Bob Lorenz, who has won 17 Emmy Awards at YES, is the network's primary studio anchor. He is the host of the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets pre- and post-game shows, as well as the network's Yankees Hot Stove and Emmy Award-winning Forbes SportsMoney programs. Lorenz also has play-by-play credits to his name at YES, including Yankees regular season and Spring Training telecasts, Staten Island Yankees games and Ivy League football.
Forbes SportsMoney, which Lorenz co-hosts with Forbes' Michael Ozanian, captured Emmy Awards in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. In April 2011, Lorenz won his third consecutive New York Emmy Award recognizing him as the top sports anchor in New York.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 15 of the last 17 years, is the exclusive local television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, MLS' New York City FC and WNBA's New York Liberty. The network has won 126 New York Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch.
Prior to joining the YES Network in 2002, Lorenz served as an anchor for CNN/Sports Illustrated, which he joined in April of 1991. He hosted CNN's signature weekly sports programming, including NFL Preview, College Football Preview, This Week in the NBA, SI Cover to Cover and Page One. He also hosted CNN's weekly baseball show from 1992 to 1996 and, from 1994 to 1996, hosted CNN's College Basketball Preview and College Coaches Corner. In addition to those duties, Lorenz also worked on a variety of programs for CNN's sister networks TBS and TNT, hosting Super Bowl specials and serving as back-up host on Inside the NBA on TNT.
Before joining CNN, Lorenz was a reporter and anchor at WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joining WPTV-TV in 1988, he wrote, produced and anchored four weekend sportscasts. Lorenz earlier served as sports director at KIEM-TV in Eureka, California, was a writer at CBS Extravision in Los Angeles and an analyst/anchor for Citicable in Torrance, California.
Lorenz is on the Honorary Event Committee for the Connecticut chapter of Make-A-Wish and has emceed its annual Make-A-Wish Ball. He has also emceed the Annual Miracle Ball, which raises money and awareness for the Miracle League of Westchester County in New York.
He holds a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.