Keynote Speaker: Suzyn Waldman,
Sportscaster and Radio Announcer
When Suzyn Waldman became part of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s
“Women in Baseball”exhibit in the spring of 2006 as the first full
time female color commentator in the Major Leagues, it was just
another “first” for the award winning journalist and sports
Suzyn Waldman has spent more than 2 decades overcoming all the
obstacles that go along with being a female sports broadcaster, and
has risen to the top of her profession.
In l987, Waldman became the first voice heard on WFAN, the first
All-Sports Radio station in the country, and was a mainstay on that
station for almost 15 years, creating the job of the radio
beat reporter, covering both the New York Yankees and New York
Knicks. Her news breaking reports, exclusive interviews, and always
original and controversial opinions won her countless journalism
awards, including the International Radio Award in for her
live and emotional reporting from the upper deck of Candlestick
Park during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, the 1996 NY
Sportscaster of the Year , by the The National Sportscasters and
Sportswriters, and the American Women in Radio and TV’s Star Award
for Radio in l999.
Waldman became a popular talk show host at WFAN and co-hosted
the coveted midday slot until leaving WFAN to join the YES Network,
where she was the Yankees Reporter on pre and post game shows for 3
years. In 2005, Suzyn became the first woman ever to provide
color commentary in the radio booth for a major league team,
joining John Sterling, the Voice of the NY Yankees, as his
The word “first” invariably precedes the name of Suzyn Waldman in
every facet of her television and radio career. The first woman to
work on a nationally televised baseball broadcast,
Waldman added another first, that of being the first woman to
provide play by play for a major league team, when she started
broadcasting New York Yankees games for WPIX, MSG Network, and
WNYW/FOX5 in the mid ‘90s. The first and only woman ever to host an
NBA pre and post game show, working in that capacity for the NY
Knickerbockers on WFAN, Waldman provided play by play for the WNBA
on Lifetime TV, was an analyst on St John’s Basketball games for
MSG and WFAN.
She has been honored by countless organizations, including the
Thurman Munson Foundation, the March of Dimes, the B’nai B’rith,
The Jimmy Fund of Boston, the NY Baseball Scouts, and the US
Federal Women’s Program, for her contributions as a role model and
a pioneer in Women’s Sportscasting. She is a tireless speaker at
schools on the subject of following your dreams, and at Cancer
Centers around the country to give support to women going through
what she survived in l996, how to continue to live your life, while
undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
RSVP: Deadline to RSVP is January 23, 2012.
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Date: Saturday, January 28,
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Queens Campus, Marillac