Comcast SportsNet New England also announced today that they have hired a pair of new anchors for the network’s SportNet Central all-sports newsroom.
One name is a familiar one, while the other is a newcomer to the Boston sports scene.
Veteran TV anchor and reporter Bob Neumeier will join CSNNE on January 3rd. Neumeier, is of course well known to Boston sports fans as a long-time sports reporter and anchor for WBZ-TV, a radio host at WEEI, and as a national sports reporter for NBC sports.
“Local sports television has changed dramatically since I began my career, and as a regional sports network, Comcast SportsNet offers more coverage than any one in the market. With an extended Patriots post-season run in the offing and a potential historic Celtics season well underway, I could not have picked a better time to join the enthusiastic group at Comcast SportsNet,” said Neumeier.
Zaloumis comes to CSNNE from the Big Ten Network, and prior to that, Fox Sports Northwest, where she anchored coverage of the Mariners and Seahawks. She’s also worked for Comcast SportsNet California. The San Francisco native will start at CSNNE on January 10th.
She was very popular in the Northwest, where they’ve been wondering what happened to her.
These hirings bolster the newsroom at CSNNE, and give local viewers a familar face in Neumeier. SportsNet Central is the best nightly sports news program on local television, far outclassing NESN Daily. With the Boston sports scene as busy and popular as ever, Comcast SportsNet continues to set the pace in sports television for New England.
It appears that Zaloumis may be the replacement for Jackie Pepper, who did not have her contract renewed recently.
The network also announced that they have renewed the contracts of Michael Felger, Gary Tanguay for Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight, and also that of Celtics analyst Donny Marshall.