Emmy Award-winner Nancy Newman, who joined YES in 2003, is a studio host for the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets pre- and post-game shows and lead anchor for YES' Yankees Batting Practice Today show, which kicks off YES' Yankees game day coverage by providing the latest news, exclusive looks at teams during batting practice, interaction with YES' on-site announcers, interviews and features.
In addition, Newman is the host of the Network's Yankees Magazine program which goes behind the scenes and in the community with the New York Yankees. Newman has served as YES' Yankees reporter as well as sideline reporter for the network's Ivy League college football package and New York Football Sunday, and is now host for The New Era Pinstripe Bowl college football coverage on YES. Also, in 2019, Newman emceed the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Troy, New York. Newman has won five New York Emmy Awards while at YES.
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, Newman held a variety of sports broadcasting positions with the CNN Networks from 1992 to 2002. She hosted CNN Sports Tonight and Latenight as well as CNN Sports Sunday and CNN's Goodwill Games Preview. Newman also hosted and worked on programs for CNN's sister networks, including CNN Sports/Illustrated and CNN Headline News for which she anchored sports. She served as occasional reporter for CNN's weekly MLB and NFL preview programs and appeared as a panelist on CNN's Burden of Proof discussing the NHL. In 2000, she hosted Turner Sports' Emmy-Award-winning coverage of the NHL Atlanta Thrashers inaugural season.
Newman also worked for NBC, having served as an events reporter for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Newman came to CNN from The Sports Network (TSN), where she worked from 1990-1992 covering Major League Baseball, the NFL, the NHL and horse racing. Newman's reporting there garnered a 1991 Sovereign Award for Outstanding Broadcast.
In 2019, Newman emceed the National Down Syndrome Society's (NDSS) annual gala as it partnered with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) at Gotham Hall in New York City. In 2015 Newman emceed The Green Sports Alliance Awards at Yankee Stadium honoring the New York Yankees for their dedication to environmental leadership.
Newman earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Toronto, which, in 2011, awarded her its Boundless Voice honors.