New England Sports Network today announced the hiring of reporter, host and anchor Elle Duncan from Atlantaâ€™s NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, where she currently serves as a sports reporter and morning show personality.
NESN, which is based in sports-crazed Boston, is widely thought around the industry as a springboard for top talent. She could certainly join a shortlist of women who have arrived at the network and moved on to bigger and better things. Heidi Watney now serves as a host and reporter for MLB Network, and Tina Cervasio departed for a bigger role with MSG.
In addition to her duties at WXIA-TV, she also works for the Atlanta Hawks at Phillips Arena. NESN says she has eight years of “experience in radio, most recently as co-host on V-103 with legendary Atlanta radio Ryan Cameron.”
“Elle has a very unique, dynamic and engaging personality that will bolster our already talented and still growing team of anchors, hosts and sports reporters,â€ť said Joseph Maar, NESN’s Vice President of Programming and Production/Executive Producer. “Elle’s incredible sports knowledge, relatable personality and quick wit stood out as best-in-class during a nationwide search for top new talent in sports television. We are very excited to bring her skills and personality to New England fans.”
NESN said her accolades aren’t limited to just the sports arena.
‘In addition to her sports media experience, Elle brings a portfolio of commitment to community. The Atlanta native has received many accolades for local involvement including being named one of the Top 25 Women in Atlanta by the Steed Society and the 2011 Inspiring Women Award from the WNBAâ€™s Atlanta Dream. She continually involves herself with many causes including Habitat for Humanity, Hands on Atlanta, and Sisters of Today and Tomorrow. Elle has also served as the spokesperson for Enchanted Closet, an organization that donates prom dresses to underprivileged girls in the Atlanta area.”
Duncan is said to begin at NESN in February.