Jade McCarthy

Jade McCarthy
Born (1980-07-20) July 20, 1980
Newton, Massachusetts
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse(s) Gordon Stead (2008-present)
Children 3

Jade McCarthy (born July 20, 1980) is an American sportscaster who was a former 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, she 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 returned to TV in September 2012, joining ESPN as an anchor for SportsCenter.[8] On April 26, 2017, it was announced that ESPN was laying off around 100 on-air personalities, with McCarthy being one of the victims.[9]

Personal life

McCarthy and Stead had a son in October 2011.[10] They welcomed their second child in August 2015.[11]


  1. Finn, Chad (October 12, 2012). "ESPN's Beano Cook, dead at 81, was one of a kind". The Boston Globe. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  2. "Jade McCarthy". Mount Holyoke College. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  3. Lamothe, Dan (September 23, 2009). "Former WGGB-TV reporter Jade McCarthy to join NESN in 2010". MassLive.com. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  4. Finn, Chad (August 9, 2011). "Jade McCarthy leaving NESN". Boston Globe. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  5. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jade-mccarthy/26/a53/ba0
  6. Jade McCarthy [@JadeMcCarthy] (26 April 2017). "Proud of my time at ESPN-Proud of the great ppl there & those like me w a future elsewhere-Proud to soon be mom of…" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  7. Jade McCarthy [@JadeMcCarthy] (22 October 2012). "@nickthenewsguy Griffin is too cute! How old? Mac just turned 1. Life is great!" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  8. Jade McCarthy [@JadeMcCarthy] (23 August 2015). "Brotherly Love. So proud to be a mom of 2 little boys. I'm counting my blessings. Welcome Finn!" (Tweet) via Twitter.

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