As the Nets are about the history heading across the Hudson River, the YES Network has hired a new reporter to cover the team.
Sarah Kustok has been named the Brooklyn Nets reporter on YES games. Kustok will be seen within broadcasts and on the pre- and post-game shows.
She’ll also participate in Nets Magazine and other Nets programming on the cable network. In addition, Kustok’s YES duties expand beyond the Barclays Center, to include studio work and from remote locations.
Kustok, a former star basketball player at DePaul University, most recently worked for Comcast SportsNet Chicago, where she was a Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Blackhawks reporter.
“Sarah has proven herself to be extremely versatile throughout her career and has excelled at a wide variety of assignments,” said John Filippelli, president of production and programming at YES. “Sarah has talent, personality, a love of sports and a quick wit. We have given our viewers yet another reason to tune in to watch the new-look Brooklyn Nets on YES.”
Earlier, the Orland Park, Illinois native worked at ESPN as an analyst and sideline reporter on its men’s and women’s college basketball telecasts, and as sideline reporter for its college and high school football telecasts. Kustok also appeared on Versus (now NBC Sports Network).
Kustok, who will be inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame September 19, captained the DePaul women’s basketball team her senior year. She currently ranks fourth at the school in career three-point field goal percentage and 10th in career three-point field goals made.