Guerin Austin

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Guerin Austin
Austin in 2004
Born (1980-11-30) November 30, 1980 (age 42)
Alma materOklahoma City University
Sports commentary career
Team(s)Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins
Genre(s)Sideline reporter
SportsMajor League Baseball
EmployerNew England Sports Network (2014–2020)

Guerin Elizabeth Austin[1] (/ˈɡɛrɪn/; born November 30, 1980) is a television host, model and beauty queen from Bellevue, Nebraska, who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. From 2014 through 2020, she was a sideline reporter for New England Sports Network (NESN), best known for her work at Boston Red Sox games.


Austin grew up in Seattle, Washington, in what she called a "hockey family," and figure skated as a child.[2] Her given name was her grandmother's maiden name.[3] Austin graduated cum laude with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Oklahoma City University. She was a Congressional intern for Representative Lee Terry,[4] received an award from the Oklahoma Broadcaster's Association, and studied international media in London.[citation needed]

Austin won the Miss Nebraska USA 2004 title in a state pageant held in October 2003.[5][6] During her reign, she spoke to thousands of school children and toured the USS Nebraska submarine and Camp Pendleton. It was her second attempt at the title, as she placed as a semi-finalist in the 2002 event.[1] Austin represented Nebraska in the Miss USA 2004 pageant, but failed to place.[7]

Austin began her broadcasting career[when?] as a sports intern for KETV in Omaha, Nebraska, covering Nebraska Cornhuskers football and Omaha Mavericks men's ice hockey.[citation needed] In 2012, she won a Capital Emmy award for a documentary of the Washington Capitals season which she hosted.[8][9] She worked as host of the Capitals Red Line program between 2010[10] and 2013.[11][12]

New England Sports Network (NESN) hired Austin as a reporter in 2014, initially to report rinkside at Boston Bruins hockey games.[13] She also become the sideline reporter for Boston Red Sox home games at Fenway Park. In June 2016, after the Red Sox made an extra innings comeback against the Chicago White Sox, Austin was caught in the crossfire of the team's exuberant Gatorade celebration, an incident covered by sportscasters around the United States.[14][15] Several similar incidents occurred during her time covering the Red Sox.[16] During the 2017 season, she suffered a concussion after fainting on a flight.[17] After the 2020 baseball season, Austin's contract with NESN expired and was not renewed; Austin confirmed her departure from NESN in January 2021.[18]


  1. ^ a b Page, Dian (August 15, 2003). "St. Mary's nursing school alumni meet after 50 years". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Green Bay, Wisconsin. p. D-6. Retrieved May 10, 2019 – via
  2. ^ "3-25-11 CRL Elliot's Take on Guerin Video - NHL VideoCenter - Washington Capitals". Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  3. ^ @guerinaustin (May 31, 2019). "Family name, my grandmother's maiden name" (Tweet). Retrieved May 31, 2019 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Guerin Austin Bio". 2004. Archived from the original on August 31, 2004. Retrieved May 10, 2019 – via Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Freeman, Betsie (November 12, 2003). "Bellevue woman is pageant winner". Omaha World-Herald. p. 2b.
  6. ^ "Nebraska royalty". Sioux City Journal. Sioux City, Iowa. AP. October 6, 2003. p. A4. Retrieved May 10, 2019 – via
  7. ^ "Miss USA 2004 Delegates". Miss USA Magic. 2004. Archived from the original on November 6, 2004. Retrieved January 26, 2021 – via Wayback Machine.
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  9. ^ "Monumental Teams Combine to Win Three Emmy Awards". July 18, 2012.
  10. ^ "Capitals Red Line Debuts Second Season Feb. 15 on Comcast SportsNet". Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  11. ^ "Caps Red Line Wins Third Consecutive Emmy for Best Sports Programming Series". Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Caps Red Line Nominated for Two Emmy Awards". Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  13. ^ Finn, Chad (September 16, 2014). "NESN hires Guerin Austin as rinkside Bruins reporter". The Boston Globe. Boston Globe Media Partners.
  14. ^ Perry, Dayn (June 24, 2016). "LOOK: Red Sox walk-off celebration goes poorly for sideline reporter". CBS Sports.
  15. ^ Zacchino, Mike (June 23, 2016). "Red Sox TV reporter gets soaked during interview". The Oregonian.
  16. ^ @guerinaustin (January 26, 2021). "The past 6 years have been amazing. Thank you" (Tweet). Retrieved January 26, 2021 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Finn, Chad (August 4, 2017). "Eckersley says he's ready to move on, but is Price?". The Boston Globe. p. C3. Retrieved May 10, 2019 – via
  18. ^ Finn, Chad (January 26, 2021). "Red Sox in-game reporter Guerin Austin is leaving NESN". Retrieved January 26, 2021.

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Preceded by Miss Nebraska USA
Succeeded by
Jana Murrell