Just announced by the Pac-12 Networks, former ESPN SportsCenter anchor Mike Yam will move out West to become a studio host and anchor. He’ll join the previously hired Ashley Adamson, Glenn Parker, Summer Sanders, Rick Neuheisel and Ronnie Lott.
According to Pac-12 Networks, Yam will be part of the channel’s debut when it launches on several cable providers on Wednesday, August 15. In addition to appearing on TV, Yam will make appearances on the Pac-12′s digital platforms.
The Pac-12 Networks press release states that Yam will be the main host for the network’s pre and postgame shows as well as halftime updates.
Here is the announcement from the Pac-12.
Yam Joins Ashley Adamson, Ronnie Lott, Rick Neuheisel, Glenn Parker and Summer Sanders to Kick Off Network Launch on ‘Pac-12 Live’ Wednesday, August 15 at 6:00 PM ET
With the countdown to launch in its final days, Pac-12 Networks has signed Mike Yam to an exclusive, long-term agreement as studio host and anchor, it was announced today. Yam joins co-host Ashley Adamson, analysts Rick Neuheisel, Ronnie Lott, Glenn Parker and contributor Summer Sanders to kick off the Networks’ debut on Pac-12 LIVE, Wednesday, August 15 at 6:00 PM PT.
“Mike is a rising star in the world of sports broadcasting and we’re thrilled to have him round out our core studio team for Pac-12 Networks,” said Lydia Murphy-Stephans, Pac-12 Networks Executive Vice President & General Manager. “Mike and Ashley bring the ideal combination of fresh talent and enthusiasm that has been a fundamental component of the growing Pac-12 Networks brand and we’re excited to have them on board, welcoming viewers to the new media home of the Pac-12 Conference from day one.”
As the Pac-12 Networks anchor team, Adamson and Yam will be a regular presence on both the linear and digital Networks, conducting interviews with Pac-12 coaches and student-athletes, providing news updates and lending their voice to edited programs. Yam will also be the regular host of Pac-12 Networks pre, half and postgame football studio shows.
Yam joins Pac-12 Networks after spending nearly four years at ESPN where he served as an anchor on SportsCenter and ESPNews, as well as being heavily involved in the Network’s NBA, college football and basketball coverage. Yam was also a regular voice on the radio as co-host of ESPN Fantasy Focus Basketball and a frequent fill-in on ESPN Radio 1050 in New York. Prior to ESPN, Yam had stints as anchor of NBA-TV’s Game Night and providing daily sports updates on the College Sports Television Network (CSTV). A graduate of Fordham University and winner of the Marty Glickman Play-by-Play award, Yam began his broadcasting career hosting One-on-One on WFUV radio in New York.