The Web site Boston.com is reporting that former KMPH (Channel 26.1) weekend sports anchor Heidi Watney will leave the New England Sports Network where she’s worked since 2008 as an in-game reporter for Boston Red Sox broadcasts.
Watney is leaving to take a job as a sideline reporter for Time Warner broadcast of Los Angeles Lakers games.
The Web site also reports Watney was contacted via text while on vacation in Australia, and responded with “Nothing is final and not dealing with it until I return at end of the month.”
Kudos to her if she is moving to Los Angeles. It would not only be a great job but would put Watney in a great location if she has higher reporting aspirations.
But, the timing seems just a little weird. I can’t imagine there will be a lot of work since no NBA games are being played. One source does say her deal is for the 2012-2013 season. Maybe the lockout will be done by then.