Jade McCarthy is a sports presenter and worked for ESPN until 2017 when she was fired. During her time at ESPN, Jade McCarthy anchored the SportsCenter. She also hosted the NESN Daily on NESN.
McCarthy is one of those people who know their onions when it comes to sports coverage. Although she renewed her contract with ESPN in 2016, she was one of over 100 employees who were fired from the station in 2017.
Jade Mccarthy Biography
Not so much Jade Mccarthy’s personal data as her background and early life are available online, but what can be found out shows that the talented presenter was born on July 20, 1980, in Newton, Massachusetts, grew up near Boston and attended Mount Holyoke College.
McCarthy began her career at WGGB-TV before moving to WAFF (a member organization of WGGB-TV) based in Huntsville, Alabama. She then worked as a sports presenter for WCAU Philadelphia, winning numerous notable sports and Emmy awards.
She joined NESN in early 2010 as a part-time reporter and presenter for SportsDesk. After SportDesk was no longer aired, Jade began hosting the NESN Daily. She had to move from Philadelphia and leave NESN in 2011 when her husband got a new job.
After several months of not sitting in front of the TV, McCarthy returned to what she does best in 2012; this time ESPN was hosting SportsCenter. After almost 5 years at ESPN, Jade was fired. She was one of about 100 people who were fired by the organization.
In a message to ESPN employees, the station’s president, John Skipper, reported that the company’s decision was its way of repositioning itself for the future and not a mandate from its parent company Disney, as many speculated. Other popular faces that were affected were Adam Caplan, Marc Stein, Andrew Brandt, Sara Walsh, and many others.
Dissatisfied with the channel’s decision, some fans used social media to petition for ESPN to rehire Jade alongside their favorite faces like Jaymee and Sara, but the petition did not get enough support as any of them have yet to be rehired.
Jade’s dismissal came at the time she was expecting her third baby. In her first speech after her release, Jade MacCarthy tweeted that she was proud of the time she spent at ESPN, the people she worked with and expressed that she had a brilliant career ahead of her.
McCarthy was one of the brains behind ESPN’s biggest stories, and according to her, one of her best times at ESPN was the story of Aaron Hernandez’s murder allegations.
There is no news yet that Jade has gotten a new job, but she might consider a new passion for animation and creating content for children, following in the footsteps of Martellus Bennett, who seems to have found something new for himself after his retirement in March 2018.
Jade returned to Bennett’s post on 23 March 2018, where he explained that he had decided to move from the world of football to the fantastic and wondrous world of creativity and that he was beginning what he believed would be his life’s work.
She also mentioned TheImaginationAgency, a multimedia production company known for creating fantastic content for children, in his tweet.
Anyway, McCarthy decides to do after now, we wish her well.
Her Net Worth
The net assets of the former ESPN presenter were estimated at 200 million dollars. However, this figure cannot be authenticated as it has not been verified. It is not certain how much it is currently worth as it was dismissed.
Jade McCarthy’s Family
McCarthy is happily married to Gordon Stead, a business graduate of the Babson College-Franklin W. Olin Graduate School. He was also once the director of Prudential Financial. Jade and Gordon were married in 2008 and have been together ever since.
The couple already has two sons together and are expecting a third soon. Their first, one son arrived in October 2011 and the second in August 2015.
If you are a fan, you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook and keep up to date with her latest activities.
Height and Quick Facts
Though being the mother of two lovely boys and expecting the third, McCarthy still has a very sexy hourglass-shaped body. She stands at about 5″6 inches and her body measurement is 36-27-36.
Full Name: Jade McCarthy
Date of Birth: July 20, 1980
Place of Birth: Newton, Massachusett
Occupation: Media Personality
Net Worth: Not Certain
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Gordon Stead
Education: Mount Holyoke College