Report: TV reporter who is dating 'Hawks D fired
"Jen Patterson is no longer an employee of Comcast SportsNet Chicago and we wish her well on her future endeavors," the channel said in a statement. "Per company policy, we have no further comment on personnel matters."
Patterson, who was called a "rising TV talent" by CSN in January, did some reporting and produced feature segments for the channel.
The firing comes less than a week after the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Patterson was dating Boynton.
The report stated that Boynton and Patterson "seem to be a nice cozy item. The pair was spied at various Stanley Cup sightings, the Bears-Lions game and the recent Michigan Avenue mag bash — looking very lovey-dovey."
It is unclear whether Patterson's departure from CSN is linked to her apparent relationship with the 31-year-old Boynton, whom the Blackhawks acquired in a trade in March.
CSN Chicago is the local broadcaster for Blackhawks games and is 20 percent owned by Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz.