Radio First: Waldman and the Yankees

Radio First: Waldman and the Yankees
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The first woman to work as a full-time radio color commentator covering Major League Baseball is Suzyn Waldman.
She will work with John Sterling as a Yankees announcer for Infinity station WCBS(AM) in New York, starting March 6 covering a spring training game.
WCBS exec Steve Swenson said, "Fans may know her best for her Yankees reporting on the YES Network, and before that, on WFAN, but there's much more to talk about when you look at Suzyn's twenty-year career in the male-dominated field of sports broadcasting."
She worked for 15 years at WFAN as a radio beat reporter, covering the Yankees and Knicks, among other duties. According to a station bio, she was the first woman to work on a nationally televised baseball broadcast, the first to provide play by play for a major league team with the Yankees on local television and the only woman to host an NBA pre and post game show, with the Knicks for WFAN.
She is also a former actor having spent 15 years on Broadway.


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