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Abby Chin stays in the family, joining CSNNE from Comcast Sportsnet Northwest where she covered the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and PAC-12 football. 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.

 

Kyle Draper is a veteran of TV sports and joins Comcast SportsNet from Louisville, KY where he worked as 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.



 

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.


 

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 2013. 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.


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, 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).


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.