Secaucus, N.J., November 19, 2012 – MLB Network today announced that Heidi Watney has joined its roster of on-air talent as a studio host and reporter, appearing across MLB Network’s studio programming. Watney will make her MLB Network debut in January, 2013.
“I’m extremely excited to return to baseball by joining MLB Network’s on-air talent lineup. Baseball is a true passion of mine and I’m looking forward to covering all 30 MLB clubs 365 days a year,” said Watney.
Watney most recently covered the Los Angeles Galaxy for Time Warner Cable SportsNet in Los Angeles, California. Watney previously served as the Boston Red Sox field reporter for New England Sports Network (NESN) from 2008-2011. In addition to providing live in-game updates and reporting for NESN’s pre- and postgame show, Watney hosted the “Red Sox Report” and the “Ultimate Red Sox Show.” Before joining NESN, Watney worked as a sports anchor and host for KMPH-TV and KFIG-AM radio in Fresno, California.
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