Heidi Watney Bio
Above is a screencap I took of NESN field reporter Heidi Watney during a Red Sox/Yankees game at Fenway. I thought baseball field reporting reached its peak with Erin Andrews (below), but I was wrong.
Watney, who turns 28 this month, was a National Merit Scholar and attended the University of San Diego on an academic scholarship, where she graduated with honors in 2003.
Heidi Watney became the host for The Ultimate Red Sox Show last year, replacing Hazel Mae. In October 2008, Heidi also became the host of The Red Sox Report.
She has competed in the Miss California pageant, where she was the first runner-up in 2002. (Runner up!?!?! Who were the judges – Toller Cranston?)
Heidi joins Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy on the network’s baseball coverage providing live in-game updates. Heidi also serves as the reporter for NESN pre-game and post-game show. Joining host Tom Caron and NESN’s rotating cast of studio analysts, Heidi reports on key news and stories from the ballpark and conducts interviews with players, coaches and management.
Watney comes to NESN from Fresno, California where she has served as a weekend sports anchor and reporter for KMPH Fox-26 News and a sports talk radio show host for 1430 ESPN Radio KFIG. The University of San Diego graduate began her career as a sports reporter/assistant producer for KUSI News in San Diego, California.
Being the Jays fan that I am, I need to watch a Red Sox game like a need a hole in the head. However, Heidi Watney has changed my stance on that. When she appears on the sidelines and begins to speak about baseball, the heavens open up, the angels sing… etc. etc. etc. Let’s get to why you came here in the first place: the pics.