Jade McCarthy

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Jade McCarthy
Born (1980-07-20) July 20, 1980 (age 35)
Newton, Massachusetts
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse(s) Gordon Stead (2008-present)
Children 2

Jade McCarthy (born July 20, 1980) an American sportscaster who is an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter and former host of NESN Daily on NESN.[1]

Early life[edit]

McCarthy was born in Newton, Massachusetts.[2] As a child, she rode horses competitively for ten years.[3] She grew up near Boston and attended Mount Holyoke College.[4]


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.[5] McCarthy joined NESN in early 2010;[6] 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.

McCarthy left NESN in August 2011 after her husband, Gordon Stead, got a job in Philadelphia.[7] McCarthy and Stead had a son in October 2011.[8]

McCarthy returned to TV in September 2012, joining ESPN as an anchor for SportsCenter.[9]

McCarthy and Stead welcomed their child in August 2015.[10]


  1. ^ Finn, Chad (October 12, 2012). "ESPN’s Beano Cook, dead at 81, was one of a kind". The Boston Globe. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
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  4. ^ "Jade McCarthy". Mount Holyoke College. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ Lamothe, Dan (September 23, 2009). "Former WGGB-TV reporter Jade McCarthy to join NESN in 2010". MassLive.com. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ Finn, Chad (August 9, 2011). "Jade McCarthy leaving NESN". Boston Globe. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/JadeMcCarthy/status/260508726988009473
  9. ^ http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jade-mccarthy/26/a53/ba0
  10. ^ https://twitter.com/JadeMcCarthy/status/635597498384523264

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