Meet Heidi Watney, a former beauty queen and NESN’s newest Red Sox sideline reporter. See photos, video and a biography of Heidi below.
It was announced today that Heidi Watney has been hired by NESN as the new sideline reporter (replacing Tina Cervasio) and will join announcers Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy during the Red Sox broadcasts.
As a biography, Heidi Watney is a former beauty queen, having been a Miss San Diego and a Miss California contestant four times, and a former model. She most recently was the sports reporter for Fresno’s Fox affiliate KMPH. It is unclear if Watney was fired from her position at KMPH or if she quit, but she did have an incident at a Fresno High School where she used inappropriate language and was suspended from the station. She also had a run-in with Bill Murray back in 2005 when Watney was covering the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament. She asked Murray if he would tape a promotional spot for Kopi Sotiropulos, the station’s meteorologist, to which Murray said, “Kopi is a loser. This is so boring. You’re such an amateur. These blondes think they own the world. You can take the girl out of Fresno, but you can’t take Fresno out of the girl.” Ouch!
Will the former beauty queen and California transplant be able to cut it as a Red Sox reporter? Only time will tell…
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