CSN Staff

A. Sherrod Blakely

CSNNE.com and Chevrolet SportsNet Central Celtics Insider
A. Sherrod Blakely is a veteran NBA journalist having covered the Boston Celtics since 2009 and the Detroit Pistons for Booth News Services and MLive.com from 2000 to 2009. A Syracuse, N.Y. native,  Blakely has broken some of the NBA's biggest stories in recent years, including the blockbuster trade of Allen Iverson to Detroit. Blakely serves as Comcast SportsNet's Celtics Insider for CSNNE.com and Chevrolet SportsNet Central. Prior to working for MLive.com, Blakely spent five years covering Duke, N.C. State and the ACC for the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer. Blakely is a graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism.
 
Abby Chin

Boston Celtics Sideline Reporter
 
Abby Chin joined CSNNE in 2013 as a Chevrolet SportsNet Central anchor and reporter. She began her courtside work with the start of the 2013-14 Celtics season. Previously, she covered the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and PAC-12 football for the Comcast SportsNet Northwest. Before heading West, Abby covered Alabama and Auburn's national championship runs from the heart of the SEC at CBS42 in Birmingham, Alabama. She returns to New England where her career began as a production assistant at ESPN working on Monday Night Football. Abby grew up playing soccer and running track and is a graduate of the University of Colorado.
 
Dalen Cuff

Chevrolet SportsNet Central Anchor & Reporter

 

Dalen is a sports broadcaster who has worked for various networks including NBC Sports Network, MSG Varsity and Columbia University during his seven year career.  In 2012, NBC Sports Network became the home for Ivy League hoops.  Dalen, along with play by play partner Randy Moss, is the voice of the Ivy League.  He also has covered the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut high school sports scene for MSG Varsity from 2010 to 2013 and hosted a nightly news and highlights program called The Sports Desk.  In addition to his role as a nightly host, Dalen was a basketball analyst in-studio and in-game for MSG Varsity.  He began his broadcasting career as the color commentator for the Columbia University Men’s basketball radio broadcasts alongside play-by-play partner Jerry Recco, a role he took on after completing his playing career and graduating from Columbia University in 2006.

At Columbia, Dalen was captain of the men’s basketball team his senior year.  He ranks among the top in Columbia history in games played, career three point field goals made, three point percentage for a single season and three point field goals made in a season. 

Prior to coming to Columbia, Dalen went to East Lake High School (Tarpon Springs, FL).  Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he lived there until the age of 14 and still loves his Steelers!  He comes from a family of athletes.  His father played basketball at Duquesne University before being drafted by the New York Knicks and his brothers were both collegiate athletes… one playing basketball (Washington College in Maryland) and the other playing football (Air Force Academy).  Dalen knew early on that he was destined to play basketball…but has always maintained his passion for all sports. 
 
Tom E. Curran

CSNNE.com & Chevrolet SportsNet Central Patriots Insider

 
Tom E. Curran has been a leading voice on the Patriots and the NFL since 1997. First at the MetroWest Daily News then with the Providence Journal, Curran covered the Patriots during their post-Tuna fall and Belichick-Brady rise. After four years as NBCSports.com's NFL insider and general columnist, Curran returns to the Patriots beat and his New England roots with Comcast Sportsnet.com. A regular contributor to WEEI, NFL Network, ESPN Radio, Dan Patrick Show, Jim Rome, NFL Films, SIRIUS NFL Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Pro Football Talk, The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly, Curran's unique voice and leading-edge analysis have set him apart locally and nationally.
 
Kyle Draper

Host, Celtics Pre and Postgame Live

 
Kyle Draper joined Comcast SportsNet in 2009 as a Chevrolet SportsNet Central anchor. He began hosting Celtics Pre and Postgame Live with the start of the 2013-14 season. As a veteran of TV sports, Draped worked in Louisville, KY a sports reporter and then sports director at WHAS-TV (ABC).  At WHAS, Kyle led the network's coverage of the University of Louisville, including the men's football and basketball teams. Prior to WHAS, Draper served as an anchor at KIMA-TV (CBS) in Yakima, WA. The Philadelphia native is a graduate of Winona State University.
 
Michael Felger

Co-host, Felger & Mazz and Town Fair Tire Sports Tonight - Host, Sports Sunday

   
As a self described impartial observer of the Boston sports scene, Michael Felger revels in his ability to play devil's advocate and singe local sports fans for their unabashed homerism. Felger brings that attitude to Town Fair TIre Sports Tonight, Comcast SportsNet's simulcast of 98.5 the Sports Hub's Felger & Mazz and Sports Sunday.

