McCarthy started her career at WGGB-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts. She then moved to WAFF, the NBC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama. She was a sports anchor at WCAU in Philadelphia, where she won numerous Sports Emmy Awards. McCarthy joined NESN in early 2010; she was a part-time host and reporter for SportsDesk. After SportsDesk was canceled McCarthy became the host of the network's new show NESN Daily.
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