Jade McCarthy

Jade McCarthy
Born (1980-07-20) July 20, 1980
Newton, Massachusetts
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse(s) Gordon Stead (2008-present)
Children 2

Jade McCarthy (born July 20, 1980) an American sportscaster who is an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter and former host of NESN Daily on NESN.[1]

Early life

McCarthy was born in Newton, Massachusetts.[2] As a child, she rode horses competitively for ten years.[3] She grew up near Boston and attended Mount Holyoke College.[4]


McCarthy started her career at WGGB-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts. She then moved to WAFF, the NBC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama. She was a sports anchor at WCAU in Philadelphia, where she won numerous Sports Emmy Awards.[5] McCarthy joined NESN in early 2010;[6] she was a part-time host and reporter for SportsDesk. After SportsDesk was canceled McCarthy became the host of the network's new show NESN Daily.

McCarthy left NESN in August 2011 after her husband, Gordon Stead, got a job in Philadelphia.[7] McCarthy and Stead had a son in October 2011.[8]

McCarthy returned to TV in September 2012, joining ESPN as an anchor for SportsCenter.[9]

McCarthy and Stead welcomed their second child in August 2015.[10]


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