 
Mike Giardi

Chevrolet SportsNet Central Anchor & Reporter

Mike Giardi joined Comcast SportsNet from sister network NECN where he served as weekend sports anchor and weekend host of Sports LateNight. A Norwood, Massachusetts native, Giardi began his career as the sports editor at the Falmouth Enterprise Publishing Company on Cape Cod immediately after graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Giardi holds a Master's Degree in Journalism from Boston University and previously worked as sports director and lead anchor for WIVT-TV in Binghamton, New York.
 
Mike Gorman

The Voice of the Boston Celtics

 
Boston Celtics fans have been blessed with a fabulous tradition on the court and that excellence has continued in the broadcasting booth where Mike Gorman has served as play-by-play announcer since 1981.

The five-time Emmy Award winning Gorman, a native of Dorchester, MA, was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. Gorman currently holds the longest tenure as play-by-play voice for a Boston professional sports franchise and, along with his telecast partner Tommy Heinsohn, makes up TV's longest running telecast duo.

Following a stint as an aviator in the U.S. Navy, Gorman began his broadcasting career at WNBH in New Bedford and WPRO radio in Providence.

Gorman grew up in Dorchester and attended Saint Brendan's Elementary School, Boston Latin, and Boston State.
 
Joe Haggerty

CSNNE.com and Chevrolet SportsNet Central Bruins Insider
Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins for CSNNE.com and Chevrolet SportsNet Central since 2009. He is also a frequent contributor to Town Fair Tire Sports Tonight, 98.5 The Sports Hub, Siriux/XM Radio NHL Radio, the NHL Network and NBC Sports. Previously, he covered the NHL for the Woburn Daily Times Chronicle, Boston Metro and WEEI.com for six seasons.
 
Tommy Heinsohn

Celtics Color Analyst

 
Tom Heinsohn is a true representative of Boston Celtics' pride. His accomplishments as a player were recognized in the retirement of his number 15 and his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Heinsohn donned a Celtics uniform from 1956-1965 and was a principal member of eight championship teams. Heinsohn was selected the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 1957, was a member of the All-NBA Second Team four times and was honored with six NBA All-Star Game appearances. He averaged 18.6 points and 8.8 rebounds in 654 regular season contests, and 19.8 points and 9.2 rebound in 104 post-season encounters. Heinsohn was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985-86.

Four years after his retirement as a player, Heinsohn was appointed Celtics head coach. Like his playing career, Heinsohn's coaching tenure was punctuated by prosperity, as he directed the 1974 and 1976 squads to World Championships; won Atlantic Division crowns five times; was voted the NBA's Coach of the Year in 1973; and collected a 427-263 (.619) regular season record and a 47-33 (.588) playoff mark.

Heinsohn is now entering his 33rd year telecasting Celtics basketball on Comcast SportsNet. He also handled CBS' NBA coverage for seven years and provided commentary for NCAA basketball for four years on CBS. Heinsohn and his telecast partner Mike Gorman Heinsohn make up TV's longest running telecast duo.

When Heinsohn is not covering basketball, he can be found painting. Heinsohn is an accomplished artist whose works have graced art shows across the nation. He is also a chartered life underwriter in the insurance field.

Thomas William Heinsohn was born in Jersey City, NJ. He attended St. Michael's High School in Union City, NJ and Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. At Holy Cross, Heinsohn averaged 22.1 points and 15.5 rebounds in 81 contests over four years. During his senior season, in 1955-56, he amassed 27.4 points and 21.1 rebounds in 27 outings. He was a territorial first-round choice of Boston in 1956.
 
Trenni Kusnierek

Chevrolet SportsNet Central Anchor & Reporter

 
Trenni Kusnierek is a sports anchor/reporter for Comcast SportsNet New England in Boston, MA. She has worked in the sports journalism field since 2000 starting her career in Eau Claire, WI and since has worked in Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Boston and at the national level for MLB Network, ABC Sports and Big Ten Network. Trenni has had the opportunity to cover all four major sports, including the World Series and the Super Bowl. She has also reported from National championship games and PGA majors.

Away from work Kusnierek enjoys running and has completed seven marathons including two Boston Marathons and will run her eighth race (third Boston) in April of 2014. Kusnierek also enjoys reading, photography, mountain climbing (reaching the summit of Mt Rainier in July of 2011) volunteer work and international travel. She combined the last two in January of 2011 when she traveled to India to teach English.
 
