NEW YORK METS NAME MARYSOL CASTRO AND COLIN COSELL
NEW PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCERS FOR 2018
FLUSHING, N.Y., MAY 30, 2018 – The New York Mets today announced Marysol Castro and Colin Cosell as public address announcers for the 2018 season. Castro and Cosell will split duties for the team with Castro making her Citi Field debut tomorrow night and Cosell on Saturday night.
Castro will become the Mets’ first female public address announcer. She has spent the last two decades as a television journalist and host. Castro has previously worked at WPIX-TV, News 12 The Bronx and served as the weather anchor on Good Morning America for seven years. She has also anchored weather at CBS’s The Early Show and spent two years as a host and sideline reporter for ESPN. Castro attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City and Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
“I appreciate the Mets for doing something they've never done in franchise history,” said Castro. “I look forward to working with the team, including my partner Colin Cosell, who has sports royalty running through his veins."
Cosell has won three Emmy Awards as a Sports Broadcaster with MSG Varsity, and is currently a freelance broadcaster with Verizon FiOS1 Sports. He was born and raised in Stamford, Conn., and attended the King School in Stamford, followed by SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Purchase. Cosell is the grandson of legendary broadcaster Howard Cosell.
"I'm proud, humbled and honored to be part of such a storied franchise with such an amazing, devoted fan base,” said Cosell. “Sharing this opportunity with Marysol is truly thrilling."
The announcement comes as the New York Mets tomorrow night open a nine-day, seven-game homestand versus the Chicago Cubs, the Baltimore Orioles, and the New York Yankees.