It’s amazing how good we are at discovering sideline reporting talent and then watching that talent flourish into the future of sideline reporting. Take Meredith Marakovits. Way back in 2010 BC was telling readers about this East Coaster who was tearing up the sports scene whether it was in Philadelphia or New York. A couple years later and she’s getting Kim Jones’ job at the YES Network, according to the network.
It was announced today that Jones is out at YES and Marakovits got the call-up to pack her bags and report to Spring Training in a new career with the Yankees.
Meredith Marakovits has been named the YES Network’s New York Yankees clubhouse reporter, reporting on the team within the network’s Yankees game telecasts, pre- and post-game shows, and Yankees Batting Practice Today show. Marakovits will also appear on YES’ special Yankees programming and will contribute to YESNetwork.com.
“I am excited about covering arguably the greatest franchise in sports, the New York Yankees, with its rich history and its continued commitment to excellence,” said Marakovits. “I am very familiar with the Yankees, having covered them on both TV and radio. I am also eager to join the YES team and work alongside some of the best talent in the business.”
We keep trying to tell aspiring sideline reporters that there is nothing better on your resume besides a Busted Coverage feature at the top of Google Search. As of 1:35 p.m. EST, @M_Marakovits has 5,700 Twitter followers. She’s about to become one of the most important sideline reporters in sports. Remember where Michelle Beadle worked before SportsNation? How can you possibly forget the hotdog video?