Announcers

SportsNet New York's Sports News Team

Gary Apple
Gary Apple brings over 20 years experience to SNY's news team, where he currently serves as the host of "Daily News Live" and SNY's signature interview series "SNY Spotlight". Prior to joining SNY, Apple worked at NBA TV as a studio host, and also as a studio host and anchor for MSG Network's studio show, SportsDesk. Prior to that, Apple spent more than seven years on WCBS-TV in NY, where his work was praised as the best sportscast in 2003 by the New York State Broadcasters Association. Additionally at CBS-2, Apple hosted "Sports Rap Live," and served as sideline reporter for New York Jets preseason NFL football. Also while at CBS, Apple served as a sideline reporter for CBS Sports NASDAQ College Football and the College World Series, as well as studio host for CBS Sports Desk. He also made numerous appearances on the CBS Early Show.

Apple has also been a studio host for WFAN Radio and the Outdoor Life Network, where he co-hosted Summer Sportszone. He also did play-by-play for The Football Network's coverage of Ivy League Football during the Fall of 2003. Prior to that, he was seen as a sportscaster on the award-winning KTLA-TV, Channel 5, in Los Angeles and throughout America on Prime Sports' Press Box. From 1990 through 1995, Apple was a sportscaster for Los Angeles TV station KTTV (FOX O&O). Before KTTV, Apple was the weekday sports anchor at KMOV-TV, the CBS station in St. Louis from 1986-1990.

Apple's other credits include: reporting for ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" and play-by-play for USA Network's college basketball and for University of Missouri basketball. He has also worked for WNYT-TV (NBC affiliate), Albany, NY and WTOC-TV (CBS affiliate), Savannah, GA. While at WTOC, Apple was lauded with an Associated Press Award for Best Sports Reporting.

A native of Troy, NY, Apple graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.

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Kenny Choi
Prior to joining SNY’s news team as an anchor and reporter, Choi was a weekend sports anchor at Fox 23 News in Tulsa as well as a contributor on KTBZ-1430 sports radio. His broadcasting career began as a sports reporter and anchor for Bruin News, the local news station for the UCLA community. Choi has worked for KCAL-9 Sports in Los Angeles, and KVEW-TV in Kennewick, WA.

Before landing his dream job as a sportscaster, Choi's journalism career got a jump-start during his undergraduate years at UCLA. He first started writing for the Daily Bruin in Los Angeles, where he was promoted to write a weekly sports column, which covered issues on a local and national scale. He also served as a play-by-play commentator for UCLA volleyball, baseball and basketball for KLA radio and uclaradio.com. Choi currently resides in Manhattan.

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Chris Cotter
After spending his first year as the Mets field reporter on SNY, Cotter joins the network's news operation as a reporter and anchor for its SportsNite shows. Before joining SNY, Cotter worked at Comcast Sports Southeast from 1997-2005, where he hosted Talkin' Baseball, Falcon Fever and Sports Unlimited as well as served as the sideline reporter for University of Georgia football games. In 2005, Cotter worked at Turner Sports Interactive, where he hosted the pre- and post-race show for NASCAR.com, and as a field reporter and columnist for NASCAR.com and PGA.com. Prior to that, Cotter worked at CNN as a sports contributor for CNN DayBreak, CNN International and various other CNN shows. He has served as a host for WQXI 790 The Zone, Sports Talk Radio, as well as an in-arena host for the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers from 1999-2005, PGA Tour Radio from 1999-2001 and Georgia Public Television. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Industrial Management, and received his MBA from the University of Georgia.

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Brian Custer
Custer joined SNY as the host of SNY's "Jets Post-Game Live" show and as an anchor for its SportsNite programs. Prior to joining SNY, Custer most recently worked at CBS-11 in Dallas for eight years where he served as sports anchor. Prior to that, he worked at the ABC affiliate WSYX-TV for two years, where he served as a sports anchor. Custer began his radio and television career in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, where he spent a year and a half at 610 WTVN radio. Custer, a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and graduate of Hampton University, currently resides in the Tri-State area.

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Julie Donaldson
Donaldson joined SNY as a reporter for the network's SportsNite shows. Prior to joining SNY, Donaldson most recently worked as a TV host for Miami Heat's Heat TV bringing live in arena commentary as well as pre-game show reports to the viewers. Prior to Heat TV, Donaldson co-hosted FOX Sports Net Florida's Sports Rap. Before that Donaldson worked at FOX Sports Net National where she was a co-host of the show Softball 360 as well as Information Television Network co-hosting PBS series Healthy Body Healthy Mind. Donaldson also was a correspondent for Five Star Productions and WSVN Channel 7 in Miami Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and currently resides in Manhattan.

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Siafa Lewis
Siafa Lewis joins SportsNet New York as a news reporter. Prior to joining SNY, Lewis most recently served as a sports studio anchor for CSTV. Lewis began his television career in Philadelphia working for the NBC affiliate, WCAU, before moving onto Baltimore's WMAR. Lewis is a graduate of New Jersey's Rowan University.



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Steve Overmyer
Overmyer joined SNY as a reporter and anchor for SNY's SportsNite shows, and as the host of "1st and Goal with Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum". He also serves as the network's lead Jets post-game show reporter. Prior to joining SNY in 2006, Overmyer spent the past 12-years covering professional sports - most recently serving as a sports anchor for CNN Headline News in Atlanta from 2001-2006. Before joining CNN, Overmyer worked at KPNX-TV in Phoenix serving as a sports reporter and anchor as well as host of the station's Sunday sports wrap-up evening program. He covered the Diamondbacks, Suns, Cardinals and Coyotes on a daily basis. Overmyer served as the sports director at WZVN-TV in Ft. Myers, FL, where he received a 1995 Associate Press Award for best sportscaster in Florida. In addition, he worked at WBBH-TV in Ft. Myers as a sports anchor and at WTHI-TV in Terre Haute, IN, as a fill-in sports anchor. He began his career at WTHI-radio in Terre Haute as a sports announcer. He graduated from Vincennes University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and currently resides in Manhattan, NY.

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Matt Yallof
A native of Long Island, NY, Yallof is SNY's lead host for the network's Mets pre- and post-game shows and "Mets Hot Stove" show. Yallof also serves as an anchor and reporter for SNY's SportsNite programs. Prior to joining SNY, Yallof worked at Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia since 2000. While at Comcast SportsNet, he served as both a reporter and anchor - winning four Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards. Prior to joining Comcast SportsNet, Yallof worked at WKBW-TV in Buffalo and at CNN and CNNSI, where he spent six years working on the Headline News anchor desk, which also included time with the network's international sports division. Yallof is a graduate of Muhlenberg College.

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SNY's Sports News Team
Gary Apple
Kenny Choi
Chris Cotter
Brian Custer
Julie Donaldson
Siafa Lewis
Steve Overmyer
Matt Yallof