NESN.com Patriots beat reporter Jeff Howe announced on his Twitter page this morning that he will be now be the Patriots beat reporter for the Boston Herald. He will replace Ian Rapoport who recently left the Herald, to move to Dallas and a job with NFL Network.
I was able to reach Howe for a quick comment this afternoon, in what has been a crazy day for the UMass Amherst graduate. He has been NESN’s Patriots beat reporter since 2009, but is looking forward to the opportunity he has with the Herald.
“I can’t express enough just how excited I am to join an amazing staff at the Boston Herald. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity, and it’s going to be a fun challenge. With that said, it’s tough leaving NESN.com. The last three years have been such a blast, and I’d like to thank everyone at NESN for helping me develop my career. There’s so much talent in that building, and I wish everyone the best of luck.”
Howe is one of the most underrated reporters on the Patriots beat, so the new gig is definitely well-deserved.