NESN has confirmed that uber-popular Red Sox sideline reporter Jenny Dell has been reassigned and the station is actively looking for her replacement for the 2014 baseball season. The move comes just weeks after Dell and Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks went public with their romantic relationship.
“NESN has an active search for a Red Sox sideline reporter,” station spokesman Gary Roy said in response to an inquiry from the Track. “Jenny Dell, a multi-talented on-air personality, is anchoring ‘NESN Sports Today’ and handling other assignments for NESN.”
The move comes just days after NESN announced that Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, whose son is charged with the murder of his girlfriend and the mother of his child, would return to the booth for the upcoming season.
Dell and Middlebrooks, who have been dating for nearly a year, began appearing together in public last fall after the Sox won the World Series. On New Year’s Eve Middlebrooks texted his 143,000 followers a pic of him with his arm around Dell and the message: “Happy New Year from us to you! Here’s to a great 2014!”
We’re told that the decision to reassign Jenny was mutual and that she will be staying at the station, at least for now. More in tomorrow’s Inside Track.
Read more at the Boston Herald where this story was originally published.