Chris Shearn joined the YES Network prior to its 2002 launch. He anchors YES’ Yankees Batting Practice Today show, providing Yankees updates from YES’ studios, interacting with YES’ on-site announcers, and introducing features, interviews and other segments of the program. Shearn also periodically hosts YES’ Yankees and Nets pre- and post-game shows and works as YES’ Yankees reporter.
In addition, Shearn handles play-by-play duties for YES’ New York Liberty WNBA telecasts and co-hosts the New York Post’s Yankees-centric podcast with former Yankees pitcher Jeff Nelson. Earlier during his tenure at YES, he did play-by-play for YES’ Ivy League and Yale football and basketball telecasts. He also has covered Yankees Spring Trainings for YESNetwork.com and won a New York Emmy for his on-air work for the website.
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, and MLS' New York City FC. The network has won 126 New York Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch.
Shearn came to the YES Network from MSNBC, where he served as producer, editor and tape producer for programs such as Attack on America and America at War. He was also an editor for The News with Brian Williams and produced coverage of Super Bowl XXXV. He was also a sports anchor and producer for MSNBC. Earlier, he had worked for SNS/Major League Baseball Productions.
Shearn grew up in South River, New Jersey, and graduated from Rowan College of New Jersey in 1995 with a B.A. in Communications. He was inducted into the Rowan College Radio 89.7 WGLS FM Hall of Fame in 2013.;