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Former NY Times writer Jack Curry joins YES

Respected national baseball writer to contribute as analyst and columnist
02/23/2010 11:43 AM ET
By YES Network
NEW YORK - Jack Curry, who covered the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball at The New York Times for nearly 20 years as its Yankees beat writer and most recently as its national baseball writer, has joined the YES Network as a Yankees studio analyst, program contributor, and a columnist on the Emmy Award-winning YESNetwork.com.

Curry joined The New York Times in 1987 and became the Yankees' beat writer in 1991. He was the newspaper's national baseball writer from 1998 until he departed late last year. While at The Times, Curry authored more than 4,500 articles, covering 18 World Series, 11 All-Star Games, 10 MLB Winter Meetings and 2 World Baseball Classics. The New Jersey native also was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Reporting at The Times in 1999 for co-writing a series on the demise of New York high school sports, and won multiple Publisher Awards at The Times, monthly awards that recognize the best journalism at the paper. Curry has also been the chairman of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

"I look forward to this new chapter of my career, and am eager to contribute to YES on air and online," said Curry. "Through my work on Yankees Hot Stove and its pre-game shows, I am already very familiar with YES' high quality of work. I'm eager to provide insight and information to our television viewers and Web readers."

"Jack has earned an impeccable reputation at The Times over the past two decades, and his arrival enhances our already impressive talent roster," said John Filippelli, president of production and programming at YES. "He boasts a superb knowledge of the game, has tremendous sources throughout the league, and has earned the respect of everyone in the game. He will be a tremendous addition to our Emmy Award-winning multi-platform Yankees coverage, and will complement Bob Lorenz, our pre- and post-game host, extremely well in the studio."

Curry has been a regular contributor the YES' Yankees Hot Stove show since November 2005 and has also appeared as a guest on YES' Yankees pre-game shows. His television experience extends back to 1991, when he began contributing to Madison Square Garden Network's Yankees pre-game show and weekly baseball magazine show.

In addition, he was a featured panelist on MSG's Angles roundtable show, was a frequent guest on WCBS-TV's Baseball Insider weekly studio show, and has also provided expert baseball analysis and commentary on television and radio programs such as ESPN's Outside The Lines, MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, ESPN Radio's The Michael Kay Show and various WFAN Radio programs.

Curry also co-wrote a book with Derek Jeter entitled Life You Imagine: Life Lessons for Achieving Your Dreams, which was a New York Times best-seller.

Curry, a 1986 graduate of Fordham University, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, resides with his wife Pamela in New Jersey.

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