Popular Red Sox sideline reporter Jenny Dell has been reassigned by NESN and will no longer be doing Red Sox games, likely because of her relationship with third baseman Will Middlebrooks.
Dell and Middlebrooks were long rumored to be dating, but the boyfriend-girlfriend relationship was not confirmed until December. In an article about Dell receiving an extension from NESN, The Boston Globe mentioned that she and Middlebrooks were dating and living together.
On Thursday the Boston Herald said that Dell had been reassigned in a move that was mutually agreed upon by both parties.
“NESN has an active search for a Red Sox sideline reporter,” spokesman Gary Roy told The Herald. “Jenny Dell, a multi-talented on-air personality, is anchoring ‘NESN Sports Today’ and handling other assignments for NESN.”
The Herald says Dell and Middlebrooks have been dating for nearly a year.
The Red Sox sideline reporter job for NESN is an excellent job and career launching point of sorts. Prior to Dell, Heidi Watney, Tina Cervasio and Hazel Mae all held the position and have gone on to land other great TV jobs.