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.
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.