Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said this morning that reporter Jenny Dell, who was removed as the in-game reporter in late January, is free to leave NESN.
Werner made the comment during a media availability session at the Red Sox’ spring training site in Fort Myers, Florida.
Dell has spent two years at NESN and has a year remaining on her contract after the network picked up her option.
Dell, who quickly gained popularity with her friendly manner among Red Sox fans when she replaced Heidi Watney before the 2012 season, has been shifted from her role as in-game reporter to a reporter/anchor role primarily with NESN Sports Today.
NESN executives haven’t commented on the specifics of why she was removed from the Red Sox broadcast. The public perception is that they made the change because of the ethical questions raised by a reporter dating a player.
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