Michael Grady, Brooklyn Nets Courtside Reporter
Michael Grady joined the YES Network in September 2017 as its Brooklyn Nets courtside reporter. In addition, he handles play-by-play duties for YES' WNBA New York Liberty telecasts and has filled in as host of the network's Yankees Batting Practice Today show. He won a New York Emmy Award in 2019 as part of YES' season-long Nets coverage. Grady also guest-hosts shows on ESPN and on SiriusXM.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 15 of the last 17 years, is the exclusive regional 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.
Grady came to New York from his native Indiana, where he was named the 2016 Indiana Sportscaster of the Year as voted on by the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. From 2014-2017, he was sports anchor at WRTV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, where he won an Emmy Award for his coverage of the 2016 Indianapolis 500.
While in Indianapolis and later in New York, Grady co-hosted the Grady and Big Joe Show with former Indianapolis Colts player Joe Staysniak on 107.5 ESPN Radio in Indianapolis from 2011 to 2019. He also had been the Indiana Pacers' public address announcer from 2010-2017.
Grady's broadcasting career began in 2003, when he joined 1070 WIBC Radio in Indianapolis as a producer. In 2007, he joined 107.5 ESPN Radio in Indianapolis as executive producer.
Grady received his Radio Marketing Certification from Vincennes (Indiana) University in 2003. He has done work on behalf of the American Diabetes Association and the Gleaners Community Food Bank in Indiana, and served on the board of the Arts Council of Indianapolis.