Who is Sarah Koestok?
Born on December 17, 1981 in Orland Park, Illinois, USA, Sarah Grace Kustok is a sports journalist, best known for her work with Fox Sports and the YES Network. She was the first woman to become a full-time analyst for the National Basketball Association (NBA), in local television coverage for the Brooklyn Nets.
The Wealth of Sarah Kustok
As of mid 2020, Sarah Kustok’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million earned through a successful career in sports broadcasting. She has worked with numerous local and several national television networks throughout her career and also has a past playing sports during her college days.
Early life and education
Sarah grew up in Orland Park and showed a strong athletic bent at a young age. She played numerous sports, including basketball and volleyball, which she would continue to work through through high school. Her family was also athletically inclined and she was encouraged by her older brother, who also played sports. She was a member of her school’s sports teams, and after graduating from college, she considered pursuing her career as a potential professional basketball player.
She enrolled at private DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. The history of the Roman Catholic University dates back to 1898 and its name is taken from Saint Vincent de Paul, the famous saint from France.
The school is known for its strong athletic teams, which compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) under the name of the Blue Demons. During her time in college, she joined the women’s basketball team and helped win several games. After graduating, her dream of professional basketball was not realized, but she was determined to stay close to her love for the sport.
Kustok soon found her way into national sports broadcasting when she was hired by the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) as an analyst and as an assistant reporter. ESPN is one of the most recognized sports channels in the world and also one of the most successful, despite some criticism of its broadcasts.
The channel is available in many parts of the world, including Australia, Latin America and the United Kingdom. During her time there, she mainly covered college basketball and football games as she was very familiar with them, having just been involved. She also covered a few high school American Football games.
She eventually switched from ESPN to work at Fox Sports, the sports division of the larger Fox Corporation. Fox Sports was founded in the 1990s to help Fox cover major sports, including professional hockey, professional baseball, NASCAR, major football events and even professional wrestling.
While working there, she had bigger opportunities, the first entry into the NBA by covering the team of the Chicago Bulls, which was very close to her home.
Rise to fame
From the NBA, Sarah found herself covering other Chicago-based teams such as the National Hockey League (NHL) team, the Chicago Blackhawks, who are known as a historic winning team. She also covered the Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the Chicago Cubs, and their counterpart, the Chicago White Sox. She also knows about games of the Major League Soccer team Chicago Fire. Most of her Chicago-based work was broadcast locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Sarah also worked for other local networks, and part of her schedule was devoted to Chicago-based NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV, where she occasionally filled in as a sports anchor, while also doing front-page substitute anchor duties when needed. She has also done part-time and freelance work for the Fox station WFLD-TV, as the host of the local program “College Sports Minute”, which, as the name implies, covers the most high profile sports news in the college circuit. Another major network she worked for was Versus, also known as NBCSN; at the time, Versus was still fully owned by NBC and had coverage of other popular major sporting events such as the Tour de France.
As her tenure grew, Sarah became more comfortable with her role and her experience led her to bigger projects. She began the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) season covering and served as a color commentator for the Connecticut Sun’s home games. She also worked for the network, Fox Sports 1 or FS1, working as a contributor on the program “First things first”, while also becoming a substitute anchor on occasion.
Her road to promotion began when she began working closely with the Yankee Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network.
Master of Ceremonies Sarah Kustok, Brooklyn Nets Reporter, YES Network, kicks off the 2014 B’nai B’rith International…
The regional network is known for its coverage of several New York-based sports teams, such as the New York Liberty, New York City FC, New York Yankees, and the Brooklyn Nets. She succeeded Michelle Beadle as a sideline reporter for the Brooklyn Nets. The team was formerly known as the New Jersey Nets from the 1970s to 2012, winning a number of Eastern Conference championships in the process; she also contributed to the “Nets Magazine”. After a few years, she was promoted to television analyst, de first female so to reach. This also led to her being named as the NBA’s first female solo analyst.
Sara is single. and has shown no sign of romances in her life, past or present. She remains very passionate about professional basketball, especially the NBA. Even with most of the world in lockdown or quarantine due to the coronavirus, she continues to work and often broadcasts from home to help her appear regularly on television.
In recent months, she paid tribute to her late mother. Her mother died in 2010, after being killed by Sarah’s father, shot while sleeping in their home. After four years and a long investigation, her father was brought to justice and Sarah even appeared before the jury to testify that her father was innocent. However, all the evidence pointed to the fact that her father had committed the crime, and he had convicted to 60 years in prison.
|First and last name||Sarah Koestok|
|Parents||Allan Kustok, Anita Kustok|