For what it’s worth, Chad Finn of the Boston Globe believes she is the favorite for the job. Oh ya, and she’s pretty easy on the eyes too.