Boston has been a busy sports town this spring. In addition to the since-eliminated Celtics playing in the NBA playoffs, the Bruins are competing for the Stanley Cup and the Red Sox are off to a hot start. With all of those sports to cover, the New England Sports Network (NESN) needed extra personnel in addition to its already beloved sideline reporter Jenny Dell. Enter Jamie Erdahl, the blond reporter the network hired in October.
Erdahl signed on with NESN after working Minnesota Lynx’s games at Fox Sports North. She also hosted the American University men’s basketball team recap show “Eye on the Eagles” on Comcast SportsNet Washington (D.C.) while she was a student at American. Erdahl transferred to AU after playing basketball at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. That’s right: the girl can ball; Erdahl even took on legendary Celtics bench player Brian Scalabrine after coming to Boston.
While Dell was busy with Boston charity events and some time off over the past few weeks, Erdahl filled in on NESN broadcasts during the Red Sox trip to Toronto and Texas. Erdahl got plenty of camera time as the Sox struggled through a 2-4 road swing. Boston sports fans noticed her, as did Dell, who graciously thanked Erdahl for keeping her seat warm.
Big thanks to @jamieerdahl for filling in this week! Great job girl! Xo
— Jenny Dell (@JennyDellNESN) May 6, 2013
With Molly McGrath, Jessica Camerato, Jen Royle, Dell and Erdahl all covering sports in Boston, has Beantown become THE best place to see rising female sports talent? Given the suggested bidding war raging between ESPN, Fox Sports 1 and the NBC Sports Network for female talent, maybe Boston fans shouldn’t get too attached to these ladies.