Heidi Watney (born May 19, 1981) is an American sportscaster. She is a host and reporter for MLB Network. A graduate of the University of San Diego, her past sportscasting experience includes roles at New England Sports Network in Boston, Time Warner Cable SportsNet in Los Angeles, and two stations in Fresno.
Watney at Camden Yards in September 2011
|Born||May 19, 1981|
|Alma mater||University of San Diego (B.A., 2003)|
Watney attended Clovis West High School in Fresno, participating in hurdles, diving, gymnastics and cheerleading. She was a National Merit Scholar and attended the University of San Diego on an academic scholarship, where she graduated with honors in 2003. Watney has competed in the Miss California USA pageant, where she was the first runner-up in 2002.
Watney's past positions include the Boston Red Sox on-field reporter, host of "The Red Sox Report" and "The Ultimate Red Sox Show" on Boston-based regional sports network NESN (a position she began in May 2008); and prior to that, a sports talk radio host for ESPN Radio 1430 KFIG, and a weekend sports anchor for KMPH-TV; both based in Fresno. In November 2011, she was hired away from the NESN network to work as a sideline reporter for the upcoming regional sports network Time Warner Cable SportsNet in Los Angeles. However, in September 2012 Watney left Time Warner to join MLB Network. She has hosted the MLB Network's show Quick Pitch weeknights since 2013, but missed the first half of the 2018 season while on maternity leave, she gave birth to a boy. Watney is the cousin of professional golfer Nick Watney. She appeared in the Dropkick Murphys music video "Going Out in Style".
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Two singles have been released from the album including "Going Out in Style" and "Memorial Day". The first single was also made into music videos.
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The show is filmed from Studio 42 of the MLB Network facility in Secaucus, New Jersey. Most times, when they are not in the studio, they will film the show from the hosts' homes. When this happens, the show is shown as a split-screen, using Cisco TelePresence, in which Chris is at his house in Los Angeles, California and Kevin hosts from his house in Austin, Texas (also known as "Studio 1-5").
During the 2011 season, MLB Network started showing a special one-hour, recorded Best of Intentional Talk each weekend, showcasing the best segments of the show from the past week to be topped off with the weekly, "This Week in MLB Network" segment.
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Tony Petitti, former executive producer of CBS Sports, was named the network's first president. Petitti served as MLB Network's president until December 2014, when he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball. Rob McGlarry, who worked as Senior and later Executive Vice-president of Business Affairs at MLB Network since 2009, was named the network's second president.As of February 2015, MLB Network is available to approximately 69,991,000 pay television households (60.1% of subscription television customers) in the United States.MLB The Show 19
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