NESN Daily Premieres with Jade McCarthy and Uri Berenguer on Aug. 6 at 11 p.m.


July 15, 2010

New nightly sports program to be presented by Sun Life Financial

BOSTON, Mass. — NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, will launch its new nightly sports series, NESN Daily presented by Sun Life Financial on Friday, Aug. 6 at 11 p.m..

NESN Daily will be a substantive and provocative sports news debate program featuring co-hosts Jade McCarthy and Uri Berenguer. The show will air live seven nights a week at 11 p.m. and again from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. the following day.

McCarthy, a Newton, Mass., native, joined NESN in January after four years as a sports anchor and reporter at WCAU, the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia. For the past six months, Jade has anchored SportsDesk and reported extensively on the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots. 

Berenguer comes to NESN from the Spanish Beisbol Network (SBN), where he has served as the radio play-by-play voice for Boston Red Sox broadcasts for the past 10 years. In 2003, at the age of 20, Berenguer was named the lead play-by-play announcer for SBN’s Red Sox Spanish radio broadcasts, making him one of the youngest play-by-play announcers in the history of the league. When he was 3 years old, he moved to Boston from Panama to undergo 16 years of treatment at the Jimmy Fund clinic at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After beating cancer, Berenguer set his sights on a career in broadcasting, first working as an intern on WEEI’s Red Sox radio broadcasts and then serving as an analyst for SBN’s Red Sox Spanish radio broadcasts in 2001, while also working for the Red Sox Community Relations department.

“With our talent team now in place, NESN Daily promises to be the go-to program for fans of New England sports. Jade and Uri’s candid, dynamic and smart approach to reporting will appeal to those who are as passionate about the stories and events of the day as they are,” said Joel Feld, NESN’s executive vice president of programming and executive producer.

“Since his first day on the job, Uri has brought an energetic, smart and fun style to our broadcast,” said Bill Kulik, president and founder of the Spanish Beisbol Network. “This new opportunity is a perfect fit for him, and we know he’ll be as great for NESN as he was for SBN.”
In addition to McCarthy and Berenguer, NESN Daily will include regular contributions from journalists, athletes and newsmakers.

About NESN
NESN is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and is delivered to over four million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally via DirecTV and Dish Network. The definitive home for New England sports programming, NESN is the television home of the Red Sox and Bruins and is the top-rated regional sports network in the country. The network and its popular website,, produce award-winning content including, NESN Daily, a daily sports news and debate program, over 100 NESN University college sporting events annually and distinctive Original NESN Entertainment (ONE) productions.

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2010, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $428 billion. For more information please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

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