Fox Sports North’s sideline reporter Jamie Hersch said Sunday was her last day on the regional network, wrapping up her tenure in Chicago, where the Minnesota Twins were wrapping up a series with a victory over the Chicago White Sox.
“Today is my last day at FSN,” Hersch, a Twin Cities native, tapped out on Twitter late Sunday morning. “I’m starting a new chapter which I’ll announce in the next couple weeks. So excited but sad to leave.”
Hersch declined after signing off Sunday to confirm the specifics of her career move, but sources say she’s heading to a national sports TV network.
Her FSN send-off included a “team photo” Sunday morning with many of the Twin players. “This team. Trying not to cry as I say goodbye to the guys I feel lucky to call friends. Thx for the memories!!” she tweeted.
Along with working Twins games, she’s also been an in-studio host during for Minnesota Wild game telecasts.
Hersch’s final post-game interview for FSN was with the always-charming Twins outfielder Torii Hunter, who wished her well as she moves on “to bigger and better things.” The two then did a little bon voyage dance to a few hoots from sideline onlookers.
As a Champlin Park High School student (class of 2005), Hersch covered high school, football, hockey and basketball tournaments as a “student on the sidelines” for KMSP-TV, Channel 9, and KSTP-TV, Channel 5.
Hersch studied broadcasting at the University of Southern California, where she worked for USC’s Annenberg TV News. She returned to the Midwest to join WKOW in Madison, Wis., where she spent time as a news anchor and reporter for one year before making a full-time switch to the sports department.
She covered the Wisconsin Badger football team’s three straight Rose Bowls, the Packers in the Super Bowl and the Badger basketball team’s Sweet 16 appearances in Boston and New Orleans.