Meredith Marakovits, New York Yankees Clubhouse Reporter
Meredith Marakovits was named the YES Network's New York Yankees clubhouse reporter in March 2012. She reports on the team within the network's Yankees game telecasts, pre- and postgame shows, Yankees Batting Practice Today and Yankees Hot Stove. Marakovits has won five New York Emmy Awards while covering the Yankees at YES, and in 2019, she was named to the "Top Women in Sports" list by the trade organization Cynopsis.
Marakovits also appears on YES' special Yankees programming, contributes to YESNetwork.com, the network's Emmy Award-winning website, and has filled in as YES' Brooklyn Nets reporter and pre- and postgame show host. In Jan. 2016, she traveled to the Dominican Republic to interview a number of Yankees players for YES' Yankees Access show. She also hosted the weekly Joe Girardi Show on YES while Girardi managed the Yankees.
Marakovits frequently appears as a guest on MLB Network shows such as The Rundown and MLB Now.
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 team, Marakovits worked for several Comcast SportsNet regional sports networks including SNY in New York, where she was an anchor and also contributed to SNY programs The Wheelhouse, Daily News Live and GEICO Sportsnite. At Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, Marakovits was a Philadelphia 76ers sideline reporter, as well as a contributor to Toyota Sportsnite. She was also a fill-in anchor at Comcast SportsNet New England.
On the radio side, Marakovits covered the Yankees and Mets for 1050 ESPN, and contributed elsewhere to WFAN radio in New York. Preceding her work in New York, Marakovits served as the Phillies reporter for 950 ESPN Radio/97.5 the Fanatic in Philadelphia. While there she covered back-to-back World Series, contributed to ESPN and ESPNews, and appeared on MLB's first reality series, The Pen.
Earlier in her career, Marakovits served as the pre- and postgame host and field reporter for the Emmy Award-winning Lehigh Valley Ironpigs Television Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania; the IronPigs are the Phillies' AAA affiliate. She also covered the Reading Phillies (AA affiliate) while there. Marakovits also worked for Service Electric 2's sports division as a sideline reporter for college football, basketball and indoor football broadcasts.
In Dec. 2013, Marakovits' alma mater, Allentown (Pa.) Central Catholic High School, inducted her into its Rockne Wall of Fame, for her athletic exploits. A Northampton, Pennsylvania. native, Marakovits is a graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, where she played volleyball and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Communications.