NESN, Anchor Hazel Mae Part Ways


NESN Monday announced that SportsDesk anchor Hazel Mae will leave the New England sports network at the end of the month.

In addition to her high-profile position on the nightly sports program, Mae, 38, served as the host of The Ultimate Red Sox Show and The Buzz, a weekly show devoted to the NHL’s Boston Bruins.

“After four incredible and exciting years at NESN, I’ve decided now was the right time for me to make this difficult decision to leave,” Mae said in a prepared statement. “It has been both a personal and professional privilege to be a part of NESN and the dedicated SportsDesk team.”

Mae joined NESN in August 2004. In the press release announcing Mae’s departure, there was no mention of any future personal or professional plans.

“Hazel has been a special part of the NESN family, Joel Feld, NESN’s vice president of programming and executive producer, said in a statement. “Every day, she brought energy, smarts and a fan sensibility to our SportsDesk audience. We are sorry to see her leave, but wish her every success in future professional endeavors."