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Jenny Dell follows Heidi Watney at NESN

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  January 27, 2012 10:59 AM

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In case you missed the note in today's media column, the longest-running Red Sox-related personnel saga of the offseason -- save for perhaps the search for a quality starting pitcher -- is about to be settled.

NESN is yet to make a formal announcement, but industry sources have confirmed that Jenny Dell is the choice to replace Heidi Watney as the in-game reporter on NESN's Red Sox telecasts.

Dell, a University of Massachusetts graduate, most recently worked at ESPN, where she had both on and off-camera duties.

She has been in Aspen to help with the network's coverage of the Winter X Games.

But all video of her on-air work for the network was removed from ESPN.com yesterday.

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