Radio trailblazer Suzyn Waldman is heading to the Radio Hall of Fame. The veteran broadcaster, who has been a familiar voice to Yankees fans the past 36 seasons was one of nine distinguished voices voted in by industry professionals to take her rightful place in the hallowed halls of the Radio Hall of Fame.
Waldman is a true pioneer of women in sports broadcasting. Not only has she been reporting on the Yankees and doing color commentary on television when the Bombers were on MSG and Fox 5, but she has shared the booth with long time announcer John Sterling for the past 18 years.
Hall of Famer, Suzyn Waldman 👏— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 25, 2022
Congratulations to a legend in the Yankees radio booth! pic.twitter.com/MwEy9g8NB0
The Yankees issued a statement in kind offering their “heartfelt congratulations” to Waldman’s election into the Hall of Fame.
Statement from the New York Yankees on the election of Suzyn Waldman to the Museum of Broadcast Communications Radio Hall of Fame: pic.twitter.com/irMNgqDVTs— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 25, 2022
Congrats Suzyn… well deserved! https://t.co/MAAkKhePeg— Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) July 25, 2022
Melanie is one of hundreds if not thousands of women whose lives and careers have been influenced in a positive way by Suzyn Waldman. I’m proud to call her a friend of 35 years and am thrilled by her well deserved induction to the Radio Hall of Fame. https://t.co/6w76Xtet9b— Howie Rose (@HowieRose) July 25, 2022
In addition to Waldman’s vote into the Hall of Fame, longtime New York sports talk radio host Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo was elected as well. Russo spent 19-years with Mike Francesa on the “Mike and the Mad Dog” program before departing in 2008 to form his own program and channel on Sirius XM.