Meet the New York Yankees announcers for the YES Network – Michael Kay, Ken Singleton, Al Leiter, Paul O’Neill, and John Flaherty.
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For many years, the Yankees have been one of the most popular and iconic baseball teams in America. They have a long and successful history, winning 27 World Series championships. The team’s games are broadcast on the YES (Yankees Entertainment and Sports) Network, which is available to viewers in the New York City area. The current announcers for Yankee games on the YES Network are Michael Kay, David Cone, Ken Singleton, Paul O’Neill, John Flaherty, and Suzyn Waldman.
The primary play-by-play voice of the New York Yankees, Michael Kay, enters his 20th season in the booth in 2019. Kay called his first Yankees game on June 3, 2009, and has been a mainstay on the air ever since. During his time with YES, Kay has broadcast six World Series (2009, ’10, ’12, ’17-19), six American League Championship Series (2010-12, 17-19) and four AL Division Series (2010-11, 17-18). In addition to his work with the Yankees, Kay also serves as host of CenterStage, YES Network’s award-winning interview show.
Ken Singleton is a former professional baseball player who is currently one of the main broadcasters for the New York Yankees on the YES Network.
Paul O’Neill, who will turn 58 in February 2020, is in his 11th season as a Yankees broadcaster. The Toms River, N.J., native began his broadcasting career following his retirement as a player after the 2001 season. O’Neill spent nine of his 17 big league seasons with the Yankees (1993-2001), helping the team win five World Series titles. He was a five-time All-Star and won four Silver Slugger Awards during his career.
David Cone, former Yankees pitcher and World Series Champion, is currently one of the primary color commentators for Yankees broadcasts on the YES Network. A fan favorite during his playing days, Cone has continued to endear himself to Yankees fans through his work in the broadcast booth. Cone provides expert analysis and insights on the game, and his dry wit and sense of humor often keep viewers entertained throughout the course of a broadcast.
John Flaherty began his career with the YES Network in 2007. He is a former Major League catcher who played for the Yankees from 2004-2005. Prior to joining YES, Flaherty served as an analyst for the Tampa Bay Rays television broadcasts on Sun Sports.
Suzyn Waldman is a sportscaster who has been the radio color commentator for the New York Yankees since 2005. Prior to joining the Yankees, she worked as a sports reporter and analyst for WFAN and WCBS radio in New York. She is also a former television news reporter and sports anchor.