Pac-12 Networks adds Yam to on-air roster


Yam Joins Ashley Adamson, Ronnie Lott, Rick Neuheisel, Glenn Parker and Summer Sanders to Kick Off Network Launch on 'Pac-12 Live' Wednesday, August 15 at 6:00 PM ET

With the countdown to launch in its final days, Pac-12 Networks has signed Mike Yam to an exclusive, long-term agreement as studio host and anchor, it was announced Friday. Yam joins co-host Ashley Adamson, analysts Rick Neuheisel, Ronnie Lott, Glenn Parker and contributor Summer Sanders to kick off the Networks' debut on Pac-12 Live, Wednesday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m. PT.

"Mike is a rising star in the world of sports broadcasting and we're thrilled to have him round out our core studio team for Pac-12 Networks," said Lydia Murphy-Stephans, Pac-12 Networks Executive Vice President & General Manager. "Mike and Ashley bring the ideal combination of fresh talent and enthusiasm that has been a fundamental component of the growing Pac-12 Networks brand and we're excited to have them on board, welcoming viewers to the new media home of the Pac-12 Conference from day one."

As the Pac-12 Networks anchor team, Adamson and Yam will be a regular presence on both the linear and digital Networks, conducting interviews with Pac-12 coaches and student-athletes, providing news updates and lending their voice to edited programs. Yam will also be the regular host of Pac-12 Networks pre, half and postgame football studio shows.

Yam joins Pac-12 Networks after spending nearly four years at ESPN where he served as an anchor on SportsCenter and ESPNews, as well as being heavily involved in the network's NBA, college football and basketball coverage. Yam was also a regular voice on the radio as co-host of ESPN Fantasy Focus Basketball and a frequent fill-in on ESPN Radio 1050 in New York. Prior to ESPN, Yam had stints as anchor of NBA-TV's Game Night and providing daily sports updates on the College Sports Television Network (CSTV). A graduate of Fordham University and winner of the Marty Glickman Play-by-Play award, Yam began his broadcasting career hosting One-on-One on WFUV radio in New York.

About Pac-12 Enterprises

Pac-12 Enterprises is the new content and multiplatform media company for the Pac-12 Conference, a leader in collegiate athletics that includes 12 of the most prestigious universities in the world and a nation-leading 451 NCAA titles across 27 sports. Headquartered in San Francisco, Pac-12 Enterprises was created in 2011 to develop and launch the Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12 Digital, and to control the distribution of the Pac-12 intellectual property rights in sports and other Conference initiatives. Launching August 15, 2012, the Pac-12 Networks are full-time native HD linear networks available to video programming operators, dedicated solely to the Pac-12. It will consist of a national network and six regional feeds that will televise hundreds of live sporting events annually and provide 24/7 access to Pac-12 teams and universities. Pac-12 Digital encompasses the digital network, mobile, the university websites, social media and innovative digital initiatives across the company. 

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