It was an extremely eventful year for Chicago sportscasters. Jim Deshaies replaced Bob Brenly
in the booth for Cubs broadcasts after Brenly left to take the Arizona Diamondbacks job.
Sarah Kustok left Comcast Sports Net Chicago for Yes Network
. She was replaced by Susanna Collins
. White Sox colorman Hawk Harrelson continued to be an intolerable abomination to broadcasting.
What follows is a list of 5 memorable moments that involved all these tv personalities...
, a popular television star at Comcast Sports Net Chicago since 2009, has moved on to the YES Network in New York. But she was back in Chicago last Wednesday to be inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero.
The extremely photogenic former Blackhawks
reporter joined 19 other inductees including Green Bay Packers
legend Paul Hornung, Chicago Bears
linebacker Otis Wilson and Bo Jackson. Kustok is the 4th best career three-point shooter in DePaul
has joined the YES Network as its Brooklyn Nets reporter, covering the team within YES’ Nets game telecasts and pre- and post-game shows, its Nets Magazine series and on YESNetwork.com.
Kustok, a former star basketball player and coach at DePaul
University, most recently worked at Comcast SportsNet Chicago, where she was the network’s Chicago Bulls
, Chicago Cubs
, Chicago White Sox
and Chicago Blackhawks
reporter. She also had been anchoring sportscasts on WMAQ-TV (NBC) in Chicago...
Chicago White Sox
catcher A.J. Pierzynski
gave Sarah Kustok
from Comcast Sports Net a proper send-off last night. In the middle of her doing her final interview for the station (Sox outfielder Alex Rios) Kustok got a cream pie to the face from the Sox most controversial player.
It was an exciting follow up to an 8-6 White Sox
win over the L.A. Angels in 10 innings. Sarah Kustok
got a new job out of market
, which has not officially been announced yet...
(Update: according to the Facebook page of WBEZ reporter Cheryl Rae-Stout
, she's rumored to be heading to New York!)
You’ve seen her on Comcast Sports Net Chicago
for three years. And for the last few months, you’ve seen her on NBC 5 Chicago
on Friday and Sunday nights. Well, no more- as sportscaster Sarah Kustok
is leaving the Chicago market.Word of her new job has not been released at this time, but we do know that her last day at CSN will be August 3rd.
Kustok’s people are mum on the new gig because it appears the ink is still drying. The Orland Park, IL and Carl Sandburg graduate has quite a following. She had a crazed Blackhawks
fan tell her “I love you Sarah, you’re so pretty” live
during a shoot the puck competition.
And she developed nearly 3,000 Twitter followers literally overnight
It’s not often that an individual joining Twitter is news-worthy, but when that individual obtains about 3,000 followers in just three days, it’s more than worthy of some online media attention. Such is the case with Comcast Sports Net Chicago’s Sarah Kustok (you’ve seen her on NBC 5 Sports Sunday too). Kustok (@sarahkustok) made her... Read more »