December 10, 1974
Nutley, New Jersey, United States
|Alma mater||University of Maryland|
|Spouse(s)||Kevin McKearney (2004-present)|
Tina Cervasio (born December 10, 1974) is an American television and radio sportscaster, currently working for the MSG Network as the sideline reporter for the New York Knicks and New York Red Bulls telecasts, as well as contributing as a reporter and host on the network's other sports programs. Cervasio is also well known for her work as the Boston Red Sox sideline reporter on NESN telecasts.
Life and career
Originally from Nutley, New Jersey, Cervasio graduated from the University of Maryland in 1996 with a B.A. degree in journalism. On her website she says her lifelong interest in sportscasting dates to a trip her family made to the Rose Bowl game when she was eleven years old. At the University of Maryland she worked at the campus radio station WMUC and anchored a sports program Terrapin Time Out on the university's television station.
Cervasio worked at a variety of assignments after graduation. She was a reporter or host on NFL Sunday Ticket, Animal Planet, ESPN2, FSN New York, Sunshine Network, and The New Jersey Fishing Show on CN8. Her radio experience included updates on WFAN in New York, sideline reporting for the NFL on Sports USA Radio, and substitute sports anchoring on the Imus in the Morning program on MSNBC and WFAN. She also had a feature article about then New Jersey Nets all-star guard Jason Kidd published in the Spring 2004 edition of That's Life magazine, and hosted the premiere red carpet screening of the film Remedy in 2004 in New York City. Additionally, she appeared as a special correspondent on the weekly sports television show North Jersey Sports Showcase in the fall of 2004.
In August of 2002, she served as sideline reporter for the af2's Arena Cup game between the Florida Firecats and Peoria Pirates which was commentated by Eli Gold and Mike Hold and broadcast live on The Vision Channel, seen only on Dish Network. She interview several key people in both the af2 and the Arena Football League.
Cervasio regards her reporting on the 2006 Winter Olympics for Westwood One radio as a highlight of her career. Before she began working for NESN in 2006, she was the weekend morning sports anchor for WCBS-TV. At NESN she did pre and post-game interviews and reported on the Red Sox as well as in-game sideline reporting. In addition to her sports reporting, she has done radio voiceover work.
Cervasio left NESN when her contract expired at the end of March 2008. She expressed a desire to pursue other opportunities with less travel requirements so that she could be closer to her family. Cervasio then signed a contract to work with MSG in New York as a studio host and New York Red Bulls sideline reporter.
She is married to Kevin McKearney.
- Official website
- Tina Cervasio's Bio On MSG website
- "Back to Where She Belongs", Park Place Magazine May/June 2010 Profiles
- The Rumble NY Post "Tina in Second Gear; Knicks Reporter up to Marathon Challenge" October 26, 2009
- Susan Bickelhaupt (2007-03-16). "Baptism by fire for NESN's Cervasio". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-06-23.