Rich Levine

CSNNE.com Columnist
Rich Levine is a columnist for CSNNE.com. Rich has also covered sports for The Improper Bostonian, the Burlington Free Press and MetroWest Daily News. His work has also appeared on ESPN.com. Levine is a native of Sharon, MA and a 2002 graduate of Colgate University.
 
Sean McAdam

CSNNE.com and Chevrolet SportsNet Central Red Sox Insider
Sean McAdam is a nationally known sports writer with CSNNE. Formerly, he worked for The Boston Herald, The Providence Journal and ESPN.com. He is a beat writer for the Boston Red Sox, as well as a radio and television analyst and commentator in the Boston area. Following his graduation from Providence College in 1981, McAdam spent four years covering sports at WEAN, a Rhode Island radio talk station before joining the Journal as a reporter. After 23 years with the Journal, with most of that tenure covering the Red Sox beat, he left to take a similar position with the Herald in October 2008. McAdam is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and is eligible to vote in Baseball Hall of Fame balloting.
 
Jessica Moran

Chevrolet SportsNet Central Anchor & Reporter

 
Jessica Moran joined Comcast SportsNet in September of 2009.  She is a native of New England, raised in Ludlow, MA and Cumberland, RI. Prior to moving back home, Jessica worked as a sports anchor/reporter for the CBS affiliate in El Paso, TX.  There she compiled several accolades for her local sports coverage, including Associated Press Awards for Best Sports Story and Best Sportscast.Jessica's got her first break into the business, as the primary sports anchor at the NBC affiliate in Rapid City, South Dakota. Jessica has always been involved with sports.  She played high school soccer and basketball. Then continued playing soccer at The University of Tampa.
 
Bob Neumeier

Chevrolet SportsNet Central Anchor & Reporter - Co-Host, The Baseball Show

   
Bob Neumeier, a Weymouth, MA native joined Comcast SportsNet in January 2010 as a SportsNet Central anchor. The Syracuse University graduate is well known to local sports fans as a long-time sports anchor/reporter at WBZ-TV and as a midday host on Sports Radio WEEI. Neumeier has an extensive national resume having covered some of the world’s biggest sporting events, including Sunday Night Football (NBC), NFL playoffs (NBC)  the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (NBC), 2006 Turin Winter Olympics (NBC), 2004 Athens Summer Olympics (NBC), the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (NBC), the NHL (NBC) and the Tour de France (CBS).
 
Gary Tanguay

Host, Arbella Early Edition - Host, Patriots Wednesday Live

Gary Tanguay has been with Comcast SportsNet for nearly two decades and hosts Arbella Early Edition, seen weeknights at 6:30 p.m.. Tanguay served as Comcast SportsNet's Celtics Pre and Post Game Live host from 2008 to 2013 and his work on the network's Celtics telecasts began in the 1990s when he joined the then FSN New England. Tanguay also serves as host of the New England Patriots Radio Network, which reaches more than one million listeners. Tanguay is a native of Rumford, ME and is a graduate of the University of Maine.

 
Kevin Walsh

Chevrolet SportsNet Central Anchor & Reporter

 
Kevin Walsh joined Comcast SportsNet New England in 2009, as one of the original Sportsnet Central anchors.  His career has run the gamut of events big and small.  He’s covered World Series Champions at The White House, the NFL Draft, and has interviewed the greatest athletes of our time.  That’s a long way from where his sports career started in the U.S. Territory of Guam, where popular sports included spear fishing and coconut husking.  Kevin was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Service Award in 2010 from Boston’s District Rotary Convention.  Prior to arriving in New England, Kevin did work for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and The Comcast Network.  His career has also taken him to Fresno, California and Hawaii.  Kevin attended Purdue University on a golf scholarship, and was an Academic All Big 10 Athlete.  When he’s not covering the New England sports scene, or playing hockey, he’s often at work on his next book.  His first published book, The Marrow in Me, details Kevin’s emotional journey to transplant, after he turned up as a very rare bone marrow match for a 16-year-old football player he’d never met.  Follow the Dog Home, released in February 2012, is the inspiring story of how Kevin and his dog found his father’s childhood home in suburban Boston, despite no prior knowledge of its location. Kevin is married with two daughters. He lives in the Metro West Boston suburbs. 

Kevin’s third book, The Perfect Catch, was released in 2013.  Wrapped around a special fly fishing trip with Kevin’s elderly father and two brothers, The Perfect Catch is a book for men, by a man, and one that every woman will want her man to read.