Suzyn Waldman Nominated For Radio Hall of Fame
June 10, 2019 - 12:05 pm
Suzyn Waldman

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Suzyn Waldman, a longtime WFAN personality who went on to become the first full-time female color commentator in Major League Baseball, has been nominated for the Radio Hall of Fame. 

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Waldman is nominated in the spoken word on-air personality category. Inductees in that category will be determined by the public and the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. Radio listeners nationwide will have the opportunity to vote on nominees July 15 via the website Votem. The winner of the public vote will count as one of the committee votes. 

The inductees will be announced Aug. 5 and then be honored during a ceremony this fall. 

In 1987, Waldman was the first live voice heard after WFAN, the first all-sports radio station in the country, launched, and she becamse a mainstay on the station for 15 years. A midday host and beat reporter for the Yankees and Knicks on WFAN, Waldman won countless awards, including New York Sportscaster of the Year in 1996, the American Women in Radio and TV Star award in 1999, the Alliance for Women in Media Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, the prestigious Gracie Award in 2016 and the International Radio Award in 1989 for her live reporting from the upper deck of Candlestick Park during the San Francisco earthquake.

Radio Ink magazine recently named Waldman one of the most influential women in radio.

Waldman later spent three years as the Yankees beat reporter for the YES Network on pregame and postgame shows before becoming John Sterling's partner in the radio booth for Yankees games in 2005. She and Sterling were inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2016.

Other Hall of Fame nominees this year include Jim Rome, Glenn Beck, Josh Tesh and Ryan Seacrest. To see the full list, click here.