Suzyn Waldman Nominated For Radio Hall Of Fame Class of 2020


WFAN may soon have another Hall of Famer in its ranks.

The Radio Hall of Fame announced its 2020 nominees on Thursday, and WFAN’s New York Yankees analyst, Suzyn Waldman, has been nominated in the Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more) category for her work on the New York Yankees Radio Network.

Waldman is one of 24 total nominees over six categories, and was tabbed in her category along with NPR Political Reporter Cokie Roberts, WOR Radio Network host Joey Reynolds, and Sounds of Sinatra host Sid Mark.

This is the second straight year Waldman has been nominated, earning a nod in 2019 in the Spoken Word On-Air Personality category. From WFAN’s release last year:

In 1987, Waldman was the first live voice heard after WFAN, the first all-sports radio station in the country, launched, and she became 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.

Waldman has been John Sterling's partner in the radio booth for Yankees games since 2005, with that duo being heard on WFAN since 2014, and the pair was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2016.

Voting for Waldman’s category begins on Monday, July 13, and will be conducted via online voting service Votem with confidential ballots cast by industry professionals. Should Waldman be inducted, she will become the second active WFAN on-air personality in the Radio Hall of Fame, as Mike Francesa was also inducted in 2018.

The Radio Hall of Fame announced in their release that due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, the 2020 induction ceremony will be a live radio broadcast from multiple locations this October, with more information (including the exact date and the inductees) to be revealed later this summer. 

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