Biography Profile / Wikipedia Information
- Michaela Vernava, a strawberry blonde with a quirky, captivating smile, is a reporter and host for the New England Sports Network (NESN).
- Vernava, a fun personality that can make even the most serious of players laugh in an interview, is available on both NESN TV segments & online ones at NESN’s website.
Family Background & Early Life :
- Vernava grew up in rural Massachusetts, and while she is currently unmarried, she still spends a lot of time with her family and their many animals.
- When she was younger, she often spent her time going to sports games with her friends or learning how to ride horses and fix cars with her father.
- She and her family are all avid sports fans, particularly for the New England Patriots, and have followed them ever since she could remember.
- By working for NESN, Vernava is able to stay close to home like she’s always wanted to.
College & Education :
- Vernava had always been an avid sports fan, and in 2009, she attended Boston University in the hopes of one day working in sports broadcasting.
- During her time in college, she worked as a brand ambassador for both 5-Hour Energy and Vita Coco, positions that allowed her to become comfortable speaking with crowds and promoting products with compelling language.
- She also took an internship with WEEI Sports Radio Network, where she completed the administrative work needed to run the sports broadcasts.
- She graduated from Boston University in 2013 with a B.S. degree in Communication and Media Studies and stayed in Massachusetts to begin her career.
TV Career, Salary & Net Worth :
- In August 2013, Vernava took an internship at Comcast SportsNet New England, where she researched news stories, wrote TV scripts, logged interviews and game footage, and shadowed field reporters.
- Vernava accredits this internship with allowing her to learn invaluable experience from the best sports reporters in the industry.
North Carolina Stint :
- After her internship, she spent a few months as a sports reporter for local high school games in Marlborough, MA for WMCT-TV, then moved to Charlotte, NC to work for the Carolina Panthers.
- During her time with the Panthers, she reported for the Panthers Television Network on all aspects of the team dynamic and its players.
Massachusetts Stint :
- In February of 2015, Vernava moved back to Massachusetts and joined NESN, where she’s been reporting for teams such as the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots ever since.
- On TV, she can be seen on NESN Live, NESN Sports Today, and NESN Sports Update.
- Online, she can be seen hosting the video podcast Between the Tackles, where she interviews players, speaks with other industry professionals, and give updates and opinions on the Patriots and their seasonal progress.
Interesting Facts, Height & Trivia :
- While in college, Vernava joined the sorority Alpha Phi and is still a member.
- She’s also a big dog person, and is the proud owner of a husky puppy.