Jessica Moran resigned from Comcast SportsNet on Friday amid questions concerning the nature of her relationship with Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. Moran, who is an anchor and reporter for SportsNet, has been with the company since 2009. The Boston Globe broke the story.
Comcast SportsNet covers the Red Sox, and until Friday so did Moran. There had apparently been rumors flying around the team’s spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida concerning the relationship between Moran and Farrell for several days.
The 53-year-old Farrell declined to comment on the situation on Friday, though he did say that he and his wife are getting divorced. The couple has reportedly been separated for almost two years but have been together for 30 years and have three sons.
When asked about Moran on Friday, Farrell said, “My private life is private.”
Moran has declined comment on the relationship, and her boss Bill Bridgen, the GM of Comcast SportsNet New England, has also been silent. On Friday, Moran sent a text to The Globe, saying the following:
I have stepped away from Comcast SportsNet as I thought it was in my best personal and professional interest to do so. They have been extremely supportive during my tenure at the network – and with this decision – and I am very appreciative of that.
I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ve heard concerning this story.