, February 23, 2000

Katie Pollock Joins Fox Sports Net as an On-Field Reporter

CLEVELAND -The FOX Sports Net affiliate in Ohio today announced that Katie Pollock will be joining the sports network’s broadcast team as an on-field reporter during Cleveland Indians games. Steve Liverani, senior vice president and general manager, FOX Sports Net (Ohio) made the announcement.

Pollock will serve as the on-field reporter during all Cleveland Indians home games on FOX Sports Net covering off the field team activities and news from the Clubhouse. She will debut on FOX Sports Net on March 25 (1:00 PM), as the Tribe faces the Detroit Tigers in a preseason match-up.

In addition to her on-field reporting responsibilities, she will also appear on “Tribe Time” with hosts Bill Needle and Matt Underwood providing in-depth, behind-the-scenes stories on the Cleveland Indians. When the team is at Jacob’s Field, Pollock will conduct live, on-field reports for “Tribe Time.”

“FOX Sports Net is looking forward to Katie joining our team,” said Liverani. “Our viewers have come to expect the best coverage of the Indians and the addition of Katie will enable us to continue to do so.”



Pollock is a native of Cleveland and prior to joining FOX Sports Net, was a sports reporter/anchor for WTVG TV13 in Toledo where she covered the Cleveland and Detroit markets. While in Toledo, she reported for and produced a weekly high schools sports highlight show. Before joining WTVG, Pollock was a sports reporter and anchor for KTMJ TV 6 in Topeka, Kansas covering BIG-12 Kansas State and the Kansas City Chiefs. She was also a sports reporter for WMFD TV 68 in Mansfield, Ohio.


FOX Sports Net Ohio is available to four million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia.



FOX Sports Net Ohio is owned and managed by Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Rainbow Sports has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including the Madison Square Garden Properties, its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, and the ownership and management of FOX Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation’s largest markets – Chicago, New England, New York, Ohio, and San Francisco. Rainbow also owns a minority stake in SportsChannel Florida.



FOX Sports Net reaches more than 68 million home nationwide and serves as the first truly national, regional, and local supplier of sports programming.


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