Meredith Marakovits was named the YES Network’s New York Yankees clubhouse reporter in March 2012. Marakovits reports on the team within the network’s Yankees game telecasts, pre- and post-game shows, and Yankees Batting Practice Today show. She also fills in as YES’ Nets reporter and pre- and post-game show host, and appears on YES’ special Yankees programming and contributes to YESNetwork.com, YES’ Emmy Award-winning Web site.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country the past 10 years, is the exclusive television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets. YES, which has earned 266 Emmy Award nominations and 60 Emmy Awards since its March 2002 launch, also televises original biography, studio and magazine programs, in addition to college sports.
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 post-game 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.
A Northampton, Pa. native, Marakovits is a graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, where she played volleyball and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Communications.