Originally posted on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 11/28/11
If NESN had any sense of PR, they’d be playing up the hunt for Heidi Watney’s replacement like one of their Red Sox-related reality shows. I get constant questions about it, and looking at Chad Finn’s Twitter stream, he’s getting asked about it all the time as well. Here are three candidates that have been rumored (though it appears now that Sullivan is no longer in the running): Hawksworth, the sister of Dodgers pitcher Blake Hawksworth (which will get her some inside MLB info right there) has a history in Boston, having spent three years at FOX 25. Chad Finn thinks she is the favorite for the job.  Of the candidates here, she’d be my pick as well. I’m actually not sure Royle is even an official candidate. If we’re talking actual baseball reporting experience and history, she’s clearly the best for the job. However, that’s likely not all that NESN is looking for in this hire. She’s been doing weekend shows on WEEI, raising her profile in the local market. She’s from here, grew up following
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