NESN announced today via press release plans to launch its new nightly sports series, NESN Daily presented by Sun Life Financial on Friday, August 6 at 11:00 PM.

NESN Daily is described as “a substantive and provocative sports news debate program” which features co-hosts Jade McCarthy (right) and Uri Berenguer.

The show will air live seven nights a week at 11:00 PM and again from 5:00 am to 9:00 am and Noon to 1:00 pm the following day.

McCarthy, a Newton, MA native, joined NESN in January after four years as a sports anchor and reporter at WCAU, the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia.

For the past six months, McCarthy has anchored SportsDesk and reported extensively on the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots.

Berenguer comes to NESN from the Spanish Beisbol Network (SBN) where he has served as the radio play-by-play voice for Boston Red Sox broadcasts for the past ten years. In 2003, at the age of 20, Berenguer was named the lead play-by-play announcer for SBN’s Red Sox Spanish radio broadcasts, making him one of the youngest play-by-play announcers in the history of the league. When he was three years old, he moved to Boston from Panama to undergo sixteen years of treatment at the Jimmy Fund clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. After beating cancer, Berenguer set his sights on a career in broadcasting, first working as an intern on WEEI’s Red Sox radio broadcasts and then serving as an analyst for SBN’s Red Sox Spanish radio broadcasts in 2001, while also working for the Red Sox Community Relations department.

“With our talent team now in place, NESN Daily promises to be the go-to program for fans of New England sports. Jade and Uri’s candid, dynamic and smart approach to reporting will appeal to those who are as passionate about the stories and events of the day as they are,” said Joel Feld, NESN’s executive vice president of programming and executive producer.

“Since his first day on the job, Uri has brought an energetic, smart and fun style to our broadcast,” said Bill Kulik, President & Founder of the Spanish Béisbol Network. “This new opportunity is a perfect fit for him, and we know he’ll be as great for NESN as he was for SBN.”

In addition to McCarthy and Berenguer, NESN Daily will include regular contributions from journalists, athletes and newsmakers.


13 thoughts on “NESN Daily With Jade McCarthy and Uri Berenguer Premieres August 6th

  1. Wow, this show is pretty bad –absolutely no chemistry between the two hosts and individually they have little to no appeal either. I change the station when they come on.


  2. Jealous of what? This show is really bad – the faux enthusiasm is embarrassing and the topics they choose don't seem to jibe with what anyone would want to know about. They led with the Bruins today.


  3. uri is terrible, jade seems to do all she can to try to make it work, just need someone who's competent to replace "regis". that lisp is KILLING ME!


  4. NESN Daily is perhaps the worst NESN production since the cable network first aired. Believe me, I really wanted to see this show work out. Even the most objective viewer would reach the same conclussion; This show needs serious help. I'd scrap both hosts, or at minimum replace Uri. Uri is very difficult to understand, and has zero camera presence, or personality.


  5. I had high hopes for any replacement to Cole Wright who's repetitive hand gestures drove me up the wall. The Uri guy is flat out over matched. The casting director should take some heat for this pairing. I liked the old Fenway themed set, but the new "times square" version, obviously influenced by the hideous ESPN extravaganzas, is just too much. The show is over produced with split screens of folks who are sitting in the same studio and forced dialogue. I'm sick of "insiders" too. How about a return to old fashioned credentials instead of all these fresh faced johnny come lately's? Why not pair Jade with Jody Whatney of CT. That's some free advice from media insider dbates.


  6. why keep Jade at all? The program is HORRIBLE; she screams and flails her arms at everything; and he can't go 3 words without looking down at his notes to remember what he's saying. And no, giving it time will not help when these 2 are such amateurs. And over-produced is the word for it: everything has a name ("out in front" or "today's hot story" or whatever they named these stupid things). JUST GIVE ME THE GAME HIGHLIGHTS AND STOP TRYING TO COPY 18-YEAR-OLD SPORTSCENTER GIMMICKS.


  7. Sadly, this show is pretty bad. Should have seen it coming when it took a full week between the old Sportsdesk ending and this starting.

    Bad set, bad anchors, bad format. Just bad, bad, bad.

    I was never a big fan of Cole Wright but he now fills me with joy when I see him on the weekend version.

    Please do something. Anything. Put a chimp tossing poop on for a half-hour. At least that would be different – and probably more sincere.


  8. Pete Sheppard would make this show more watchable. At least he has real opinions, Uri seems to be incapable of actually thinking for himself. He's also trying too hard to be a Stuart Scott knockoff. This show needs to be revamped. Too bad, becuase I think Jade McCarthy is really good.


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