Pac-12 Networks extend key on-air talent with multiyear extensions
Jul 24, 2017
Pac-12 Networks retain lead studio host Mike Yam, lead host and reporter Ashley Adamson,
veteran reporter Lewis Johnson and veteran play-by-play announcer Roxy Bernstein
SAN FRANCISCO – Entering its sixth year, Pac-12 Networks today announced multiyear extensions for lead studio host Mike Yam, lead host and reporter Ashley Adamson, veteran reporter Lewis Johnson and veteran play-by-play announcer Roxy Bernstein.
As the lead studio host for Pac-12 Networks, Yam will continue to be the face of studio programming, including “Pac-12 Sports Report,” “Pac-12 Final Score” and pre and postgame shows for Pac-12 football and Pac-12 men’s basketball. As one of the Networks key commentators, Adamson will continue to serve as a host covering all Pac-12 Networks shows and events. On the play-by-play side, Bernstein will continue to serve as one of the lead voices on Pac-12 Networks, having commentated on Pac-12 football, basketball, soccer, baseball and women’s volleyball telecasts. Johnson will continue to report on and cover multiple sports for the Networks, including football, men’s basketball and track & field, the sport he covers on a global basis.
As part of Pac-12 Networks’ original broadcast team, Yam and Adamson have teamed up to cover many special moments and stories for the Conference over the past five years, including football championships, men’s basketball tournaments and the Pac-12’s recent achievement of becoming the first conference to reach 500 NCAA team championships. Bernstein and Johnson have each also covered several special moments for the Networks, including several Pac-12 men’s basketball tournaments, football championships, baseball games and Olympic sports matches.
Over the last five years, Pac-12 Networks has continued to see success with growth in distribution and viewership across all of its platforms. Yam, Adamson, Bernstein and Johnson, along with the entire Pac-12 Networks team of commentators, have and will continue to play key roles in the Networks’ success in covering the Conference of Champions®.
Today’s announcement comes after the Networks previously extended key talent on its football and men’s basketball broadcast teams with Yogi Roth and Steve Lavin also signing multiyear extensions, as announced in May 2017.
About Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites and Pac-12 Now, its TV Everywhere service. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to http://pac-12.com/networks.