YES Hires Hickman, Waldman


Veteran cable-sports-network personalities Fred Hickman and Suzyn Waldman
joined the upstart Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network Monday.
CNN/SI and Cable News Network anchor Hickman will become the lead studio anchor
and host of YES programming, according to chairman and CEO Leo J. Hindery

Former Madison Square Garden Network announcer and Yankees beat reporter
Suzyn Waldman will do play-by-play for 35 New York Yankees' Major League
Baseball games, as well as contributing pregame- and postgame-show reporting on
115 additional games, the network said.

YES also announced that it will produce a one-hour pregame show for all
Yankees games on the network.

'The selection of these two professionals fulfills in notable part the
promise we made to bring not only the best talent to YES, but to showcase
personalities who are both respectful of and sensitive to the needs of our
viewers,' Hindery said.