Suzyn Waldman is a sportscaster and former musical theater actress….who since the 2005 season was the color commentator for New York Yankees baseball….while working with John Sterling on radio broadcasts, first for WCBS-AM…..and currently for WFAN in New York City…..as she is considered a pioneer in the male-dominated field of sports broadcasting…..while she is the third woman in Major League Baseball history to serve as a full-time color commentator on a regular basis….after Betty Caywood in 1964 and Mary Shane in 1977. In the mid-1990’s, she was a play-by-play announcer for the Yankees’ local TV broadcasts on WPIX….which made her only the second woman to serve in that capacity on TV for a major league team, after Gayle Gardner in 1993.
Waldman also worked in sports reporting for more than 20 years….as a former broadcaster for the YES Network….in the capacity of the reporter on the New York Yankees Pre-Game Show….and the New York Yankees Post-Game Show….as well as New York sports radio station WFAN…..when her voice was the first heard on WFAN when it premiered on 1050 AM at 3:00 PM on July 1, 1987….which moved to 660 AM a year later. At WFAN, she covered both the Yankees and the New York Knicks basketball teams….while co-hosting the daily mid-day sports talk show. Following the 2013 season, the Yankees moved their radio rights to WFAN….and announced that Waldman and John Sterling would return for their tenth year together in the booth….the she signed a two-year contract extension in February 2016 that ran through the 2017 season. On December 16, 2017, Waldman signed a contract through the 2018 season…..ad she is currently under contract through the 2020 season.
As seen in this video herewith….Suzyn Waldman sings “The Star Spangled Banner” at Game 7 of the 1986 MLB World Series between the Boston Red Sox verses the New York Mets.